Data/GIS Technology Lead
University of California, Berkeley -- Library
Data/GIS Technology Lead #19862
Job ID: 19862
Location: Main Campus-Berkeley
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Department: Library Administration
Applications will be reviewed until September 16, 2015.
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic
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perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and
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and cultural-make it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.
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high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and
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candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley
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Application Review Date
Applications will be reviewed until September 16, 2015.
The UC Berkeley Library provides scholarly information to all faculty and
students in the support of the University's research and instruction mission.
The Library Applications & Publishing Group (LAP) provides technical support
for Library, including developing, purchasing and/or supporting all types of
hardware platforms and software applications. LAP has primary responsibility
for supporting and building UC Berkeley Library's Integrated Library System
(ILS), Digital Library, and web presence.
The UC Berkeley Library is a leader in the investigation and implementation of
advanced digital library services. Areas of current work include scalable
digital library system architectures, developing efficient methods for
creating digital library content, the long-term preservation of digital
materials, and standards for digital objects, digitization, and archival
collection descriptions. The Web Publishing Group (WPG) supports digital
library activities by providing managerial and technical analysis, writing
programs to create digital content, writing, enhancing, and maintaining tools
to publish, create, and manage digital objects, and training staff for
projects that add content to our digital library.
The UC Berkeley Library is currently seeking a Data Technology Lead. This
position supports the Library's data applications, including GIS, and other
digital library programs. This position also supports and maintains
applications that are critical to the Library which support the campus
The Data Technology Lead will:
Support the Library's data applications, including GIS, and other digital
Adopt, adapt, develop and maintain software to provide a web-based geospatial
discovery and access portal using open source technologies in an inter-
institutional, community-based, development effort
Work with server and database administrators to provision the necessary
computing systems to support data services.
Implement and manage spatial data infrastructure, including administration of
specialized GIS application including geoserver, geohydra, geoblacklight.
Develop software for the import and management of UCB's GIS data collections.
Manage data services, e.g., OAI, SOLR API, data set management and access.
Play an active role in higher education and GIS researcher community,
representing UCB Library in this community and the development of open source
and consortial service efforts.
Guide less experienced staff or works as team leader/supervisor when
Serve as a subject matter expert, providing technical expertise to project
manager and other Library staff to define application specifications, staffing
needs and timeline.
Independently create specifications, design information architecture,
coordinate and assign work with other programmers, determine system needs, and
follow through with testing and quality control.
Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
Minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible work experience in a similar
role or field.
Thorough knowledge of applications programming function.
Demonstrated ability to communicate technical information in a clear and
concise manner with both technical and non-technical staff.
Ability to understand business needs and how business systems can support
Demonstrated ability to be self motivated, work independently or as part of a
team, learn quickly, meet deadlines and resolve moderately complex problems.
Advanced skills in web applications, web programming languages and object
oriented programming concepts.
Experience with Perl, PHP, Python, or other programming languages
Knowledge of shell scripting languages, e.g., sh, csh, ksh
Knowledge of data services, e.g., OAI, SOLR API
Demonstrated knowledge of Linux environment, tools, and libraries
Knowledge of raster and vector resources, geodatabase configuration and
management tools (e.g., GeoServer, OpenLayers, OGC standards, etc).
Experience in software engineering in web, solr-lucene, and database-backed
application environments, and experience in contributing and/or defining the
technical architecture of complex systems.
Experience with Ruby, and Ruby on Rails, for application development and
enhancements to framework, including plug-ins, engines and gems, for
developing and deploying applications.
Knowledge of different image formats
Skills needed to develop conversion and system implementation plans.
Knowledge of SQL language and experience with database software, e.g., MySQL
Knowledge of CGI and Servlet programming
Experience installing, upgrading, or configuring Apache
Knowledge of other related areas of IT.
Knowledge relating to the design and development of applications programs
across the organization.
Salary & Benefits
Annual: $58,700 - $85,000.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the
University visit: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-
How to Apply
To apply, please visit http://jobs.berkeley.edu/job-listings.html. Please
submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
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