Cornell University Library (CUL), an innovative top 10 research library, advances the university's mission of teaching, learning, research and outreach. The primary audiences are Cornell students, faculty, administrators and broad external audiences with a special emphasis on Cornell alumni. Expanding their understanding of the fast-changing and multi-faceted 21st century research library is a major part of the mission.
Cornell University Library is looking for a knowledgeable and self-motivated Web development professional to provide advanced programming support for CUL-IT content managed websites, digital collections, and discovery systems through design, development, programming, production, documentation, and maintenance of professional-quality Web applications and supporting systems.
This is a one-year term position.
Bachelor's degree with at least 3 years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination
Strong web programming skills in PHP, Ruby or similar languages
Experience with database technologies and knowledgeable query languages
Experience designing and developing sites using content management systems such as Drupal and Wordpress
Familiarity implementing a model-view-controller application architecture using Rails, Symfony, or another framework
Ability to integrate real-time information feeds, local and distributed databases, content repositories, APIs, and other web services into applications
Experience using tools such as JIRA for issue tracking, Git or another source control repository, and an IDE of choice
Experience in Agile software development methodologies
Evidence of team-based collaboration experience and a strong service orientation
Ability to handle sensitive/confidential material in a professional manner
No visa sponsorship is available for this position.
No relocation assistance is available for this position.
Adept at leveraging and integrating off-the-shelf and open source technologies, and identifying when and how customized tools and solutions must be developed
Experience analyzing website usage using tools such as Google Analytics or Piwik/Matomo
Proficiency in developing web interfaces for all major browsers and in-depth knowledge of their behaviors and rendering challenges
Proficiency in implementing responsive (mobile-first) designs
Proficiency in developing accessible web applications in accordance with current regulations and standards
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User Interface/Exp Spec III
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