Full time Remote / Telecommute

Software Developer

Salary: 65,000-74,000
Created: March 18, 2024


Job Summary

Come join our dynamic team to shape the future of user experience and access to knowledge in a vast and ever-growing digital library. The Digital Infrastructure department at the J. Willard Marriott Library is seeking a customer-focused software developer to help support our software development needs and maintain digital library infrastructure. As a member of our software development team, you will play a key role in developing and shaping mission-critical infrastructure to facilitate cutting-edge research, digitization and dissemination of cultural heritage. Your contributions will directly impact the creation of knowledge that enriches the University of Utah community and serves millions of users accessing our Digital Library resources each year. You can see an example of these types of public-facing projects we create, from our Utah Digital Newspapers Project https://digitalnewspapers.org, Digital Library https://collections.lib.utah.edu, Research Data Repository https://hive.utah.edu, Digital Exhibits https://exhibits.lib.utah.edu/.

The successful candidate will collaborate with fellow developers, web designers, faculty, researchers, and staff to innovate and enhance Digital Library, Research Data, and other electronic services. We are looking for a self-motivated individual with a background in software development, who can work effectively, both independently as well as part of a team.

The University of Utah is committed to providing jobs to individuals located in Utah, and sees remote roles like this as an opportunity to provide amazing employment opportunities to those living in remote areas of the state. As such, Utah-based applicants may be prioritized in the screening process. 

At this time, the University of Utah is unable to employ individuals living in California, Colorado, New York, Oregon, or Washington. 

This position is a remote eligible position.

Aligned with the University’s commitment to “Celebrating U Completely,” we seek qualified applicants who bring perspectives and experiences that will enrich and strengthen our organization and enhance our commitment to inclusive access and belonging. We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds, including those who may not have followed a traditional educational or professional path. We are interested in identifying and interviewing candidates with experience and expertise that will contribute to advancing our mission to provide everyone with access to information resources and educational opportunities.


Requires a bachelor's degree in a related area or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience) and 3-5 years of experience in the field or in a related area.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description..

Applicants must demonstrate the potential to fulfill the essential duties outlined in the job description.


●    Support Digital Library infrastructure, which include Samvera Hyrax, OmekaS, and custom developed PHP, JavaScript, and Ruby applications.

●    Manage existing applications, ensuring smooth operation through bug fixes and enhancements, while providing user support and collaborating with stakeholders and work on data integrations with vendor products.

●    Demonstrate strong knowledge of data science best practices, data analytics methodologies, and the creation of impactful usage reports and data-driven assessments.

●    Develop and maintain comprehensive developer and user documentation.

●    Conduct research to identify and recommend new applications, tools, and features that align with Marriott Library Digital Library project objectives.


Preferred Qualifications:

●      Demonstrated intellectual curiosity and a strong motivation to expand technical knowledge.

●      Experience with Linux server environments, AWS/Google/Azure cloud services, Git version control system, and cloud services.

●      Proficiency in at least one of the following programming languages: Python, Ruby, PHP, or JavaScript, along with MySQL database management.

●      Familiarity with inclusive software development standards such as accessibility (WCAG 2.0) and internationalization best practices.

●      Proficiency with an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) or editor, such as Vim, IntelliJ, VSCode, or JetBrains.

The duties, qualifications, and preferences listed in this posting are intended to give applicants an understanding of the role we are seeking to fill and the types of skills, experience, and education that may have prepared someone to be effective in this role.

We do not expect any candidate to be a perfect match for this list or to perform all of the duties with equal proficiency on day one. In your resume and cover letter, please highlight the most relevant qualifications you would bring to this position based on the posting, and tell us how your background, perspective, and experience will help us fulfill our mission and meet our goals.

Last updated: Monday, March 18, 2024 23:40 UTC