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Library Applications Developer

Date Posted:  Jun 2, 2022
Requisition ID:  352400

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204


Work for Indiana

 Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and perform the essential functions of a role.


About the Indiana State Library:
 The Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau is a public library building, located in Indianapolis, Indiana. It is the largest public library in the state of Indiana, housing over 60,000 manuscripts. Established in 1934, the library has gathered a large collection of books on a vast variety of topics.


The starting salary for this position is $ 47,606.00 per year and is commensurate with education and/or experience. 


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


About the Job:

 This position supports the IT systems and function of the Indiana State Library and its initiatives throughout the state. This position must have a thorough understanding of application development, database development, and administration, Linux server administration, and maintenance, open-source software, Windows/Linux operating systems, system maintenance, networking principles, as well as backup and security best practices. This position provides general technical support in the absence of the supervisor of the division for any technical issue.

The position currently focuses most of its time on the Indiana State Library's online applications and the function of its services to the public, both within the Library and the state at large.

A Day in the Life:

 The Library Programs Application Developer is the primary developer for several statewide library web applications, including the InfoExpress Delivery Service, Certification for Indiana Librarians, the Indiana Legacy searchable databases, the Indiana Share Online Billing platform, the Indiana State Library Payment Portal, and Indiana Memory.  As the primary developer, this position requires the individual to gather requirements for, document, design, develop, debug, test, and train for these applications, including new features and updates, as well as any new applications, to meet the needs of the Indiana State Library.

The Library Programs Application Developer also functions as a Systems Administrator for the Linux-based open-source software used by several additional library programs, including the Connect IN public library web and email service, the Indiana Library Listservs, and various other Indiana State Library applications.

In addition, the Library Programs Application Developer maintains and supports the Indiana State Library’s public computer network, including all hardware and library-specific software.
Other duties include:
Technical assistance and training to staff outside of the scope of IoT support.

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

What You'll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirement to be considered for employment:

• Working knowledge of new systems design techniques; 
• Advanced knowledge of application development software languages, including ASP.NET, PHP, HTML/CSS, Javascript, and XML/XSL; 
• Advanced knowledge of database development, including MSSQL and MySQL;
• Advanced knowledge of Linux system administration and operating systems;
• Advanced knowledge of information systems design principles; 
• Advanced knowledge of policies, standards, procedures, and techniques used for application development; 
• Advanced knowledge of application development software tools; 
• Advanced knowledge of information technology equipment, operation, and capabilities; 
• Advanced knowledge of both system and library applications and competent to work on most phases of applications systems analysis and programming activities of those systems;
• Ability to perform logical problem solving and analysis; 
• Effectively communicate both orally and in writing.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.

Difficulty of Work:

The Applications Systems Analyst/Programmer - Intermediate uses considerable judgment in selecting the most pertinent guidelines to follow. Work is broad in scope and requires in-depth analysis of multiple variables to fit various circumstances of a medium to complex enterprise-wide system.

Individual should be self-motivated, creative, and flexible.  Creative problem solving is required to manage the facets of this position.  


Performs independently from instructions given by the MIS Supervisor and other staff in providing the development and implementation of the Indiana State Library’s online applications, databases, and public computer environment.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans;
  • Wellness program (offers a premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards);
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution; 
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities;
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match; 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options; 
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave; 
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave;
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off; 
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years; 
  • Education Reimbursement Program;
  • Group life insurance; 
  • Referral Bonus program;
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits; 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program; 
  • Free Parking for most positions;
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access;


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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