Join our team at Towson! The Albert S. Cook Library seeks a
highly skilled and innovative Web Application Developer to participate in all
stages of the application development lifecycle. As a key
participant in the continued development of the Library’s Drupal environment,
discovery systems, and digital collections, this position will work with other
members of the Library IT Department, librarians, archivists, and other
library staff to design, develop, and integrate sites and applications to
enhance the experiences of our internal and external audiences. Under the
direction of the Information Technology Librarian, this position will provide
primary web application development support for the Library’s initiatives.
We’re committed to providing an outstanding user experience and are looking
for someone with the technical skills and motivation to help us achieve it!
Configure, maintain, customize, and extend the Library’s use of Drupal. Use
maintain and create web applications. Develop integration with vendor-based
APIs and web services. Collect and analyze analytics and other user behavior
data to inform design decisions. Conduct user testing. Research and utilize
emerging web technologies, principles, and standards. Produce technical
documentation. Participate in the strategic planning for the Library’s website
and the initiatives and priorities of the Library IT Department. Plan and
manage projects. Collaborate with other Library and University staff.
For more information about this position see http://cooklibrary.towson.edu
Bachelor’s degree in information technology, information science, computer
science, or related area. One year of web application development experience.
Excellent analytical and communication skills. Demonstrated skill developing
data-driven web applications using PHP, SQL, HTML, and CSS. Experience using
Drupal to administer websites, develop custom modules, and create themes and
templates. Ability to utilize and design APIs and web services. Ability to
learn and apply new web technologies and concepts. Ability to work as part of
a team. Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks. Self-motivated,
self-directed, and detail-oriented. Additional related experience and formal
education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities
required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted
for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30
college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and
the results may impact employment.
Preferred qualifications include experience developing applications for
libraries; knowledge of metadata standards, version control tools, user
interface design, and methods and applications for analyzing user behavior and
system usability; strong desire to use open source applications and contribute
solutions to the open source community; familiarity with mobile-first design
principles; familiarity with ColdFusion.
$53,000-$57,000 annually and full university benefits that include excellent
health, life insurance, and retirement plans; tuition remission; and 22 days
of annual leave, 14 holidays, personal and sick days. The position is
contingent on funds being available at the time of hire.
To Apply: Fully complete the online application and upload
one document containing a cover letter and resume. This
position is open until filled.
**Equal Employment Opportunity**
_Towson University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong
institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with
disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply._