Digital Library Technologies (DLT), a unit of Information Technology Services
(ITS) at The Pennsylvania State University provides IT systems and services to
support the teaching, research, and outreach mission of the University
Libraries and Penn State. DLT is seeking a Web Developer to be a member of the
DLT Application and Repository Services team.
Successful candidate will be expected to participate in development and
integration of software and web applications for an institutional content
stewardship program; share advancements in standards, software development
practices, and IT trends; continually refine their skill set; apply new
knowledge and techniques; be flexible; create and maintain documentation. This
is an opportunity to work with an innovative unit on building a sustainable,
enterprise-level content stewardship program at a large, multi-campus
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. Proficient knowledge, experience and aptitude is expected
for web technologies and an understanding of cross browser issues, user
interface design best practices, web and accessibility standards, working
collaboratively with both developers and users to improve usability and user
experience, wire framing code to web interfaces, integration testing,
deploying enterprise services in a team environment, and maintenance for
implemented services; enthusiasm for staying informed about cutting-edge
technologies for use with software development initiatives; ability to work
independently and as a member of a team with diverse constituencies.
Preferred experience includes HTML5, jQuery, CSS, Photoshop, Illustrator,
mobile web design, and templating languages. Desirable skills include
knowledge of MVC frameworks such as Ruby on Rails, and/or Django. The
candidate must demonstrate a commitment to continuous service improvement;
providing outstanding customer service; upholding organizational processes and
project management practices; excellent problem solving skills; strong
interpersonal and communication skills. DLT orients projects and activities
toward a service management approach. Familiarity with Information Technology
Infrastructure Library (ITIL) processes desired.
This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with
excellent possibility of re-funding.
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