Web Applications Developer

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Created: January 15, 2020


Work in the heart of one of America’s great cities at Chicago’s only public research university. 


We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative web developer to help us unite and build our web presence.  This web developer will work with the Head of Library Systems, and other Library IT staff, to develop, implement, and maintain web-based library systems using a variety of development stacks.


In a dynamic and responsive environment, the web developer will contribute to each stage of the project lifecycle, from project planning with stakeholders, to writing top-notch code, collecting and integrating user feedback, creating effective tests, and writing quality documentation. 


We support continuing education, professional development, healthy work/life balance and offer a flexible work environment. The University Library deeply values the culturally and ethnically diverse student community that it serves and works to promote  equal access to information.


Job Responsibilities (Essential Duties)

  • Develop and implement applications, databases and web services for the Library’s web presence.

  • Write fully accessible and responsive HTML user interfaces.

  • Fully document code and processes.

  • Write tests to be used in continuous integration processes. 

  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor degree within Computer Science or related discipline

  • Minimum of 1 years of progressively more responsible experience within IT Web Application Development

  • Demonstrated knowledge of high-level languages used in web development such as PHP, Python, Java, or Ruby

  • Experience with HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript

  • Proficient with a database query language (SQL, SPARQL, etc)

Preferred Requirements

  • Advanced degree in computer, information or library science

  • A minimum of 1 year experience building interactive web interfaces with HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript libraries and/or frameworks

  • Experience developing for WordPress

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills including the ability to formulate options, and to recommend effective solutions

  • Demonstrated knowledge of web application frameworks such as Django, Ruby on Rails or similar web frameworks

  • Familiarity with cross-platform compatibility and web accessibility standards and techniques

  • Understanding of complex data systems, database design and/or linked data

  • Experience with standard software development tools and techniques such as git, testing frameworks, etc.

  • Knowledge of library tools and technologies

  • Demonstrated ability to work collegially in a team environment

  • Demonstrated ability to support user-centered services in culturally diverse higher education environment

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