Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.
UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a Great College to Work For for four consecutive years.
The UW Libraries is one of the largest and most innovative libraries in North America with extensive collections in print, electronic, and other formats. Providing services to three campuses, the UW Libraries also plays a significant leadership role regionally and throughout the profession. The UW Libraries is recognized for its excellent service, innovative learning and research spaces, collaborative approaches, extensive assessment efforts and diverse award-winning staff.
UW Libraries has an outstanding opportunity for a Developer. This Developer position will participate in the design, development, implementation, maintenance and management for the Libraries' web-based applications/services.
Participate in the design, development, implementation, maintenance and management of Libraries' web-based applications/services.
Provide technical expertise, analysis, troubleshooting, and operational support for the Libraries' web-based applications/services.
Prepare and maintain procedural and architectural documentation of software and systems.
Prepare end-user documentation. Provide technical support and expertise to system users.
May lead other unit classified and professional staff on a project basis.
Understands and abides by the Libraries Personal Communication Responsibilities. Communicates appropriately, effectively and positively. Plays an active role in staying informed and participating in Libraries and unit meetings, activities and events.
Other duties as assigned.
Our current web services environment includes a NetApp Storage Area Network with 80TB of storage space and 40+ Linux and Windows clustered and standalone servers that provide file, web, and database services to users across the UW campuses. Our current development toolkit includes Python, Ruby, and Java in an Apache/Tomcat/PostgreSQL environment. Current web applications and frameworks include DSpace, Django, Samvera/Hyrax, Angular JS, and several custom applications.
Bachelor's degree in Information Systems, Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent experience.
At least two years relevant work experience.
Strong programming skills in Python or Ruby.
Proficiency in at least one of the following technology stacks: Python/Django, Python/Plone, Ruby/Rails, Java/XML/Cocoon.
Knowledge of and experience using REST-based API architecture for data on the web.
Strong knowledge of cross-browser and cross-platform issues.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Proficiency with basic UNIX tools: bash, sed, awk.
Proficiency in PHP, Perl, SQL.
Familiarity with Angular JS.
Familiarity with web accessibility standards and practices (WCAG 2.0, Section 508, etc.)
Familiarity with test-driven software development.
Experience with configuration management: Chef, Puppet, Ansible or other.
Experience with user interface design or user experience testing.
Experience with Linux system administration.
Experience working with integrated library systems and/or institutional/data repositories.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
May require work off-hours to deal with serious service outages or to respond to immediate problems.
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.