Become part of the vibrant Michigan State University community! The MSU Libraries is seeking a Web Application Developer to join us in building open, inclusive, and accessible library technologies. We have a passion for excellence and a strong culture of mutually supportive professional development. This is an optionally fully remote or on-campus position. If you have an interest in libraries and a dedication to creative problem-solving, apply to join the team!
What we can provide for you:
The flexibility of a small, agile-oriented team with strong organizational support
The opportunity to create applications for, and share resources with, a diverse community of students, staff and community members across campus
Welcoming and supportive culture!
The Libraries value diversity, equity and inclusion, and make great efforts to ensure all staff are included and can participate in library organization and planning.
Lots of opportunities to grow and expand your skill set with dedicated annual funding for professional development
The opportunity to work closely with faculty who are researching and building innovative services for scholars and students
Flexible working hours and a commitment to supporting work-life balance
And, if you’re working on site or located in the area:
Beautiful open campus! The Main Library building is located between Beaumont Tower and the famous Beal Botanical Gardens
Cutting edge technology spaces in the Main Library, including the state-of-the-art Digital Scholarship Lab and the Hollander MakeCentral Makerspace
A casual dress code and relaxed atmosphere
What you’ll be doing with us:
Working alongside both developers and library staff in a diverse technology environment to create quality software in a collaborative environment
Initial work may include developing a new batch upload feature for the Vincent Voice Library, redesigning a copyright database, and other collaborative projects that suit the candidate’s skill set.
Developing and contributing to projects in an organization with strong commitment to developing open-source library services and platforms
Leading the way in building technologies that emphasize both accessibility and usability for all library users
Participating in the full life cycle of development, from design and prototypes, all the way to automating tests and production deployment
Engaging with a wide range of ongoing projects, current examples of which include technologies such as Flask, Django, and Drupal
Taking on and leading new initiatives, and asking for help; we seek to uphold a culture that values learning from failure and engaging with difficult problems
Everyone has something to contribute. If your past experience doesn't align precisely with the job description, having a history of enthusiastic engagement with related work is something we also find valuable. Be sure to tell us all the skills (both technical and otherwise) you bring to the table!
Software development in an academic library offers the fulfillment of working toward goals like universal accessibility and open knowledge through the sharing of resources. If you are self-driven, team-oriented, and motivated to work in an environment where you can make a difference, we encourage you to apply today!
Feel free to get in touch with questions. Applications due by March 15.
How to apply
Published: Thursday, February 24, 2022 00:02 UTC
Last updated: Thursday, February 24, 2022 00:02 UTC