2 Web Developer Positions at Mississippi State University Libraries

Shedd, Julie JShedd at LIBRARY.MSSTATE.EDU
Wed Jul 1 09:37:13 EDT 2015

Mississippi State University Libraries has two open web development positions.

Web Services Specialist (https://www.jobs.msstate.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=185824):

·         Maintains existing and creates new web applications including database programming, multimedia development and web editing;

·         assists the Library Web Sites Manager with concept design, content delivery and exploring/recommending emerging technologies and services that will benefit the library program;

·         provides technical support, training and development for a variety of existing applications (Student Time Clock, Virtual Reference application, MAGNOLIA, Book Orders Online, Microsoft SharePoint);

·         Develops and maintains mobile web applications;

·         works with Library Web Team to ensure appropriate web site ADA compliance;

·         supervises student workers and manages student payroll for Web Services team;

·         tracks, analyzes and reports on current web usage statistics;

·         performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications

·         Bachelor's Degree in a related field;

·         one year related experience in maintaining and developing web-related applications.
Preferred Qualifications

·         .NET experience and experience working in an academic library environment;

·         experience with maintaining and deploying virtual servers within VM Ware;

·         working knowledge of Microsoft SharePoint Services and active directory;

·         MacOS and Linux experience or any equivalent combination of related experience and/or education training approved by the Human Resources Department.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

·         Demonstrated experience with web design and related software (i.e. Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office) and programming experience using HTML, CSS, PHP, ASP, Perl and JavaScript;

·         experience with various database systems including MySQL and Microsoft SQL;

·         must be familiar with Internet protocols, web-based authentication methods and proxy servers in order to manage the site and maintain a high level of security for various databases and websites;

·         understanding of web standards and accessibility as defined by the W3C;

·         strong interpersonal communication, organizational and problem-solving skills.

User Experience Specialist (https://www.jobs.msstate.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=185743):

·         Designs, implements and maintains user interfaces and locally developed applications as well as providing assistance in the ongoing support and integration of 3rd party applications;

·         promotes, and takes part in, a process that provides for thorough and documented concept analysis and web development project pre-planning;

·         provides technical support, and training for a variety of existing applications;

·         develops documentation for projects to assist with cross-training and continuity;

·         provides support for web content management systems (CMS) based on differing programming and scripting languages;

·         provides leadership in the ongoing assessment of the Libraries interfaces by analyzing web analytics;

·         conducting user research/usability studies and accessibility audits. This includes not only conducting studies but also analyzing results, identifying trends, developing recommendations and creating reports;

·         collects, analyzes and communicates website assessment findings to provide data for planning and decision-making;

·         assists in developing the scope, plan and management of multiple projects;

·         supervises Library Student Assistants;

·         provides training to Library faculty and staff as needed;

·         participates in various Library committees and attends/presents at professional conferences;

·         performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications

·         Bachelor's degree in a related field;

·         two (2) years of related experience;

·         demonstrated experience with user-centered web design principles;

·         proficiency with graphic and web design software including Adobe Creative Suite and programming code including HTML, CSS.
Preferred Qualifications

·         MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution;

·         knowledge of digital archival software, including CONTENTdm;

·         experience working in an academic library.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

·         Demonstrated experience with user-centered web design principles;

·         experience creating concept designs, wire-frame and mock-ups;

·         experience applying web and accessibility standards;

·         excellent organizational, interpersonal, analytical and problem-solving skills;

·         excellent oral and written communication skills;

·         ability to integrate feedback from committees and co-workers;

·         ability to work in groups and independently;

·         ability to work out complicated issues.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. http://www.msstate.edu/web/legal.php


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