Digital Library Programmer
Feinberg School of Medicine
**Job ID: 24965**
**Job Title: Developer**
**Salary Grade:ITS 78**
The Developer develops, codes, tests, and debugs new software or enhancements
to existing software. This position typically works with
senior staff, but may coordinate smaller or less complex projects
independently. This position designs and implements basic
technical solutions ensuring that business needs and requirements are
met. This position performs basic system integration tasks.
Provides estimation for assigned tasks.
This position will work full-time as a Digital Library Programmer in the
Feinberg School of Medicine, Galter Health Sciences Library
(GHSL). The GHSL seeks an innovative, collaborative,
forward-thinking, flexible, and user-focused developer to bring energy,
creativity, and expertise to this position. The successful candidate will have
the opportunity to work on a variety of interesting projects including web
development, digital repository, linked open data projects, digital displays,
and will share responsibility for the functionality, accuracy, navigation, and
user experience of the library's digital information services. The successful
candidate will need to have a good understanding of Linux environment,
databases (mainly PostgreSQL), XML, RDF, automation, integration and
deployment; data modeling and management; Git and gitflow; TDD and agile;
monitoring; object stores; searching and indexing (Solr); authentication and
authorization concepts; Digital Asset Management Systems. The successful
candidate needs to be able to program custom solutions against often poorly
documented APIs. He/she is expected to work independently with minimal
instruction/supervision, and be willing to learn new technologies/systems.
Additionally, this position will work with the Development Team in the Center
for Data Science and Informatics (CDSI), located in the NU Clinical and
Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS), including participate in team
meetings, consult with the team lead on development standards and system
Participates in the development of new goals and strategies based on
interactions with primary user.
Develops plans for software deployment on heterogeneous systems.
Collaborates with user to develop work flow and best practices.
Partners with user in designing features for technology.
Responds to customer inquiries via phone, online, in-person, etc.
Creates and maintains code documentation.
Evaluates feature/upgrade/change requests and recommends action.
Identifies database and software performance issues, and makes adjustments.
Develops and maintains software infrastructure, via patches, bundles, releases
and maintenance packs.
Codes software applications adhering to designs supporting internal business
requirements or external user.
Designs databases and data structures.
Opens tickets with vendors.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree or 2 years equivalent experience, or the equivalent
combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and
abilities can be acquired;
2 years relevant experience;
Experience in the following infrastructures: Apache, Linux Operating System,
Analytical experience in critical thinking, data mining, data modeling,
database design/ data structure, Debugging, judgment, metadata creation and
management, and problem solving;
Project experience in agile environment, Code documentation, collaboration and
teamwork, planning, Scrum project framework;
Software development experience;
Experience working in a UNIX/Linux command-line environment;
Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with a
diverse population of faculty/staff, students, and colleagues;
Demonstrated ability to learn new technology tools/skills;
Evidence of professional initiative and problem-solving skills;
Excellent analytic, interpersonal, time management, and organizational skills;
Excellent written and oral communication skills; demonstrated ability to
communicate effectively both in person and remotely virtually using a variety
of media and technologies
Master in Library and Information Science or a related degree, or the
equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable
knowledge and abilities can be acquired;
Experience working with Open Source software, including multi-platform
Experience working with authentication and authorization protocols;
Demonstrated experience in application development in a research environment
to preserve digital assets within a repository structure;
Experience developing digital library and information management applications;
Experience with digital library metadata standards and encoding schema (such
as MODS, Dublin Core, METS, EAD, OAI-PMH);
Experience working with Application Programming Interfaces (APIs);
Experience working on a team to improve a product or process;
Strong ability to think and act strategically, and demonstrated success at
bringing concepts to realization while meeting deadlines;
Experience working with a version control system (Git preferred);
Demonstrated ability to work creatively, independently, and collaboratively
As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal
background check. Successful applicants will need to submit
to a criminal background check prior to employment.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer
of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
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