Visiting Research Programmer for Repository Development 
Academic Professional
University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign

Position Available:  Position available immediately.  This is a full-time, three-year visiting academic professional appointment in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library Software Development Group. Position may become permanent dependent on funding.

Duties and Responsibilities:  As part of a team of repository developers, the Research Programmer will be responsible for providing programming and technical support for all components of a large-scale digital preservation management system, codename Medusa, and the technical infrastructure for the IDEALS scholarly communications initiatives within the University Library. As necessary, the Research Programmer may also provide technical support to other scholarly communication or digital preservation research projects or related programs within the Library.

Detailed job duties include but are not limited to the following:
*	Work with project stakeholders and senior programming staff to gather and analyze requirements for repository development and digital preservation, and recommend approaches to meeting those requirements.
*	Working independently or as a member of a small team, will be responsible for implementing the approved recommendations, especially for in-house development, but also for customization or integration of purchased and open source software. 
*	Apply best practices in various software development methodologies, including version control, automated testing and code refactoring, and leveraging appropriate programming frameworks and technical architectures to the requirements and proposed solutions.
*	May supervise student hourly or graduate assistant employees.
*	Encouraged to spend 5% of their time on personal research to learn new skills and stay abreast of the latest developments and trends in software development, especially in the context of a library setting.
*	May also have opportunities to participate in other research grant projects in the Library.

Qualifications: Required:  Bachelor's Degree; Solid understanding of core Web technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript; Experience with one or more relevant programming/scripting languages: Ruby, Python, VB/ASP, Java, etc.; Demonstrated ability to accurately convert client requirements and specifications into working code; Ability to work independently or under only general direction; Motivated, self-starter, proactive, resourceful, naturally inquisitive, desire to continuously improve; Strong oral and written communication skills; able to legally work in the United States by January 15, 2013.  See for Preferred

Salary:  Salary is competitive and is commensurate with experience and credentials. This is a three-year visiting academic professional position. If funding is available after the three years, the position could become permanent.

Apply:   To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at and upload a letter of interest, resume, and contact information including email addresses for three professional references. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered.  For questions, please call: 217-333-8169.

Deadline:   In order to ensure full consideration, applications and nominations must be received by February 19, 2013. Interviews may occur before the closing date; however, no decisions will be made prior to the closing date.

Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. 


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