Virtual: Backend Developer

6.12.17 –  Backend Developer
Koios, USA

Sarah P’s comments:  Interesting premise.  Here are links to more info:
American Libraries Case Study (2016)
Information Today article


Job Type: Contract or Part-time
Closes on: August 9, 2017

About the company:

Koios is library software startup on a mission to make borrowing online as easy as buying. As part of that mission, we’ve been helping libraries show up in local Google search results. We do this with a combination of linked data, search engine optimization, and paid search marketing. Our work has been featured in American Libraries Magazine, Information Today, and LibUX. In hiring, we look for fellow lifelong learners with energy, integrity, and intelligence. Our team is based in Columbia, SC and Washington, DC. Remote work is OK.


We need help growing and maintaining a database of every public library’s holdings across the country. This database powers our cutting-edge library applications, including Libre, Libre Lists, and Free My Wishlist.

Extra credit if you:

  • Have worked with bibliographic data (especially MARC, Z39.50, and/or link resolvers)
  • Have hacked your ILS or discovery layer to do something useful for patrons
  • Are familiar with next-gen library data projects (BIBFRAME, Library.Link, LODLAM)
  • Are comfortable with our stack (Apache, PHP, MySQL, bonus: AngularJS)

Since the code you write will comprise a core part of our product, you’ll work closely with Koios’ founders (you’ll have our cell phone numbers and can call at any time), and you’ll have significant input in the future of the business.

To apply for this role, send an email with resume and/or Github profile to

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