Job Opening: Web Developer – MIT Libraries

Position: Web Developer (Administrative Staff)
Location: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Salary: $65,000 minimum with actual salary dependent upon qualifications and experience
Timeline: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled

Full position posting with application instructions is at:

The MIT Libraries are seeking an experienced, enthusiastic and self-motivated web developer to join a group of developers providing programming and software analysis support across the MIT Libraries.


Reporting to the Head of Software Development and Analysis, the Web Developer will be responsible for technical planning, development, and implementation of Web-based applications and interfaces. S/he will work collaboratively with members of the User Experience and Enterprise Systems departments to implement enhancements to the MIT Libraries website presence and electronic resources discovery and access systems. The Web Developer will maintain up-to-date system documentation and manage code in a version-control system. S/he will also work with both technical and non-technical library staff to provide general web development guidance and expertise. As a member of the Software Development and Analysis Department, the Web Developer will work with other software engineers in supporting the ongoing development of the MIT Libraries software infrastructure, including, but not limited to, institutional repositories (DSpace, and others), digital library collection management systems, digital archiving systems, GIS web applications, and other digital library systems. S/he will collaborate with other technology partners both on and off-campus.


Required: Bachelor’s degree. Three years of website development experience in a Unix/Linux environment. Demonstrated experience developing and maintaining web applications. Demonstrated proficiency in one or more of the following programming languages: PHP, Ruby, Python, Java. Strong working knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, AJAX. Demonstrated proficiency with Javascript and related libraries/frameworks (e.g., jQuery, node.js). Proven ability to meet deadlines and manage competing priorities. Flexibility and a collaborative approach to innovation, problem-solving, and working across organizational boundaries with technical and non-technical library staff and faculty. Ability to be productive independently and to work successfully in a team environment within a culturally diverse community. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Preferred: Demonstrated experience managing and extending a WordPress or Drupal instance strongly preferred. Familiarity with responsive web design practices. Experience developing mobile website applications. Experience designing, developing and/or consuming HTTP-based web services (e.g., XML, JSON). Familiarity with open source repository systems such as DSpace, Fedora, and affiliated projects and services such as DuraSpace. Knowledge of web accessibility standards and best practices. Experience working in a library or academic computing environment.


$65,000 minimum. Actual salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health and retirement plans, a dental plan, and tuition assistance. The MIT Libraries afford a flexible and collegial working environment and foster professional growth of staff with management training and travel funding for professional meetings.


Apply online at: Please include cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly encourages applications from qualified women and minority candidates.

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