** Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries (Denver, CO)**  
The Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries (The Alliance)
[] is a consortium of 13 academic and public
libraries in Colorado and Wyoming. The organization is 40
years old and has a history of working in concert to share resources through
cooperative purchasing, special projects, systems management, educational
programs and consulting services. Some
of its software and services are used by other libraries beyond our formal
membership in Colorado and around the country.

**Position Description:**  
The Software Programmer works to support consortial initiatives by designing,
developing, implementing, and maintaining tools and applications for use in
services such as the Prospector union catalog
(, the Gold Rush serials/e-resource
management system (, database licensing
initiatives and general Website development and support.
Some of the software is commercially acquired and the programmer will develop
or add-on related functionality, other software has been locally developed and
is completely under local control. Open source tools and
services are used when possible.

Tasks include, but are not limited to designing, coding and testing software;
assisting in defining technical requirements for tools to fulfill programmatic
needs and defining and implementing interface strategies with other software
systems in use locally and at participating institutions.
Position also maintains relevant documentation, attends project meetings as
needed, and may represent the Alliance at technically-oriented conferences and

**Minimum Qualifications:**  
• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Science or related field
(willing to accept recent college graduates but some experience is helpful)

• Demonstrated ability to program in JavaScript, PHP

• Demonstrated experience with MySQL database technology

• Familiarity with client-server technologies and web-based applications,
including HTML, CSS, JavaScript

• A strong ability to troubleshoot and resolves issues common to open source

• Ability to work independently and with others in a diverse work environment

• Ability to identify, prioritize, and complete tasks based on project

• Ability to communicate with technical and non-technical individuals,
including the ability to

prepare project documentation to support decision-making and end-user training

• Writing and maintaining technical documentation

**Desirable Qualifications:**  
• Familiarity with open-source software development

• Familiarity with regular expressions and parsing techniques, including
languages such as AWK or Perl

• Familiarity or experience with Drupal

• ColdFusion, Perl

• Familiarity with Ajax

• Familiarity with web services and related technologies (e.g., SOAP, REST)

• Familiarity with full-text search engines, (e.g. Lucene, SOLR)

• Familiarity working with version control software

• Familiarity with Linux, including shell scripting

• Familiarity with Apache

• Familiarity with usage statistics including Google Analytics

• Experience with XSL, XML and related technologies and standards

Salary and Benefits: Minimum annual salary negotiable
commensurate with education and experience; includes attractive benefits
package (health, dental, retirement, etc.). This position is "at will" and
reports to the Assistant Director of The Alliance.

**Application Deadline for first consideration:** September 23, 2012 (however, position will remain open until filled)  
Please send cover letter, resume, and list of three references (all packaged
in a single PDF) via email to:

Rose Nelson, Assistant Director

Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries

3801 E. Florida Ave, Suite 515

Denver, CO 80210

(303) 759-3399 (phone)

(303) 759-3363 (fax)

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**About the Alliance**  

The Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries is a non-profit consortium of
eleven libraries in Colorado and Wyoming. It is a 40 year
old partnership of academic, special and public libraries with a history of
working in concert to share resources through cooperative purchasing, special
projects, systems management and consulting services.
Member Libraries include: Auraria Library, Colorado
College, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, Denver Public
Library, Regis University, University of Colorado - Boulder, University of
Colorado - Colorado Springs, University of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical
Campus, University of Denver, University of Northern
Colorado and the University of Wyoming.

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