Full time Remote / Telecommute

Application Development Team Lead

Pullman, WA (remote options available)
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Salary: $7,648 - $10,289, monthly
Created: February 15, 2024


This position is lead developer and architect for a Drupal based project Mukurtu CMS (https://mukurtu.org/about).  Mukurtu (MOOK-oo-too) is a grassroots project aiming to empower communities to manage, share, narrate, and exchange their digital heritage in culturally relevant and ethically-minded ways. We are committed to maintaining an open, community-driven approach to Mukurtu’s continued development. Our first priority is to help build a platform that fosters relationships of respect and trust.

For more information about Mukurtu CMS please see our Github organization page (MukurtuCMS), our Drupal 7 (Mukurtu CMS V3, and Drupal 9/10 (Mukurtu CMS V4) installation profiles.

Full Notice of Vacancy:  Application Development Team Lead

Full-time, 12-month, permanent, Civil Service staff position located in the Library Systems unit of the Washington State University Libraries. This position reports to the Head of Systems and Technical Operations and will be primarily based at our WSU Pullman Campus, however, remote/hybrid opportunities may be available and can be discussed during the interview process.

Summary of Duties:  This position is responsible for design, creation and support of software applications that support the mission of the WSU Libraries. Responsibilities include evaluating current software applications deployed in the Library, work with Library colleagues to deploy new software solutions and lead the software development for integration of disparate Library software platforms.


Specific Duties Include (but not limited to):

  • Application development lead for the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation (CDSC)
  • Application development lead for the Libraries’ web services, digital initiatives, and core services
  • Supervise and lead the development application group within the WSU Libraries


Required:  Requires a Bachelor’s degree and seven (7) years professional experience.  Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.  Five (5) years of professional experience developing for complex web applications.

Preferred:  Experience developing software solutions using existing content management systems (e.g., Drupal, DSpace, Omeka); experience with Object Oriented Programming; experience developing in an agile, distributed development team and utilizing version control platforms such as Git; working knowledge of digital preservation and stewardship technologies and procedures; demonstrated experience with modern web programming languages and web application platforms:(e.g., PHP, JavaScript, Python, Symfony, Laravel); experience tracking computing problems and problem resolution; professional experience in an academic research library.

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Instructions: Applicants must apply online (https://hrs.wsu.edu/jobs/).  A resume and a cover letter are required.  Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Contact information for three professional references will be requested in the online application.

Monthly Salary: Range #08IT, $7,648 - $10,289, (Step A-M). Successful candidates typically begin at the beginning of the salary range and receive scheduled salary increment increases in accordance with WAC 357-28.

Benefits:  WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes: paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts.  For a more detailed summary of benefits offered by WSU for classified staff visit: https://hrs.wsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/2024-Benefit-Overview-for-Civil-Service.pdf

Posting Close Date: 

Applicants must submit their completed application by Sunday, March 17, 2024 at 11:59p.m.

Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.

Questions:  Contact Bonny Boyan, boyan@wsu.edu, 509-335-1535.



Published: Thursday, February 15, 2024 23:01 UTC

Last updated: Thursday, February 15, 2024 23:01 UTC