Mar 23, 2017

Developer Lead

  • American Theological Library Association
  • Chicago, IL, United States
Full time Java Python PHP JavaScript Ruby HTML/CSS Front End Developer

Job Description

Join the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) as a Development Lead!


ATLA is the leader in our field. We create the most respected and the most utilized reference databases supporting the study of theology and religion. Students and scholars in over 60 countries turn to our products every day. 


We need a front-end Development Lead to help us take our database driven indexing application and workflows to the next level. We are looking for someone who thrives on finding effective technical solutions for workflow problems; for example, this individual will lead efforts to identify and implement interface changes to better support the work of staff, to provide scripted solutions for manual tasks, and to propose innovative technical solutions for problems we haven’t identified yet.    


The Development Lead also supports the growth and development of two members of ATLA technical staff in the Production Department.


Development Lead:

The Development Lead will primarily support a database driven indexing application that creates exportable XML records for our product offerings on partner platforms. The Development Lead will ensure quality and facilitate reliable deployment of new features, enhancements, and fixes for technology associated with the American Theological Library Association’s (ATLA) product offerings.  The Development Lead is primarily responsible for the design, implementation, test, and release phases of the software development life cycle. This position is responsible for adhering to test-first/test-driven methodologies.


The Development Lead directly supervises one to two employees in the Production Department.

We are looking for someone with 8 years of experience. We use Drupal, PHP - a LAMP stack basically. We ideally want someone with experience supervising staff.

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