Job Posting: Digital Projects Developer at Duke University Libraries

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Created: July 15, 2009


Digital Projects Developer

Under the direction of the Head of the Digital Projects Department, the developer will explore, adapt, and support library information technologies for digital projects, including the application of standards, metadata, and discovery interfaces appropriate to specific projects. The developer is responsible for helping Library staff design user interfaces that successfully navigate and integrate various resources specific to research libraries. Responsibilities

• Collaborates with staff, faculty, and others to plan and develop the Libraries’ user interfaces in order to maintain and enhance access to digital resources and services. • Prepares written project specifications, develops project prototypes, reviews prototypes with appropriate clientele, assists with project development, prepares maintenance plans, and assesses results. • Consults with and provides training to library staff and others on the development and maintenance of user interfaces and digital projects. • Assists in the implementation and management of trials and pilots of new technology applications as they apply to library resources and services and instructional technology and assesses the effectiveness of these applications. • Researches new developments and makes recommendations for best practices in library and information technologies.

Supervisory Responsibilities • None Qualifications

It is the expectation that all Duke University Library staff members will demonstrate exceptional workplace behaviors in the execution of their specific position responsibilities. These behaviors are customer focus, collaboration, creative problem solving, continuous learning and a commitment to diversity. Education

Required: BA/BS or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred: BA/BS preferably in computer or information science, or related field. Experience

Required: Three years experience developing user interfaces; expert knowledge of web-based computing; demonstrated ability to manage complex technical projects; demonstrated ability to develop database-driven or other dynamically driven user interfaces; demonstrated collaborative skills; ability to manage a complex workload, prioritize tasks, and complete work on time with minimum supervision; strong communication and interpersonal skills; and ability to work as part of a team. Demonstrated ability to develop user interfaces with XML, XSL, and AJAX. Familiarity with Solaris, Linux, MySQL, Apache web server, Java, Python, Zope, and/or Tomcat.

Preferred: Prior experience developing user interfaces in an academic research library. Working Conditions

• Must be able to work in an environment in which exposure to materials containing dust and mold is possible • Normal office environment • Occasional travel required

These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position. Salary and Benefits Salary dependent on qualifications and experience. Comprehensive benefits package includes 15 days vacation, 13 holidays, 12 days sick leave; health, dental, disability and life insurance and support for professional development and training. Environment

Since its founding in 1924, Duke University has grown into one of the most prestigious private universities in the world and its medical center ranks annually among the top in the nation. The Duke University Libraries are the shared center of the university's intellectual life, connecting people and ideas. The Libraries consist of the William R. Perkins Library and its branches: Rare Book, Manuscript and Special Collections, Biological and Environmental Sciences, Lilly, and Music and the library at the Duke Marine Laboratory in Beaufort. Duke's library holdings of 5.1 million volumes are among the largest of private universities in the United States.

Duke's hometown is Durham, North Carolina, a city with vibrant research, medical and arts communities, and numerous shops, restaurants and theaters. Durham is located in the Research Triangle, a growing metropolitan area of more than one million people that provides a wide range of cultural, recreational and educational opportunities. The Triangle is conveniently located just a few hours from the mountains and the coast, offers a moderate climate, and has been ranked among the best places to live and to do business.

Duke offers a comprehensive benefit packages which includes both traditional benefits such has health insurance, leave time and retirement, as well as wide ranging work/life and cultural benefits. Details can be found at: Application Send cover letter, detailed resume and the names, addresses (mailing and e-mail), and telephone numbers of three references to: Teresa Tillman, Library Human Resources, at Please include DEVELOPER in the subject line. Review of applications will begin in mid-July and will continue until the position is filled.

An electronic resume should also be submitted at: Refer to Requisition # 400316510.


Published: Wednesday, July 15, 2009 16:49 UTC

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