Department: University Libraries - Digital Initiatives
POSITION SUMMARY Reporting to the Libraries lead developer, this position is one of four full stack developers in the Libraries' Digital Initiatives department. Collaborating with other team members, this position is responsible for developing, implementing, and administering open source software in use by the Libraries. Under the direction of the lead application developer, this position will work to customize and enhance several technologies in use by the Libraries that support digital assets management, digital preservation, media streaming, and end-user discovery and access of library materials. In collaboration with librarians and other developers, the position will help define scope and plan the implementation of new initiatives for the Libraries as well as plan the migration of legacy software to new platforms. As new initiatives for the university arise, this position will work with other members to implement new technologies and develop new expertise and skills to help meet the needs of the Libraries.
RESPONSIBILITIES Application Development
Develops and maintains custom services, components, and modules for software in use by the Libraries.
Participates in the day-to-day development and testing of new applications.
Uses advanced analysis and other project management techniques to anticipate and prevent major problems affecting the successful completion of projects.
Evaluates existing and emerging tools, APIs, and other technologies and actively promotes them within the Libraries.
Performs extensive technical analysis for library systems including identifying risks, anticipating problems, and offering preventative solutions.
Designs, develops, tests, implements, and documents new applications and information systems.
Creates new and follows existing documentation, best practices, and procedures.
Commits local programming to open source software initiatives.
Participates in the library on-call rotation. System and Application Administration
With other team members, administers and maintains open source technologies in use by the Libraries.
Collaborates with lead systems administrator and other team members to develop application deployment procedures to our Linux servers.
Performs intermediate level analysis and problem solving as necessary to complete specific assignments.
Provides ongoing upgrades, enhancements, security patches, and bug fixes to implemented computer programs, systems, and services.
Uses expertise and systems thinking to create new and improve existing workflows and processes for individuals and groups within the Libraries.
In accordance with IT-0121, writes security reports for systems and applications the position oversees.
Provides input into strategic digital initiatives across the Libraries.
Participates and collaborates in the analysis and design of system resource configurations, improvements, and upgrades.
Proactively investigates and trains peers on new technologies related to job functions.
Follows departmental procedures for code creation, review, and approval.
Seeks input from librarians and non-technical staff on the creation of new applications and improved usability and accessibility in existing services.
Participates with programmers and developers at other universities on the development and extension of open source technology in use by the Libraries.
Performs other related duties as required.
This position is required to comply with continuing education requirements. This position is required to participate in a 24/7 on call rotation. Occasionally, this position will require more than 40 hours of work per week including evenings, nights, and weekends as needed.
Internal Number: 172793
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