Location: Ithaca, New York
Senior Library Applications Developer
Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.
Are you a creative and knowledgeable IT professional with experience developing, maintaining, and enhancing web applications that are user-focused?
Would you thrive in a development team that delivers outstanding application experiences at a major Ivy League university?
Would be interested in playing a key role in modernizing the library experience, and contributing to the academic mission of Cornell University?
If so, Cornell University Library (CUL) is seeking a Senior Library Applications Developer. This is a great opportunity for an experienced developer who would like to join one of the most innovative academic library IT teams in the world.
What you will do:
- Code, debug/troubleshoot, document, maintain, and enhance complex Library web applications and systems
- Research and lead system architecture decisions
- Provide technical guidance and leadership to team members
- Effectively communicate conceptual ideas and system architecture rationales visually, verbally, and in writing with user advocacy a constant priority
- Work collaboratively with users and stakeholders to analyze application needs
This role requires:
- At least 5 years of application development experience, a bachelor's degree in a computing-related field, or an equivalent combination
- Expertise in multiple programming languages, such as Java, Python, and/or Ruby on Rails
- Ability to quickly learn other programming languages, frameworks, and other technologies, as needed
- Expert-level knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JSON
- Experience implementing application integrations and/or data integrations
- Demonstrated strong written and verbal and communication skills
- No visa sponsorship is available for this position
- No relocation assistance is available for this position.
If this matches your skills and experience, great! We have a few more things that we would prefer you to have, but it's OK if you don't:
- Experience working in university and/or library information technology
- Experience playing an IT team leadership role, informally or formally
- Familiarity with repository platforms, such as DSpace or other library repository software
- Familiarity with FOLIO or other library service platforms
- Experience contributing to open-source software
- Ability to facilitate information-gathering conversations with subject matter experts and stakeholders to identify needs
- Experience using tools such as JIRA or GitHub for issue tracking, Git or another source control repository, and an integrated development environment (IDE) of choice
- Familiarity with Amazon Web Services (AWS) or other major cloud platforms
- Ability to integrate real-time information feeds, local and distributed databases, content repositories, APIs, and other web services with applications
- Proficiency in developing web interfaces for major browsers
- Familiarity with Agile programming and best practices such as test-driven development, continuous integration, and working collaboratively in sprints
Rewards & Benefits
Cornell University takes great pride in offering generous benefits to support our faculty, staff, and retirees. Cornell receives national recognition as an award-winning workplace for our health, well-being, sustainability, flexibility, and diversity initiatives.
- World-class professional development and educational benefits (including the Tuition-Free Part-time Student and Employee Degree Program, Tuition Aid for external education, and Cornell's Tuition Assistance Program).
- Career/Life Balance opportunities such as: Onsite Daycare, Adoption Assistance, Onsite Dining, and Employee Wellness.
- Comprehensive health care options, access to wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, and generous retirement contributions.
- Paid Time Off -- Our leave provisions include three weeks of vacation and 13 holidays, including an end-of-year winter break, from December 25th through January 1st.
This position is based in Ithaca, New York, though fully remote work within the Continental USA, Alaska and Hawaii is supported. The New York Convenience of the Employer Rule requires New York State individual tax reporting and withholdings for these positions. Additional state income tax filings may also be required if working outside of New York State.
If you would like to be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume, preferably as one document. The cover letter must include a paragraph describing past, present, and/or future aspirations for promoting equity, inclusion, and diversity in your career to convey how you see these commitments continuing at Cornell. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM Eastern Time on May 26, 2023.
University Job Title:
Applications Programmer IV
Pay Rate Type:
$94,209.00 - $115,145.00
Remote Option Availability:
Job Titles and Pay Ranges:
Noted pay ranges reflect the potential pay opportunity for each job profile. The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:
Prior relevant work or industry experience
Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position
Unique applicable skills
Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)
Online Submission Guidelines:
Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application.
Notice to Applicants:
Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.