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Boston College Library Applications Developer in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.

Job Description

Boston College Libraries is seeking a Library Applications Developer to join our enthusiastic, collaborative, and supportive team. We’re looking for someone who will enjoy solving interesting problems, experimenting with new ideas, and advocating for user needs. This is an in-person position in the O'Neill Library.

As a Library Applications Developer, you will:

Collaborate with partners from across campus to develop and implement practical, usable library services

Serve as technical lead from design to deployment while balancing interests and requirements from a wide range of stakeholders

Discover and advocate for the needs of Students, Faculty, and Staff

Contribute to the team’s development and support methodologies

Report to the Head of Library Systems and Applications

You’ll love this role if you are passionate about application development and are fascinated by the unique challenges of searching and using library collections online. You’ll work closely with colleagues across the library and university, including archivists, metadata specialists, and scholars.

Boston College Libraries operate in accordance with our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion values statement (library.bc.edu/edi), which is central to our mission. We acknowledge historical, structural, and systemic injustices and are actively working to build a culture that recognizes, values, and empowers all people and provides space for discourse and growth. We expect applicants for this position to demonstrate a commitment to sustaining a respectful, accountable, and intentionally inclusive culture.

Hiring range:

We’re looking to make the right addition to our team. Salary is commensurate with your experience developing web applications in a Linux/Unix environment. Regardless of your experience level, we’re committed to supporting your growth in this role.

Title and salary commensurate with relevant experience based on the following titles and hiring ranges:

Less than 3 years: Associate Library Applications Developer - $60,800 - $76,000

3-5 years: Library Applications Developer - $70,500 - $88,100

5 or more years: Senior Library Applications Developer - $77,750 - $97,200

Requirements

Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree

Occasional weekend or off-work hours are required to handle system outages and routine maintenance.

Additional Qualifications:

You will thrive in this role if you have some of these skills, abilities, and experiences:

You can effectively communicate technical concepts to a non-technical audience

You have demonstrated experience as a front-end and/or back-end developer

You’re committed to documentation, including authoring README files, updating wiki pages, and adding descriptive code comments

You have experience with project management

You can configure and manage Linux web servers such as Apache, NGINX, and Tomcat

You are comfortable working with APIs

You have experience with collaborative version control such as Git

You actively participate in open-source software projects, including bug reporting and contributing code

You have some knowledge or experience with search and indexing platforms such as Solr or Elasticsearch

If you feel that you meet some but not all the requirements, don’t let a confidence gap stop you from applying. Sometimes a list of qualifications can miss the elements that would most strengthen our team; we value the many different skills which make all of us unique.

Closing Statement

Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:

  • Tuition remission for Employees

  • Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements

  • Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

  • Low-Cost Life Insurance

  • Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans

  • Paid Holidays Annually

  • Generous Sick and Vacation Pay

  • Additional benefits can be found on https://www.bc.edu/employeehandbook

Boston College conducts background checks including education, and verifies COVID-19 vaccination as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity .

Boston College's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at https://www.bc.edu/nondiscrimination .

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