The Northeastern University Library is looking for a creative web developer who enjoys working on challenging projects in a highly collaborative environment and is interested in expanding the boundaries of digital library and scholarship services.
As a member of the Northeastern University Library development team, you will have opportunities to participate in grant-funded research, collaborate on cutting-edge digital scholarship projects, and lead the development of new tools and services. You will get to contribute to the development and customization of key systems in support of library services, and research in the humanities and social sciences. We would very much like to hear from you.
Designing and implementing new features and functionality
Establishing and guiding website architecture
Ensuring high-performance, availability and managing all technical aspects of the CMS to include the development of upgrade/migration plans for sites.
Helping formulate an effective, responsive design and turning it into working theme and plugin
The Web Developer works collaboratively with library colleagues, as well as others in ITS and across campus, with partners in some multi-institutional projects, and engages in the ongoing evaluation of emerging academic, library and web-design technologies.
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or a related field (or equivalent experience).
Demonstrable experience developing websites with WordPress CMS required – (experience with Drupal a plus).
Ability to customize and/or develop new WordPress modules, themes, templates and other tools.
Significant experience designing and building user interfaces for websites and/or web applications.
Significant experience using PHP for back-end development.
Demonstrable experience designing and developing responsive design websites.
Ability to work with debugging tools like firebug, Chrome inspector.
Ability to understand CSS changes and their ramifications to ensure consistent style across platforms and browsers.
Demonstrable awareness of and experience adopting web-accessibility standards and practices.
Familiarity with relational databases, preferably mySQL/Mariadb.
Experience with Web/Application servers: Apache, NGINX, Tomcat and UNIX based Operating systems.
Ability to convert comprehensive layout and wireframes into working HTML pages.
Knowledge of how to interact with RESTful APIs and their export formats (JSON, XML etc.).
Proficient understanding of code versioning tools (such as git, GitHub, SVN etc.).
Excellent knowledge of database-driven web development using PHP.
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to formulate options, develop, and recommend solutions.
Demonstrable experience in collaborative and collegial teamwork within an entrepreneurial academic environment.
Excellent oral and written skills, ability to communicate with technical and non-technical individuals, and prepare project documentation.
If you are interested in exploring new ways that technology can support the evolution of library services and enhance research in the humanities and social sciences, we would like very much to hear from you.
Review of applications begins on November 15, 2018.
For more information about this position, please visit http://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/58214
Requisition Number: STFR005040
Internal Number: 58214
About Northeastern University
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.