Data Processing Programmer

University of Michigan
Digital Library Production Service

Job Summary

The Library Information Technology (LIT) division provides comprehensive technology support and guidance for the University of Michigan Library system, including hosting digital library collections, coordinating electronic publishing initiatives, and supporting traditional library services (circulation of materials and management of metadata).

The Digital Library Production Service (DLPS), a part of the LIT, is one of the nation's premier organizations for the creation and support of digital library resources, with production level support for electronic library collections. Staff are responsible for creating online access mechanisms, significant digital conversion activities, and they play a role in the University of Michigan Library's work on the HathiTrust digital library.


NOTE: This is a 2-year term position with the possibility for renewal.
NOTE: This position target salary range will be dependent on qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.

DLPS is looking for a talented, resourceful, programmer to process data with an automated workflow by creating, maintaining, documenting, and monitoring software systems. Specific processing tasks include file format conversion, metadata insertion, transformation, validation, and transfer. The person in this position will use and expand the existing set of tools and workflows for digital video. Projects include migration of content from one content management system to another, and the validation and ingest of digital video for the purposes of preservation.

Required Qualifications*

- Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field and 3 to 5 years of work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Demonstrated programming skills in a modern programming language
- Proven experience working successfully in groups
- Facility with Linux-based operating systems
- Great analytical and troubleshooting skills
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to creatively improve workflows and processes

Desired Qualifications*

- Experience using version control systems in software development
- Demonstrated experience with SGML/XML and related technologies and standards
- Demonstrated experience with database technology such as MySQL, including database design and implementation
- Familiarity with batch file processing techniques on the command line

Mission Statement

The University Library mission is to support, enhance, and collaborate in the instructional, research, and service activities of the faculty, students, and staff, and contribute to the common good by collecting, organizing, preserving, communicating, and sharing the record of human knowledge. This mission is accomplished through the provision of the various collections and programs available to patrons of the library system.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Job Opening ID
Working Title
Data Processing Programmer
Job Title
App Programmer/Analyst Inter
Work Location
Ann Arbor Campus
Ann Arbor, MI
Full/Part Time
FLSA Status
Organizational Group
Univ Library
Library Info Tech - DLPS
Posting Begin/End Date
3/15/2013 4/05/2013
$50,000.00 $65,000.00
Career Interest
Information Technology

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