Job DescriptionThe National Web Services Office (NWSO) of the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) in the Health Sciences and Human Services Library
is currently recruiting for a Web Developer
. The Web Developer is responsible for the design, development, documentation, and implementation of Web-based applications to support NNLM’s essential functions and services. The Web Developer will manage the process of application development from pre-project planning through design and development to testing, deployment, and user interaction at all stages. This position reports to the Head of NWSO and will work collaboratively with a Systems Administrator, the Head of NWSO, and staff at Regional Medical Libraries, Offices, and Centers throughout the NNLM.UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.In the Fall of 2021, UMB will require all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be processed through Human Resources.
The Web Developer will work on a variety of projects and initiatives to support and improve the overall user experience and the staff workflows. These may include:
- Developing and maintaining reliable Web services for the public and internal needs of the NNLM.
- Developing and maintaining a membership directory and customer relationship management system.
- Developing and implementing tools around data collection, warehousing, analyzing, reporting, and visualization.
- Provide overall content management of the nnlm.gov website and internal NNLM systems
- Conduct regular network security and 508-compliance scans of NNLM systems
The successful candidate will be willing and able to independently research, learn, and quickly obtain new skills as well as keeping existing skills up to date. Strong analytical, communications both oral and written, and collaboration skills will also be crucial to the success of the incumbent.This position offers a great work/life balance, flexible work hours, and opportunities to initiate, pursue, and work on meaningful projects that impact the information landscape in higher education and health sciences research.
Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Systems Administration, Computer Engineering or a related field.Experience:
- Experience working with open-source CMS/applications such as WordPress and Drupal.
- Solid understanding and experience with Web application development and version control (Git).
- Experience in Web development frameworks such as Laravel, Symfony, or CodeIgniter
- Previous work experience at libraries or other units in higher education or research institutions performing similar job functions.
- Experience developing and deploying web services in a cloud environment such as AWS.
- Experience in conducting usability testing and UX studies.
- Experience in visualization tools and libraries.
May consider a combination of directly related experience and education. Equivalent of four (4) years combination of formal information systems & web education/training and/or web experience and knowledge of at least one (1) structured programming languages and relational database management systems.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Knowledge of web standards, dynamic site development, web frameworks, software stacks, usability testing, and user-centered design.
- Ability to keep current with best software and programming practices, technologies/techniques.
- Commitment to self-directed learning for continuous professional development.
- Ability to perform application needs analysis, create and execute implementation plans, install software, and apply fixes.
- Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team setting.
- Excellent oral and written communications and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to define use cases and translate them into project requirements.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, manage priorities and deadlines, prioritize and streamline tasks, and provide clearly written documentation of applications developed.
Commensurate with education and experience.
UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at H[email protected]
If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request
. You may also contact [email protected]
. Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address. Job:
Reg or CII Exempt StaffShift:
Health Sciences and Human Services Library - National Libraries of MedJob Posting:
Jun 14, 2021Unposting Date:
Jul 19, 2021, 11:59:00 PM