The University of Wisconsin, Madison is looking for a Library Application Developer in Madison, WI. The post states, “The consultant will be responsible for new or revised software development within the UW Madison General Library System including developing and deploying new and existing web applications and backend services, and assisting in the design of infrastructure for the Libraries’ online services. S/He will participate in requirements gathering and application design teams and will contribute to architectural design discussions. S/He will serve on a team that is responsible for supporting and troubleshooting applications running in production. In addition to working with library staff, SDG developers are expected to work closely with faculty, researchers, students, and the general public as an active participant on a variety of task forces and project teams. There will also be frequent interaction with the Division of Information Technology (DoIT) staff as well as Campus/College/Department technical staff, faculty, and vendors. The consultant will have opportunities to participate actively in library and campus-wide committees.”

Qualifications for the position include: “Strong understanding of a design pattern based code framework such as Ruby-on-Rails and ActiveRecord in Ruby or comparable frameworks in Java, and of the underlying principles of object-oriented design; experience with Linked Data, RDF, and triple stores; familiarity with search engines such as Apache Solr; familiarity with building and consuming RESTful web services; experience with HTML5, common Javascript frameworks such as jQuery, CSS3 and CSS preprocessors such as Sassy CSS and less.js, websockets, responsive web design; experience developing for mobile devices, particularly for the mobile web; experience with content management systems such as WordPress; familiarity with Behavior Driven Development and Test Driven Development techniques and supporting technologies; experience with application development across its life cycle; curiosity about the full expanse of the software and system stack.”

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