Consistently named one of IDG's Computerworld 100 Best Places to Work in IT,
OCLC is a nonprofit library service and research organization that has
provided computer-based cataloging, reference, resource sharing, eContent,
preservation, library management and Web services to 74,000 libraries in 170
countries and territories. OCLC and its member libraries worldwide have
created and maintain WorldCat, the world's richest online resource for finding
library materials. We are seeking candidates for a
Consulting Systems Engineer at our Corporate Headquarters located in Dublin,

The person in this position will serve as consulting engineer, portfolio
liaison and systems analyst for Global Systems and Information Technology
(GS&IT), including leading engineering and provisioning efforts to support the
OCLC products and portfolios, as well as enterprise systems and the global
data centers. Provide program support for enterprise-wide
IT efforts, including project management and technical documentation. Position
follows and ensures adherence to the PMLC processes as they relate to GS&IT
services to our product groups.


Serves as GSIT-Product Liaison to product and global engineering personnel to
plan initiatives, understand system requirements, provision equipment and
configuration specifications with internal fulfillment teams and ensure the
quality end-to-end delivery of GSIT services and technologies to meet software
and other release requirements.

Uses industry standard programming techniques to translate requirements and
designs into integrated system deliverables.

Analyze and solve problems in existing systems.

Understands Cloud computing technologies and processes, Service Oriented
Architectures (SOA's) and is able to develop technical specifications for the
infrastructure environment.

Assists in developing functional requirements from prototype systems.

Plans and participates in load, capacity, and performance analysis and/or
testing, along with recommending/making improvements/fixes to systems.

Provides technical documentation including systems architecture diagrams,
operating support procedures and service level agreement documents. Works
closely with developers and other engineers to create artifacts to document
the end-to-end designs of products and services.

Participates in architectural reviews and plans.

Interprets all OCLC ISO-9000 and ISO-27001 procedures and the PMLC, as they
pertain to their work unit, and continually seeks improvements to systems
infrastructure procedures.

Participates in the business analysis, systems design and implementation of
3rd party solutions for OCLC applications with the ability to understand the
impact and analyze the risk.

Other tasks as assigned.


Strong technical background is required -- infrastructure services
(preferred); application development (secondary).

Ability to implement industry standard systems engineering techniques by:

Mastering advanced fundamental systems to software design concepts, practices,
and procedures, and

Having the ability to analyze and solve problems in existing
systems. Must have the ability to concentrate on a strictly
technical focus, project management or a combination of the two depending on
interests and project load of the work unit.

Expert in at least one discipline (UI, telecom, database, performance, etc.)
on a single product or research project.

Has experience with Cloud computing technologies and relationship management
with service provider.

Has successfully implemented across multiple areas of functionality.

Participates as technical lead in sub-projects.

Works with other areas in implementing significant architectural changes.

Understands technical documentation techniques and practices; ability to
provide these services.

Project Management Focus: Successfully manages multiple
projects or sub-projects, at a Project Initiation approved level of up to
$500,000, using proven project management techniques.

Strong negotiation and problem solving skills.

Bachelor's degree in a Computer Science or related discipline required and
skills usually represented by 5-8 years of infrastructure engineering and
deployments and/or software development. Project management experience
required. Relationship management with business and/or product groups is a

Technical Focus

Must have ability to meet detailed delivery specifications.

Global distributed systems and working in a multi-regional organization,
crossing time-zones and cultures.

Strong communication and inter-personal skills are required.

In order to be considered for this position, you must go to the OCLC Career
Center (Internet) and apply towards Job ID 2223, Consulting Systems Engineer.

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