Full Stack Developer / Software Developer

Morgantown, WV
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Created: August 31, 2021


West Virginia University Libraries is currently accepting applications for a Software Engineer/Full Stack Developer. 

About the Opportunity

As a Software Engineer/Full Stack Developer, you will work as part of a team to maintain and upgrade existing software applications, as well as develop new software solutions.  You will also work with library faculty and staff to determine the best software solutions to meet the Libraries’ needs in a collaborative environment.  

To be successful in this role you should have an interest in learning new technologies and programming languages. You must communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, as well as be able to work as part of a team with members of varying levels of technical expertise. 

The ideal candidate will have experience with Ruby/Ruby on Rails, PHP, Git, Github, Javascript, HTML, and CSS/SASS. As the developer, you will work with junior software engineers to develop best practices and provide training as needed.

The position will report to the Head of Digital and Web Services. Remote/Telecommute or hybrid work will be considered.

We strongly believe in work-life balance and keeping time for things we love outside our work. WVU offers generous benefits, including:

  • 37.5-hour work week
  • 13 paid holidays (staff holiday calendar)
  • 24 annual leave (vacation) days per year
  • 18 sick days per year 
  • (for when you’re ill, for when you need time to care for sick family, for your own, or your family’s, regularly scheduled medical appointments. Who is family for the purpose of this leave? A lot of people in your life including immediate relatives and in-laws as well as others considered to be members of your household living under the same roof)
  • WVU offers a range of health insurance and other benefits (this position is a benefits-eligible non-classified staff position)
  • 401(a) retirement savings with 6% employee contribution match, eligibility to continue health insurance, and other retiree perks. Looking for more retirement benefits information? Check out retirement health insurance benefits, retirement income, and FAQ’s.
  • Wellness programs


The duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Performing variety of computer programming functions in support of Library operations, including database applications in support of library projects, for example the metadata form creation system (MFCS) used to manage digital collections and web applications to support library operations, teaching, and research.
  • Evaluating and auditing software written by others in the WVU Libraries Systems Development Office.  Fully participate in the design of locally created applications in support of the Library’s mission. 
  • Designing, developing, and working in a shared/version-controlled (GIT) development and deployment environment with content personnel, designers, and developers.
  • Meeting weekly with the WVU Libraries Software Development team.




  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, or an equivalent combination of education and directly related experience. 
  • A minimum of four (4) years of experience involving:  
  • Programming experience with Ruby, Ruby on Rails, PHP, and Javascript.
  • Experience with MySQL, Postgres, and other relational databases. 

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Master's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, or an equivalent combination of education and directly related experience 
  • Programming Languages
  • Node.js
  • CSS/Sass 
  • HTML
  • Additional programing language proficiency a plus.
  • Samvera, Fedora, and/or Blacklight development experience
  • Experience using Git and GitHub
  • Experience using Docker
  • Elasticsearch, Solr, or other Search Indexing experience

About WVU 

At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests. 
From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley — the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position. 

Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.
To learn more about West Virginia University, visit go.wvu.edu. View current career opportunities at careers.wvu.edu.

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.


Published: Tuesday, August 31, 2021 14:52 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, August 31, 2021 14:52 UTC