2 Programmer Analyst positions at University of Alberta Digital Intiatives 
University of Alberta

 This posting will be used to fill 2 positions.

[This position offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed at:](

Interested in supporting new forms of digital scholarship and contributing to
the next generation of digital repository infrastructure and services?

Join a library charged with managing an increasingly diverse ecosystem of
digital materials, tools and services. Become part of a team that is committed
to the use of open source, community-based technologies. Feel a part of a unit
that values continuous learning and the open sharing of ideas, and supports an
environment that fosters respect and appreciation in the workplace.

We are looking for two passionate and knowledgeable Programmer Analysts. As a
member of the Digital Initiatives and Information Technology Teams, you will
develop and implement applications and tools to support a growing range of
digital asset management use cases, including: deposit, access, management,
analysis and preservation. Digital material we frequently interact with
includes: digital theses, research data of many types, digitized library and
archival materials, e-Books, multimedia content, web archives, and other
digital objects and metadata produced locally and abroad. Many of our
applications are built with open-source components with an eye to community-
based solutions. Incumbents will have the opportunity and expectation to be
active members of those communities, and to continue to develop the reputation
of UAL as an active leader in digital repository and scholarship support.
These positions may be required to work standby, on call back or overtime.


 Contributes to the
design and implementation of the digital asset management system (DAMS) to
manage, provide access to and preserve digital content

 Develops multimedia
repository and streaming service based on open source platform, the Avalon
Media System, to provide access to audio/video collections for UofA community

 Develops DAMS based
on repository solution such as Hydra to work with Fedora Digital Repository
and Openstack storage solution using Ruby on Rails

 Implements software
integration and developing bridges between DAMS, multimedia repository service
and other library and web services

 Develops staff
interfaces to allow for the management of digital objects, metadata,
preservation information and audit

 Develops and
supports user interfaces for access to digitized resources and services

 Develops robust
preservation architectures that ensure the future accessibility of our
digitized and born-digital collections in DAMS

 Develops programs to
interact with DAMS and multimedia repository to manipulate, exchange and
ingest data in various formats

 Designs, develops
and implements systems and interfaces to support monitoring and administering
of DAMS and multimedia repository service

 Analyzes existing
systems and functions to determine how to evergreen and maintain them as
sustainable architectures to ensure a reliable system for long term

 Works with the
repository managers and stakeholders to provide consultation, specification
and technical support to researchers and research groups to address their
specific needs in depositing, managing and curating their collections within
the repository service

 Follows our
standards and best practices (e.g. best practices for code management,
deployment management and online security)

 Understands and
supports the Agile methodology of development and test processes (we use

 Understands and
supports the Continuous Integration practice

 Assists in the
development or modification of Configuration Management plans, policies and
procedures tailored to the complexity and scope of the developmental or
operational systems for DAMS and other library services


 The ideal candidate
will have an undergraduate degree in computing science or post-secondary
technical diploma in programming; equivalent combinations of education and
experience will be considered

 3 years professional
work experience developing interactive Web-based applications using
programming languages and middleware applications ( Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Java,

 Experience with the
Fedora repository platform and Solr search platform is desirable

 Knowledge of and
experience with current configuration management tools ( e.g. Ansible) is

 Knowledge of and
experience with current continuous integration tools ( e.g. Jenkins) is

 Knowledge of Agile
and Test Driven Development will be considered an asset

 Strong analytical,
diagnostic and communication skills

 Demonstrated ability
to document procedures for team members and users

 Ability to work
independently though in a team environment and under pressure

 Willing to actively
contribute and share your ideas and knowledge with teammates as well as with
the broader library, academic and open-source communities

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