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Created: October 26, 2012
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Kansas State University Libraries, Manhattan, Kansas invite applications and nominations for the position of Programmer I to join an exciting new team in the Administrative & IT Services Department. The new team would be collaborating with other library staff in creating value added services by using a wide array of tools that include both open source (dspace, drupal, etc) and vendor driven products.


• Perform technical planning, development, and implementation of Web-based applications and interfaces, including mobile applications, to provide a seamless access environment to end users.
• Work collaboratively with technical and non-technical library staff to provide general web development guidance and expertise, and to implement enhancements to the Libraries website and electronic resources discovery and access systems.
• Support the ongoing development of the Libraries software infrastructure, including, but not limited to, institutional repositories (DSpace, and others), content management systems, web applications, and other library systems.
• Collaborate with other technology partners.
• Work with teams to manage system administration, web/application server administration and database server administration, maintaining up-to-date system documentation and managing code in a version-control system.
• Investigate new technologies and software applications.

Required Qualifications:

•Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field.  Three years of experience developing web-based applications may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.
•Demonstrated proficiency:
    - developing web applications using one or more of the following programming languages: PHP,  Ruby, Python, Java, and
    - experience with one or more of the following:  HTML5, CSS3, XML, XSL, Javascript, and
working with relational databases such as MySQL or Postgresql.
• Strong customer service attitude; enthusiasm for working in a collaborative team-oriented     environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Demonstrated experience working with any of the following:
         o a Content Management System such as Drupal, Joomla, or WordPress
         o repository applications (e.g., DSpace, Fedora, ContentDM)
         o team-based development using version control systems such as Git or Subversion

• Knowledge of any of the following:
         o LDAP, Shibboleth or other common methods of authentication
         o Semantic Web and Linked Data concepts and technologies
         o Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
         o Knowledge of user-centered design, usability testing and web standards, including             accessibility  standards

• Formal coursework in, or experience with, user information-seeking behaviors in an academic environment, including creating and adapting web-based tools such as wikis, blogs, etc.

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