Senior Web Developer
Yale University Library
Senior Web Developer
University Library System
Yale University Library
New Haven, CT
Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in
New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston
and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural
resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory
theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of
Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.
Reporting to the Manager of User Experience in Library IT, the Senior Web
Developer will provide leadership and technical expertise for the continued
development of the Library's web presence. The User Experience Group within
Library IT is a highly collaborative team overseeing the library's digital
interfaces in the Drupal content management system, Blacklight, and Libguides.
The Web Developer will serve as technical lead on Drupal and Libguides
implementations, and will develop, design, maintain and enhance Web-based
technology solutions for the Yale University Library. He/she will develop,
communicate and implement web policy for the library, design best practice
standards, style guides, documentation and required web page elements for the
Library websites. He/she will monitor and support quality assurance, including
validation of web pages and compliance with web accessibility and ADA
guidelines; test cross-browser, cross-platform and cross-device compatibility.
A significant part of this position involves working collaboratively with Yale
central ITS staff who support the Yale Drupal service called YaleSites. He/she
will monitor developments and new modules in Drupal and YaleSites, and will
develop close working relationships with ITS staff. The position will serve as
a YaleSites/Drupal resource to the library, providing support, training,
information and coordination of development with distributed library staff who
maintain web sites.
The incumbent will work with others in the library to integrate library
digital content into other platforms, and to make that content more easily
discoverable by library patrons. He/she will provide web programming and
design services in support of the discovery, delivery and use of online
library resources by students, faculty and visitors to the library's digital
interfaces. Projects may include creating mobile ready versions of the library
web site and catalog, bringing XML records from the library's Blacklight
implementation into the web site and Libguides, and integrating multimedia
collections into digital interfaces These projects may involve implementation
of open source code created in other libraries, and using various API's made
available by library vendors and development partners. The successful
candidate will have a portfolio demonstrating web programming and web site
architecture/design, and will have a commitment to innovation, creativity, and
Required Education, Skills and Experience:
1. Bachelor's Degree in a related field and five years of web content
management/creation experience, or an equivalent combination of education and
2. Demonstrated ability to build and manage functional and dynamic web based
systems using content management systems such as Drupal, including theming and
coding and support for responsive/adaptive design.
ability deploying PHP code to filter, process, and output HTML, JSON and XML
4. Strong project management and vendor management skills.
5. Strong commitment to customer service with well-developed communication
skills and demonstrated abilities to work collegially with staff, researchers,
and colleagues, especially in the context of technology initiatives.
6. Demonstrated initiative and self-direction, including ability to quickly
and efficiently prioritize workload to meet deadlines in an environment of
multiple and changing priorities.
Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:
Master's degree in computer science, information science or library science.
Experience in a library or other academic organization. Experience using Adobe
Photoshop or Illustrator, or other graphic design software.
The University and the Library
The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries,
collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich
and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual
growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and
scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum
of resources, including around 12.8 million volumes and information in all
media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic
databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to
its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including
the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately
five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library
readers. For additional information on the Yale University
Library, please visit the Library's web site at www.library.yale.edu.
Salary and Benefits:
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of
a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale
University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and
true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide
variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and
educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational
facilities, and much more.
How to apply: Review of applications will begin immediately
and will continue until the position is filled.
Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact
information of three professional references should be submitted by applying
online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs. The STARS req. ID for this position is
26858BR. Please be sure to reference #26858BR in your cover
Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and
does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, race, color,
religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin;
nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender
identity or expression.
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