A cover letter and resume are important submissions for the hiring team to get a sense of your experience. In the cover letter, please describe your interest in the position and your approach to developing user interfaces that can be used by people with a wide range of backgrounds, needs, skills, and abilities. Submit both a cover letter and resume as one file (due to system limitations). If possible, please include a link to your electronic portfolio/dossier as part of your resume.
HathiTrust is looking for an experienced front-end developer to help create user interfaces for large-scale digital library systems. This includes interfaces for library catalog search, full-text search, online book-reading, personalized collection management, and more. You will help establish best practices and work with developers, designers, and team members to create and modernize interfaces that help improve HathiTrust's websites and applications. You will report to the HathiTrust Enterprise Technology Team Lead.
HathiTrust is a global partnership of 190+ academic and research libraries based at the University of Michigan working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future. Nearly fifteen years after its founding, HathiTrust holds one of the largest sets of digitized books managed by a non-profit organization, offering an unprecedented opportunity to steward the cultural record through connected work that develops capacity and sparks innovation.
Interviews for this position will be conducted remotely via Zoom. Relocation to Ann Arbor is optional for this position.
This position is funded by annual revenue generated by HathiTrust, and will be appointed for a 3-year term with the possibility of reappointment for additional terms.
The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance, generous time off (24 vacation days per year, and 15 sick leave a year), matched retirement contributions with immediate vesting, professional development opportunities, and more. TIAA and Fidelity Investments' retirement benefits are available.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended. Applications will be reviewed as received throughout the posting period and continue until the position is filled.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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