Johns Hopkins University has an immediate need for a Software Engineer to join our Library Applications team, supporting commercial, open source, and locally developed systems and online services. Top goals are to improve system reliability, data integrity, business processes, and user experience. There is a strong emphasis on collaboration and best practices.
*The Sheridan Libraries and University Museums are strongly committed to diversity. A strategic goal of the Libraries and Museums is to work toward achieving diversity when recruiting new staff and promoting existing staff. The Libraries and Museums prize initiative, creativity, professionalism, and teamwork. For information on the Sheridan Libraries, visit www.library.jhu.edu. For information on Evergreen Museum and Library and Homewood Museum, visit www.museums.jhu.edu.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
- Collaborate with vendors, open source software communities, and internal stakeholders to design, develop, deploy, maintain, and enhance front- and back-end systems supporting library services
- Contribute to a small, highly efficient team by following best practices for development, deployment, and documentation, emphasizing stability, reliability, and ease of maintenance
- Follow agile, user-centric development approach, emphasizing accessibility and evidence-based design
- Coordinate software releases to minimize risk and inconvenience to staff, faculty, and students
- Provide prompt support for internal stakeholders by investigating and resolving problem reports
Required Skills and Experience:
- Five years of work experience with enterprise-level systems maintenance and software development, demonstrating significant responsibilities and achievements
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and creatively in a software team environment using an agile development process, and to communicate effectively with non-technical stakeholders
- Extensive experience with software development best practices, including provisioning, collaborative development and version control, testing, and deployment tools and procedures
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
- Bachelor’s degree (Additional experience may substitute for education and additional education may substitute for experience. 30 undergraduate degree credits or 18 graduate degree credits = 1 year of experience)
- Five years of related work experience with computer systems and applications
- Ruby on Rails
- REST API development
- Continuous integration procedures using Docker, Ansible, Jenkins, or similar tools.
- Software development and life-cycle management in an academic library or cultural institution
- User-centered design and accessible web design
- Familiarity with common tools and technologies used in library applications, including Blacklight, Solr and Elastic Search, SFX, and traditional Library Management Systems such as SirsDynix Horizon
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The software engineer will have primary or secondary (backup) responsibility for vendor-hosted and locally hosted systems used in the following functional areas:
- User authentication (EZproxy and Shibboleth)
- Inter-library loan (ILLiad, Relais)
- Course reserves (ARES)
- Citation linking (Umlaut open source software and related SFX knowledge base)
- Catalog and discovery (Horizon and Blacklight)
- Special collections materials management (Aeon)
- Locally developed Database List system based on the FOLIO platform
Classified Title: Software Engineer
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Mon- Fri, 8:30am - 5:00pm
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus
Department name: 10000086-Library Systems
Personnel area: Libraries
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
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