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Job: Senior Developer for Digital Initiatives at Western Washington University

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The Western Washington University Libraries seeks a Senior Developer for
Digital Initiatives to lead the development, implementation and maintenance of
applications which support digital initiatives. The successful candidate in
this new key position will work with content specialists to test, evaluate,
and develop web tools and applications. The Senior Developer will manage
complex technical projects, working both independently and as a member of a
team. This is a full time, professional exempt position and reports to the
Head of Library IT. Salary is competitive, based upon qualifications. The
Libraries are committed to Western's strategic goal of recruiting and
retaining a diverse workforce and welcome diverse applicants.

  
Position Responsibilities:

  * Designs, develops, and documents digital projects, web applications, and automated staff workflows
  * Creates, tests, modifies and maintains database-driven web applications
  * Researches, identifies, and recommends systems for future needs
  * Applies web expertise to surface digital collections on the open web and to gather user-generated content
  * Integrates digital content into the information environment of the University, including the library website (Drupal), Blackboard, the campus portal, and ContentDM
  * Creates training documentation and leads training workshops
  * Works with content specialists to conduct prototyping, product testing, and usability research in evaluating tools for the management of digital collections
  * Participates in team meetings, planning sessions, and projects
  * Develops and maintains professional affiliation with other programmers and web development specialists
  * Collaborates and consults with faculty and staff at other institutions involved in digital initiatives
  * Works with Library IT personnel to support existing web presence, including the library website, Viking Village, the Library's Intranet, the open-url resolver (360 Link), and the mobile presence
  
Required Qualifications:

  * At least three years' extensive experience with one or more high-level programming languages
  * Experience using relational databases (such as MySQL)
  * Fluency with X/HTML, XML, XSLT, Javascript, and CSS
  * Demonstrable Linux/Windows literacy
  * Demonstrated aptitude with web graphic design
  * Experience with a content management system, preferably Drupal
  * Ability to create clear and concise written documentation and maintenance procedures
  * Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  
Preferred Qualifications:

  * Extensive experience with PHP and Javascript
  * Experience testing interfaces for usability and effectiveness
  * Experience working with large existing code bases and / or open-source products using sustainable practices (such as embodying local changes as patches that can be re-applied efficiently to new upstream versions)
  * Experience working in an academic library, digital library setting, or other research environment
  * Academic Emphasis: N/A
Job Location: Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Bargaining Union: Not applicable

  
Application Instructions and Requested Documents:

Please log in below and submit your application via WWU's Electronic
Application System forEmployment (EASE). You will need to be using Internet Explorer to fully
utilize our online application system.

  
Please submit a resume and cover letter in word or pdf format, and provide
names and contact information for three professional
references.

As part of the cover letter, please address the following
questions: Supplemental Questions:

  * Describe a project for which you used PHP, HTML, CSS, Javascript, or any other tools to design and / or implement the functionality for a major website. Provide specifics about your role, strategies you used, reasons for your choices, and highlights of the resulting project.
  * Please indicate your experience using the following languages and tools. For each, indicate your length of experience (years or months) and your level of experience: basic, intermediate, advanced. 
    * PHP
    * HTML/CSS
    * Javascript
    * XML
    * XSLT
    * Unix/Linux literacy
    * Windows literacy
    * Other programming languages (please specify)
Other Information: Follow Western Employment on Facebook and WWUEmployment on
Twitter

Job Posted: 8/20/2012

Closing Date Notes: Application review begins September 6, 2012; position is
open until filled

Recruitment #: 120644

  
Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative
action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and
staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly
encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of
its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces
diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed,
religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual
orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic
information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions,
and educational programs. See WWU's Policy on Providing Equal Opportunity and
Nondiscrimination. EO/AA inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for
Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX Coordinator, Equal
Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516
High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington
Relay); EOO.

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified
individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an
alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human
Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

  
All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment
eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration
Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be
conducted on all new hires.



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