Systems Developer - Back End Applications Developer

Description: The University Libraries is on a mission to build a digital library platform to preserve and highlight the Libraries many distinctive digital resources. We want researchers and students at Ohio State and from around the world to be able to view online our rare materials, including thousands of cartoons and images of historical artifacts. It’s an ambitious goal and we need creative web developers to join our growing team to make it happen. You will gain marketable experience working on large open-source systems with the latest technologies and, at the same time, give back to Ohio State. Our Team We currently have three developers, along with a project manager and business analyst. We collaborate closely with our systems administrators to build reliable and scalable systems. The developers work on Macs with free and open-source software whenever possible. Our primary language is Ruby. We support a few legacy PHP-based apps and content management systems. We practice agile software development with emphasis on short iterations, lightweight requirements-gathering, and partnerships with customers. Our typical week includes Maintenance Monday (dedicated to ticket resolution and application maintenance), daily standups, and four days of project work. We value a collaborative environment, face-to-face conversations, and innovative ideas and are committed to work/life balance. You will have opportunities for remote work and on-call time is limited. You will write code, maintain applications, and support systems Read more about us at: 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.

Required qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in computer & information science or engineering, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; 1+ years of programming experience; 1+ years of experience working with relational databases.

Desired qualifications: Demonstrated experience working with and/or designing APIs.

Travel reimbursement and relocation assistance will not be offered with this position. Target Salary: $55,000 - $65,000 annually.

Please apply online at through November 29, 2015.


Research Commons IT Specialist

 Description: The Ohio State University Libraries seeks a dynamic, innovative, and service-oriented individual for the position of Research Commons IT Specialist within the Infrastructure Support department of the Libraries’ Information Technology division. IT Infrastructure Support provides hardware and software services to The Ohio State University Libraries for both the regular desktop work environment and, increasingly, for intensive, specialized computing solutions. Reporting to the Head of Infrastructure Support, the successful candidate will serve as the primary IT liaison to the new Research Commons service point (; provide expertise and advice on solutions to technology intensive computing needs; educate and train IT and Research Commons colleagues on specialized hardware and software for a complete support environment.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in technical related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience; strong customer service orientation and interpersonal skills, with demonstrated ability to work creatively both independently and collaboratively with diverse groups; excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills with proven success in independently prioritizing work, analyzing information, and managing competing deadlines; excellent written and oral communications skills.

Desired Qualifications: Experience providing support for research projects, including ability to troubleshoot specialized hardware and software applications; ability to take complex concepts and explain them to people with various levels of expertise; experience working with virtual machines and virtual applications; working knowledge of GIS or visualization software applications; experience at an academic or research library, or a computer lab supporting faculty or graduate student researchers.

Travel reimbursement and relocation assistance will not be offered with this position.  Target Salary: $19.00-$23.25 an hour.

Please apply online at from November 7, 2015 through November 29, 2015.