Position: Web Developer II, Library IT (Job no: 499515)
Deadline: Open until filled
Pay Grade: 28S
Do you want to directly impact student academic success with your web design and user experience expertise? Support your colleagues within a flexible, balanced work environment to ensure that students can discover and use our rich collections of scholarly resources? If you are a creative, detail-oriented web developer who strives to put user experience first in your design ideas, the University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press wants you to join our Information Technology team. We offer a hybrid and flexible work environment along with generous University benefits.
The Information Technology Department is a creative, close-knit team committed to providing robust infrastructure to support daily operations, scholarly research, and information discovery. The team manages the university’s digital repositories in Dspace and ArtStor; provides storage, preservation, and access to a large and growing set of digitized special collections; supports faculty digital scholarship; and maintains and enhances the Library’s web presence.
Under the general direction of the Coordinator, Web Support and Development, and working closely with Library, Museums and Press staff, this position supports the development and maintenance of digital content delivery via the World Wide Web. Major Responsibilities include:
- Maintain, enhance, and contribute to the design of the Library, Museums and Press web presence, which provides worldwide access to collections, services and resources. Support, monitor and analyze existing web content and delivery. Assist library staff in the development and implementation of new web content and services. Identify and understand both institution and client needs, and suggest recommendations for process improvement.
- Collaborate with manager, team, and Library, Museums and Press colleagues to plan and manage projects to increase electronic access to content and collections, particularly unique and scholarly materials. Work with project leads to aid in the creation project plans and development timelines, clearly communicating details to all involved.
- Perform quality assurance for newly created and modified web applications and interfaces. Create testing procedures and regularly evaluate access and potential design issues. Troubleshoot reported issues and perform functional debugging. Participate in targeted remediation.
- · Remain current on institution branding and accessibility guidelines, as well as available resources, new technologies, web trends, industry best practices and search engine optimization. Keep colleagues and project stakeholders informed of these to promote design continuity, content compliance and discovery.
- Work independently to complete tasks and develop effective procedures for completing projects. Communicate project status and updates to manager, team and stakeholders in a timely fashion, as needed and at regular intervals. Create documentation and maintain metrics to aid in decision-making.
- Establish and maintain appropriate working relationships with colleagues and clients following institution and department policies and procedures. Work within the institution’s overall strategic plan, following project priorities and scope. Meet deadlines and achieve goals.
- Acquire new skills as needed, including coding languages, programming methodologies, and tool sets. Participate in internal and external training programs.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree and two years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. A degree in Computer Science or a related field is preferred.
- Demonstrated experience with CSS, HTML, and responsive web design.
- Demonstrated experience with WordPress development, including custom themes and plugins.
- UX/UI design experience, including analysis of usability studies.
- Experience with accessibility and cross-browser design and testing.
- Working knowledge of web technologies and applications development.
- Working knowledge of SQL, database programming, and queries.
- Knowledge of API integration and programming preferred.
- Ability to manage multiple projects and produce comprehensive documentation.
- Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative team-based environment and to communicate well with IT and non-IT staff.
- Demonstrates an understanding and consideration of the differing needs and concerns of individuals with varying identities, cultures and backgrounds.
- Committed to fostering a workplace culture of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value.
General Information: The University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press (Library) is committed to student success, scholarly research and inclusive excellence. The Library is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. The Library collaborates with strategic campus partners to achieve these priorities, as well as with national professional organizations including the Association of Research Libraries, Center for Research Libraries, Coalition for Networked Information, Council on Library and Information Resources, Digital Library Federation, OCLC Research Partnership, SPARC, HathiTrust, the National Digital Stewardship Alliance, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM, Association of Academic Museums and Galleries, the American Alliance of Museums, and the ACRL Diversity Alliance.
Compensation: Salary expect around the midpoint of pay grade (28S), as outlined on the University of Delaware 37.5 Hour Select Market Structure.
Benefits: Top notch benefits package which includes 25 vacation days, generous 403(b) retirement plan, tuition remission for dependents and spouses, and course fee waiver for employee. Full information about University of Delaware benefits is available at: www.udel.edu/faculty-staff/human-resources/benefits/
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Last updated: Tuesday, November 15, 2022 17:06 UTC