Job Posting (re-opened): Senior Library Services Developer, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

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Created: May 6, 2010


(apologies for the cross-posting)

Library & Technology Services (LTS) at Lehigh University is seeking a Senior Library Services Developer to work on the Library Technology team and to support Lehigh University’s participation in the Kuali Open Library Environment (OLE) project. The Kuali OLE project ( is a multi-institution collaboration working to build a community-source next-generation library management system.

This Senior Developer will have responsibilities for design and programming deliverables, representing Lehigh University on the Kuali Open Library Environment (OLE) Project Technical Council, working with agile development teams at multiple institutions around the world, and with subject matter experts. Programming deliverables will include projects such as a next-generation library catalog discovery interface (such as VuFind,, or BlackLight,, web services and interfaces for the Digital Library, and interoperable services and applications between Kuali OLE and Lehigh enterprise applications. Responsibilities after the completion of the Kuali OLE project will be split between Library Technology team programming projects (LAMP environment) and developing future Kuali OLE upgrades and enhancements for future versions (Java).

Responsibilities: • Design and develop service oriented architecture (SOA) software services and systems in Java and related technologies between the Kuali OLE project and enterprise applications used by Lehigh, such as SungardHE Banner, Oracle Identity Management, Moodle, and CONTENTdm. • Model, design, and develop web-based software applications and services in PHP and related technologies to support the missions of the University and Libraries, including the Digital Library • Model, design, develop, and test web services, service wrappers, service interfaces, APIs, and messaging systems via enterprise service bus technologies, such as Kuali Rice ( • Develop software services and systems in Java and related technologies for Kuali OLE as part of community-source, multi-institution development team • Participate in technology evaluation, selection, and implementation of software solutions for the library environment

Requirements & Qualifications: • Three to five years experience in a technical role in the design and development of database-driven web applications characterized by: • complex domain requirements • large system integration • transactional and reporting functions • service-oriented architecture (analysis, modeling, and design) • Degree in Computer Science or related field of study and/or equivalent experience/training • Advanced knowledge and skills in Java and Java-based frameworks • Advanced skills with web application frameworks, technologies, and languages such as PHP, Ajax/jQuery, and relational databases (preferably MySQL) • Experience with Web Services, REST, SOAP or equivalent • Experience with enterprise service bus technologies • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills • Demonstrated problem-solving skills and ability to meet deadlines

Desirable: • Experience working with libraries, archives, higher education institutions • Good understanding of issues around metadata, semantics, and ontology

Lehigh University offers an equitable & competitive benefits package including partner benefits. Hiring salary is between $53,300 and $64,000 based on education & experience. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2010. Please send a letter & resume either electronically ( or via US Mail to Pamela Steigerwalt, Employment Coordinator, Library & Technology Services, 8A E Packer Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18015 AA/EOE

Review of applications will become May 15, 2010, but the position is open until filled.

ABOUT LEHIGH UNIVERSITY: Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, PA (pop.75,000), which is in the center of the Lehigh Valley (pop. 600,000+). A convenient location between New York City and Philadelphia provides access to many corporations and financial institutions. The Lehigh Valley provides the best of urban, suburban, and rural living. Founded in 1865, Lehigh University is a private research institution with about 4,500 undergraduates and 2,000 graduate students. Lehigh is ranked 35th in the 2009 US News & World Report “Guide to America’s Best Colleges.”

-- Tim McGeary Team Leader, Library Technology Lehigh University 610-758-4998 GTalk/Yahoo/Skype: timmcgeary

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