Information Technology Technical Associate
University of Illinois at Chicago
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. The 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 UIC Library Information Technology division provides support for a wide
range of services, including over 50 unique digital collections, many focusing
on the history and culture of Chicago. Current and forthcoming projects
address large-scale digital asset management and preservation, discovery of
geographic information and support for e-science. The UIC Library is also a
crucial partner in the development of the Chicago Collections Consortium
portal, which will link the archival and digital collections of over a dozen
Chicago area universities and cultural institutions.
Design information, research and storage systems to support the Library's goal
of providing quality resources and expertise to students, faculty and
staff. Act as project manager in designing or modifying
information systems. Reports to the Assistant University
Librarian for Information Technology.
Job Responsibilities (Essential Duties)
1. Works with Assistant University Librarian for IT in
prioritizing projects that will be completed.
2. Meets and negotiates with stakeholders (faculty, students,
staff) to understand their needs and build information systems that improve
access to Library resources.
3. Leads teams in the design of new systems and projects to
modify existing systems.
4. Designs, develops, tests, integrates, supports, and
documents user-facing applications and back-end systems.
5. Designs and develops complex databases for the storage of
research data and reports.
6. Integrates Library information into other campus
7. Maintains knowledge of emerging technologies to support
the Library's evolving virtual services.
8. Perform other related duties and participate in special
projects as assigned.
Any combination totaling two years from the following categories:
progressively more responsible work
experience in IT-related profession b)
college course work in Information Technology (IT), IT Management, or a
closely related discipline, as measured by the following conversion table or
its proportional equivalent:
* 60 semester
hours or Associate's Degree equals one year
* 90 - 120
semester hours or Bachelor's Degree equals two years.
knowledge of web application development and data modeling, including skills
creating and administering relational databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle),
and using database query tools.
knowledge of software development using Python or Java
* Bachelor's degree (computer science, information science, or closely related field).
* Advanced degree in computer or information science, or ALA- accredited MLS is preferred.
* 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.
* Experience working with LAMP or variant environments.
* Experience with HTML5/CSS3.
* 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 and data formats (MARC, EAD, Dublin Core, METS, MODS, etc.).
* Experience working in the context of a software development methodology.
* Experience standard software development tools and techniques (e.g., git, testing frameworks).
* 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 environment.
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
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