Web Developer

University Park
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Created: September 11, 2013


The Publishing and Curation Services Department (PCS) at the Penn State University Libraries seeks a Publishing Services Web Developer to support innovative library-based publishing and related services. PCS members collaborate actively with other units in the library as well as faculty and students.

The successful candidate will participate in configuration, development and integration of software and functionality for a range of library applications supporting digital collections development and creative publishing and providing support to content contributors in the established suite of applications. Current unit activities in the department include collaboration on faculty web-based projects, Omeka pilot projects, the ScholarSphere repository service, journal and conference publishing, and data curation services. The Developer participates in needs assessment, benchmarking, prototype design, review, troubleshooting, and maintenance of digital products distributed via the web; is responsible for supported applications including installation, configuration, customization, and use; delivers custom application functionality including user interface customization as needed.

This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires an Associate's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 2. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs.

Required qualifications also include: previous experience in an active web development environment; experience with common web tools such as PHP, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, XML, XSLT and web programming and/or script language, preferably PHP and JavaScript; strong interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to explain technical concepts to others.

Preferred qualifications include: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline; strong problem solving skills and the ability to contribute ideas; familiarity with open source publishing tools, e.g. WordPress, Omeka, PKP; experience installing, configuring, and managing LAMP based software projects; experience in team and self-directed situations and with multitasking; commitment to accessible design standards.

When citing familiarity with specific web tools and concepts in your resume and cover letter, please provide a context for how you used them and indicate your level of expertise. Links to web based projects you have participated in are encouraged.

This position will remain open until it is filled.

The University Libraries is a multicultural environment that embraces respect and diversity. Apply online to job #40526 at http://www.psu.jobs/. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.


Published: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 18:10 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:44 UTC