Minitex Web and Applications Developer – University of MN Twin Cities

Minitex Web and Applications Developer

 
Job ID

352499

Location

Twin Cities

Job Family

Information Technology

Full/Part Time

Full-Time

Regular/Temporary

Regular

Job Code

8631AP

Employee Class

Civil Service

About the Job

The Web and Applications Developer position at Minitex helps build technology that supports state-wide library services, ranging from digital collections, cooperative purchasing, interlibrary loan, and access to state-wide licensed resources.

We offer flexibility in scheduling and remote work options, support for your professional development, and a welcoming work environment that emphasizes work-life balance. Our offices are located near downtown Minneapolis on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus. The area features an abundance of restaurants, coffee shops, trails, lakes, parks, and cultural institutions. 

About Minitex: 

Minitex is a state-funded library organization located at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Our mission is to strengthen libraries, cultural institutions, and the communities they serve. We connect libraries and individuals with information, ideas, and experiences to enrich lives and strengthen communities. Our staff are dedicated professionals, always looking for new and innovative ways to serve. Learn more about us and our full range of services at https://minitex.umn.edu/.  

About the Minitex Technology Unit: 

The Technology Unit supports the staff and mission of Minitex. We have a number of hosted and cloud-based websites that support our services catalog, along with various desktop and server applications that ensure efficiency in our processes.  We strive to provide innovative and collaborative solutions that support and deliver our core services.

Position Description:

The Web and Applications Developer is part of the Minitex Technology unit and works with Minitex staff directly to help build websites and desktop applications that support both library services and internal workflows.  This is an entry level position that will create custom coding to support UI design and layout, application feature development, and process support.  The incumbent will also work with databases and help to ensure data consistency and integrity.  This position will work collaboratively with the other developers in the unit.

Responsibilities:

Build and maintain website functionality (45%)

  • Assist the Web Product Manager with all aspects of software design and coding.
  • Write and maintain code to specification.
  • Work on minor bug fixes.
  • Monitoring the technical performance of websites.
  • Troubleshoot website exceptions.
  • Develop and maintain system integrations.
     

Build and maintain desktop application functionality (45%)

  • Assist the Senior Software Engineer with all aspects of software design and coding.
  • Write and maintain code to specification.
  • Work on minor bug fixes.
  • Monitor the technical performance of desktop applications.
  • Troubleshoot application exceptions and end user issues.  
  • Develop and maintain database schemas.
  • Develop features that support internal processes.

Organizational Duties (10%)

  • Participate effectively and positively in staff meetings.
  • Participate in various staff groups in the office.
  • Research and report to staff on new technology trends and their potential impact on the organization.

Salary: $60,000+ depending on qualifications.

Qualifications

Required:

  • BA/BS degree or a combination of related education and work experience to equal at least four years.
  • Demonstrated experience with development on modern, dynamic web or desktop applications.
  • Demonstrated experience with one or more of: PHP, Ruby, Python, C#, JavaScript, CSS, SQL.
  • Ability to learn new software and technologies quickly.
  • Experience working both independently and in cooperation with a diverse group of colleagues in a collaborative environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred:

  • Familiarity with software development best practices.
  • Demonstrated experience developing web or desktop applications that meet current accessibility standards.
  • Demonstrated experience or education with database systems such as MSSQL, MySQL.
  • Experience with version control systems (Subversion or Git).
  • Experience working in a library, museum, cultural heritage, or higher education environment.

Benefits

Working at the University

At the University of Minnesota, you’ll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning.  We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.

The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Scholarship
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity
  • Financial counseling services 
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost

Please visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding 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 be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your “My Job Applications” page and uploading documents in the “My Cover Letters and Attachments” section.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

Diversity

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:  http://diversity.umn.edu.

Employment Requirements

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.

Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University’s Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit:  https://safe-campus.umn.edu/return-campus/get-the-vax

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.