Full time Remote / Telecommute

Lead Developer

Philadelphia, PA
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Created: April 27, 2023


Grade: T27

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Reporting to the Director of Library Technology and Knowledge Management, working in close collaboration with the Assistant Director for Library Technology, the Head of Metadata and Digitization Services, and Head of the Duckworth Digital Scholars Studio, the Lead Technology Developer develops and maintains the technological infrastructure for library systems which includes the library’s content management systems, search interface, digital collections, online exhibit systems, and scholarly publishing applications.

The Lead Developer takes a principal role in coordinating the development of the library’s architecture as a whole and contributes to strategic decision-making about IT infrastructure and software platform choices. Supervises software developers and provides leadership in partnership with peer department heads in the overall planning of IT systems. Gathers technical requirements and helps to identify technology-based solutions for library services. Designs, implements, tests, and deploys software and systems. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Temple University Libraries serves the Temple community and beyond, including more than 33,000 students; over 2,000 full-time faculty; and researchers and visitors on Main, Center City, and Health Sciences Center campuses in Philadelphia and on our Ambler and Harrisburg campuses. We are committed to providing research and learning services, offering open access to our facilities and information resources, and fostering innovation and experimentation. Our collections total more than four million physical and digital titles, over 275,000 print and electronic journal subscriptions, and more than 700 research databases. We also collect, preserve, and provide access to a broad universe of special collections, including rare books, manuscripts, archives, photographs, and more. As part of our library enterprise, the award-winning Temple University Press supports our mission to advance learning and scholarship.

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Please note this position will work remotely. The duration of remote work will be at the discretion of Temple University and the hiring department.

Required Education & Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in a related field and three (3) years of experience managing information system development and implementation. Demonstrated experience with application development in at least one major programming language such as Ruby on Rails, PHP, or Java.

Demonstrated experience with web-based development and software integration, for instance using REST APIs, and JSON or XML for data interoperability. Demonstrated experience managing deployments in cloud-based environments. Experience supervising developers. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills & Abilities:

*Strong management and team-leading background.
*Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative team-based environment, and to communicate well with IT and non-IT staff.
*Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to manage projects.
*Demonstrated ability to write clear documentation.


*Master’s degree in Computer Science, Library Science, Information Science, Instructional Technology, or a related field.
*Experience with Kubernetes
*Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS)
*Familiarity with Continuous Development /Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) technologies
*Experience working with open-source software
*Experience working in an Agile project management environment.
*Experience with software development in an academic library or higher education setting.

Temple University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all in every aspect of its operations, including employment, service, and educational programs. The University has pledged not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or veteran status.

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Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Main Campus-Charles Library

Job: Staff

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Employee Status: Regular


Last updated: Friday, April 28, 2023 17:26 UTC