*California State University, Fresno*
*Vacancy # 13442*
*Library Software Applications Developer (Analyst/Programmer - Career)*
Salary Range: $4,372 $9,877 per month
Anticipated Hiring Salary: $4,372 per month
Note: This is a fulltime, probationary, exempt position.
As the center of campus intellectual discovery, the Henry Madden Library at
Fresno State promotes teaching, learning, research, and scholarly
communication at the University by integrating the Library with campus
student success programs and instruction. One of twentythree libraries in
the California State University System, the Library holds over 1.2 million
volumes, comprising print and electronic monographs and serials, and is a
Federal Document Depository. The Library’s mission is to inspire excellence
in teaching, learning, and scholarly activities.
Under the general direction of the Director of Library Technology and
Collections Management, the incumbent serves as a developer that designs,
implements and revises applications that meet library and digital
scholarship needs. The incumbent supports the continued implementation of
technologies that serve teaching and research at Fresno State.
The major duties of the job include:
- Creates and develops applications using current programming languages,
environments, application frameworks; creates and develops datarelated
systems that use MARC, MARCXML, Encoded Archival Description (EAD), Dublin
Core, MODS RDF, and other encoding schemas; identifies, designs, develops,
implements, and revises software applications to meet library and
university needs; supports software applications; analyzes and writes
specifications; devises solutions to system problems; develops and analyzes
new applications and test procedures; writes and edits reports to provide
recommendations, conclusions and other data.
- Writes code to meet user specifications; modifies existing or third
party software; writes documentation for software and processes;
investigates, troubleshoots, debugs programs and code related to library
systems such as the library’s discovery systems, institutional repository,
and other software; performs custom implementation and extension of
repository systems (e.g., Samvera/Hyrax, VIVO), and works extensively with
various web APIs.
- The incumbent works closely with the Library Technology team, the
Digital Initiatives librarian, as well as the Metadata and Institutional
Repository Librarian. The person in this position participates in
campuswide projects in collaboration with the Digital Services Division
and other key units on campus, such as Technology Services, in order to
ensure safety and security of information assets. This individual
frequently serves in a leadership capacity on assigned campuswide
projects. This work will require an aptitude and ability to consult and
communicate with faculty and staff from various departments within the
library and across campus.
The secondary duties of the job include:
- Creates plans and implementation schedules, develops requirements for
the installation and maintenance of new and/or revised systems and
software; develops programs and procedures to enhance operations,
applications, and general system usage; plans and executes disaster
prevention and recovery plans; develops system backup and archival
methodology; maintains data security and integrity; and tracks industry
trends in support of library and information technology.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
*Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:*
- Strong customer service attitude; enthusiasm for working in a
collaborative teamoriented environment
- Knowledge of SOAP web services
- Demonstrated experience with REST API use and integration
- Ability to:
- Develop succinct, timely programming code or modify software in a
logical fashion, which optimizes programming resources and meets
- Perform interactive debugging to test and analyze program failures
- Develop program implementation plans, install software, and apply
fixes Design data structures to maximize efficiency and flexibility
- A history of regular attendance and positive performance evaluations
*Education and Experience:*
- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology,
Information Systems, Information Science, or related field
- Associate Degree and three years of experience developing webbased
- Five years of experience developing webbased software applications
- Demonstrated experience with:
- Application programming techniques and procedures
- Job control and production procedures with an ability to
troubleshoot and isolate production problems and applications code
- At least three of the following serverside programming languages:
- Database modeling, and implementation with databases such as MySQL,
SQLite, or PostgreSQL Teambased development using version
such as Git, Subversion or Mercurial
- Five or more years of demonstrated development experience
- Experience with integration of student information systems, learning
management systems and library systems
- Understanding of digital library preservation and curation concepts,
policies, and best practices
- Functional knowledge of all aspects of full stack development
- Demonstrated experience with test driven development frameworks (ex.
