Web Developer (UI/UX)

University Park
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Created: October 25, 2012


UPDATE: Willing to consider a telecommuting arrangement depending on candidate's experience and qualifications.

Digital Library Technologies (DLT), a unit of Information Technology Services (ITS) at The Pennsylvania State University provides IT systems and services to support the teaching, research, and outreach mission of the University Libraries and Penn State. DLT is seeking a Web Developer to be a member of the DLT Application and Repository Services team.

Successful candidate will be expected to participate in development and integration of software and web applications for an institutional content stewardship program; share advancements in standards, software development practices, and IT trends; continually refine their skill set; apply new knowledge and techniques; be flexible; create and maintain documentation. This is an opportunity to work with an innovative unit on building a sustainable, enterprise-level content stewardship program at a large, multi-campus institution.

This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires an Associate’s degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 2. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. Proficient knowledge, experience and aptitude is expected for web technologies and an understanding of cross browser issues, user interface design best practices, web and accessibility standards, working collaboratively with both developers and users to improve usability and user experience, wire framing code to web interfaces, integration testing, deploying enterprise services in a team environment, and maintenance for implemented services; enthusiasm for staying informed about cutting-edge technologies for use with software development initiatives; ability to work independently and as a member of a team with diverse constituencies.

Preferred experience includes HTML5, jQuery, CSS, Photoshop, Illustrator, mobile web design, and templating languages. Desirable skills include knowledge of MVC frameworks such as Ruby on Rails, and/or Django. The candidate must demonstrate a commitment to continuous service improvement; providing outstanding customer service; upholding organizational processes and project management practices; excellent problem solving skills; strong interpersonal and communication skills.

This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

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