Advertised Employing Department: University Library
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
The Iowa State University Library is seeking an experienced, creative, and highly collaborative Web Developer (Systems Analyst I/II) to engage in the design, implementation, testing, and maintenance for the Library's growing portfolio of websites and web applications. This position will work within the Information Technology Division, in close collaboration with the University Library Communications Team, University IT, and external agencies, to improve the ease of use, visual appeal, and digital accessibility of library websites and web applications.
This position will provide innovative, user-centered leadership for the ISU Library's front-end and internal websites (i.e., intranet), and vendor-provided systems. The University Library web presence encompasses the main website (http://www.lib.iastate.edu), Special Collections & University Archives, Digital Initiatives, Digital Repository, and several Springshare products, including LibGuides CMS. This position will be assigned other digital library projects as the need arises.
The Web Developer will perform site design, focused on creating pages and interfaces that follow UI/UX best practices, industry standards, and web content accessibility guidelines (WCAG 2.0, Section 508). They will collaborate with a graphic designer to update and maintain the Library's website to follow university trademark, marketing, and brand guidelines; assist with ongoing user research and usability testing efforts related to the Library's web presence and services; stay current with evolving web application technologies and industry standards.
Additional responsibilities include collaborating with librarians, content owners, and authors to ensure that the Library's web presence is relevant, accurate, up-to-date, user-centered, accessible, adaptive, and cohesive; meet with stakeholders to gather requirements, develop specifications, estimate effort, monitor and track progress, provide status updates, and gather feedback for web projects. They will lead and execute broad content management efforts such as content audits and content migrations; coordinate and contribute to the resolution of website problems and bug reports.
The successful candidate possesses the ability to interpret and apply complex technical information; apply knowledge of industry standards and tools for web application development, user interfaces/user experience, and digital accessibility; develop and use APIs to integrate web applications with other systems; show initiative, strong interpersonal, and organizational skills.
ISU students, staff, and faculty strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society. Library staff must embrace an environment of inclusion that moves beyond simple tolerance to recognizing the richness in individual identities of people, and diverse perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of related experience; OR a Master’s degree and related experience.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Experience in an academic environment
Experience managing a large collection of web pages and ensuring consistent appearance and functionality across different systems
Experience developing websites that interact with database systems like MySQL, SQL Server & Oracle
The guaranteed consideration date has been extended.
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.