Job Posting: Web Services Specialist at Towson University

David Dahl mulcahey99 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jul 25 09:39:29 EDT 2014

*Web Services Specialist*

*Towson University *

The Albert S. Cook Library seeks a highly skilled and innovative Web
Services Specialist to participate in all stages of the application
development life cycle.  Under the direction of the Information Technology
Librarian, this position provides primary web application development
support for the Library’s online initiatives. Focusing on services that
improve the user experience for the University’s students, faculty, and
staff, the Web Services Specialist collaborates with team members, other
library staff, and university personnel to develop applications using
appropriate web languages, techniques, and technologies. This position
participates in needs assessment to provide user-centered solutions that
reflect a thorough understanding of the University community’s library and
research needs.

*Responsibilities:* Build, modify, test, debug, manage, and troubleshoot
homegrown and open source web applications, including applications to
automate library workflows and modules to extend Drupal’s functionality.
Participate in needs assessments and usability testing with library users
in order to identify opportunities for application development and
improvement. Develop end-user and technical documentation and training for
newly created web applications. Gather data about application use. Plan and
manage projects of various sizes. Research emerging web technologies and
practices for potential use. Collaborate with other members of the campus
IT & web community.

For more information about this position see .

*Requirements:  *Bachelor's degree in information technology, information
science, computer science or related area and one year of experience in web
application development.  Demonstrated skill developing applications and
websites using PHP, SQL, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Experience working with
open source applications, such as Drupal. Ability to learn and use new web
technologies and concepts. Knowledge of methods for gathering user needs
and designing interfaces for a variety of platforms, including mobile
devices. Ability and desire to participate in all aspects of the
application development lifecycle, including needs assessment, prototyping,
coding, testing, and documenting. Excellent analytical and communication
skills. Outstanding teamwork skills. 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.

*Salary:* Competitive salary 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.

*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.*

*Towson University is a smoke-free campus.*


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