Drupal Development / Operations Lead
Washington State University Main Library

The Washington State University Libraries invites applications for Development
and Operations Lead, a full-time, 12-month, 3-year temporary position. The
primary responsibility of this position is to extend and maintain the Mukurtu
content management system codebase and locally installed instances. This
position will also consult on, plan, and implement technology solutions within
the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation (CDSC), a newly formed Center
that builds on existing collaborations between the Libraries and the College
of Arts and Sciences and will offer a broad suite of tools and projects for
faculty and students across the campus. The CDSC is housed in the Libraries
and encompasses all of the digital projects, assets and collections that the
Libraries creates and maintains. This position is grant funded until September
30th, 2017 (with the possibility of extension) and reports to the Head of
Library Systems and Technical Operations. This position is located on the
Pullman campus.

Position Details:

Working with the support of colleagues within the Center for Digital
Scholarship and Curation and the WSU Libraries Systems Group the Development
and Operations lead will work to expand development of the Mukurtu CMS
(, add features, update systems and work to integrate
Mukurtu into the core Library systems and projects including servicing several
tribal communities nationwide in their use of the system. This position
supports the projects of the CDSC and faculty projects with major focus on
digital archiving and preservation.

The Development and Operations lead should be proficient in Drupal development
and ideally able to work in an agile development setting and able to work with
support teams. He or she provides programming and systems analysis for the
design, development and documentation of complex research tools across a wide
range of projects. The Development and Operations lead will be responsible for
designing, developing, testing and deploying new features, modules and
resources to extend and enhance digital content and services, developing
application programming interfaces (APIs) to facilitate multiple submission
and access pathways all building from Mukurtu related projects.

This position will write and/or modify existing code and conducts quality
assurance on code contributed by other developers, and performs related duties
as necessary. This position is expected to work collaboratively with library
colleagues in the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation and the WSU
Libraries Systems Group as well as colleagues in ITS and across campus, and
participates in an ongoing evaluation of emerging academic and library


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Washington
State University has comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, life,
and long-term disability insurance. We also offer excellent retirement
programs and a generous leave program.

Minimum/Required Qualifications:

  * A Bachelor's degree and three (3) years professional experience OR a combination of education and experience totaling seven (7) years from which comparable knowledge and abilities are acquired. Education and experience may be tailored to specific need requirements of position.
Preferred Qualifications:

  * Experience with Drupal in an active development environment (media module, organic groups, etc.)
  * Experience with web-based application development languages and other technologies such as PHP, Python, Ruby, Javascript, and AJAX.
  * Experience working with and/or developing web APIs (HTTP/REST/JSON). -
  * Experience administering Linux/Unix systems and services.
  * Comfort using version control (e.g., Git).
  * Strong attention to access, privacy and security issues.
  * Willingness to participate in an open-source community.
  * Willingness to work in an agile-development team environment, assist in expanding the open source community of developers, and also lead and think creatively, problem-solve and be flexible.
The University:

Washington State University (, one of two research universities in
the state, was founded in 1890 as the state's land-grant institution and has a
current enrollment of approximately 27,000 undergraduate, graduate, and
professional students and approximately 6,300 faculty and staff. A leading
research institution, WSU offers 95 undergraduate, more than 60 graduate, and
more than 40 doctoral degree programs through 11 colleges and a graduate

In addition to the Pullman campus (approximately 20,000 students), Washington
State University has campuses in Spokane, Vancouver, and the Tri-Cities;
Extension offices in every county of the state; eight agricultural research
centers; and online degree programs accessible worldwide. The University
strongly values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. WSU students
come together from diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds from
around the nation and more than 90 countries. As a comprehensive, land-grant
institution, Washington State University is committed to excellence in
teaching, research, and outreach to all constituents.

To Apply:

Applications must be received by January 25, 2015. Online applications are
required and will include a cover letter addressing the qualifications, a
current resume, and complete contact information for three current references.
Finalists for this position may be subject to a background check as a
condition of employment. Questions may be sent to Bonny Boyan, [log in to unmask],

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