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The University of Minnesota Libraries seeks a Web Applications Developer 2 and Web Applications Developer 3 to join our team of web and application developers.
The Web Applications Developer 2 will contribute to development on projects such as www.lib.umn.edu, hsl.lib.umn.edu, mappingprejudice.umn.edu, experts.umn.edu, conservancy.umn.edu, umedia.lib.umn.edu, ojibwe.lib.umn.edu, geo.btaa.org, umbrasearch.org and others.
The Web Applications Developer 3 will be responsible for leading development on our portfolio of Ruby on Rails apps, such as umedia.lib.umn.edu, ojibwe.lib.umn.edu, geo.btaa.org, and umbrasearch.org. This person will be our expert on Ruby on Rails application development, and will set standards and best practices for development, testing, documentation, and deployment of these apps.
The Libraries has a culture that values collaboration and respects subject matter expertise. Our Minneapolis-based application and web development team has historically worked on-site in Wilson Library on the West Bank of the University’s Twin Cities campus, but have been successfully working remotely since early March, 2020. We anticipate returning to a hybrid on-site/remote arrangement this fall. We collaborate using Slack, GitHub, and Zoom.
We build our sites and apps using open-source technologies, and regularly release our work under open-source licenses. Some examples of our work are available here:
The sites and applications we develop at the Libraries serve our diverse user base best when the development team reflects that same diversity. Candidates with backgrounds and identities that are underrepresented in software development are particularly encouraged to apply.
To learn more and apply for these positions, go to the University of Minnesota employment website and search for the Job ID that corresponds with each position:
Web Applications Developer 2: 343507
Web Applications Developer 3: 343508