Work in the heart of one of America’s great cities at Chicago’s only public research university.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative web developer to help us unite and build our web presence. This web developer will work with the Head of Library Systems, and other Library IT staff, to develop, implement, and maintain web-based library systems using a variety of development stacks.
In a dynamic and responsive environment, the web developer will contribute to each stage of the project lifecycle, from project planning with stakeholders, to writing top-notch code, collecting and integrating user feedback, creating effective tests, and writing quality documentation.
We support continuing education, professional development, healthy work/life balance and offer a flexible work environment. The University Library deeply values the culturally and ethnically diverse student community that it serves and works to promote equal access to information.
Job Responsibilities (Essential Duties)
Develop and implement applications, databases and web services for the Library’s web presence.
Write fully accessible and responsive HTML user interfaces.
Fully document code and processes.
Write tests to be used in continuous integration processes.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor degree within Computer Science or related discipline
Minimum of 1 years of progressively more responsible experience within IT Web Application Development
Demonstrated knowledge of high-level languages used in web development such as PHP, Python, Java, or Ruby
Proficient with a database query language (SQL, SPARQL, etc)
Advanced degree in computer, information or library science
Experience developing for WordPress
Strong analytical and problem solving skills including the ability to formulate options, and to recommend effective solutions
Demonstrated knowledge of web application frameworks such as Django, Ruby on Rails or similar web frameworks
Familiarity with cross-platform compatibility and web accessibility standards and techniques
Understanding of complex data systems, database design and/or linked data
Experience with standard software development tools and techniques such as git, testing frameworks, etc.
Knowledge of library tools and technologies
Demonstrated ability to work collegially in a team environment
Demonstrated ability to support user-centered services in culturally diverse higher education environment
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