Programmer Analyst, Virtual Library Services

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) Library, New York City

As one of the world’s premier oncology centers, MSK is committed to exceptional 
patient care, leading-edge research, and superb educational programs. The close 
collaboration between our physicians and scientists is one of our unique 
strengths, enabling us to provide patients with the best care available today 
as we work to discover more effective strategies to prevent, control, and 
ultimately cure cancer in the future.

The MSK Library is a continuously evolving facility and virtual library, 
supporting physicians, researchers, nurses, health care professionals, 
students, and our patient community. Only those candidates who embrace a 
challenging environment need apply.

We are seeking an innovative, collaborative, forward-thinking, flexible, and 
user-focused developer to bring energy, creativity, and expertise to our team. 
The position develops, codes, tests, and debugs new software or enhancements to 
existing software and typically works with staff from all functional areas: 
content management, user services, and technology initiatives, as well as, 
internal and external contacts to deliver solutions to support a robust 
technological infrastructure essential to the modern library.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on a variety of 
interesting projects including web development, activities that support the 
user’s experience with our library’s digital collections, and enhancement to 
our MSK publication database (Synapse) and ILLiad document delivery. He/she is 
expected to work independently with minimal instruction/supervision, and be 
willing to learn new technologies/systems.


Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field.
Master’s degree in Library Science desired.
Strong proficiency in Ruby, Rails, MySQL and MSSql Server, Mongo Db, Java, 
SOLR, Apache, IIS, Jetty, PHP, C#, Linked Data, CSS, Responsive Web design, 
JQuery, Ajax, XML/XSL/XSD, JSON, Rest, OAuth and Bash shell scripting and Linux 
server configuration.
Operating systems: UNIX, Windows (client and server), Macintosh, Linux
Has previous work experience with Exlibris’ Alma and Primo, content management 
systems (e.g. Drupal), and ILLiad Document Delivery.
Experience working in a team setting, as well as, independently.
Ability to prioritize assignments and work in a fast-paced environment.

Work week: 37.5 hrs

Library Hours of Operation: 8:00am to 7:00pm, Monday – Friday


MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to 
diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All 
qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration 
without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual 
orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status 
or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment 


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