Library Applications Developer 4708BR The Wallace Center - Information Technology Provost
Professional Area: Employment Category: Fulltime Staff Job Function:Wage Band: 119A
Rochester Institute of Technology Libraries
Detailed Job Description
This position develops and maintains a variety of web-based applications in support of library and information services at The RIT Libraries, translating functional requirements, following best practices and industry standards for project management, application design and software development. Develops and executes projects work plans to meet changing needs and requirements, ensures the stability and security of existing applications and contributes to ongoing improvements. Recommends best application solution based on business cases, user needs and available options. Supervises and mentors student workers.
Library Application Development
Identify needs/opportunities for development of new applications
Work with stakeholders to gather requirements, specifications
Identify the preliminary constraints and the scope of the application
Design and develop application per scope, requirements, and specifications
Conduct application testing and analysis
Carry out implementation once application is vetted and approved
Library Application support
Troubleshoot issues and implement fixes for supported applications
Working with users and stakeholders, identify areas of improvement for supported applications
Develop improvements or new features to add value to existing applications
Documentation and Communication
Create and maintain thorough documentation for all development projects
Provide clear, detailed communication to identified stakeholders of any changes to existing application(s)
Populate dynamic website content using forms, authentication, database integration, automated email responses, and client and server-side validation
Create and maintain the UI and framework for the web interfaces for supported applications.
Student Worker Supervision
Interviewing and hiring of student workers for application development roles
Serve as point of contact for concerns, mentoring, scheduling
Oversee task assignment, completion, and workflow for student workers
Evaluations of student worker performance
Industry Awareness and Project Development
Research new technologies and techniques to provide better efficiency or functionality or to provide new services of value. Keep informed of current technology trends and strategies applicable to role.
Collaborate on projects or proposals for evaluation or implementation of new services, software, hardware, and procedures
Identify and propose opportunities to update and enhance technical and professional skills
Required Minimum Qualifications
3+ Years Application development experience
2+ Years Experience with the successful configuration, implementation, and maintenance of web-based applications
2+ years - Experience with software development and configuration management methodologies
Demonstrable understanding of the application development life cycle
Fluency with HTML, CSS
Experience with JSON, XML, XSLT, XPath, XQuery, or other data encoding languages and standards
Familiarity with Apache Solr or Lucene
Experience with Web Services and REST
Experience performing data transfers utilizing software library or language APIs
Familiarity with source control and version control tools
Experience evaluating, implementing, and customizing open source software solutions
Familiarity with Linux operating systems
Commitment to continuously enhancing development skills
Strong oral and written communications skills
Both a strong sense of teamwork and the ability to work independently.
Strong troubleshooting skills.
Demonstrated initiative, customer orientation, leadership, and team work competencies.
Experience working in a higher education institution
Experience working in a library. Experience working in an academic library strongly preferred
Experience in requirements gathering and project planning
Experience managing/overseeing projects
Required Application Documents Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume
How to Apply
In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: http://careers.rit.edu/staff. Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number.
Additional Details The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources.RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to Careers@rit.edu.
Rochester Institute of Technology, the 10th largest private university in the U.S., is among the worlds leading technological universities. Its 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are enrolled in over 200 academic programs, including 7 interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs. A pioneer in experiential education, RIT was the first to offer undergraduate degree programs in biotechnology, information technology, software engineering, and microelectronic engineering. As home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, the university offers unparalleled academic opportunities and services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Founded in 1829, RIT has 115,000 alumni throughout the United States and around the world. RIT has been named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the Great Colleges to Work For. RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site, and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples through the Upstate NY Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. For more information, visit www.rit.edu/overview/rankings-and-recognition and www.rit.edu.
As a member of the RIT community employees receive a well-balanced benefits package that offers a variety of choices and access to additional employment advantages. These benefits, combined with an employees pay, provide a total compensation package that can be tailored to meet your needs. More on RITs Benefits, Health & Wellness program can be found at: https://www.rit.edu/fa/humanresources/content/benefits-health-and-wellness
RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov
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