Kansas State University Libraries, Manhattan, Kansas invite applications and
nominations for the position of Programmer I to join an exciting new team in
the Administrative & IT Services Department. The new team would be
collaborating with other library staff in creating value added services by
using a wide array of tools that include both open source (dspace, drupal,
etc) and vendor driven products.
• Perform technical planning, development, and implementation of Web-based
applications and interfaces, including mobile applications, to provide a
seamless access environment to end users.
• Work collaboratively with technical and non-technical library staff to
provide general web development guidance and expertise, and to implement
enhancements to the Libraries website and electronic resources discovery and
• Support the ongoing development of the Libraries software infrastructure,
including, but not limited to, institutional repositories (DSpace, and
others), content management systems, web applications, and other library
• Collaborate with other technology partners.
• Work with teams to manage system administration, web/application server
administration and database server administration, maintaining up-to-date
system documentation and managing code in a version-control system.
• Investigate new technologies and software applications.
•Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related
field. Three years of experience developing web-based
applications may be substituted for a bachelor's degree.
- developing web applications using
one or more of the following programming languages: PHP,
Ruby, Python, Java, and
- experience with one or more of the
working with relational databases such as MySQL or Postgresql.
• Strong customer service attitude; enthusiasm for working in a collaborative
• Demonstrated experience working with any of the following:
Content Management System such as Drupal, Joomla, or WordPress
repository applications (e.g., DSpace, Fedora, ContentDM)
team-based development using version control systems such as Git or Subversion
• Knowledge of any of the following:
LDAP, Shibboleth or other common methods of authentication
Semantic Web and Linked Data concepts and technologies
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Knowledge of user-centered design, usability testing and web standards, includ
• Formal coursework in, or experience with, user information-seeking behaviors
in an academic environment, including creating and adapting web-based tools
such as wikis, blogs, etc.
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