Senior Specialist - Web Developer

Murfreesboro, TN
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Salary: $51,415 - $64,011; commensurate with experience
Created: September 22, 2022


Senior Specialist - Web Developer

Job Number: P530
Work Type: Administrative
Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Categories: Information Technology, Library

Job Title

Senior Specialist - Web Developer


Walker Library


$51,415 - $64,011; commensurate with experience

Job Summary/Basic Function

James E. Walker library seeks a talented individual to work as a Web Developer in the Collections Development and Management department. The web developer provides the support and development of web applications for the library, focusing on the main library's website on LibGuides CMS, as well as the maintenance of related sites in content management systems, such as Drupal and WordPress. There may be additional opportunities to work with the library's integrated library system (FOLIO), discovery systems (VuFind, EBSCO Discovery Service), and other custom web projects.

This position requires knowledge of front-end and back-end development skills for web projects. These projects include new and existing web applications that serve thousands of users, users with diverse research experiences, and various information needs. The web developer will also possess strong technical problem-solving skills and demonstrated knowledge of current technologies to help the library pursue continuous improvement to our user interfaces and user experience.

This position reports to the Discovery Services Librarian and is a member of the Collection Development and Management department. The web developer is a full-time position. We are able to offer a flexible work environment.

Required Education

A bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in Information Systems, Computer Science, Engineering, Information Science, or a related field.

Applicants may be asked to provide a link to their GitHub profile or another online portfolio.

Required Related Experience

Minimum one (1) year experience with website project management; development in a LibGuides CMS, Drupal multisite environment, similar content management system; development with PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript; responsive/mobile design; accessible design; user-centered design, usability testing; and cross-browser compatibility testing.

Desirable Related Experience

Three (3) to five (5) years of experience in website project management; development in Drupal, LibGuides, WordPress, or similar content management system
Previous work experience at libraries or other units in higher education
Demonstrated experience implementing UX methods
Demonstrated skills in visual design and interaction design
Demonstrated experience in multimedia creation
Demonstrated Linux basic system skills (e.g., Apache config, systems config) and other fundamental technologies in the Internet protocol suite for web applications (e.g., HTTP, DNS)

Desirable License/Registration/Certification

CIW Web Development Professional, Microsoft MCSD, or equivalent preferred

Documents Needed to Apply

Cover Letter & Resume Required

MTSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to the following:  

  • Vacation and Sick Leave  
  • 13 paid University holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Optional 401K and 403B Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Educational benefits for the employee and their spouse and dependents

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MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU are available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug-Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.

For individuals requiring a reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with MTSU, please call 615-898-2929 or email

Application Review Date: October 21, 2022

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