[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Job posting: Library Applications Developer, Boston College, MA

John Stephenson 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
Applications Developer
<https://bc.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/2/home/requisition/4956?c=bc> position.
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.

Job Posting:

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.

Hiring range:

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



   Bachelor’s degree

   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,
   and Tomcat

   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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