Full time Remote / Telecommute

Senior Web Developer

Columbus, Ohio
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Salary: 79,000-90,000
Created: April 9, 2024



Senior Web Developer

The Ohio State University Libraries is seeking a Senior Web Developer to join our cross-functional Application Development & Operations team in the IT Division. This position is eligible for remote work from within the state of Ohio. We are responsible for the end-to-end development and delivery of specialized library and administrative systems that enable the Libraries to share knowledge and culture with the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world.

Who we are

The Ohio State University Libraries is one of the largest academic research libraries in the U.S. Our mission is to:

·         Promote innovative research, creative expression, and effective teaching

·         Curate information essential for scholarship and learning at Ohio State

·         Preserve and provide access to our unique digital materials and scholarly records


Why work at Ohio State and the Libraries

·         Contribute your expertise to digital library solutions that benefit learners, teachers, and researchers

·         Gain valuable skills while collaborating with your colleagues in a flexible, remote work environment

·         Take advantage of Ohio State’s generous benefit package, including medical, dental and vision insurance, tuition assistance for employees and their dependents, and state or alternative retirement options with competitive employer contributions

What you’ll be doing

  • Design, develop, test, maintain, and deploy creative and usable solutions
  • Collaborate with product owners and colleagues to make sure we are implementing solutions that meet project requirements and user needs
  • Confirm that our work adheres to digital accessibility standards

How we work

·         We are a virtual user-focused team open to new ways to best achieve our goals. Not only do we help keep the lights on, but we also get to build new and innovative features that impact a large and diverse audience.

·         Our team’s portfolio includes Digital Collections, Special Collections Registry, Discover, and Libraries website.

·         We follow Agile frameworks and aspire to DevOps culture and continuous delivery. Our tool set is varied and evolving, and includes Node.js, Vue.js, Elasticsearch, Ruby, PHP, and Docker. CI/CD is a priority, as well as containerizing and migrating our systems to AWS.


Job description

The Senior Web Developer serves on the cross-functional Application Development & Operations team in the University Libraries IT division. This position is responsible for design, development, implementation, deployment and maintenance of custom, accessible, and responsive interfaces for Libraries applications and products that enable the University Libraries to share knowledge and culture with the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world.

The Senior Web Developer designs creative and usable solutions that have a significant impact on how users experience University Libraries’ discover and access interfaces for the digital library, content management systems, library catalogs, digital exhibits, learning resources and other systems.

Duties also include providing technical support; maintaining existing applications; and participating in weekly maintenance windows.

Consistently demonstrates commitment to our values and promotes an organizational culture of Discovery, Connection, Equity, Integrity, and Stewardship (https://library.osu.edu/strategic-directions) as well as dedication to advance the work of the Libraries Technology and Digital Programs unit.  All other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or relevant field, or equivalent combination of education and experience

·         Proficiency in CSS, HTML, and JavaScript

·         Experience with one or more modern front-end frameworks (Angular, React, Vue, etc.) 

·         Knowledge of front-end development best practices and software design principles

·         Knowledge of Git / source code control best practices 

·         Experience converting design deliverables into responsive, cross-browser web solutions

·         Strong communication skills with both technical and non-technical stakeholders


Desired Qualifications

  • Experience developing code that is compliant with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
  • Experience working on an Agile software development team 
  • Familiarity with Drupal


Pay Range

The posting range for this position is $79,000 to $90,000 annually.



Please submit cover letter and resume with the online application at https://osu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/OSUCareers/job/Remote-Location/Senior-Web-Developer_R102324-2. This posting will close on May 5, 2024.


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Ohio State’s main campus is one of America's largest and most comprehensive. As Ohio's best and one of the nation's top-20 public universities, Ohio State is further recognized by a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center. As a land-grant university, Ohio State has a physical presence throughout the state, with campuses and research centers located around Ohio. Learn more about being a Buckeye at https://visit.osu.edu/discover.  

Benefits that support your wellbeing

Ohio State offers a comprehensive benefits package with a variety of options to meet your unique needs. Ohio State’s total rewards package includes benefits that support employees’ health, finances, work-life balance, and education. Learn more about our outstanding benefits at https://hr.osu.edu/benefits/.

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The Ohio State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The Ohio State University is a member of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance.


Published: Thursday, April 11, 2024 05:10 UTC

Last updated: Thursday, April 11, 2024 05:10 UTC