Library Applications Development Manager

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Created: December 20, 2013


The Library Applications Development Manager is responsible for working with the Dean of University Libraries and other campus leadership to identify, discover, develop, and define new library-specific technology-related projects, applications, and making recommendations regarding the priorities of these projects. Duties include, but are not limited to: administer existing library systems and applications such as the integrated library system, inter-library loan, electronic reserves, proxy server, link resolver and related applications; conduct requirements analysis, architecture, design, coding, testing, development and support of digital library services systems; lead in the exploration and design, testing, and integration of new systems and databases to re-develop, enhance, or modify existing systems; maintain and foster linkages with campus partners (Information Technology Services) and stakeholders (faculty, students, staff) in order to understand needs and build information systems that improve access to library resources; research products, services and utilities that improve efficiencies, provide new services to library patrons and improve access to the library’s digital resources; communicate with the Library Dean and department heads to identify problems and provide reliable and sound technology-based solutions, as needed; maintain security and confidentiality of sensitive data in accordance with University policies and procedures; define processes for quality assurance and programming standards and security; work with UMass Information Technology Services (UITS) and UMass Boston campus departments to create data feeds to populate library systems; assist the Library in maximizing data driven decision making through compiling and organizing system statistics; train library staff on systems and applications as needed; performs other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a closely related field, Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Library Science or a closely related field preferred, and a minimum of seven years experience in systems administration, programming or applications development is required. Facility in developing system architectures, testing, deploying and supporting software systems for a large population of location and remote users required. Experience in web design and application development, requirements analysis and software project management is required. Experience in software development in Java or similar environments that interact with databases using variations of SQL is required. Experience with Voyager, E-Z Proxy, IIIiad, Docutek, Linux, Ruby on Rails, and Drupal is preferred. Knowledge of libraries and digital library services preferred.

Ability to troubleshoot and resolve problems on software, hardware, networks and computer interfaces;
Ability to assess system performance and provide assessment and advise on technology related strategies;
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing;
Ability interact and develop working relationships with all levels of staff, faculty and vendors;
Ability to use creativity in identifying complex problems and finding solutions quickly and accurately;
Ability to change priorities as projects expand or project needs change;
Attention to detail in communicating technical issues and implementing solutions;
Demonstrated ability to support a user-centered service in a research intensive, fast paced, culturally diverse higher education environment.

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