JOB POSTING: *Senior Library Applications Developer*

Brown University Library seeks a Senior Library Applications Developer to
provide leadership and innovative software development services to meet the
teaching, learning, and research needs of the Brown Community.  Integrated
Technology Services (ITS) within the Digital Technologies department is
responsible for supporting the library’s discovery and delivery services,
course management tools, internal workflows as well as campus projects such
as VIVO and ORCID.  ITS works with platforms such as Blacklight, Fedora
Commons, and Drupal and with programming languages including Python, Ruby,
Java, and PHP.

This position offers the opportunity to explore creative, strategic
approaches to supporting library software development and works closely
with team members from across the library and the University.  Primary
responsibilities include serving as lead on projects, modeling and
promoting best practices, performing software development and analysis,
systems design and integration with library infrastructure, and conducting
project and status meetings with library staff and the campus community.

The Senior Library Applications Developer participates in planning and
strategy for the Digital Technologies department.  Active participation on
library and university committees, project team efforts, as well as
relevant professional organizations, open source development efforts, and
professional development activities, is expected.

Position Requirements:

   - Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Science, or a
   related field or the equivalent combination of education and experience
   - Experience with Python, Ruby, or Java programming languages
   - Experience of three or more years in the developing and implementing
   complex web applications using MVC frameworks such as Django or Rails
   - Demonstrated experience with search/indexing technology (e.g., Apache
   - Demonstrated proficiency applying best practices to and planning
   technical projects; experience with team collaboration tools, version
   control systems, and application deployment.
   - Demonstrated experience with Unix or Linux server platforms, related
   software, and basic system administration utilities
   - Ability to learn new technical skills quickly; ability to meet
   deadlines; strong service-orientation. Ability to adapt emerging
   technologies to new domains
   - Ability to work as part of a team in an agile project management
   - Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
   - Creativity and strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Preferred Qualifications:

   - Master’s degree in information science, library science, computer
   science or related field
   - Experience working with Linked Data, Web APIs, and related standards
   and principles
   - Demonstrated success participating in and contributing to open source
   software development projects
   - Demonstrated experience with library applications, technology, and
   standards, including experience participating in relevant library open
   source efforts

To Apply: please visit Brown University’s career opportunities website at:
reference REQ118445. Complete an application online, attach documents, and
submit for immediate consideration. Documents should include cover letter,
resume, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references. Review of
applications will continue until the position is filled.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic
global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for
employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of,
gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally
protected status.


Jean Rainwater
Head, Integrated Technology Services
Brown University Library
201 Thayer Street / Box I
Providence, Rhode Island 02912
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