Job Posting: Digital Library Developer, UC Santa Barbara Library (Full-time remote eligible)

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Chrissy Rissmeyer

May 18, 2023, 8:04:00 AMMay 18

I am happy to share that the UC Santa Barbara Library is hiring for a Digital Library Front End Developer / User Experience Designer. This position is eligible for remote work. I've included a brief description of the position below -- please see the full posting for more details and to apply. Please consider joining our team!

For primary consideration, apply by 05/23/2023, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at Job #53110 (Direct link)

Brief Summary of Job Duties
Under the direction of the Director for Digital Library Development, and operating in a large, complex, and heterogeneous computing environment, serves as the front-end developer and user experience designer for a collaborative, cross-functional Agile development team. This role combines technical implementation with user experience design; we're looking for an experienced software professional with a strong understanding of industry practices, community standards, and relevant policies and procedures to help develop software and web applications for the UC Santa Barbara Library. In particular, this role will:

  • Develop user interfaces for software and web applications for the Library and UC System.

  • Produce specifications describing user requirements and internal structures for software and web applications.

  • Create, evaluate, and implement designs for software and web applications for the Library and UC system.

  • Provide user interface design, evaluation, and technical maintenance with the goal of promoting consistent interface design, usability, and compliance with federal, UC, and campus web accessibility standards and policies.

  • Collaborate with Library Marketing & Communications, UCSB Office of Public Affairs & Communications, and Library and campus IT to ensure a consistent look and feel across Library websites and applications in conformance with campus branding guidelines.

The UC Santa Barbara Library's Digital Library Development (DLD) department is responsible for developing digital platforms, tools, and content to support teaching, research, and outreach. The DLD engineering team works collaboratively to develop and deploy software and web applications supporting this mission. We use Agile- and DevOps-aware methodologies; our primary technologies include Ruby on Rails, Docker, and Kubernetes. Our work frequently involves collaboration with other UC campuses and open-source partners, and much of our code is hosted in public (GitLab) repositories.

Chrissy Rissmeyer
Director, Digital Library Development
Office: (805) 893-4149
UC Santa Barbara
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