Web Developer

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 320100 - General Library
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Professional
Position Open Date:

Salary Grade/Minimum Salary:

14 /Minimum: $42,200

Department Profile:

The University Libraries provide their communities of users an ongoing, creative and technologically advanced library program.

Area of Specialization:


Anticipated Appointment Date:

November 1, 2019

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The following examples are intended as illustrations only of the various types of duties assigned in positions allocated to this classification. The absence of specific statements of duties does not exclude those tasks from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment of the position.
1. Maintains existing websites and web applications;
2. Develops new websites and web applications;
3. Works with DIWS team to ensure compliance with WCAG 2.0 AA standards and University policies;
4. Integrates third-party applications into new and existing websites and web applications;
5. Provides technical support, training, and documentation for new and existing websites and web applications to MSU Libraries faculty and staff and other clients as needed;
6. Assists with concept design, content delivery and exploring/recommending emerging technologies and services that will benefit the Libraries and the University;
7. Supervises, trains, and mentor’s student assistants;
8. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in a related field
1 year of related experience in maintaining and developing web-related applications
Substitution allowed for Education:
Indicated education is required; no substitutions allowed.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience building or contributing to open source applications
• Experience building sites with or migrating sites to Drupal
• Experience developing custom modules in Drupal
• Experience managing and participating in development workflows in Jira or other software project management tools

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Strong interpersonal communication, organizational and problem-solving skills
• Demonstrated experience with web development technologies including: HTML, CSS, and PHP; JavaScript and JS frameworks; Typescript; React; NodeJS
• Demonstrated experience with database systems including MySQL; Microsoft SQL; GraphQL; MongoDB
• Demonstrated experience with deployment to Linux operating systems
• Demonstrated commitment to building websites and web applications that meet accessibility standards as defined by the W3C and Section 508;
• Demonstrated commitment to creating and maintaining lay-readable documentation within and outside of code
• Familiarity with Internet protocols, web-based authentication methods and proxy servers in order to manage the site and maintain a high level of security for various databases and websites;

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

• No unusual physical requirements. Must be able to sit at a computer for extended periods of time. Requires limited lifting of files and records and nearly all work is performed in a comfortable indoor facility;
• Frequent external imposed deadlines; set and revised beyond one’s control; interruptions influence priorities; difficult to anticipate nature or volume of work with certainty beyond a few days; meeting of deadlines and coordination of unrelated activities are key to position; involves conflict-resolution or similar interactions involving emotional issues or stress on a regular basis;
• Job frequently requires walking, sitting, reaching, talking, hearing, handling objects with hands;
• Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.
• Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
• No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
• No or very limited physical effort required.

Instructions for Applying:

All applicants must apply online at and attach a cover letter and resume.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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