• Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Full Time

LYRASIS is seeking a Lead Mobile Application Developer for our Library Simplified App.

Library Simplified is an open-source digital content aggregator developed for public library use by the New York Public Library. It aggregates content from a library's electronic and audiobook vendors, integrates with the library's ILS for patron access, and provides access to the content. It provides all this content to library patrons to browse, checkout and download via a mobile app (iOS and Android) called SimplyE.

We are looking for a Lead Mobile app Developer, who understands both the Android and iOS platforms as well as have experience in managing software development projects. This role will work closely with our product team, ops team, and community engineering partners to add new features, improve existing code, and troubleshoot issues in the SimplyE mobile app.

Our goals are to build a great book reading and audiobook listening experience while simultaneously contributing to a vibrant open-source community to ensure long term access and sustainability.

Open-source code available here:

This is a remote position working with a distributed team.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


All applicants should have the following:

  • A minimum of 3 years' experience leading a software development team.
  • 8+ years of programming experience
  • 4+ years of experience in mobile app development
  • Experience in managing project timelines/deliverables across 2 mobile apps simultaneously
  • Expertise in Java, Kotlin, Objective-C and Swift
  • Strong knowledge of current mobile development best practices.
  • Familiarity with JavaScript and React
  • Familiarity with test driven development and software testing
  • Proven ability to interact with other developers and business teams
  • Effective oral and written communication skills including writing technical documentation
  • Self-starter that excels in time management, organization, and prioritization
  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent experience) in a related field


It is preferable if applicants have one or more of the following:

  • Code from a previous project that we can see
  • At least one mobile application in the App Store
  • Experience writing specifications for client-server protocols
  • Experience with accessibility in mobile apps
  • Knowledge of DRM/content licensing requirements
  • Experience combining similar code/functionality from multiple platforms
  • Experience working on a remote team
  • Experience contributing to an open-source project

About Us:

LYRASIS is a 501 c 3 non-profit membership organization whose mission is to support enduring access to the world's shared academic, scientific and cultural heritage through leadership in open technologies, content services, digital solutions and collaboration with archives, libraries, museums and knowledge communities worldwide.

LYRASIS was created by its members to help them tackle wide-reaching challenges. LYRASIS is organized into three primary units of focus community supported/open source software, technology hosting services and content creation and acquisition. In addition to these business units, we also offer specific programs such as consulting, training, fiscal services and more.

At LYRASIS, one of our core values is to provide an inclusive environment to all who are employed here. Therefore, the company is intentional in providing fair and equitable employment opportunities to all applicants, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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