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Library Technology Developer

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Posting Number: 20171491S
Position Title: Library Technology Developer
Position Type: Staff
Recruitment Type: Internal/External Applicants
Work Schedule: FT/12 Month
Avg Hours Week
Department: 288-Falvey Library
Position Summary:

Responsible for designing, developing, testing and deploying new technology methods, tools and resources to extend and enhance library services.

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Implements, maintains and supports library software systems and tools, including but not limited to the Integrated Library System (ILS), discovery interfaces, electronic research assistance interfaces, digital content repositories, mobile device interfaces, web content management systems, staff intranet services, and online knowledge bases.

• Participates in ongoing environmental scanning for emerging applications and technology opportunities in an academic library context and contributes to tactical and strategic technology planning for the library environment.

• Participates in the implementation and enhancement of community developed Open Source library-related software systems.

• Collaborates with Central IT over administration and maintenance of public and staff workstations.

• Performs systems administration and server support work necessary for hosting of new library applications, including interacting with appropriate Central IT staff to assure compliance with university system configuration and security standards.

• Responsible for system assessment, usage analytics, and application reporting.

• Serves as trainer and mentor to librarians and other library staff involved in new technology initiatives, with an emphasis on skill transfer, skill development, and the expansion of the library’s technology base in support of continuously improving digital services for library users.

• Contributes to programs, goals, and strategic initiatives of the Library Technology department, Falvey Memorial Library, Villanova University and professional organizations, as appropriate.

• Performs additional duties and assists with special projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems or a related field required.

• 2+ years professional experience in application development, required.

• Working knowledge of Web development tools, languages and frameworks, including: Apache/HTTP, HTML, Javascript, CSS, PHP/Zend Framework, MySQL / Oracle, Ruby/Rails, Java/Jetty/Tomcat, XML / XSLT

• Working knowledge of version control and collaboration tools such as Git or Subversion.

• Working knowledge of Linux administration.

• Ability to work independently on programming and technology implementation projects

• Ability to listen to and act upon the needs and suggestions of others, in support of user-oriented systems design and development

• Excellent analytical skills to support problem solving, systems analysis, software functional specification, and debugging

• Excellent writing skills for the preparation of clear, user-oriented documentation

• Ability to set priorities, exercise flexibility in meeting objectives, effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously, and adjust as circumstances change

• Capacity for strategic analysis of technology trends

• Personal leadership through example coupled with ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in a results-driven, team-oriented environment.

• Meets organizational competencies identified by the library

• Knowledge of desktop, mobile and server-based computing platforms and operating systems, including Mac/PC, Android/iOS, and Linux.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Advanced degree in library science, information science, or a similar computing intensive field strongly preferred.

• Familiarity with the open source indexing tool Apache Solr strongly preferred.

• Familiarity with the open source digital archiving tool Fedora Commons strongly preferred.

• Strong grasp of current and emerging library descriptive & metadata standards, including MARC, Dublin Core, OAI-PMH, RDF, and RDA strongly preferred.

• 5+ years of application development in a library or academic environment, strongly preferred.

Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours:

• Prolonged sitting, standing and walking for up to 4 hours at a time, frequent bending and lifting, able to lift up to 15 lbs of library materials while moving/walking, pushing and pulling a book truck (4 wheels) of library materials weighing between 50 and 100 lbs., ability to climb several flights of stairs on an occasional basis.

Hours: Library Technology Developer may be required to work evenings, weekends and/or holidays on a regular or interim basis to implement, maintain, and update the Library’s technological infrastructure and systems.

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Posting Date: 08/25/2017
Closing Date (12am ET):
Salary Posting Information:

Commensurate with experience

Salary Band: T-I
Job Classification: Exempt

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