We're a development team in the Hodges Library at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. We’re looking for a full time professional full stack developer who can work on campus during normal business hours, works well in a team and independently, and who will be a good fit with our team. We don't expect someone to know it all. We’re looking for a developer who is comfortable seeking their own answers but also isn’t afraid to ask questions. Applications are filtered through HR’s software so make sure to specify how you meet the 3 years experience (in school, work, unconventional experience, etc.) OR bachelor’s degree in your cover letter. Turnover in this department is rare, so it’s a solid position with room for professional growth.
IT Administrator II (Full Stack Developer)
Exempt Staff (salary position)
John C. Hodges Library (Knoxville, TN)
Reporting to the Libraries lead developer, this position is one of four full stack developers in the Libraries’ Digital Initiatives department. Collaborating with other team members, this position is responsible for developing, implementing, and administering open source software in use by the Libraries. Under the direction of the lead application developer, this position will work to customize and enhance several technologies in use by the Libraries that support digital assets management, digital preservation, media streaming, and end-user discovery and access of library materials. In collaboration with librarians and other developers, the position will help define scope and plan the implementation of new initiatives for the Libraries as well as plan the migration of legacy software to new platforms. As new initiatives for the university arise, this position will work with other members to implement new technologies and develop new expertise and skills to help meet the needs of the Libraries.
Responsibilities & Duties
• Develops and maintains custom services, components, and modules for software in use by the Libraries.
• Participates in the day-to-day development and testing of new applications.
• Uses advanced analysis and other project management techniques to anticipate and prevent major problems affecting the successful completion of projects.
• Evaluates existing and emerging tools, APIs, and other technologies and actively promotes them within the Libraries.
• Performs extensive technical analysis for library systems including identifying risks, anticipating problems, and offering preventative solutions.
• Designs, develops, tests, implements, and documents new applications and information systems.
• Creates new and follows existing documentation, best practices, and procedures.
• Commits local programming to open source software initiatives.
• Participates in the library on-call rotation.
System and Application Administration
• With other team members, administers and maintains open source technologies in use by the Libraries.
• Collaborates with lead systems administrator and other team members to develop application deployment procedures to our Linux servers.
• Performs intermediate level analysis and problem solving as necessary to complete specific assignments.
• Provides ongoing upgrades, enhancements, security patches, and bug fixes to implemented computer programs, systems, and services.
• Uses expertise and systems thinking to create new and improve existing workflows and processes for individuals and groups within the Libraries.
• In accordance with IT-0121, writes security reports for systems and applications the position oversees.
• Provides input into strategic digital initiatives across the Libraries.
• Participates and collaborates in the analysis and design of system resource configurations, improvements, and upgrades.
• Proactively investigates and trains peers on new technologies related to job functions.
• Follows departmental procedures for code creation, review, and approval.
• Seeks input from librarians and non-technical staff on the creation of new applications and improved usability and accessibility in existing services.
• Participates with programmers and developers at other universities on the development and extension of open source technology in use by the Libraries.
• Performs other related duties as required.
This position is required to comply with continuing education requirements. This position is required to participate in a 24/7 on call rotation. Occasionally, this position will require more than 40 hours of work per week including evenings, nights, and weekends as needed.
• 5 years web development experience or 3 years with a bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field.
• Knowledge of software development lifecycle (Planning, analysis, design and development, testing, implementation and maintenance).
• Knowledge of database technologies (MySQL, MariaDB, MongoDB, Cassandra, etc.).
• Knowledge of Linux server environments.
• Knowledge of REST APIs and HTTP.
• Git and GitHub skills.
• HTML and CSS skills.
• Backend scripting language skills (PHP, Java, Perl, Python, Ruby, etc).
• Ability to interact and collaborate with all staff with tact and in a respectful and sensitive manner.
• Ability to develop positive relationships in a large organization.
• Ability to communicate effectively, both oral and written.
• Ability to actively listen.
• Ability to problem solve and analyze complex problems.
• Ability to learn new skills and technologies as needed.
• Ability to multitask, manage priorities, and meet deadlines
• Ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
• Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field
• 5 years web development experience
• 1 year working in an academic environment
• Knowledge of Drupal development framework.
• Knowledge and understanding of web accessibility guidelines and their practical use.
• Knowledge of enterprise search platforms (Solr, Lucene, Elasticsearch, etc.)
• Knowledge of NIST cybersecurity framework.
• Knowledge of model-view-controller code organization and object oriented design.
• Knowledge of open source software development.
• Knowledge of Islandora and Fedora Commons.
• Knowledge of Semantic Web frameworks (RDF, SPARQL).
• Drupal module development skills.
• Modern PHP skills.
• XML and XSLT or XQuery skills.
• Unit and end-to-end testing frameworks skills.
• Containerization skills (Docker).
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