Digital Projects Developer

Under the direction of the Head of the Digital Projects Department, the
developer will explore, adapt, and support library information technologies
for digital projects, including the application of standards, metadata, and
discovery interfaces appropriate to specific projects. The developer is
responsible for helping Library staff design user interfaces that
successfully navigate and integrate various resources specific to research

• Collaborates with staff, faculty, and others to plan and develop the
Libraries’ user interfaces in order to maintain and enhance access to
digital resources and services.
• Prepares written project specifications, develops project prototypes,
reviews prototypes with appropriate clientele, assists with project
development, prepares maintenance plans, and assesses results.
• Consults with and provides training to library staff and others on the
development and maintenance of user interfaces and digital projects.
• Assists in the implementation and management of trials and pilots of new
technology applications as they apply to library resources and services and
instructional technology and assesses the effectiveness of these
• Researches new developments and makes recommendations for best practices
in library and information technologies.

Supervisory Responsibilities
• None

It is the expectation that all Duke University Library staff members will
demonstrate exceptional workplace behaviors in the execution of their
specific position responsibilities. These behaviors are customer focus,
collaboration, creative problem solving, continuous learning and a
commitment to diversity.

Required: BA/BS or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred: BA/BS preferably in computer or information science, or related

Required: Three years experience developing user interfaces; expert
knowledge of web-based computing; demonstrated ability to manage complex
technical projects; demonstrated ability to develop database-driven or other
dynamically driven user interfaces; demonstrated collaborative skills;
ability to manage a complex workload, prioritize tasks, and complete work on
time with minimum supervision; strong communication and interpersonal
skills; and ability to work as part of a team. Demonstrated ability to
develop user interfaces with XML, XSL, and AJAX. Familiarity with Solaris,
Linux, MySQL, Apache web server, Java, Python, Zope, and/or Tomcat.

Preferred: Prior experience developing user interfaces in an academic
research library.
Working Conditions

    • Must be able to work in an environment in which exposure to materials
containing dust and mold is possible
    • Normal office environment
    • Occasional travel required

These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of
work being performed by the employee in this position. They are not intended
to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and
skills required of a person in this position.
Salary and Benefits
Salary dependent on qualifications and experience. Comprehensive benefits
package includes 15 days vacation, 13 holidays, 12 days sick leave; health,
dental, disability and life insurance and support for professional
development and training.

Since its founding in 1924, Duke University has grown into one of the most
prestigious private universities in the world and its medical center ranks
annually among the top in the nation. The Duke University Libraries are the
shared center of the university's intellectual life, connecting people and
ideas. The Libraries consist of the William R. Perkins Library and its
branches: Rare Book, Manuscript and Special Collections, Biological and
Environmental Sciences, Lilly, and Music and the library at the Duke Marine
Laboratory in Beaufort. Duke's library holdings of 5.1 million volumes are
among the largest of private universities in the United States.

Duke's hometown is Durham, North Carolina, a city with vibrant research,
medical and arts communities, and numerous shops, restaurants and theaters.
Durham is located in the Research Triangle, a growing metropolitan area of
more than one million people that provides a wide range of cultural,
recreational and educational opportunities. The Triangle is conveniently
located just a few hours from the mountains and the coast, offers a moderate
climate, and has been ranked among the best places to live and to do

Duke offers a comprehensive benefit packages which includes both traditional
benefits such has health insurance, leave time and retirement, as well as
wide ranging work/life and cultural benefits. Details can be found at:
Send cover letter, detailed resume and the names, addresses (mailing and
e-mail), and telephone numbers of three references to: Teresa Tillman,
Library Human Resources, at [log in to unmask]  Please include DEVELOPER
in the subject line.  Review of applications will begin in mid-July and will
continue until the position is filled.

An electronic resume should also be submitted at: Refer to Requisition # 400316510.