The Senior Developer will work within an applications management team that provides support and integrations for the Library Services Platform (LSP) and other applications. This position collaborates with staff in the Libraries, across the University, and others in the FOLIO project, in support of library applications, services, and systems in accordance with departmental and university specifications.


Development  40%

  • Integrate the LSP with applications internal and external to the library.
  • Focus on developing innovative approaches to library management software in the LSP environment.
  • Provide technical knowledge of all issues pursuant to the development and implementation of FOLIO at Duke.
  • Ensure established standards are followed and that the latest versions of the software infrastructure are being used, as well as ensuring the applications take advantage of emerging functionality that increases technical productivity or provides value added new services. 

Collaboration   40%

  • Participate in tactical and strategic planning sessions with LSIS team, LSIS Business Analysts, Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), and with the Product Owners (PO). Collaborate with PO, SME teams, UX Designers, and other team members to understand goals, processes, and standards. 
  • Work as a member of the Duke FOLIO project team and maintain excellent relationships with members of the community as well as collaborating partners in FOLIO, through careful consideration and thorough communications on analysis and programming assignments.

Leadership   20%

  • Lead members of the LSIS team and adjacent developers in agile development.
  • Provide leadership in all phases of the software lifecycle of new software solutions.
  • Own areas of project plans and roadmaps ensuring implementation, troubleshooting, and maintenance support. Provide training and support,and serve as a resource for problem analysis and resolution.

Other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None


It is the expectation that all Duke University Libraries staff members will demonstrate exceptional workplace behaviors in the execution of their specific position responsibilities. These behaviors are customer focus, collaboration, creative problem solving, continuous learning, and a commitment to creating a culture of inclusion that values and respects diversity of perspective, background, and experience.


Required: Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of experience and education


Required: 3-6 years of experience or an equivalent combination of experience and education

Qualified applicants must be able to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical experts. Must be able to bring a strong service-oriented and collaborative approach to designing and developing robust and reliable software. Ability to build good working relationships and establish trust with a diverse group of academic and administrative university colleagues.  


  • Demonstrated ability working with enterprise-scale software development. Experience with one or more standard development tools and frameworks. Understanding of common design patterns, service-oriented architecture, and test-driven development.  
  • Demonstrable skill in analyzing complex problems and producing concrete, actionable solutions, specifically as it pertains to production troubleshooting. Experience resolving highly complex integration issues involving multiple technologies and business areas. 
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills are required. Customer service attitude and willingness to work as part of a team in a dynamic and complex environment is required.  Ability to work with a variety of people with varying degrees of technical knowledge. 
  • Work independently with little guidance, seeking functional, technical, and managerial input when needed. 
  • Enthusiasm for learning new technologies.

Preferred Knowledge and Experience in some of these or comparable core technologies and skills:  

  • Agile Development, Scrum Master, and Test Driven Development
  • Java
  • Message queues
  • Javascript and Javascript frameworks, including React and Node.js HTTP/REST and related network protocols
  • JSON/XML and related technologies
  • Use of design patterns in development
  • Modern build and test tools for web application development
  • Accuracy, problem-solving, dependability, and responsibility are essential

Working Conditions

  • Developer is eligible to work remotely if they currently reside in the following states: California, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, DC
  • Normal office environment
  • Occasional weekend and evening work required 

These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position. This description is subject to change at any time.

Salary and Benefits

Salary dependent on qualifications and experience; salary range starts at $80,000. Comprehensive benefits package includes 15 days vacation, 13 holidays, 12 days sick leave; health, dental, disability and life insurance and support for professional development and training.


Since its founding in 1924, Duke University has grown into one of the most prestigious private universities in the world and its medical center ranks annually among the top in the nation. The Duke University Libraries are the shared center of the university's intellectual life, connecting people and ideas. The Libraries consist of the Perkins Library, Bostock Library, Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Lilly Library, and Music Library, and the library at the Duke Marine Laboratory in Beaufort. Duke's library holdings of 6.2 million volumes are among the largest of private universities in the United States. 

Duke is a diverse community committed to the principles of excellence, fairness, and respect for all people. As part of this commitment, we actively value diversity in our workplace and learning environments as we seek to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone. We believe that when we understand, celebrate, and tap into our uniqueness to creatively solve problems and address shared goals, our possibilities are limitless. Duke University Libraries value diversity of thought, perspective, experience, and background and are actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect.              

Duke's hometown is Durham, North Carolina, a city with vibrant research, medical and arts communities, and numerous shops, restaurants and theaters. Durham is located in the Research Triangle, a growing metropolitan area of more than one million people that provides a wide range of cultural, recreational and educational opportunities. The Triangle is conveniently located just a few hours from the mountains and the coast, offers a moderate climate, and has been ranked among the best places to live and to do business.

Duke offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes both traditional benefits such as health insurance, leave time and retirement, as well as wide ranging work/life and cultural benefits. Details can be found at:


An electronic resume, cover letter, and list of 3 references should be submitted at - Search for Requisition ID # 147828.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.                       

Applications which are missing any of the components listed above will not be reviewed.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The Duke University Libraries have a strong commitment to Affirmative Action and is actively seeking to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of our staff.