Library Information Technology Specialist/Developer

Waterloo, Ontario
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Salary: $63,737 - 94,726
Created: April 27, 2022


The University of Waterloo Library seeks a creative and collegial developer for the position of Library Information Technology Specialist/Developer. Reporting to the Head, Digital Initiatives, the incumbent will work on library software development activities to support the research, teaching and learning activities of the University of Waterloo. Focus for this position will include supporting the development and maintenance of our institutional CMS (Drupal based) and digital scholarship software, projects and repositories (eg. DSpace, Omeka). In collaboration with other Digital Initiatives and library staff, the software development activities may encompass all phases of the software development lifecycle, including business analysis, initial configuration and setup, design, testing, updates, and ongoing support, maintenance, and troubleshooting. The Library Information Technology Specialist/Developer liaises with library staff to analyze needs and suggest technological solutions.

We welcome interested candidates to connect directly with Krista Godfrey, Head, Digital Initiatives, to learn more about this exciting position. Krista may be reached at +1-519-888-4567 ext. 40014 or by email at

For assured consideration, applications should be received by May 20, 2022.


  • Post-secondary education in a computing discipline together with relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Demonstrated proficiency with two or more current web programming languages
  • Development or administrative experience with a web content-management system
  • Demonstrated proficiency applying best practices to technical projects
  • Demonstrated understanding of web accessibility guidelines and their practical use
  • Creativity and strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both oral and written
  • A strong commitment to high quality customer service
  • Demonstrated ability to interact and collaborate with all staff in a respectful and sensitive manner
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and efficiently without direct supervision and to work well in a team-based environment
  • Experience with team collaboration tools, version control systems, and application deployment
  • Demonstrated experience with Linux server platforms, related software, and basic system administration utilities



  • Experience with PHP, Java, XML, XSLT, Python is an asset
  • Experience with Solr is an asset[KG1] [AH2] 
  • Experience with APIs is an asset
  • Experience with one or more relational database management systems is an asset
  • Experience with Drupal, WordPress, or similar open-source content management system is an asset[KG3] [CH4] 
  • Familiarity with the Fedora Commons repository system and access layers (e.g., Islandora, Hydra) is an asset
  • Familiarity with Open Source digital scholarship publishing platforms (eg. Omeka, DSpace) is an asset[AH5] 
  • Experience in an academic setting is an asset

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