PHPUnit, RSpec, Cucumber, Jasmine, Selenium, Jenkins), and deployment
frameworks and scripting (ex. Vagrant/Docker, Ansible, Fabric/Capistrano)
Understanding of library catalogs, cataloging rules, and encoding standards
- Experience and skills with additional technologies, including
Java/J2SE, Apache httpd, Tomcat, Python/Django, and Solr Experience with
NoSQL databases (e.g. Redis, MongoDB, DynamoDB)
- Knowledge of Semantic Web and Linked Data concepts and technologies
- Familiarity with Metadata standards (e.g. MODS, Dublin Core, MARC,
MARCXML, TEI, EAD, DDI)
- Experience with Angular
- Experience with continuous integration/deployment
- Experience building and optimizing Solr/Lucene indexes
- Demonstrated experience working with repository applications (e.g.,
DSpace, Samvera, Islandora, Fedora, Omeka) Ability to apply and use
operations analysis and structured design analysis techniques
- Experience with the Samvera repository framework
- History of contributions to Open Source Projects and participation in
developer communities Experience working in an academic environment
Applications received by April 4, 2018 will be reviewed for minimum
qualifications and given full consideration by the hiring manager and/or
search committee. Qualified applicants received after that date will be
forwarded upon request to the hiring manager and/or search committee.
Complete the required fields on the online application, a resume, and three
professional references, including telephone numbers, are required. A cover
letter that addresses your qualifications for the position is also
required. Full consideration will not be given to applicants who fail to
complete all application requirements.
Pursuant to Executive Order 1088, reasonable accommodation is to be
provided upon request from an employee or applicant with disabilities,
unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the campus. What
constitutes a reasonable accommodation is to be determined by the campus on
a casebycase basis after it has received the individual's request for
accommodation and engaged in an interactive process. Employees or
applicants requiring reasonable accommodation should contact Human
Resources directly at (559) 2782032 <(559)%20278-2032>.
*How To Apply:*
To apply for this or any open position at Fresno State visit our online
employment site at: *http://jobs.csufresno.edu/
Pursuant to the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of
1986, any offer of employment is contingent upon verification of
individual's eligibility to be employed in the United States.
California State University, Fresno, in conjunction with the CSU policy,
requires that the successful candidate complete a full background check
(including a criminal records check) prior to assuming this position.
Failure to satisfactorily complete or pass the background check may impact
the job offer or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply
for posted positions identified as sensitive.
California State University, Fresno annual security report includes
statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that
occurred on campus, in certain offcampus buildings or property owned or
controlled by Fresno State, and on public property within, or immediately
adjacent to or accessible from the campus. The report also includes
institutional policies concerning campus security, alcohol/drug use, crime
prevention, reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can
obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Campus Police Department or
by accessing the following web site:
The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under
the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to
comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised
July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this
Executive order by accessing the following web site:
This position may be a "designated position" in the California State
University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting
this position may be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to
the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.
Fresno State is a tobaccofree, smokefree and vaporfree campus.
*Other Applicant Information:*
Applicants will receive confirmation of receipt of their application
materials via automatic email reply. In addition, qualified applicants will
receive email notification at the conclusion of the recruitment process.
It is the policy of the California State University to fill vacant
positions represented by the California State University Employees' Union
(CSUEU) with qualified applicants currently employed on the campus. Other
applicants may be selected when it is necessary to meet the best interests
of the campus by obtaining specialized skills and abilities not available
from campus applicants.
*Equal Employment Opportunity:*
California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and
implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with
applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and
regulations. Executive Order 883 prohibits discrimination and Executive
Order 927 prohibits harassment, on the basis of a protected status: race,
color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender
identity, per HR 200412), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy,
mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered
veteran status. Retaliation against individuals for complaining about these
proscribed conduct, opposing such conduct, or participating in an
investigation or proceeding involving such conduct is prohibited by both
Further, California State University, Fresno's statement of commitment to
equal employment opportunity principles is also found in the various
collective bargaining agreements.
California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the California
State University System. The University's mission is to offer highquality
educational opportunities to qualified students at the bachelor's and
master's levels, and in certain applied disciplines, at the doctoral level.
The current student enrollment is approximately 24,000, including a large
percentage of students with diverse and culturally rich backgrounds. The
University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep involvement
with the state, nation, and world. California State University, Fresno
promotes student learning and community engagement through faculty
scholarship and service learning opportunities in collaboration with
community organizations, educational institutions, industry, business and
government. The University was one of the first U.S. Colleges and
Universities to be selected by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement
of Teaching for its Community Engagement Classification.
Metropolitan Fresno, with a multiethnic population of over 600,000, is
located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley on the western edge of the
Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. The campus is within driving distance of San
Francisco, Los Angeles, Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks,
the Monterey Peninsula, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts.
Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and
offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and produce.