Founded in 1870, The Ohio State University is a comprehensive, state-assisted university offering a complete environment for learning for its 3,000 faculty and 56,000 students. The Ohio State University Libraries is seeking a motivated, creative person to join our team charged with designing, developing and managing innovative web-based applications. We offer a stimulating environment and an interdisciplinary team working on a wide array of technology projects and services. Additional information about The Ohio State University Libraries is available at

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Classification: Systems Developer / Engineer
Working Title: Front End Web Developer
Summary of Duties
Serves as a member of the Libraries IT Division Web Implementation Team which is charged with designing, developing and managing innovative web-based applications that support, enhance, and extend the mission of The Ohio State University Libraries. Designs, develops, troubleshoots, implements, and maintains software code for the front end of applications delivered via the Web. Designs and maintains user interface frontend code based on HTML, JavaScript, and/or CSS; creates and maintains template code which interfaces with backend code using PHP, Java and other web programming languages. Converts ideas presented by a graphic designer's raw images and layouts into CSS/XHTML themes. Optimizes developed frontend JavaScript/CSS for scalability and speed. Maintains existing web applications. Works within framework of University IT security standards and guidelines. Creates detailed documentation as part of development process in order to ensure ongoing support of applications. Serves as Quality Assurance Lead for all applications produced by the development team including producing test plans, test cases, automated unit testing, and working closely with usability and accessibility experts on campus. Works with a variety of technical and non-technical staff to design and create web applications. Works closely with Project Managers and other members of the Libraries' IT Division to both develop detailed specification documents with clear project deliverables and timelines, and to ensure timely completion of deliverables. Performs high-level troubleshooting and responds to evening, weekend and holiday emergency service calls when on-call.

Bachelor's Degree in computer & information science or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience (Required):
Demonstrated experience in web user interface design and development and services that includes mastery of HTML, XHTML, JavaScript (including AJAX), and CSS; knowledge of UI design methodology and processes such as user-centered design; demonstrated experience with Adobe Creative suite; demonstrated experience with one or more of the following languages: Java, PHP, or .NET; demonstrated familiarity with XML and XSLT; familiarity with source code version control; demonstrated experience in quality assurance and code testing including automated test case development and deployment; demonstrated strong analytical and problem solving skills; excellent interpersonal, communication and collaboration skill; flexibility to work in a dynamic and evolving area both independently and as part of a team.

Experience (Desired):
Experience in web user interface programming frameworks such as JQuery, CoffeeScript, Blueprint, SASS, and/or otherWebUI frameworks. Experience with HTML5, working knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator; experience with web content management systems, such as SilverStripe and Drupal, and web development frameworks, such as Symfony and Zend; work experience in an academic library or research university; familiarity with ADA requirements and methods of achieving compliance; familiarity with web security standards and methods of achieving compliance; demonstrated experience with distributed source code version control systems such as Git; demonstrated abilty to take intiative to improve current services offered by the organization and to document procedures.

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Beth Black
Associate Professor and Systems Librarian
Head, Web Implementation Team
Ohio State University Libraries
Science and Engineering Library, Room 002A
175 West 18th Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210
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