Web Developer and Designer (Temporary, Part-time)

Posted: 07/24/17 | SHARE:


The University at Albany Libraries seeks a service-oriented, creative, collaborative, and energetic Web Developer and Designer to provide support to the Library Systems department by making routine modifications to the various systems that support the Libraries' virtual presence.


  • Organizing, maintaining, updating, and improving the Libraries' public web and intranet sites, including the Libraries' online catalog and link resolver pages
  • Maintaining the seamless integration of a variety of disparate web services and resources   
  • Creating documentation and providing training to library faculty and staff  
  • Collecting various website-related data for monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting requirements
  • May also work on administrative and/or database applications

The Web Developer and Designer reports directly to the Head of Library Systems.

This is a temporary (6-month) half-time position offering health insurance, vacation and sick leave, and other benefits.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization
  • One year of professional experience in a directly related position
  • Experience building/managing/integrating web applications and information systems in a web-based Content Management System (CMS) such as Drupal, WordPress, or Joomla
  • Relevant server-side experience with web programming languages and technologies, such as Java, PHP, XML, CSS3, HTML5, and Javascript
  • Experience with structured data, such as XML and JSON
  • Experience with data-driven web applications and data modeling with MySQL
  • Experience implementing search tools and analyzing site structure/traffic
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to work with limited direction and to work on more than one project or task at a time
  • Ability to clearly explain technical topics and communicate effectively with librarians and other staff members
  • Ability to work with a culturally diverse population  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with the Microsoft Internet Information Services server and/or Apache server
  • Understanding of usability and accessibility principles and testing
  • Proficiency in graphics and images design tools, such as Photoshop, and web authoring tools, such as Dreamweaver
  • Demonstrated proficiency in creating a dynamic, data-driven website using a relational database and SQL Server

Additional Information:

Professional Rank and Salary Range: Lead Programmer-Analyst, SL-3; up to $31.25 per hour depending on qualifications and experience

Date to be filled: As soon as possible

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Application Instructions:

Applicants MUST submit the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter addressing the job qualifications
  • Names of three professional references with contact information (include street address, telephone number, e-mail address)

This is a temporary part-time position: 20 hours per week for 6 months. The work schedule will be determined with the successful candidate.  

Finalists will be asked to submit official transcripts.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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