Web Developer
American University
Washington, D.C.

American University Library invites applications for a Web


The Web Developer ensures that the Library's website is responsive and
accessible, and is responsible for the Library's website strategy,
architecture, and the user experience. The incumbent will design, develop,
customize, and integrate web applications for the Library
website. This position develops applications to optimize
discoverability of third party research content, as well as systematic
processes for website usability testing. The incumbent
works closely with campus partners and stakeholders to ensure that the design,
delivery, and operation of web services are optimal and in support of the
needs of American University Library


Bachelor's degree in Information Systems, Human-Computer Interaction, or
related field, or the equivalent in education, training, and

• Five years' experience of progressively responsible experience including
building or designing solutions for web based technology, working with cross
functional teams, participating in project development, and leading
progressively complex projects

• Knowledge of current web innovations, technologies and best practices in web
design, and web application security concepts, and web services with HTML, CSS
JavaScript, and server side languages

• Two years' experience utilizing latest web standards and design practices,
including HTML5, CSS3, responsive design, and JavaScript libraries (e.g., SQL,

• Experience developing user-centered applications integrating RESTful

• Experience with project lifecycles, source code management, and code

• Knowledge of current best practices in user experience and usability,
accessibility, and Section 508 compliance

• Experience with databases, preferably Oracle and MS SQL Server or similar

• Experience with usability testing

• Must possess excellent written and oral communications skills

• Ability to demonstrate past success working with multiple stakeholders in
ways that were both inclusive and data-

Position available:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position
is filled.

Additional information:

Applicants should view the University's outstanding benefits package on our
web site at

The Library website has become the primary service point for students and
researchers, and will only increase in importance as both users and resources
are increasingly online. A candidate who is committed to
the user experience, takes initiative to collect data and innovate, and
ultimately finds the best solutions for Library users as they carry out their
research will succeed in this role.

Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of
a background check.

To apply, log in to the AU careers website
( to complete the online
application and upload your cover letter and

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution
that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The
university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin,
religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability,
marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family
responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an
individual's genetic information or any other bases under federal or local
laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its programs and activities.

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