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Job: Research Programmer for the Research Data Service at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

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Research Programmer for the Research Data Service
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
Urbana

Position Available: The expected start
date is as soon as possible after the closing date. This is
a 12 month, 100% time Academic Professional position supporting the new
Research Data Service headquartered at the University Library. The candidate
will advance the campus' data science research programs by developing a
repository for deposit of and access to research data
objects.

  
Duties and Responsibilities: As a member of the Repository Development Team
and reporting to the Manager for Repository Development, the Research
Programmer will provide design, programming, and technical support for all
components of a large-scale, campus-wide, research data repository
system.

  
Detailed job duties include but are not limited to the following:

* Work with project stakeholders and development team to gather and analyze requirements for repository development and recommend approaches for meeting those requirements  
* Independently or as a member of a small team, implement approved strategies and recommendations, especially for in-house development but also for customization or integration of purchased and/or 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  
* Use "investigation time" to pursue areas of interest not directly in support of an immediate program need, but in accordance with the University Library's policy on Investigation Time for Academic Professional Employees (http://www.library.illinois.edu/administration/human/resources/investigationtime.html).  
  
Environment: Headquartered in the University Library, the Research Data
Service is a partnership between the Office of the Vice Chancellor for
Research (OVCR), the Library, the Graduate School of Library and Information
Science (GSLIS), Campus Information Technology and Educational Services
(CITES), and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications
(NCSA). The service provides the UIUC research community
with the expertise, tools, and infrastructure necessary to manage and steward
research data.

  
The Library's Repository Development Team responds to changes in repository
technology, evolving user needs, and shifts in scope. Software development is
guided by the principles of Agile Development. The development team works with
stakeholders to generate user requirements, take discrete steps to meet those
requirements, and build on successes. At every iteration, the team produces
working software that meets the highest-priority user
requirements.

  
Qualifications:

  
Required:

* Bachelor's Degree  
* Software development experience  
* Familiarity with programming web applications  
* Experience working in a UNIX/Linux command-line environment  
* 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, interested in continuous improvement  
* Strong oral and written communication skills  
  
Preferred:

* Two or more years of experience in developing and coding interactive, data-driven Web applications in Ruby on Rails and/or Java Web frameworks  
* Experience with open-source software tools relevant to the management and preservation of research datasets of varying size and complexity  
* Experience with software development methodologies and tools, such as agile and scrum, test driven development, source control, versioning, refactoring  
* Experience working with metadata and interoperability standards, particularly heterogeneous scientific data and emerging metadata standards  
  
Salary: Salary is competitive and is
commensurate with experience and
credentials.

  
Campus & Community: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a
comprehensive and major public land-grant university (Doctoral/Research
University-Extensive) that is ranked among the best in the world. Chartered in
1867, it provides undergraduate and graduate education in more than 150 fields
of study, conducts theoretical and applied research, and provides public
service to the state and the nation. It employs 3,000 faculty members who
serve 31,000 undergraduates and 12,000 graduate and professional students;
approximately 25% of faculty receives campus-wide recognition each year for
excellence in teaching. More information about the campus is available at
www.illinois.edu. The University is located in the twin cities of Champaign
and Urbana, which have a combined population of 100,000 and are situated about
140 miles south of Chicago, 120 miles west of Indianapolis, and 170 northeast
of St. Louis. The University and its surrounding communities offer a cultural
and recreational environment ideally suited to the work of a major research
institution. For more information about the community, visit:
http://illinois.edu/about/community/community.html or
http://www.ccchamber.org/.

  
Apply: To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at
https://jobs.illinois.edu 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 must be received
by December 5, 2014.

  
Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color,
national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a
qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes
individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and
value diversity and inclusivity.
(www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).



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