IT Digital Library Architect

Santa Clara
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Created: May 9, 2014


Design, implement and manage a broad range of information technology-based systems and services for the global library department at Agilent Technologies. Maintain the department’s intranet presence with a passion for helping to shape a 21st century corporate digital library.

Responsible for ongoing maintenance of library servers and related technology to ensure 24/7 accessibility, functionality and stability for a global employee base. Routinely monitor overall performance and security of library systems.

Will work with a highly collaborative team of librarians serving the entire company in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. Will explore and report on emerging technologies as potential library applications. Will provide regular and consistent updates to management on resolution of technical issues. Will work with management on long-term strategic plans for the ongoing development of digital technologies that keep pace with current standards.

Must have implemented recent web-based applications using LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl/PHP) based solutions. Will maintain and extend existing library applications as needed by library staff and end users. Website management includes knowledge of the DRUPAL content management system and involves content updating, template management, system upgrades and support and maintenance of AgilePedia, the editable internal encyclopedia of Agilent. Also requires interaction with our integrated library system vendor for upgrading and maintaining Sirsi Unicorn software.


Position requires
• Bachelors or Masters Degree or University Degree or equivalent
• Typically 8+ years relevant experience in Corporate IT support
• A strong curiosity for identifying and implementing cutting-edge software in the corporate environment
• Ability to work within a Linux command shell environment
• Experience scripting in Perl or PHP is preferred
• Experience with Apache or MySql is preferred
• Proven ability to work across global IT teams and with vendor tech support
• Knowledge of Content Management Systems (CMS), preferably DRUPAL and some familiarity with WordPress or Joomba!.
• An understanding of the DRUPAL backend system and configuration scripts, databases tables and extensions is preferred
• Working experience in a digital library environment is strongly preferred
o Records set-up
o Cataloging SW
o Establishing Search tools
• Experience managing 3rd part vendors/contracts is helpful

The preferred location is in Santa Clara, CA. However we will consider other locations for the right candidate.

Agilent is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, protected veteran status or any other protected categories under all applicable laws.

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