[Web4lib] Position opening: Applications Developer at University of Connecticut

Dave Bretthauer Dave.Bretthauer at uconn.edu
Fri Jun 4 15:12:17 EDT 2010



We have reopened this search.


Computer Programmer Analyst II (UCP VIII)

Applications Developer - Digital Programs Team

Central Services

University of Connecticut Libraries


The University of Connecticut Libraries is seeking an Applications
Developer.  As a member of the Digital Programs Team and under the
direction of the Digital Programs Team Leader, the Applications
Developer provides programming support for UConn's local digital
collections workflows, including data-driven planning, capture, metadata
handling, efficient and effective discovery tools, and enabling archival
master file storage toward a trusted digital repository, all conformant
with the best practices of cultural heritage and higher education
institutions.  The incumbent provides programming, research, and
development for digital collections, so that the UConn Libraries can
fulfill related strategic objectives in support of the University's
Academic Plan.  Within a project management environment, the
Applications Developer defines, develops, tests, analyzes, and maintains
new software and Web applications that support the creation and
maintenance of Library information resources and services.  With growing
collections of diverse digital content, including text, maps and
geospatial data, photographs, and other information objects, the next
level of growth for UConn will be significant progress toward
semantically integrating these resources by means of creative-yet
standards-compliant-applications, which the incumbent will play a
critical role in developing.  The incumbent is responsible for creating
applications and for assisting others in developing and implementing Web
resources and services that are well integrated into the current
information server environment.  


The Applications Developer works with the Digital Projects Librarian,
the Digital Integration Librarian, the Preservation Librarian, the
Libraries' Webmaster, and the IT team to provide customized tools for
creating and managing collection and access services in the University
of Connecticut Libraries and to provide leadership in the collaborative
process to develop innovative access and delivery of the Libraries'
digital resources.


Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:

1.	Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Information Systems, or
five years of programming experience in a progressively responsible
position in lieu of a degree.
2.	Two to three years programming experience; this is in addition
to the five years programming experience accepted in lieu of a degree.
3.	Demonstrated experience independently analyzing and translating
assigned specifications into operating programs and preparing detailed
program documentation.
4.	Demonstrated experience in analytical reasoning and logical
problem solving.
5.	Good written communication skills.


Preferred Qualifications:

1.	Knowledge of and experience with web server technologies (for
example:  Apache, IIS, SSH/SFTP) and related protocols and services.
2.	Knowledge of and experience with coding HTML and JavaScript,
with Web Services, and with related protocols.
3.	Proficiency in relational database design and application of SQL
for querying and set retrieval.
4.	Demonstrated expertise with an XML schema relevant to Digital
Collections (such as:  DIDL, Dublin Core, EAD, KML, MARCXML, METS, MODS,
5.	Experience with XSL, XSLT and XPath.
6.	Experience with data manipulation and conversion.
7.	Dual proficiency with both Windows as well as UNIX/Linux
Operating System environments.


University Setting:  The University of Connecticut, established in 1881,
is a Carnegie Research I University.  It was recently cited as one of
the top 20 public national universities.  The main campus, situated in
Storrs on 3,100 acres of woodlands and rolling hills, is located
approximately 30 miles from Hartford, the state capital, and midway
between Boston and New York City.  There are approximately 25,000
students system-wide.


University Libraries:  The University of Connecticut Libraries, members
of the Association of Research Libraries, the Boston Library Consortium,
and the Center for Research Libraries is a technologically advanced
library and the exciting center of intellectual life on campus.  The
Libraries is organized in a team-based structure to engage more fully
its ongoing strategic programs.  These include: developing strong
partnerships with academic departments and key organizations on campus;
shaping user services through data collection and user feedback;
providing desktop access to full-text, current awareness, and database
information resources system-wide; and building and preserving research
collections of excellence.  This dynamic organization offers creative,
motivated, and service-oriented individuals exceptional opportunities
for growth and learning.


Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience.  University
benefits include 22 paid vacation days/year, 12 paid State holidays,
health and retirement plans, and tuition reimbursement.


Application Procedures:  Submit a letter of application (indicating
search number), resume and the names, address, and telephone numbers of
three professional references to: Marian Farley, Assistant Vice Provost
for University Libraries, University of Connecticut Libraries, 369
Fairfield Way, Unit 2005A, Storrs, CT 06269-2005.  Screening will begin
immediately and continue until the position is filled.  (Search #


At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is
complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse staff.
We actively encourage minorities, women and people with disabilities to




Dave Bretthauer

Webmaster & Systems Librarian

Digital Programs Team

University of Connecticut Libraries

369 Fairfield Way U-2005P

Storrs, CT 06269-2005

Voice: (860) 486-6494

Fax: (860) 486-6017



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