Library Applications Developer

Job description

Requisition # 2017-8174
Department Library Information Technology
Category Information Technology
Full-Time / Part-Time Full-Time
Application Deadline


The Princeton University Library is one of the world's leading research libraries, serving a diverse community of 5,200 undergraduates, 2,700 graduate students, 1,200 faculty members, and many visiting scholars. Its holdings include more than 7 million printed volumes, 5 million manuscripts, 2 million non-print items, and extensive collections of digital text, data, and images.


As a member of the Library Web Development Team within the Information Technology Department the successful candidate will work with our growing team of software developers and operations staff on the development, maintenance, and deployment of our varied portfolio of Library web applications. The primary focus of this position is the implementation, maintenance, and testing of the Library's database driven content management system (CMS) applications. The position also supports a wide variety of vendor applications and in-house applications used to run the day to day business operations of the Library.


Essential Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Related Field
  • A minimum of 3 - 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Demonstrated experience developing with two of the following programming languages, PHP, Ruby, or Python.
  • Experience with module/plug-in development with Drupal, Wordpress, or a similar content management system
  • Proficiency with Relational Databases and SQL
  • Proficiency with UNIX/Linux
  • Proficiency with either Nginx or Apache
  • Familiarity with contemporary web standards (HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, etc.) and relevant frameworks (JQuery, Bootstrap, etc.)
  • Competency with Git/Github for source code version control and collaboration
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with Test Driven Development

Note: This is a two year term position.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Salary Grade

AIT, 030

Standard Weekly Hours


Eligible for Overtime


Benefits Eligible


Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


Estimated Appointment End Date


Comments Related to End Date

This is a two year term position

Physical Capacity Exam Required


Valid Driver's License Required


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Posted: 3/20/2018
Application Due: 5/19/2018
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