Web Developer

Lexington MA
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Created: February 17, 2023


MIT Lincoln Laboratory Knowledge Services, comprised of the Laboratory's Research Library, Laboratory Archives, and Knowledge Management program, invites applications for the position of Web Developer within our Technology Team. This role will require IT experience to work effectively with the Laboratory's Information Services Department (ISD) as well as familiarity with library and archives technical applications.  This is an excellent opportunity for an information science professional experienced with web applications and servers and committed to creating and improving information management and delivery services with an eye to the future in a complex, secure, and dynamic Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC.)

The primary role, under the direction of the Technology Team Lead, will be to provide development, design, debugging, maintenance, testing, and support for Knowledge Services' various web applications and servers that comprise our internal web presence. Development duties will require advanced familiarity with Drupal, general web architecture, API structures, common development tools such as PHP, NodeJS, JSON, XML, indexers (Solr, Elastic) as well as a variety of data transfer methods and techniques. Support duties will require experience with Windows and Linux servers, web applications, common library and archives desktop and server applications, and general PC troubleshooting skills. This position requires frequent interaction with external vendors and various teams within the Laboratory's IT department in order to assist the Team Lead in planning host and application life-cycles, implementing upgrades, and adapting new technologies as appropriate.

Required Qualifications

  • 2-3 years experience working in web application development and support roles
  • Bachelor's Degree in information technology, computer science, or library science
  • Advanced Drupal experience
    • In depth work and support with a variety of additional web applications is desirable
  • General Windows and Linux server support
    • IIS and Apache access control is highly desirable
  • Basic PC troubleshooting skills
  • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills 
  • Experience with LAMP/WAMP stack tools within a highly-secure and proxied setting

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of some combination of API structures, PHP, JSON, XML, Solr, and more
  • Experience with digital archives or digital asset management applications
    • Basic training in our digital preservation platform and web crawling tools will be provided
  • Basic familiarity with Marc-based library catalog systems
  • Familiarity with SSO and common varieties of security certificates
  • Basic understanding of controlled vocabulary principles

For Benefits Information, click http://hrweb.mit.edu/benefits

Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.

To safeguard our health and well-being, MIT Lincoln Laboratory requires COVID-19 vaccination for all employees.  Individuals may request exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reason.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.


Published: Saturday, February 18, 2023 04:42 UTC

Last updated: Saturday, February 18, 2023 04:42 UTC