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GA Front End Developer

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 4190840
Title: Graduate Assistant
Functional Title: GA Front End Developer
Category Status: 04-Graduate Assistant
Applicant Search Category: Graduate Assistant
University Authorized FTE: 0.50
Unit: LIBR-Libraries
Hiring Range Minimum:
Hiring Range Maximum:
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Graduate Assistant Front End Developer provides broad programming support to the University of Maryland Libraries for the development and delivery of websites, online exhibits and digital collections, focusing on front-end user interface development. The majority of this work will be using the Hippo CMS ( website development toolkit which is built utilizing Java, Maven, Spring, and Freemarker templates.

The developer will report to the SSDR manager and work closely with a team of full-time and graduate assistant developers in a structured software development and promotion environment. The developer will participate in daily standup meetings, track assignments and progress using JIRA, track code changes using Git, and generate written documentation using Markdown and Confluence wiki.

• 80% – Provide web interface development support for websites, online exhibits and digital collections, primarily using Hippo CMS website development toolkit and content management system

• 20% – Research and develop advanced visualization tools for Libraries’ data and content
• 10% – Provide strong written documentation throughout the software development lifecycle, utilizing tools such as JIRA for issue tracking, Git for version control, and Confluence Wiki for knowledge sharing and documentation.

• 10% – Other administrative and software development duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree.
• Enrolled in a graduate program at the University of Maryland
• Demonstrated ability to research, recommend, and implement best practices for creating an excellent user experience in web applications
• One year of programming experience
• Experience with client-side programming using JavaScript and associated libraries like jQuery
• Experience creating web applications using a Web Application Framework
• Experience using version control software such as Git
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills


• Bachelor’s Degree in a field related to information sciences, computer sciences and engineering, or information management.
• Experience using a Java based web application framework
• Experience using the Angular front-end web application framework
• Experience using the Ruby on Rails web application framework
• Experience using web visualization tools such as D3.js

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:
Posting Date: 04/19/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date
Physical Demands

Extensive use on a computer

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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