As a member of the Library Technology Services Department, Digital Development Unit, a Web Developer II (Digital Collections Front-End Web Developer) is being recruited to perform duties related to the creation and support of software applications for the Libraries’ Digital Support Services and Digital Partnerships & Strategies Departments, and to develop web applications and services with an emphasis on user experience.
The Library Technology Services Department serves as the focal point for planning, managing and coordinating technology-based Information Resources that support Library operations. The Digital Development Unit is an agile development group that supports internationally recognized digital libraries of critical importance for research, preservation, and culture, including the Florida Digital Newspaper Library, the Digital Library of the Caribbean, and over 300 other outstanding digital collections that comprise the UF Digital Collections (UFDC), containing over 14 million pages.
Facilitates the compilation of analytical data in support of the Digital Support Services (DSS) department. This will include developing tools and reports related to internal statistical gathering data, as well as, Google Analytics to gauge usage of the University of Florida Digital Collections (UFDC).
Perform routine, periodic processes as requested by senior digital programmers and unit supervisor, such as bulk ingests of digital metadata and associated files. Debugging of ingest programs and metadata record sets that are related to bulk record ingest workflows. Install, maintain and instruct DSS staff in the use of digital collection related console applications and toolkits.
Perform other incidental duties necessary to accomplish the essential functions listed above. Represents the Information Technology Department in internal and external committees, teams and similar work-groups.
A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of appropriate experience, or an associate’s degree and four years of appropriate experience.
Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated collaboration skills and ability to work on a team and facilitate collaboration
Experience designing, developing, and testing software to meet requirements and design specifications.
Commitment to contributing to a respectful and caring community for all, including individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives
Strong critical thinking, problem-solving and prioritization skills in the midst of multiple tasks while retaining attentiveness to detail
Ability to be innovative and forward thinking when designing and seeking solutions to complex requests
Full stack development, with demonstrated experience in the following front-end and back-end technologies:
XML and XML schemas
Familiar with RESTful web services and APIs
Automated testing, writing testable code
Use of Git for source code versioning
Eliciting programming requirements from users
Experience developing and delivering training
Ability to transform client generated discussions into viable, value-added services.
Demonstrated design of creativity software systems that meet a continuously changing range of patron and staff service needs as well as the improvement of existing systems.
Additional Salary Information: Actual rate will reflect experience and credentials
Internal Number: 512906
About University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries
The libraries of the University of Florida form the largest information resource system in the state of Florida and serve every college and center in the university, including the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) and the Health Science Center. UF’s libraries consist of seven libraries; six of which comprise the George A. Smathers Libraries.
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