Title: 482AD-YN - IT Application Development - Entry
Business Title: IT Application Development
Employee Type: Classified
Job Family: Civil Service - OT Eligible
COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21-14.1, as a condition of employment, all WSU employees must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation no later than October 18, 2021. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Vaccine or an approved accommodation for new employees will be verified no later than October 18, 2021. If the effective date of appointment is October 18, 2021 or later vaccine or approved accommodation status will be verified prior to first day of employment. Please reach out to Human Resource Services (HRS) at [email protected] or 509-335-4521 if you have questions regarding this.
Summary of Duties:
This IT Application Development is part of a team responsible for design, creation and support of software applications that support the mission of the WSU Libraries. Responsibilities include evaluating current software applications deployed in the Libraries, work with Library colleagues to deploy new software solutions and programmatically improve the integration of disparate Library software platforms. Some telework may be considered.
As part of a larger functional team, comprised of personnel from the Libraries Systems Office, the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation (CDSC), this position will learn from and participate in all phases of software development of Mukurtu, Mukurtu Mobile, and related projects. This includes requirements gathering, design, front-end development, back-end development, testing, documentation, deployment, support, and community outreach. This position will also work as a developer on a variety of WSU Libraries' projects, including web development and back-end processes. The projects in the Libraries and the CDSC are constantly evolving and as such, this position will have the opportunity to work with a wide variety of technologies including Drupal, React, WordPress, numerous scripting languages, and more. This position is part of a growing development team at the WSU Libraries and will be able to help shape its digital services and make significant contributions to open-source projects. This is a full-time, 12-month, classified staff position that reports to the Libraries Application Development Team Lead at the Washington State University Libraries in Pullman, Washington. Remote work will be considered.
Application Development for the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation (CDSC):
Work with the Mukurtu development team to plan, develop, test, and deploy new and/or updated functionality for Mukurtu CMS and Mukurtu Mobile.
Diagnose and solve highly technical support issues for Mukurtu CMS and Mukurtu Mobile.
Develop, integrate, migrate, and deploy site-specific customizations for WSU affiliated Mukurtu CMS sites.
Maintain an active presence in the Mukurtu open-source community, responding to issues, updating documentation, etc.
Application Development for Libraries' Web Services, Digital Initiatives, and Core Services
Develop new and maintain existing programmatic extensions and integrations of Library services (e.g., WordPress customizations, third party API integrations, data transformations).
Analyze and help to maintain integrations between library and campus-based systems
Troubleshoot technical issues, develop modifications needed in existing applications, and create new application components to meet changing user requirements.
Positions require a Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Experience developing web applications.
Experience in and understanding of Object-oriented programming.
Experience designing, writing, and running software tests.
Familiarity with operational considerations for running and maintaining modern web applications.
Excellent interpersonal, verbal, written, organizational, problem-solving and planning skills.
Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently and to promote teamwork among colleagues; Proficiency with modern collaboration tools. (e.g., version control systems, ticketing systems, remote work platforms)
Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse communities.
Development experience with Drupal or other content management systems.
Experience designing, developing, or utilizing REST APIs.
Experience with modern mobile app development technologies.
Experience with the import, export, and manipulation of metadata in a variety of formats.
Familiarity with access and privacy issues on the web.
Willingness to work in a distributed team environment, assist in expanding the open source community of developers, and be flexible.
Area/College: WSU Libraries Department Name: Systems City, State, Zip: Pullman, WA 99164 Department Link:libraries.wsu.edu
Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Posting Close Date: This position has been reposted, applicants must submit their completed application by September 21, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
Application Instructions: Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application. Required Documents:
Some telework may be considered.
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 12 Month
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.
WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or [email protected].
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