Systems Developer

University Park
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Created: August 5, 2014


Penn State University Libraries Department for Information Technologies (I-Tech) is seeking a Systems Developer. The successful candidate will provide advanced applications support, systems administration, and planning support for library enterprise systems .

Responsibilities include providing specialized guidance and planning for library systems and integration with university systems , ensuring proper operation, testing, debugging and implementing enterprise application software; analyzing system performance, tuning to achieve optimal performance; project management and leadership in new technology initiatives; collaboration with users and service managers to investigate needs and recommend software applications solutions; mentoring colleagues in the unit in application support and providing regular communication to library employees.

Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Required skills include: demonstrated experience supporting applications in a LINUX environment; ensuring proper operation of enterprise application software, configuration and patching; demonstrated experience managing, configuring and scripting Apache web servers in load balanced environments; performance monitoring and tuning, demonstrated experience in documentation of procedures; ability to effectively communicate technical information to a non-technical audience and excellent organizational, interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred skills include: experience managing Drupal; Solaris and Windows operating systems , UNIX scripting; implementation of SSL certificates and Cosign; familiarity with ITIL concepts; familiarity with project management tools and techniques; demonstrated leadership skills, excellent customer service and demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team with diverse constituencies.

Previous library experience is a plus. The successful candidate will be an energetic self-starter, curious and excited about supporting enterprise applications in a dynamic environment.

The University Libraries is a multicultural environment that embraces respect and diversity. To submit an application, visit

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

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