Digital Library Software Engineer

Location
Stanford
Posted
Feb 26, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Digital Library Software Engineer

Stanford University

Job Number:
78049


This is a fixed-term position through June 30, 2020 in the Digital Library Systems and Services group, with the possibility for renewal.



JOB PURPOSE:

Stanford Libraries (SL) is seeking an enthusiastic and talented Full Stack software engineer with focus on the Front end web development as part of the Stanford Digital Library System and Services. We are a mission-driven organization that emphasizes open, collaborative work and community engagement within Stanford and with partner institutions around the world.

This position will be a key contributor to a dynamic team of technologists, architects and information professionals defining the library of the future. Come work in an agile-inspired, test-driven, team environment, balancing the rapid and incremental delivery of new features with operational robustness.

The successful candidate will bring knowledge, experience and passion leveraging innovation in information technology and software engineering. You will be responsible for managing the interchange of data between the server and the users, as well as translating the UI/UX design wireframes to actual code that will produce the visual elements of the applications. You will also design the overall architecture of the web application and evolve it to ensure maximum performance and stability.

CORE DUTIES*:

  • Conceptualize design, implement, and develop solutions for complex system/programs independently.
  • Work with a variety of users to gain information, and develop intra-system tradeoffs between different users, as necessary; interact with a diverse client base and outside vendor contacts.
  • Document system builds and application configurations; maintain and update documentation as needed.
  • Provide technical analysis, design, development, conversion, and implementation work.
  • Work as a project leader, as needed, for projects of moderate complexity.
  • Serve as a technical resource for applications.
  • Compare, evaluate, and implement new features and technologies, and integrate them into the computing environment.
  • Follow team software development methodology.
  • Mentor lower level software developers.
    * - Other duties may also be assigned

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

    Education & Experience:

    Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Expertise in designing, developing, testing, and deploying applications.
  • Proficiency with application design and data modeling.
  • Ability to define and solve logical problems for highly technical applications.
  • Strong communication skills with both technical and non-technical clients.
  • Ability to lead activities on structured team development projects.
  • Ability to select, adapt, and effectively use a variety of programming methods.
  • Knowledge of application domain.

    Other Relevant Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities May Include:
  • Experience in Full Stack development and have knowledge in all stages of software development.
  • Experience in overall architecture of web application and ensure responsiveness of applications
  • Good understanding in working with backend engineers to implement a robust set of services and APIs to power the web application.
  • Proficient understanding of using advanced JavaScript libraries and frameworks such as AngularJS, KnockoutJS, BackboneJS, ReactJS, DurandalJS
  • Good understanding of asynchronous request handling, partial page updates, and AJAX
  • Basic knowledge of image authoring tools, to be able to crop, resize, or perform small adjustments on an image. Familiarity with tools such as Photoshop is a plus.
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools such as Git

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:
  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently sit, grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
  • Occasionally stand/walk, writing by hand.
  • Rarely use a telephone, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.

    * - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.

    WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • May work extended hours, evening and weekends.

    WORK STANDARDS:
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.


    Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.




    Job: Information Technology Services

    Location: University Libraries
    Schedule: Full-time
    Classification Level:

    To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: stanfordcareers.stanford.edu

    Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.




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