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IT Technical Specialist IV - Library Applications Developer - 517768

Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States

 

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IT Technical Specialist IV - Library Applications Developer - 517768

  • Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
  • Libraries
  • Information Systems/Technology Support
  • Library/Research/Scientific
  • Regular Full-time (Benefits eligible)
  • Closing at: Feb 23 2023 at 22:55 CST

Pay Grade/Pay Range:  59 Monthly (exempt): - Minimum - $ 48,880.00 Midpoint - $ 70,886.40


Department/Organization: 219101 - University Libraries


Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:45 pm


Note to Applicants: The position may be eligible for a hybrid work arrangement.


Job Summary: The IT Technical Specialist IV performs advanced IT activities for specialized, complex and/or functional areas requiring the expert knowledge and professional application of IT principles, practices and techniques in accordance with industry standards and university policy. Requires a great amount of evaluation, originality or ingenuity. May be responsible for training, assisting or supervising lower level IT personnel and other staff. May lead projects and cross-functional activities.


Additional Department Summary: The University of Alabama Libraries seek a talented, driven, and experienced technologist to work in a collaborative, and research focused technology environment. Reporting to the Technology Development Manager, this position will be responsible for designing and implementing customizations to specialized academic research library platforms used by the UA research community. The candidate will design, develop, and support complex library specific open-source applications such as ArchivesSpace, Open Journal System, VuFind, Dspace, Omeka S, and WordPress. The candidate will assist in performing sophisticated technology need assessments for business units and implement desired functionality. The position will also assist in system integration projects between the multiple academic research platforms supported by University Libraries.

The position is also the principal developer for select academic research projects managed by the University Libraries Alabama Digital Humanities Center. The position assists in engineering, developing, and implementing technology solutions for classroom research projects with partnering academic departments. The incumbent may also be involved in developing for approved open-source projects such as FOLIO Library Services Platform and other open-source community-based projects.

The position may be eligible for a hybrid work arrangement.


Required Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree and one (1) year of IT experience; OR Bachelor's degree and three (3) years of IT experience; OR Associate’s degree and five (5) years of IT experience; OR High School Diploma or GED and seven (7) years of IT experience. Knowledge of advanced programming, networking, system, multimedia, instructional or security technology skills or knowledge of project management methods and applications. May require advanced level training or certification.


Skills and Knowledge: Proficiency in one or more server-side programming languages, specifically, PHP, Java, Ruby, and Python. Fluency developing in HTML 5, CSS 3, and JavaScript (TypeScript, node.js, npm, and familiarity with at least one of the major JavaScript frameworks, such as, Angular, React, or Vue). Experience writing for RESTful APIs with JSON-formatted data. Experience developing with technologies such as Linux (SuSE Enterprise, CentOS, or RedHat), Apache/Tomcat, Solr, MySQL/PostgreSQL, and PHP. Commitment to writing clear, well-documented, reusable, and secure code. Familiarity with agile development methodologies. Demonstrated problem-solving skills are required. Willingness to independently learn new technology skills as needed for projects. Excellent communication, interpersonal and team skills, strong service orientation, interest in understanding and meeting user needs, initiative, flexibility, and a commitment to continuous learning are necessary.


Preferred Qualifications: 5+ years’ experience in systems analysis and programming. Experience developing, supporting, or administrating customized library platforms such as ArchivesSpace, DSpace, VuFind, WordPress, ArchivesSpace, Omeka, ILLiad, or SpringShare. Complete working knowledge of and experience with Linux system administration principles. Experience participating in open-source projects and contributing code. Experience with system integration projects. Experience developing and managing legacy code and supporting infrastructure in a research academic environment. Experience with WordPress development and writing plugins. Exposure to technologies, such as, Docker, Hyper-V, and VMware Hypervisor. Experience utilizing GitHub or similar version control to manage codebase


Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.


Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster

Please note, all Employment positions close at 10:55pm CST.

Non-Exempt positions are posted a minimum of 3 days. Exempt positions are posted a minimum of 7 days. Faculty positions are posted a minimum of 30 days.

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Equal Opportunity Statement

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases.

 

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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