Job Title: Lead Applications Developer, Library (0652U) #26346
Job ID: 26346
Location: Main Campus-Berkeley
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Department Library Administration
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The UC Berkeley Library provides scholarly information to faculty and students in support of the University's research and instruction mission. Library IT provides technical support for Library including developing, purchasing, and/or supporting all types of hardware platforms and software applications. LIT has primary responsibility for supporting and building UC Berkeley Library's Integrated Library System (ILS), library website(s) (Drupal), and digital projects. The digital projects are research vehicles that are used by library patrons ranging from UCB faculty, students, and staff; other institutions' faculty and graduate students, and the general public. The UC Berkeley Library is a leader in the investigation and implementation of advanced digital library services. Areas of current work include scalable digital library system architectures; efficient methods for creating digital library content; long-term preservation of digital materials; and standards for digital objects, digitization, and archival collection descriptions. LIT supports digital library activities by providing managerial and technical analysis; writing programs to create digital content; writing, enhancing, and maintaining tools to publish, create, and manage digital objects; and training staff for projects that add content to our digital library. This position is a member of the Library IT Applications Unit, which supports and creates a variety of applications in a variety of languages, including applications that support digital collections and Library business services.
Collaborates with team leads and members to develop consensus on solutions. Takes ownership of difficult and complex problems. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Projects will include developing specifications and gathering requirements to writing applications or evaluating third party and open source applications. Writes and modifies programs to support a variety of services and documents applications and processes. Ensures services are secure and up-to-date. Improves current development processes and strategies. Works with application team to automate processes, encourages programming best practices and helps develop a high performing and integrated team.
As the Lead Applications Developer in the Library IT unit, this position will:
Provide technical expertise to project managers and other Library staff to define application specifications, staffing needs, and timelines
Develop specifications and gather requirements for assignments
Write and modify programs to support a variety of services, documents applications, and processes
Ensure services are secure and up-to-date
Troubleshoot and resolve issues in dev, test, and production environments
Evaluate third party and open source software and provide their assessment to management.
Projects often include working with multiple units within the Library, other departments across the campus, multiple UC campuses, the California Digital Library, and/or external vendors.
Minimum of 5 years of application development work experience.
Full Stack development experience
Experience with programming languages and frameworks such as Ruby, Java, Perl, PHP, Rails, ActiveRecord, Hibernate
Understanding of front end security issues
Working knowledge of SQL language and experience with database software, e.g., MySQL, PostgreSQL
Working knowledge of Linux environment, tools, and libraries
Knowledge of other related areas of IT, e.g., system administration, operating systems, etc..
Must be self-motivated, able to work independently or as part of a team, able to learn quickly, work on multiple projects at the same time, meet deadlines and demonstrate problem solving skills
Ability to work unusual hours on short notice in order to resolve critical problems or comply with maintenance schedules
Experience with devops processes and support
Must be able to communicate technical information in a clear and concise manner.
Requires ability to understand business needs and how business systems can support those needs.
Has ability to interface with management on a regular basis
Knowledge of Scrum/Agile methodologies.
Experience developing applications across an enterprise organization
Experience with continuous integration and testing with version control
Experience with mobile design and development, including responsive design
Knowledge of digital library projects
Experience in a higher education environment
Working knowledge of project management approaches, tools and phases of the project lifecycle, as well as managing resources, scope, and schedule
Has skills needed to develop conversion and system implementation plans.
Salary & Benefits
Salary Range: $77,300.00 - $117,800.00 For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
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