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Provides computational support for Duke University Libraries’ mission of partnering with campus researchers. Develops new features and applications, while maintaining existing platforms and keeping software components updated to current releases. Participates in Agile development teams and consults with partners and stakeholders on digital initiatives. Acts as lead developer for selected software projects.


  • Develops, customizes, and maintains applications in support of collections, services, and research. Works with DUL stakeholders and partners on a wide range of technology initiatives.
  • Collaborates on the specification, development, implementation, testing, and assessment of projects related to academic research and library systems.
  • Enhances and maintains existing infrastructure for digital repositories and preservation, web applications, and library services platforms.
  • Develops and maintains cloud-based services and manages migrations to cloud storage.
  • Works with technology leaders to plan for the sustainability and scalability of DUL platforms.
  • Represents the Libraries in campus technology forums, extended open-source communities, and various cross-institutional collaborations.
  • Reviews professional literature and other forums to stay abreast of new methodologies and practices relevant to library technology; attends relevant conferences and meetings.
  • Performs 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.

Preferred:  Advanced degree in computer science, information science, or related field.


Required:  At least three years of professional experience developing and implementing technology projects.

Preferred:  At least five years of experience working in production-oriented software development. Demonstrated ability to develop software architecture to support research in higher education. Experience with cloud-based architectures such as AWS or Azure, and container orchestrations systems such as Kubernetes. Experience with at least three programming languages. Experience with software lifecycle management, automated testing, continuous integration, containerization, monitoring, and version control systems.

Working Conditions

  • Occasionally works in an environment in which exposure to materials containing dust and mold is possible
  • Normal office environment

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; anticipated salary range $100,000-$120,000. Comprehensive benefits package includes 15 days vacation, 14 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 # 242633. 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 aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

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.