The search below has been extended to May 4 2012. If you have any
questions about the position I'm happy to answer any/all questions.
*Information Technology Technical Associate (Senior Digital Library
*University of Illinois at Chicago, Library Systems*
With general supervision, support the Library's goal to provide quality
resources and expertise to students, faculty and staff by designing
information, research and storage systems. Acts as project manager in
designing or modifying information systems. Reports to the Assistant
University Librarian for Information Technology.
* Works with Assistant University Librarian for IT in prioritizing
projects that will be completed.
* Meets and negotiates with stakeholders (faculty, students, staff) to
understand their needs and build information systems that improve
access to Library resources.
* Leads teams in the design of new systems and projects to modify
* Designs, develops, tests, integrates, supports, and documents
user-facing applications and back-end systems.
* Designs and develops complex databases for the storage of research
data and reports.
* Integrates Library information into other campus information systems.
* Maintains knowledge of emerging technologies to support the
Library's evolving virtual services.
* Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as
* Bachelor's degree (computer science, information science, or closely
related field preferred).
* A minimum of 4 years experience in object-oriented development using
Perl, Python, or Java and in developing applications that interact
with MySQL, PostgreSQL, or Oracle databases using XHTML, CSS 2,
* A minimum of 2 years experience designing and administering
relational databases built in MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, or
Oracle and maintaining systems to manage and transform data in
multiple formats (MARC, EAD, DC, METS, MODS, etc.).
* Experience with HTML 5/CSS3; Web application frameworks; Ajax or
* Demonstrated experience in project management or team leading.
* Demonstrated experience working effectively in a team environment
and the ability to interact effectively with stakeholders.
* Demonstrated ability to support to a user-centered service in a
research-intensive, fast-paced, culturally diverse higher education
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
* Advanced degree in computer or information science, or ALA-
accredited MLS is preferred.
* Experience working in the context of a software development methodology.
* Experience working with LAMP or variant environments.
* Experience with DSpace, Solr, and/or Fedora.
* Knowledge of information technology accessibility issues and techniques
* Knowledge of Semantic Web and Linked Data concepts and technologies.
* Experience or coursework in user testing/user evaluation.
* Knowledge of library practices.
*The Library and the Campus***
The UIC University Library supports, enhances, and collaborates in the
education, research, and service activities of the University by
ensuring that faculty, students, and other users have access to a broad
and diversified range of scholarly resources, both through its own rich
collection of materials and through collaborations with other
institutions; providing expertise; engaging in original research;
instructing students; and collaborating with faculty outside the library.
The University Library at the University of Illinois at Chicago serves
an urban and highly diverse campus of more than 25,000 students and
11,000 faculty and staff members, as well as the Chicago metropolitan
area and the State of Illinois. UIC provides a wide range of students
with a world-class educational opportunity and trains professionals in a
wide range of public service disciplines and is the principal educator
of health sciences professionals in the state.
UIC has a strong commitment to serve its highly diverse community. UIC
especially welcomes applications from women, underrepresented minority
group members, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority
groups and others who would enrich the University's research, teaching,
and Great Cities mission.
General office environment. Regular travel not expected but may occur
occasionally around previously scheduled events. Requires sitting for
extended periods of time, standing, visual acumen, manual dexterity and
fingering for working with computer key boards.
Minimum salary $50,000.
*How to Apply***
This is a full-time civil service position. For fullest consideration,
complete an online application through jobs.uic.edu
<http://jobs.uic.edu/>and submit a cover letter detailing how your
education and experience meet the required and preferred requirements, a
full C.V. or resume, and contact information for three references to
[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> by *Friday, March 30, 2012*.
Please reference *Job Code CB1049 and position title IT Technical
Associate* (Senior Digital Library Applications Developer) in the
subject line. If you have any questions, please contact Library Human
Resources at 312-996-7353.
A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely
rearranging their prejudices.
-- William James