Digital Library Web Developer at The Ohio State University

Digital Library Web Developer at The Ohio State University

Job Type
Posting Date
February 25, 2021
Location of Position

Columbus, OH

Company Summary

The Ohio State University is proud to be a premier employer that provides an exceptional total rewards package including medical, dental, vision and many other “hidden” benefits. Our competitive benefits package is offered to all eligible faculty and staff in order to attract, develop and retain top performers eager to share their talent, time and success. Our benefits support your health and financial goals and include not only health insurance, but also generous state retirement, tuition assistance for our employees and their dependents, wellness initiatives, and much more. Please visit for detailed information. Be your best at The Ohio State University!

Duties and Responsibilities

The Ohio State University Libraries promotes innovative research and creative expression, advances effective teaching, curates and preserves information essential for scholarship and learning at Ohio State, and shares knowledge and culture with the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world. We are on a mission to build digital library platforms that preserve and provide access to our unique and distinctive digital materials and scholarly records. It's an ambitious goal, and we need a creative web developer to join our team.

As a Digital Library Web Developer, you will be a member of the Application Development & Operations (AD&O) team in the IT Division of the University Libraries. You will primarily write code, develop tests, collaboratively deploy code, and maintain applications, including Digital Collections, Special Collections Registry, Discover, and the Libraries website. Our team uses Agile frameworks, promotes a DevOps culture, and aspires to continuous delivery. Our tool set is varied and evolving, and currently includes Node.js, Vue.js, Elasticsearch, Ruby, PHP, and Docker. We are currently engaged in containerizing and migrating our specialized systems to Amazon Web Services.

The successful candidate will be committed to quality, user-centered design, accessibility, lifelong learning, and respectful collaboration with colleagues and will work well independently and in teams. All employees of University Libraries are expected to support and exhibit behaviors that advance the Libraries values of Discovery, Connection, Equity, Integrity, and Stewardship (

The Libraries is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and encourages all employees to fully incorporate their diverse backgrounds, skills and life experiences into their work and towards the Libraries' mission.  Travel reimbursement and relocation assistance will not be offered for this position.  Based on business needs and position responsibilities, this position is eligible for a remote/telework arrangement.

Position Requirements

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with application containerization (e.g. Docker)
  • Experience with search and indexing engines (e.g. Elasticsearch, Solr)
  • Familiarity with specialized open-source Library platforms (e.g. Samvera, Open Journal Systems, DSpace)

Pay Range:

$70,000 – $75,000 annually

Required Experience

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 4+ years of experience in web development
  • Experience developing with server-side application frameworks (e.g. Ruby on Rails) and modern front-end JavaScript frameworks (e.g. Vue.js)
  • Experience working with relational or NoSQL databases (e.g. MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL)
  • Experience using source code management tools, such as Git

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The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.  The Ohio State University is a member of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance.