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Applications Developer I

Apply now Department: 3670003040 Hale Library
Job no: 515325
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Regular)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: Hybrid and/or Remote eligible (must reside in US)
Categories: Computer Science / Information Technology, Library
Pay Grade: 09A

About This Role:

This position offers the opportunity to work with a seasoned team of IT professionals and student workers. Kansas State Libraries IT Team serves a large, diverse department that provides high quality services to strengthen the experience at Kansas State University. Work projects provide opportunities to hone skills in design, development, and support of application software such as: Flask/Django based python applications, Drupal, Omni CMS, and other library centric software. Functions include investigating and evaluating user requirements while maintaining accessibility standards. Duties assigned to this position can include application requirement review, application development, system expansion and testing, and database design among other assignments.

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

Worksite Options:

This position is eligible for hybrid and/or remote worksite. Work may be performed on employer premises, designated assignment location and/or performed fully in a remote capacity. An employee who is working remotely must reside within the United States in order to comply with all federal and state laws, filings, or tax requirements.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and two years of relevant experience.  This position may use an educational equivalency as determined relevant by the hiring manager.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Server-side scripting experience (PHP or Python)
  • Software Engineering or closely related programming-focused degree.
  • Demonstrated ability to build web applications with the use of client-side technologies (such as HTML5, CSS3 or JavaScript).
  • Demonstrated ability to build using Responsive Web Design.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly learn new technology skills.
  • Experience using Drupal or other CMS system
  • Experience with Flask / Django
  • Experience with relational databases (MySQL / PostgreSQL)
  • 2 to 3 years of experience with some or all the following: PHP, Python, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, XML, JSON.
  • Experience using Restful API’s
  • Familiarly with containerized applications (Podman, Kubernetes, Docker)
  • Familiarity with version-control systems, such as Git.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. A letter of application. To greatly strengthen your application, please apply your communication skills to clearly address the position responsibilities and qualifications listed above, and demonstrate how your work style, vision, and other distinctive qualities would enhance our organization.
  2. A resume
  3. Names and contact information for three references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening begins immediately and continues until position is filled.

For best consideration, apply by June 4, 2023.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

$46,555-$60,008 annually

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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