[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Job Posting: Library Applications Developer, Boston College
john.stephenson at bc.edu
Fri Jan 21 09:31:55 EST 2022
Apologies for the repost, but our department's search for a Library
Applications Developer remains open. Post is onsite in Chestnut Hill, not
far from downtown Boston. The position is offered at the Associate, mid-,
or Senior level.
Many thanks for your interest.
*John A Stephenson*
Library Systems Administrator
Boston College Libraries
Boston College Libraries is seeking a Library Applications Developer
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.
This is an in person position on the Main Campus in Chestnut Hill, MA.
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 -
Occasional weekend or off-work hours are required to handle system
outages and routine maintenance.
You will thrive in this role if you have some of these skills, abilities,
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,
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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