FOLIO Developer | Information Technologist II

East Lansing, MI
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Salary: $57,000.00 - $70,000.00
Created: September 24, 2020


Position Summary

You will have primary responsibility for writing code for the Libraries’ implementation of the FOLIO (<>) open source library services platform. You will be expected to write clean, maintainable, self-documenting code; to write implementation documentation; to work with the FOLIO project’s developers to resolve problems; to collaborate with our librarians and technical staff; and to assist in other areas of this important project.

What you’ll be doing with us: 

  • Independently working with a diverse selection of developers and librarians to create quality software as part of an agile development community. 

  • All the normal development work you’d expect, from design and prototypes, all the way to automating tests and deployment. 

  • Helping to develop a highly complex, cutting edge open-source platform for providing library services. 

  • Developing with a host of modern technologies including (but not limited to) frameworks such as React, NodeJS, and Vert.x. 

  • Being proactive and taking the initiative. There is always something to be done or which can be improved; we'd like someone who is unafraid to step up and tackle tough tasks with enthusiasm. 

  • You’ll practice an agile scrum development model with the FOLIO development team—working in sprints for software development, attending daily standups, sprint reviews, and collaborating with developers at partnering institutions. 

  • We believe everyone has something they can contribute. Even if your past experience doesn't match the job description exactly, having a broad history of accomplishments is something we find valuable as well. Be sure to tell us all the skills you bring to the table! 

What we can provide for you: 

  • Beautiful open campus! The Main Library building is located between Beaumont Tower and the famous Beal Botanical Gardens. 

  • Developers within the Libraries operate as a small, agile group with large organizational support. 

  • This position will also have the opportunity to collaborate in a much wider network, including with FOLIO developers at other institutions and EBSCO Information Services. 

  • Working in a library provides a sense of fulfillment with service to both the campus and the community. 

  • Welcoming and supportive culture! The Libraries makes great efforts to ensure all staff are included and can participate in library organization and planning. 

  • MSU Libraries is home to cutting-edge technology spaces, including the state-of-the-art Digital Scholarship Lab and the Hollander MakeCentral Makerspace. 

  • Further opportunities for interesting development projects beyond FOLIO are expected in the future—work closely with faculty who are researching and building innovative services for scholars and students. 

  • Comprehensive health benefits and matching retirement contributions. 

  • Leadership that promotes a healthy work–life balance. 

  • On-campus food plans available and lots of dining options both on and off campus. 

  • Casual dress code and relaxed atmosphere. 

  • Opportunities to grow and expand your skill set, including attending conferences. You should expect to learn a lot and never be bored! 

Software development in an academic library is truly a unique and fulfilling experience. If you are self-driven and motivated to work in an environment where you can make a difference, be bold and apply today. Go Green!

Salary commensurate with experience. The salary range for this position is $57,000 - $70,000.

COVID-19 note: 

  • While this posting is for an on-site job, during the current pandemic, all University employees are encouraged to work remotely if their jobs permit. 

Please visit the Careers @ MSU site for more information and to apply.

How to apply


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Published: Thursday, September 24, 2020 16:40 UTC

Last updated: Thursday, September 24, 2020 16:40 UTC