Web Applications Developer
The NC State University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Web Applications Developer in the Digital Library Initiatives department. The Digital Library Initiatives (DLI) department applies systems analysis, design, service development, and software development skills to the creation and improvement of a broad range of library products and services.
DLI develops and supports the core systems that provide access to the NC State University Libraries’ print and electronic resources, including SirsiDynix Symphony, ILLiad, the Blacklight catalog, EZproxy, and the CORAL electronic resources management system. We support open source and locally developed applications that promote resource discovery and delivery, enable use of Libraries’ spaces, and improve staff workflows.
The department maintains a broad portfolio of prototype and production systems and services and is currently developing new initiatives in areas including digital collections, high-technology spaces, researcher profiles and identifiers, machine learning, and assessment and analytics. The department develops new research infrastructure support services focused on improving the efficiency and productivity of NC State researchers in collaboration with campus units like the Office of Information Technology, research administrators, and university IT staff.
We collaborate with stakeholders throughout the Libraries, university, and consortial partners. We look for opportunities to meet the challenges of libraries and archives in novel ways. The department has produced a number of unique, widely used, open source systems to improve service to library users, including the Suma space assessment toolkit, the QuickSearch bento-box-style, single-search system, and the Circa request management system for archives.
The Web Applications Developer works within the Discovery Systems unit of the DLI department. The incumbent works with functional stakeholders across the Libraries to identify user needs and implement solutions that solve unique technical challenges and improve user experience. They support several key Libraries services, including the provision of electronic reserves to faculty and students across the university. Responsibilities include architecting, developing, and supporting new and active applications, selecting and deploying web frameworks, and implementing automated testing and configuration management as appropriate. Discovery Systems supports a wide range of applications spanning multiple programming languages including PHP, Python, Ruby, and Java; the incumbent will be matched with a portfolio based on their existing skills and development goals. The position reports to the Discovery Systems Manager.
Published: Thursday, April 20, 2023 16:51 UTC
Last updated: Thursday, April 20, 2023 16:51 UTC