Job Posting: Web Application Developer at Towson University

David Dahl mulcahey99 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Oct 31 15:28:34 EDT 2014

*Web Application Developer*

*Albert S. Cook Library*

*Towson University*

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!

*Responsibilities  *

Configure, maintain, customize, and extend the Library’s use of Drupal. Use
PHP, SQL, HTML, CSS, XML, Javascript, and other related technologies to
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

*Qualifications  *

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.

*Salary  *

$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

*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.*


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