You will have primary responsibility for writing code for the Libraries’ implementation of the FOLIO (<https://www.folio.org/>) 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.
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
Questions may be directed to the MSU HR Solutions Center at 517-353-4434 or SolutionsCenter@hr.msu.edu
Published: Thursday, September 24, 2020 16:40 UTC
Last updated: Thursday, September 24, 2020 16:40 UTC