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Library Applications Developer

Company:
Boston College
Job Location:
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Category:
Programmer/Analyst
Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.

Job Description

Boston College Libraries is seeking a Library Applications Developer 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), 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.

Title and salary commensurate with relevant experience based on the following titles and hiring ranges:

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 - $76,000
3-5 years: Library Applications Developer - $70,500 - $88,100
5 or more years: Senior Library Applications Developer - $77,750 - $97,200

Requirements

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 audience
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.

Closing Statement

Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:

  • Tuition remission for Employees
  • Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
  • Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Low-Cost Life Insurance
  • Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored403bRetirement Plans
  • Paid Holidays Annually
  • Generous Sickand Vacation Pay
  • Additional benefits can be found onhttps://www.bc.edu/employeehandbook

Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process and requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In concert with our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans.To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.

Boston College's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed athttps://www.bc.edu/nondiscrimination.

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