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UC OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
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The California Digital Library (CDL) is a collaborative effort of the ten campuses of the University of California. As a UC systemwide library, CDL provides services to and on behalf of the UC system, affiliated labs and centers, in partnership with campus libraries. As a globally-connected digital library, CDL occupies a unique position between the local UC campuses and the global digital library infrastructure. The primary user base for CDL services and programs includes UC faculty, students, researchers and library staff. The CDL is a unit within the UC Office of the President, has a staff of 70+ and is located in downtown Oakland.
Through the development of advanced technologies and creative partnerships, the Publishing, Archives, and Digitization program of the California Digital Library provides the University of California research community with innovative open access publishing and distribution solutions, and aggregates world-class digital collections from libraries, archives, and museums throughout the State of California, serving an array of end users including researchers, scholars, students, and the general public. Program services include eScholarship (UC's Open Access IR/Publishing platform, with 85+ journals), Calisphere (an open gateway to over one million digitized historical images, texts and recordings), and the Google Books/HathiTrust projects.
The CDL's Publishing, Archives, and Digitization group develops and maintains production services that enable robust access to unique digital assets from the University of California (UC) and beyond. Through the development of advanced technologies and creative partnerships, we provide the UC scholarly community with innovative open access publication and distribution opportunities and aggregate world-class digital collections from libraries, archives, and museums throughout the State of California, serving an array of end users including researchers, scholars, students, and the general public.
The Application Programmer position is a three-year, 50% time role on the CDL Publishing, Archives, and Digitization team. The incumbent will work collaboratively with senior developers and product and service managers to build and maintain innovative tools to support implementation, reporting, and analysis of the UC's open access policies and the Lawrence Berkeley Lab's open access funding mandate across multiple platforms. Key among these platforms include the UC-wide Publication Management System and eScholarship open access repository. This position will collaborate on new iterations of existing platforms, as well as evaluation and implementation of new open source solutions. The Application Programmer will also have the opportunity to build connections between platforms and to participate in both intra- and cross-team pair programming projects.
CDL welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from individuals from underrepresented groups. CDL seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University of California, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.
CDL is a unit within the Academic Affairs division of the UC Office of the President, has a staff of 75+ and is located in downtown Oakland. Applicants from outside the Bay Area who wish to work remotely will be given equal consideration.
Analysis and Specification: Working with individuals and teams at CDL, on the campuses, and at other institutions; participate in the specification, design, and implementation of online system features. Provide analytical support to define requirements for developing applications to support the CDL's services. Analyze requirements for incorporating new features into existing software. Prepare detailed system specifications, when necessary, obtaining information from technical staff within the CDL, systemwide technical units, at UC campuses, and in external organizations.
Development and Maintenance Programming: Design, write, test, and implement complex programs required to develop new system features and improve existing ones or develop new web-based functionality. Working from functional and design specifications received from services analyst, develop and implement functional specifications for new processes. Operating within CDL technical guidelines and best practices, identify the most appropriate and effective solutions. Coordinate system and application development and upgrades with other programmers in the Access Services team and other teams at CDL.Programming efforts often involve complex inter- connected systems, built in a layered distributed computing architecture and adapting interfaces and middleware to extend core electronic services to the UC community. Develop documentation of processes and programs.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience with UNIX OS and shell scripting as well as a thorough knowledge of and experience with database design and relational databases (for example SQL, Sybase ASE, and ASIQ) and of web-based applications.
Demonstrated working knowledge of web protocols and CGI programming as well as with web frameworks (Spring, Ruby), and UI presentation tools such as JSTL, and XSLT.
Demonstrated knowledge of user interface design, prototyping and web applications.
Demonstrated knowledge of structured programming techniques.
Demonstrated knowledge of unit and regression testing.
Excellent interpersonal skills as demonstrated by the ability to interact with others in a consistently positive manner, exercising discretion, and tact.
Excellent oral communications skills which demonstrate the ability to effectively convey and explain information, liaise with vendors and tactfully deal with diverse people, situations and ideas.
Excellent written communications skills which demonstrate the ability to draft clear, concise and specifications, documentation and reports.
Strong analytical skills as demonstrated by the ability to draw conclusions in a logical, systematic way.
Demonstrated ability to plan assignments and monitor performance according to priorities as demonstrated by regularly meeting established deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to perform competently under pressure, handling interruptions and changes without losing productivity.
Demonstrated experience designing and building complex reports from multiple data sources to monitor and track performance.
Demonstrated ability to construct intuitive data visualizations.
Experience working with Amazon Web Services.
The Application Programmer position is a three-year, 50% time role on the CDL Publishing, Archives, and Digitization team.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary: $47,000 - $50,000 annual (50% FTE)
Benefits: For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: Benefits of Belonging
HOW TO APPLY
Please be prepared to attach a cover letter and resume with your application.
APPLICATION REVIEW DATE
The first review date for this job is September 24, 2021. The position will be open until filled.
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