Digital Library Applications Developer

at Washington University in St. Louis (view profile)
Published April 22, 2022
Location St. Louis, Missouri
Category Academic  
Job Type Full-time  
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Education Requirements Bachelors degree and 2+ years relevant technology work experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $62,000.00
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency $106,000.00
Hourly or Salary? Salary
Pay Grade 13


Position Summary

The Digital Library Applications Developer will be responsible for creating a customer-first approach to building and maintaining library services and applications supporting the University’s mission, with a focus on development and maintenance of digital library applications. Platforms to be supported may include digital asset management systems, data repository applications, resource discovery layers, and digital preservation platforms. As a member of the Library Technology Services team, the successful candidate will play a key role in the architecture, development, deployment, monitoring, maintenance, and troubleshooting of new and existing library applications.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the design, development, implementation, maintenance, and enhancement of digital library applications in collaboration with Libraries’ staff, including Digital Library Program Services and Special Collections Services and key campus stakeholders.
  • Gather requirements and develop specifications for digital library system architectures, such as Samvera Hyrax and Hyku, Invenio, Omeka, Avalon, Archivematica, and ArchivesSpace, among others.
  • Participate in iterative testing and integration of user feedback on digital library applications throughout the development and implementation processes
  • Collaborate with campus-wide technology services to ensure proper implementation and management of systems, information architectures, security policies and authentication/authorization procedures.
  • Write and maintain documentation for systems architecture and application code for internal developers and the wider library and information science development community.
  • Maintain awareness of national and international best practices and advances in digital repository and related library applications, frameworks, and implementations by actively engaging in library and research development communities (e.g., Samvera, Code4Lib). Perform other duties as assigned.

The full list of job responsibilities, salary information, and required qualifications can be viewed in the posting at WashU Jobs, position #JR65953.