Drupal Developer & Digital Repository Specialist (please see full job posting here: http://www.hr.niu.edu/employment/JobDetail.cfm?Job=27803) Posted On: Thursday, January 08, 2015 Deadline: Monday, February 09, 2015 Position Type: Civil Service Department: University Libraries Contact: Human Resource Services | 815-753-6000 Phone: 815-753-6000 RESPONSIBILITIES Northern Illinois University seeks an enthusiastic and flexible individual to join the Library’s Digital Initiatives unit. The Drupal Developer & Digital Repository Specialist will continue the design and development of a technical infrastructure to support the management, preservation and appropriate access to library collections and digital scholarship at NIU. This position is responsible for the research, development, and ongoing maintenance of the library’s digital repository, running in Islandora/Fedora. The Drupal Developer & Digital Repository Specialist works with library staff to plan and design new websites and uses new web service technologies related to the repository to improve the user experience in discovering, finding, or acquiring library content. Scheduled work hours are 8-4:30, M-F Starting salary commensurate with experience plus benefits (Click here for employment benefit information) ( http://www.hr.niu.edu/resources/files/Downloads/3200-Civil%20Service%20Employment%20Information.pdf) . REQUIRED SKILLS Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field, or 3-5 years related work experience Experience working with the Drupal content management system In-depth knowledge of Drupal site building, theming, and coding of modules Demonstrated ability to create and adopt custom Drupal modules Facility with and enthusiasm for open source software Fluency in web scripting languages such as PHP Excellent communication and interpersonal skills Flexibility and willingness to collaborate with both technical and non-technical staff in a team/ cooperative environment. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously Ability to work well independently and to troubleshoot problems creatively This is a security-sensitive position. Before any offer of employment is made, the University will conduct a pre-employment criminal background investigation, which includes a criminal background check. PREFERRED SKILLS Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Science, Library Science, or related field Knowledge of or direct experience with Fedora Commons and Islandora Knowledge of data transformation techniques utilizing XML and related technologies Knowledge of additional scripting languages such as Perl, Python, Ruby Experience working with APIs, RESTful web services, JSON, and/or AJAX Experience with or knowledge of maintenance of MySQL databases Basic web server administration experience (Apache, Tomcat, Linux/Unix) Awareness of metadata schemes used in library environment Experience working with Apache SOLR/Lucene search platform Experience with versioning system (e.g. GitHub) Knowledge of semantic web technologies and web ontology languages (RDF and/or OWL) Excellent sense of visual design, graphic production, and information architecture Supervisory experience MATERIALS (Click here for employment application) ( http://www.hr.niu.edu/resources/files/Downloads/3300-Civil%20Service%20Application%20Information.pdf) . Applications containing employment information from your first job through your current position, a detailed resume (that includes your e-mail address), cover letter and a copy of your college/university transcripts and/or DD214 if applicable, must be received in Human Resource Services by 5:00 p.m. on 2/9/15. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Current NIU employees need to complete a "Civil Service Request to Test" form (click here) ( http://www.hr.niu.edu/resources/files/Downloads/13800-Civil%20Service%20Request%20To%20Test%20Form.xls) and submit it along with the above noted documents to Human Resource Services by 5:00 p.m. on 2/9/15. NOTE: ANY APPLICANT WHO FAILS TO SUBMIT A DETAILED RESUME OF EXPERIENCE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: If you have previously submitted a Civil Service application and wish to apply for this position, please phone 815-753-6000, otherwise, completed applications and supporting documents should be mailed or delivered to Human Resource Services at 1515 W. Lincoln Highway or faxed to 815-753-2335. Please note that for security purposes, applications, Civil Service Request to Test forms and supporting documents that are e-mailed are not accepted at this time. NOTE: The Civil Service examination for this classification is based on your application materials. You will receive a score that is calculated from your education and experience and your name will be placed on the active employment register by exam score. After the application deadline, the names of the top three scores will be referred to the department for interviewing. Once this position has been filled, all names will be removed from the employment register in accordance with SUCSS rule 250.60h10.