(Programmer Analyst III - Grade 25)**
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
New Haven, CT
Schedule: Full-time (37.5 hours per
week); Standard Work Week (M-F, 8:30-5:00)
Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in
New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston
and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural
resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory
theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of
Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.
**THE UNIVERSITY AND THE LIBRARY**
The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries,
collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich
and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual
growth and is a highly valued partner in the teaching and research missions of
Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is
its rich spectrum of resources, including more than 12.5 million volumes and
information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books
to electronic databases. The Library is engaged in numerous digital
initiatives designed to provide access to a full array of scholarly
information. Housed in the Sterling Memorial Library and fifteen school and
departmental libraries, it employs a dynamic, diverse, and innovative staff of
over 500 who have the opportunity to work with the highest caliber of faculty
and students, participate on committees, and are involved in other areas of
staff development. For additional information on the Yale
University Library, please visit the Library's web site at
**BEINECKE RARE BOOK & MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY**
The Beinecke Library, one of the world's largest buildings devoted entirely to
rare books and manuscripts, is Yale's principal repository for literary
archives, early manuscripts, and rare books. The Beinecke collections are
internationally known and heavily used by scholars from around the world. For
further information about the Beinecke Library, consult the library's web site
The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library seeks an experienced Lead
Developer to develop, integrate, implement, and support both front end and
back end web applications. Reporting to the Head of
Technology and Digital Assets, the Lead Developer works collegially and
collaboratively with staff within Beinecke, across the Yale University
Library, the Office of Digital Assets & Infrastructure, and Yale Information
Technology Services. Take the lead role in providing recommendations,
technical guidance, designs and documentation for projects related to
implementing new systems, improving existing systems, describing how the new
technology will integrate into staff workflows, and specifying how outside
units or vendors will participate in projects. The right
candidate will have demonstrable track record of developing high quality and
innovative applications, products, and services preferably in a library,
academic institution, or the non-profit sector.
1. Provides technical expertise in developing and supporting programs or
systems of moderate to large size for use by patrons and staff of the Beinecke
Rare Book & Manuscript Library and the Yale University
2. Takes the lead role in providing recommendations, technical guidance,
designs and documentation for projects related to implementing new systems,
improving existing systems, describing how the new technology will integrate
into staff workflows, and specifying how outside units or vendors will
participate in projects.
3. Takes a technical leadership position in selecting and implementing various
library-related software packages and participating in software projects both
within the Yale community and beyond.
4. Formulates and implements project plans, coordinates with other departments
and user groups, and brings projects to timely completion for a diverse set of
5. Drives the development of systems documentation.
Develops formal design proposals, cost and time estimates for new systems.
Trains and mentors technical staff. Provides training to
6. Applies and keeps current with existing and emerging technologies and
methodologies. Provides ongoing input to the establishment
of programming standards, procedures, and methodologies and makes appropriate
7. May be assigned additional responsibilities as required.
**REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE**
1. Bachelor's degree in a relevant area and five years of programming
experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
**REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES**
1. Demonstrated ability with: managing, migrating, and integrating complex
data sets; using and developing web applications and services; both local and
cloud based server environment using UNIX, Linux, and Microsoft Server running
web server software.
2. Expert knowledge of: server side web programming languages; user-facing web
standards and platforms; all aspects of coding, debugging
and unit testing routines for any project.
3. Database administration and programming experience, particularly with
MySQL, MS SQL Server (SSIS, SSRS), PostgreSQL, and/or
Oracle. Must demonstrate the ability to craft SQL, stored
procedures, automate regular ETL routines, and user-defined functions.
4. Strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize workload to meet
deadlines in an environment of multiple and changing
priorities. Apply well-developed analytical and problem
solving skills with an ability to address high-level technical problems and
provide workflow and resource analysis.
5. Ability to communicate effectively through both oral and written
expression. Demonstrated ability to work well independently
and with others. Must be willing to present work to both
technical and lay audiences.
**PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS**
Experience with: PHP, ASP, .Net using C# or Visual Basic, Python, Java,
Servlets/JSP; user-facing web standards/platforms (Drupal,
web); library software (Atlas Aeon, Archivists' Toolkit, VuFind, Blacklight,
LadyBird); search platforms (i.e. Apache Solr); web server
software (Apache HTTP, Tomcat, Microsoft IIS 6/7).
**Salary and Benefits**
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of
a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale
University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and
true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide
variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and
educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational
facilities, and much more.
Applications consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact
information of three professional references should be sent by creating an
account and applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs for immediate
consideration - the STARS req ID for this position is
17625BR. Please be sure to reference 17625BR in your cover
**Background Check Requirements**
All external candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment
background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle and
credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. Internal
candidates may be subject to a motor vehicle or credit check for this position
based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are
contingent on successful completion of the required background check.
Please visit http://www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for
additional information on the background check requirements and process.
Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity
employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and
students and strongly encourages applications from women and members of
underrepresented minority groups.
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