Digital Projects Developer, Analyst, IT

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Created: March 24, 2011


This is a great opportunity to work with some wonderful and talented people.


Digital Projects Developer, Analyst, IT

Under the direction of the Head of the Digital Experience Services Department, the developer will explore, adapt, and support library information technologies for digital projects, including the application of standards, metadata, and discovery interfaces appropriate to specific projects. The developer is responsible for helping Library staff design user interfaces that successfully navigate and integrate various resources specific to research libraries.


* Collaborates with staff, faculty, and others to plan and develop the Libraries' user interfaces in order to maintain and enhance access to digital resources and services. * Prepares written project specifications, develops project prototypes, reviews prototypes with appropriate clientele, assists with project development, prepares maintenance plans, and assesses results. * Consults with and provides training to library staff and others on the development and maintenance of user interfaces and digital projects. * Assists in the implementation and management of trials and pilots of new technology applications as they apply to library resources and services and instructional technology and assesses the effectiveness of these applications. * Researches new developments and makes recommendations for best practices in library and information technologies. * Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities • None


It is the expectation that all Duke University Library staff members will demonstrate exceptional workplace behaviors in the execution of their specific position responsibilities. These behaviors are customer focus, collaboration, creative problem solving, continuous learning and a commitment to diversity.


Required: BA/BS or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred: BA/BS preferably in computer or information science, or related field.


Required: Three years experience developing user interfaces; expert knowledge of web-based computing; demonstrated ability to manage complex technical projects; demonstrated ability to develop database-driven or other dynamically driven user interfaces; demonstrated collaborative skills; ability to manage a complex workload, prioritize tasks, and complete work on time with minimum supervision; strong communication and interpersonal skills; and ability to work as part of a team; demonstrated ability to develop user interfaces with XML, XSL, and AJAX; familiarity with Solaris, Linux, MySQL, Apache web server, Java, Python, Zope, and/or Tomcat.

Preferred: Knowledge of GIS and mapping applications; prior experience developing user interfaces in an academic research library.

Working Conditions

* Must be able to work in an environment in which exposure to materials containing dust and mold is possible * Normal office environment * Occasional travel required

These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.

Salary and Benefits Salary dependent on qualifications and experience. Comprehensive benefits package includes 15 days vacation, 13 holidays, 12 days sick leave; health, dental, disability and life insurance and support for professional development and training. Environment

Since its founding in 1924, Duke University<> has grown into one of the most prestigious private universities in the world and its medical center ranks annually among the top in the nation. The Duke University Libraries<> are the shared center of the university's intellectual life, connecting people and ideas. The Libraries consist of the William R. Perkins Library<> and its branches: Rare Book, Manuscript and Special Collections<>, Lilly<>, and Music<> and the library at the Duke Marine Laboratory<> in Beaufort. Duke's library holdings of 6.1 million volumes are among the largest of private universities in the United States.

Duke's hometown is Durham<>, North Carolina, a city with vibrant research, medical and arts communities, and numerous shops, restaurants and theaters. Durham is located in the Research Triangle<>, a growing metropolitan area of more than one million people that provides a wide range of cultural, recreational and educational opportunities. The Triangle is conveniently located just a few hours from the mountains and the coast, offers a moderate climate, and has been ranked among the best places to live and to do business.

Duke offers a comprehensive benefit packages which includes both traditional benefits such as health insurance, leave time and retirement, as well as wide ranging work/life and cultural benefits. Details can be found at:


An electronic resume with a list of 3 references and a cover letter should be submitted at the link below - refer to Requisition # 400484480. Review of applications will begin in early April and will continue until the position is filled.

Applications which are missing any of the components listed above will not be reviewed.

An electronic resume should also be submitted at: Refer to Requisition # 400484480.

Duke University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The Duke University Library System has a strong commitment to Affirmative Action and is actively seeking to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of our staff.

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