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Applications Developer

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 123488
Title: IT Programmer Analyst
Functional Title: Applications Developer
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.0
Unit: LIBR-Libraries
Campus/College Information:

The University of Maryland Libraries serve more than 37,500 students and 4,200 faculty at the University
System of Maryland’s flagship campus and constitute the largest university library system in the Washington
D.C./Baltimore area. The University of Maryland Libraries share the teaching, learning and research goals of the
university. Recent membership in the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, a robust organization of Big Ten
member institutions, is particularly meaningful to the University Libraries and will further propel the university’s ascendancy in academic excellence.leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

University of Maryland Libraries’ Digital Systems and Stewardship (DSS) Division provides systems support and development services to the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) Library Consortium. The applications developer works independently and collaboratively with DSS team members and staff at USMAI libraries to develop, configure, and extend existing and new applications that address the needs of the consortium’s 17 libraries. Supported applications include a mix of commercial, open source, and locally-developed systems.

This position works across departments, working on initiatives of the Consortial Library Applications Support (CLAS) team and participating in the procedures, practices, and knowledge sharing of the Software Systems Development and Research (SSDR) team. The position reports to the SSDR manager and receives work assignments from the CLAS manager.

The incumbent will participate in activities throughout all phases of the software development lifecycle, producing thorough documentation, managing applications using version control, and following team procedures and workflows for code release. UMD Libraries is a collaborative environment with opportunities to share knowledge and experiences with other developers and Libraries staff. All team members are relied upon to identify and recommend solutions that enhance the work of the CLAS team, staff of USMAI libraries, and users at the consortium’s libraries.

Minimum Qualifications:

● Bachelor’s Degree
● Demonstrated understanding of tools for structured data processing, including relational databases, serialization formats (such as XML), and data focused languages (such as SQL or XSLT)
● Demonstrated ability to research and learn new technologies and programming languages
● Strong service orientation
● Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
● Excellent interpersonal skills
● Excellent written and verbal communications skills
● One year of programming experience

Preferences:

● Bachelor’s Degree in a field related to information sciences, computer sciences and engineering, or information management
● Working knowledge of UNIX/Linux
● Familiarity with object-oriented programming, especially Java
● Demonstrated ability to analyze and solve complex technical issues
● Prior experience supporting IT in an academic research library
● Experience with integrated library systems
● Experience with relational database design, development and use including Oracle, MySQL, and PostgreSQL
● Experience using version control software, such as Git
● Experience with web development and related technologies, such as HTTP, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:
Posting Date: 10/27/2017
Closing Date: 11/20/2017
Open Until Filled
Best Consideration Date
Physical Demands

This is a primarily a sedentary position involving extensive use of desktop computers. The position does occasionally require walking some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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