Full time Remote / Telecommute

Senior Web Developer

Created: September 1, 2022


The Senior Web Developer serves on the cross-functional Application Development & Operations team in the University Libraries IT Division. This position is responsible for design, development, implementation, deployment and maintenance of custom, accessible, and responsive interfaces for Libraries applications and products that enable the University Libraries to share knowledge and culture with the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world.


The Senior Web Developer designs creative and usable solutions that have a significant impact on how users experience University Libraries’ discover and access interfaces for the digital library, content management systems, library catalogs, digital exhibits, learning resources and other systems.


Duties also include providing technical support; maintaining existing applications; and participating in weekly maintenance windows.

Consistently demonstrates commitment to our values and promotes an organizational culture of Discovery, Connection, Equity, Integrity, and Stewardship (https://library.osu.edu/strategic-directions) as well as dedication to advance the work of the Libraries Information Technology unit.  All other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or relevant field, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Proficiency in CSS, HTML, and JavaScript
  • Experience with one or more modern front-end frameworks (Angular, React, Vue, etc.) 
  • Knowledge of front-end development best practices and software design principles
  • Knowledge of Git / source code control best practices 
  • Experience converting design deliverables into responsive, cross-browser web solutions
  • Strong communication skills with both technical and non-technical stakeholders


Desired Qualifications

  • Experience developing code that is compliant with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
  • Experience working on an Agile software development team 
  • Familiarity with Drupal

Additional Information:

Who we are

The Ohio State University Libraries is one of the largest academic research libraries in the U.S. Our mission is to:

  • Promote innovative research, creative expression, and effective teaching

  • Curate information essential for scholarship and learning at Ohio State

  • Preserve and provide access to our unique digital materials and scholarly records

Why work at Ohio State and the Libraries

  • Contribute your expertise to digital library solutions that benefit learners, teachers, and researchers

  • Gain valuable skills while collaborating with your colleagues in a flexible, remote work environment

  • Take advantage of Ohio State’s generous benefit package, including medical, dental and vision insurance, tuition assistance for employees and their dependents, and state or alternative retirement options with competitive employer contributions

What you’ll be doing

  • Design, develop, test, maintain, and deploy creative and usable solutions

  • Collaborate with product owners and colleagues to make sure we are implementing solutions that meet project requirements and user needs

  • Confirm that our work adheres to digital accessibility standards

How we work

  • We are a virtual user-focused team open to new ways to best achieve our goals. Not only do we help keep the lights on, but we also get to build new and innovative features that impact a large and diverse audience.

  • Our team’s portfolio includes Digital Collections, Special Collections Registry, Discover, and Libraries website.

  • We follow Agile frameworks and aspire to DevOps culture and continuous delivery. Our tool set is varied and evolving, and includes Node.js, Vue.js, Elasticsearch, Ruby, PHP, and Docker. CI/CD is a priority, as well as containerizing and migrating our systems to AWS.



This position is eligible for 100% remote work.



Please submit cover letter and resume with online application. This posting will close on September 25, 2022.


University Libraries is committed to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. We are taking steps to meet that commitment and especially encourage members of under-represented communities to apply, including but not limited to women, people of color, LGBTQ+ people, veterans and people with different abilities. We know there are great candidates who have backgrounds less traditional to our field of work—if that's you, please apply and tell us about yourself.


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