The duties of this position may allow the employee to work fully remote.

Please consider joining us in the Lehigh University Library community. We are
committed to excellence in supporting teaching, learning, and research. Our
highly motivated staff is known for working together on new and innovative
projects and initiatives. We are one of the Open Library Environment (OLE)
Initiative’s founding partners and have been actively involved in the FOLIO
Collaboration since the project’s inception.

Lehigh University Library is part of a unique merged Library and Technology
Services (LTS) organization. We seek a service-oriented candidate to join our
Library Technology team. The Senior Library Application Developer is
responsible for providing technical expertise and leadership in the design,
development, integration and enhancements supporting the Library Management
Platform and other library applications. The incumbent serves as a liaison to
library departments, participates in selected working groups to improve library
systems and represents Lehigh University on technical committees for
multi-institutional projects. The Lehigh community takes seriously our
commitment to antiracism and The Principles of our Equitable Community.


Serve as the lead developer and administrator for the FOLIO library management
system and Vufind discovery tool; lead the development and deployment of
software services for the FOLIO platform
Represents Lehigh University on open source and consortia technical committees
for the multi-institutional projects, such as FOLIO, VuFind, Project ReShare,
LDP, SimplyE and others; in collaboration with partner institutions, model,
design and develop Web Services, Micro-services and APIs for networked library
Provide technical leadership in the development, integration and enhancements
supporting library applications; participate in technology evaluation,
selection and implementation of software solutions
Perform library workflow analysis as well as system analysis for existing
software systems; identify how to modularize software in existing and new
modules to provide a microservices- based platform for library management


Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, related technical field of study, or
equivalent experience.
5+ years of Software Development Experience in Java.
3+ years of experience with database design and web development technologies
2+ years of experience in developing and implementation of web services using
microservices model

Preferred Skills:

Continuous integration and continuous delivery tools: Jenkins, Maven.
Scripting languages: Shell scripting, python
Data Exchange Format: JSON, XML
Experience and desire to mentor junior developers
Experience with working in Open Source community and projects

Review of applications begins on July 15, 2021 and continues until the
position is filled.

To apply, visit

Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does
not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender
identity, genetic information, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race,
religion, sexual orientation or veteran status. Lehigh University provides
comprehensive benefits including partner benefits. We encourage individuals of
diverse backgrounds, cultures, experiences, identities, and abilities to apply
for this opportunity to join Lehigh community.


Lehigh University is a highly competitive, research-oriented, private
university located one hour north of Philadelphia and 90 minutes west of New
York City. For almost 150 years, Lehigh University has combined outstanding
academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative
research. Lehigh’s four colleges provide graduate and undergraduate education
to approximately 7,000 students.