[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Job posting: Library Applications Developer, Boston College, MA
john.stephenson at bc.edu
Wed Aug 11 15:53:13 EDT 2021
Sharing this vacancy on behalf of our Head of Library Systems and
Applications—apologies for cross-posting.
We’re excited to announce that Boston College Libraries is hiring for a Library
This role has a focus on applications related to Archives, Special
Collections, and Digital Production Services. We run a production
ArchivesSpace instance, and have a number of active development projects
related to the application.
Boston College Libraries is seeking a Library Applications Developer to
join our enthusiastic, collaborative, and supportive team. We’re looking
for someone who will enjoy solving interesting problems, experimenting with
new ideas, and advocating for user needs.
As a Library Applications Developer, you will:
Report to the Head of Library Systems and Applications
Collaborate with partners from across campus to develop and implement
practical, usable library services
Lead technical implementations from design to deployment while balancing
interests and requirements from a wide range of stakeholders.
Understand and advocate for the needs of Students, Faculty, and Staff
Contribute to the vision for the Library’s technology infrastructure and
You’ll love this role if you are passionate about application development
and are fascinated by the unique challenges of searching and using library
collections online. You’ll work closely with colleagues across the library
and university, including archivists, metadata specialists, and scholars.
We expect finalists for this position to demonstrate a commitment to
sustaining a culture that is respectful, accountable, and intentionally
inclusive, as is central to the mission of the BC Libraries and rooted in
the Jesuit tradition of social justice.
Associate Library Applications Developer - $60,800 - $76,000
Less than 3 years experience developing web applications in a Linux/Unix
Library Applications Developer - $70,500 - $88,100
Minimum 3 years experience developing web applications in a Linux/Unix
Senior Library Applications Developer - $77,750 - $97,200
Minimum 5 years experience developing web applications in a Linux/Unix
Occasional weekend or off-work hours are required to handle system
outages and routine maintenance.
You will thrive in this role with these skills, abilities, and experiences:
You have demonstrated experience as a front-end and/or back-end developer
You are comfortable working with APIs
You have experience with collaborative version control such as Git
You’re a pro at documentation, including authoring README files,
updating wiki pages, and adding descriptive code comments
You have experience managing software development projects
You can configure and manage Linux web servers such as Apache, NGINX,
You actively participate in open-source software projects, including bug
reporting and contributing code
You have some knowledge or experience with search and indexing platforms
such as Solr or Elasticsearch
You can effectively communicate technical concepts to a non-technical
If you feel that you meet some but not all the requirements, don’t let a
confidence gap stop you from applying. Sometimes a list of qualifications
can miss the elements that would most strengthen our team; we value the
many different skills which make all of us unique.
*John A Stephenson*
Library Systems Administrator
Boston College Libraries
140 Commonwealth Ave. | Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3801
john.stephenson at bc.edu
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