Libraries Web Applications Developer 2 – University of MN Twin Cities

Libraries Web Applications Developer 2 (UL425)
Job ID 343507
Location Twin Cities
Job Family Information Technology
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular
Job Code 9702AP
Employee Class

Acad Prof and Admin

About the Job

The University of Minnesota Libraries seeks a Web Applications Developer 2 to join our team of web and application developers. As part of this team of developers, this person will contribute to development on projects such as,,,,,,,, and others.

This person will work with colleagues and stakeholders to develop specifications and deliver site and application functionality to meet those specifications. This person will also work with developer colleagues to create accessible, usable, and performant front-ends that prioritize documented user needs.

The Libraries has a culture that values collaboration and respects subject matter expertise. Our Minneapolis-based application and web development team has historically worked on-site in Wilson Library on the West Bank of the University’s Twin Cities campus, but have been successfully working remotely since early March, 2020. We anticipate returning to a hybrid on-site/remote arrangement this fall. We collaborate using Slack, GitHub, and Zoom.

We build our sites and apps using open-source technologies, and regularly release our work under open-source licenses. Some examples of our work are available here:

The sites and applications we develop at the Libraries serve our diverse user base best when the development team reflects that same diversity. Candidates with backgrounds and identities that are underrepresented in software development are particularly encouraged to apply.



  • Bachelor’s degree and two years of relevant experience, or master’s degree.
  • Demonstrated experience with development on modern, dynamic web applications.
  • Demonstrated experience with one or more of: PHP, Ruby, Python, server-side JavaScript.
  • Demonstrated expertise with HTML, JavaScript, and CSS.
  • Experience working both independently and in cooperation with a diverse group of colleagues in a collaborative environment.


  • Demonstrated experience with one or more of: Ruby on Rails, Drupal.
  • Demonstrated experience developing web applications that meet current accessibility standards.
  • Experience working in a library, museum, cultural heritage, or higher education environment.

This is a full-time, 12-month, annual renewable, academic professional position.  The salary range for this position is $70,000 – 80,000.  The Libraries offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience.  Excellent benefits.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online.  To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions.  You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Please attach the following documents in Word or PDF Format:  (DO NOT copy and paste.)

  • Resume.  
  • Cover Letter (identify cover letter with UL425).  
  • Names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current references. 

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your “My Activities” page and uploading documents there.  Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  To learn more about diversity at the U:

Background Check Information

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research.  Located at the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.