Application Development Team Lead

at Washington State University Libraries (view profile)
Published February 12, 2024
Location Pullman, WA
Category Academic  
Job Type Full-time  
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Cover Letter Requirements Required
Education Requirements Bachelor's degree
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $7,648/monthly
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency $10,289/monthly
Hourly or Salary? Salary


Full-time, 12-month, permanent, Civil Service staff position located in the Library Systems unit of the Washington State University Libraries. This position reports to the Head of Systems and Technical Operations and will be primarily based at our WSU Pullman Campus, however, remote/hybrid opportunities may be available and can be discussed during the interview process.

Summary of Duties:  This position is responsible for design, creation and support of software applications that support the mission of the WSU Libraries. Responsibilities include evaluating current software applications deployed in the Library, work with Library colleagues to deploy new software solutions and lead the software development for integration of disparate Library software platforms.

Specific Duties Include (but not limited to):

  • Application development lead for the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation (CDSC)
  • Application development lead for the Libraries’ web services, digital initiatives, and core services
  • Supervise and lead the development application group within the WSU Libraries


Required:  Requires a Bachelor’s degree and seven (7) years professional experience.  Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.  Five (5) years of professional experience developing for complex web applications.

Preferred:  Experience developing software solutions using existing content management systems (e.g., Drupal, DSpace, Omeka); experience with Object Oriented Programming; experience developing in an agile, distributed development team and utilizing version control platforms such as Git; working knowledge of digital preservation and stewardship technologies and procedures; demonstrated experience with modern web programming languages and web application platforms:(e.g., PHP, JavaScript, Python, Symfony, Laravel); experience tracking computing problems and problem resolution; professional experience in an academic research library.

Instructions: Applicants must apply online (  A resume and a cover letter are required.  Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Contact information for three professional references will be requested in the online application.

Monthly Salary: Range #08IT, $7,648 - $10,289, (Step A-M). Successful candidates typically begin at the beginning of the salary range and receive scheduled salary increment increases in accordance with WAC 357-28.

Benefits:  WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes: paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts.  For a more detailed summary of benefits offered by WSU for classified staff visit:

Posting Close Date:

Applicants must submit their completed application by Sunday, March 17, 2024 at 11:59p.m. 

Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.

Questions:  Contact Bonny Boyan,, 509-335-1535.


WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.  WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Washington State University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or