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

John Stephenson john.stephenson at bc.edu
Tue Oct 26 15:56:03 EDT 2021

We have decided to repost the Library Applications Developer position
below. Projects likely to include ArchivesSpace development!


*John A Stephenson*
Library Systems Administrator
Boston College Libraries
140 Commonwealth Ave. | Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3801
john.stephenson at bc.edu

Boston College Libraries is seeking a Library Applications Developer
<https://bc.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/2/home/requisition/5373?c=bc> 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:


   Collaborate with partners from across campus to develop and implement
   practical, usable library services

   Serve as technical lead from design to deployment while balancing
   interests and requirements from a wide range of stakeholders

   Discover and advocate for the needs of Students, Faculty, and Staff

   Contribute to the team’s development and support methodologies

   Report to the Head of Library Systems and Applications

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.

Boston College Libraries operate in accordance with our Equity, Diversity,
and Inclusion values statement (library.bc.edu/edi)
<https://libguides.bc.edu/edi>, which is central to our mission. We
acknowledge historical, structural, and systemic injustices and are
actively working to build a culture that recognizes, values, and empowers
all people and provides space for discourse and growth. We expect
applicants for this position to demonstrate a commitment to sustaining a
respectful, accountable, and intentionally inclusive culture.

Hiring range:

We’re looking to make the right addition to our team. Salary is
commensurate with your experience developing web applications in a
Linux/Unix environment. Regardless of your experience level, we’re
committed to supporting your growth in this role.


   Less than 3 years: Associate Library Applications Developer - $60,800 -

   3-5 years: Library Applications Developer - $70,500 - $88,100

   5 or more years: Senior Library Applications Developer - $77,750 -



   Bachelor’s degree

   Occasional weekend or off-work hours are required to handle system
   outages and routine maintenance.

Additional Qualifications:

You will thrive in this role if you have some of these skills, abilities,
and experiences:


   You can effectively communicate technical concepts to a non-technical

   You have demonstrated experience as a front-end and/or back-end developer

   You’re committed to documentation, including authoring README files,
   updating wiki pages, and adding descriptive code comments

   You have experience with project management

   You can configure and manage Linux web servers such as Apache, NGINX,
   and Tomcat

   You are comfortable working with APIs

   You have experience with collaborative version control such as Git

   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

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.

To apply, please visit the Boston College Employment website:
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