New Vacancy Senior Web Programmer - Qatar National Library

Sandra K. Montesinos smontesinos at QF.ORG.QA
Mon Aug 11 07:48:46 EDT 2014

Qatar National Library has a new opening for a Senior Web Programmer position, if interested please send me your CV to Sandra Montesinos smontesinos at<mailto:smontesinos at>

Job Purpose:

This position is vital to lead the web development team to develop Qatar National Library digital portals. The Lead Web Programmer will also play a lead role in the integration of all digitized content into one user centred access platform. This position will be working to produce innovative and dynamic back end development of new websites as well as maintaining existing websites. This position also participates in strategic planning activities of the LIT Directorate.

Key Result Areas

*         Lead web development projects and collaborate with the team

*         Co-ordinate with external vendor in design and development, testing and the implementation of new library portals

*         Work with external stakeholders to develop and deploy upgrade/migration plans for existing content management system

*         Design, implement and deploy web based applications and websites from initial design and architecture through development, test and deployment

*         Provide technical expertise in front and back end web development. Support web infrastructure by providing end-user support, documentation, applications maintenance, product evaluation, back end development and internal management tools

*         Work with site architects to develop and document functional specifications based on requirements gathered from stakeholders. Support the implementation of life-cycle

*         Develop the back end of open source repositories

*         Develop web applications using one or more of the following programming languages: PHP, Ruby, Python, Java,

*         Strong customer service attitude; enthusiasm for working in a collaborative team-oriented environment

*         Develop applications to build the interface with focus on usability features.

*         Design new concepts and test the product

*         Troubleshoot existing scripts and suggest enhancements.

*         Document scripts, forms and procedures and train staff on how to maintain and use them.

*         Work with teams to manage system administration, web/application server administration and database server administration, maintaining up-to-date system documentation and managing code in a version-control system.

*         Keep abreast of developments, trends and issues in areas of responsibility

*         Participate in team work and committees as needed

*         Familiarize, understand and implement QF health, safety, and environment policy, procedures, legal regulations and objectives applicable to areas of responsibility.

*         Ensures coordination with HSE department in implementing, monitoring and reviewing of HSE performance to ensure work under his/her control is performed in a safe, healthy and environmentally sound manner.

*         This position includes, but is not limited to, other duties as required and defined by the scope, purpose, and spirit of the institution and are not always indicative of the title and grade of the position

Job Requirements

*         BSC in Computer Science or Software engineering with minimum 4 years' experience in software development

*         Experience working with Open Source software; experience with version control, test-driven development, and continuous integration techniques.

*         Knowledge of UNIX, Linux, Apache and experience working with ORACLE SPARC servers with Solaris OS

*         Sound working experience of open source digital repositories like Fedora, DSpace or Islandora

*         Working experience of Solr, Lucien or other indexing system

*         Experience in PHP, PERL, Javascript, HTML5, DHTML, XHTML, XML, XSL, Javascript ,AJAX and CSS3. Work samples will be required.

*         Working with relational databases such as MySQL or Postgresql.

*         Working experience of developing  Drupal back-end and Front-end

*         Experience with metadata and digital object transformation and repurposing.

*         Experience with digital library standards, such as, Dublin Core, MARC, METS, EAD, and OAI-PMH.

*         Experience with software development in an academic library, National Library or higher education setting.

*         Expertise in SQL programming for the web and in developing web forms. Work samples will be required.

*         Highly skilled in PHP, MySQL, Javascript, Ajax

*         Experience with database and system design concepts.

*         Experience of integrating multimedia on the web.

*         Excellent testing and troubleshooting capabilities.

*         Excellent time management and verbal and written communication skills.

*         Knowledge of Google Maps APIs.
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