Programmer Analyst II

New Haven
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Created: June 11, 2012


Programmer Analyst II
Digital Library and Programming Services
Yale University Library
New Haven, CT
Grade:         24

Duration: 1 year term starting September 1, 2012, ending August 31, 2013

Schedule:   Full-time (37.5 hours per week); Standard Work Week (M-F, 8:30-5:00)

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut.  Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

The University and the Library
The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 12.8 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers.  For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at

Departmental Focus:
Reporting to the Manager of Digital Library and Programming Services, the Programmer Analyst II plans, develops, tests, and documents computer programs, applying knowledge of programming techniques and computer systems. Evaluates user requests for new or modified programs to determine feasibility, cost and time required, compatibility with current systems, and computer capabilities.

Departmental Responsibilities
1. Create and maintain digital repositories; participate in Digital Asset Management and Digital Preservation activities.
2. Work within an open source community; develop software based on community standards with strong emphasis on collaboration, code sharing and Application Lifecycle Management.
3. Develops programs or systems of small to moderate size and complexity. Modifies existing systems at all levels of difficulty.
4. Provides informational input into decisions concerning the development and delivery of applications, programs and systems. Defines and analyzes requirements to meet the expectations of stakeholders and intended end users needs, scheduled timeline, and budgetary targets.
5. Analyzes, defines and designs new systems and applications. Writes code in support of business solutions.
6. Responsible for the creation, definition, communication, and management of project plans which includes architectural design, technology selection and methodologies to apply.
7. Troubleshoots problems and provide ongoing maintenance and support for applications and systems.
8. Prepares documentation, user manuals and develops formal proposals for new systems and modifications to existing systems. Mentors technical staff and provide training for end users.
9. Contributes in the development of policies or modifications to exiting policies.
10. Applies and keeps current with existing and emerging technologies and methodologies. Provides ongoing input to the establishment of programming standards, procedures, and methodologies.
11. Ensures established data standards are supported for metadata management, business logic, digital preservation, data modeling and metadata workflow management;
12. Other duties as required or assigned.
13. May be required to assist with disaster recovery operations.

Required Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree. Three years of experience in analysis and programming of small to medium scale systems or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skills & Abilities
1. Strong knowledge Java. Experience with three or more of the following: Java, C++, PHP, Ruby and/or C#. Strong knowledge of SQL using MySQL, Oracle and/or Microsoft SQL Server; experience with database architecture and design; experience managing large data sets using SQL and/or SOLR.
2. Source code repository management using system(s) such as Subversion or Git. Demonstrated use of technologies: AJAX, CSS, HTML, JSON, RDF and HTML5.
3. Excellent customer service skills; demonstrated ability to work with customers and vendors to design and document complex procedures.
4. Ability to work on multiple complex projects concurrently, both independently and as a member of a team in a complex and collaborative environment. Ability to plan and conduct training sessions for small and large groups.
5. Well-developed skills in oral & written communications, teamwork, planning and R&D. Ability to work with flexible and changing assignments; excellent analytical and problem solving skills.

Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills
Experience with Fedora Commons repository software, customization and software development.
Salary and Benefits
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

Applications consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be sent by creating an account and applying online at for immediate consideration - the STARS req ID for this position is 17151BR.  Please be sure to reference #17151BR in your cover letter.

Background Check Requirements
All external candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent on successful completion of the required background check. Please visit for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. 
Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.

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