Division AVP Student and Academic Services
Position Type Permanent Full Time
Location: Athabasca, Alberta
Posted: 07/09/2019 Closing Date: 08/19/2019
Wage Min: $79,569.00 Wage Max: $105,328.00
Athabasca University's Library & Scholarly Resources is hiring to the permanent full-time position of Library Systems and Digital Repositories Analyst.
This position is a key member of the Library & Scholarly Resources team, supporting the analysis, design, development, implementation, and promotion of the Library’s systems, including but not limited to specialized digital repositories, websites and digitized collections. The incumbent will support the Library and Scholarly Resources unit, and other stakeholders with programming expertise, and through the maintenance and enhancement of existing Library systems, and may develop new systems as appropriate.
The incumbent will:
Provide technical support and training related to the Library’s digital repositories, systems, and websites for AU faculty, staff, and students
Monitor, evaluate, research, and disseminate findings and results regarding digital repositories and systems; and promote the use of digital resources.
Analyze various technical activities, software applications, system requirements and make recommendations to alleviate areas of concern.
Collaborate with other university libraries to develop open systems, software, and digital standards that support libraries.
Provide technical skills (software, database, system, programming, etc.) to meet project and web site deliverables.
The incumbent is required to have as a minimum, a 4-year degree, recognized in Canada, in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent and at least 4 years related software programming/analysis/design with Linux system administration experience. Equivalencies may be considered.
Strong understanding of Model-View-Controller pattern is required, and familiarity with other software design patterns is desirable
Exposure to responsive web design is required
Sound knowledge of Linux administration is required
Solid knowledge of web security is required
Solid knowledge of SQL programming, the use of databases, such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Oracle, and knowledge of database administration
Advanced knowledge and experience with software development life cycle and associated processes, such as version control and release management, requirements gathering, software analysis, and design
Experience with Git is desirable
Experience with visual design and user experience design are an asset
Familiarity with web content management systems is desired
Experience with library systems is desired
Experience with metadata standards preferred
Excellent interpersonal skills and oral and written communications skills are required
Strong organizational and problem-solving skills are required
Passionate about clean code and software craftsmanship
Knowledge of copyright regulations involving digital documents is highly desirable
Experience in dealing with the installation and troubleshooting of computer hardware is desirable
Knowledge of digital preservation practices preferred
Strong technical writing/documentation skills are desirable
Strong project management techniques are desirable
The full job description can be viewed at Library Systems and Digital Repositories Analyst
For further information regarding this position, contact Hongxing Geng at (780) 675-6589 or via email at [log in to unmask]
The vibrant town of Athabasca is located in the heart of Alberta's boreal forest on the banks of the Athabasca River. The community offers modern services, affordable housing, excellent public schools and a variety of recreational activities to suit everyone's lifestyle.
Educational credentials will be verified upon hire. All educational credentials must be recognized in Canada.
Please note that only applications received through our online recruitment system will be accepted. You must include your resume and letter of application when applying, along with the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents, and Landed Immigrants will be given priority.
We are committed to employment equity and encourage applications from women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.
Apply now at https://athabascau.acquiretm.com/job_details_clean.aspx?id=1671
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