Digital Collections Front-End Web Programmer

at University of Florida (view profile)
Location Gainesville, FL
Date Posted September 20, 2019
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
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 As a member of the Library Technology Services Department, a Web Development Programmer (Digital Collections Front-End Web Developer) is being recruited to perform duties related to the creation and support of software applications for the Libraries’ Digital Support Services and Digital Partnerships & Strategies Departments, and to develop web applications and services with an emphasis on user experience. This position reports directly to the Head of the Digital Development Unit; and works to design, develop, test, and deploy digital library websites and web applications including designing web application architecture, code development, and ensuring site functionality.

The Library Technology Services Department serves as the focal point for planning, managing and coordinating technology-based Information Resources that support Library operations. The Digital Development Unit is an agile development group that supports internationally recognized digital libraries of critical importance for research, preservation, and culture, including the Florida Digital Newspaper Library, the Digital Library of the Caribbean, and over 300 other outstanding digital collections that comprise the UF Digital Collections (UFDC), containing over 14 million pages, covering over 78 thousand subjects in rare books, manuscripts, antique maps, children's literature, newspapers, theses and dissertations, data sets, photographs, oral histories, and more for permanent access and preservation. Through UFDC, users have free and Open Access to full unique and rare materials held by UF and partner institutions. The Digital Development Unit utilizes UF’s central IT infrastructure for commodity-based servers, and collaborates with core units in the Libraries for development and management to develop unique applications that power the user interface, and tools that power local and partner digitization, including full supports for production, digital curation, tracking, and reporting.

The search will remain open until October 9, 2019, and applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries staff recruitment webpage at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

Address inquiries to Tina Marie Litchfield, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: