Developer 2

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Created: February 4, 2015


  University of Minnesota

Position Information
Job Code and Title
(9790D2) Developer 2 
Position Title
Developer and Application Support (UL329) 
Job Code
Requisition Number
Position Category
Staff - Professional Non-Faculty 
Appointment Term
A = 12 month 
Appointment Type
Annual renewable contract (K ) 
Work Hours
8 - 5, some evenings possible 
Work Days
M-F, some weekends possible 
Total Hours or % Appointment
Starting Rate
Department Name
Lib Data and Technology (372A) 
College or Admin Unit
Libraries, University 
Campus Location
Twin Cities 
Job Open Date
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled
Internal Promotional Consideration

Required/Preferred Qualifications
-- BA/BS degree and 2 years of work experience in the areas of application/web/ systems development.
-- Experience with HTML5 and CSS.
-- Experience with Javascript and JQuery.
-- Experience with UNIX/Linux.
-- Strong analytical and technical skills.
-- Ability and interest in learning new technologies.
-- Strong interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills.
-- Evidence of creative problem-solving abilities, agility, initiative and innovative thinking.
-- Commitment to working in a collaborative development environment.

-- Experience with XML and XSL.
-- Experience with systems administration.
-- Experience with database applications (Oracle, MySQL, etc.). 
The Developer and Application Support position is responsible for developing, coding, testing, debugging, documenting and supporting moderately complex programs, website, and systems.

Application Development ? 65%
-- Design, develop and document application requirements and features utilizing the organizations standards for framework, code and version control.
-- Develop applications leveraging existing environments and frameworks, when applicable.
-- Utilize commercial and open source software packages and serve as subject matter expert in their application.
-- Manage, design and execute test routines for applications.
-- Review appropriateness of functional design specifications in the context of the technical architecture of an application and recommend alternatives, if necessary.

Application System Maintenance and Support ? 25%
-- Provide ongoing maintenance of applications, systems or websites. Upgrade and patch applications, operating systems and servers.
-- Provide technical support and coordinate with other IT staff, systems hosting provider and business/service owners to ensure that any problem incidents are resolved in a timely manner.

Administrative ? 10%
-- Documents business requirements and creates detailed functional specifications.
-- Documents systems functionality.
-- Participate in training and other development opportunities to maintain and enhance technical skills.
-- Other duties as assigned. 
Program/Unit Description
This position holds responsibilities in the Digital Preservation and Repository Technologies department in the Data & Technology Division of the University Libraries. The department's mission is to ensure continuing access and preservation to digital objects under the stewardship of the University Libraries that are managed in our digital repositories. This work is accomplished through the development and support of robust high quality discovery, access and preservation systems and applications.

The Developer and Application Support position reports to the Director of the Digital Preservation and Repository Technologies, with project and day-to-day work directed by the Repository Architect who is responsible for digital object management technology design and solutions. This is an important position with regard to projects and services that are strategic to the organization's digital library trajectory and requires understanding system needs in relationship to library technologies. 
Application Instructions
Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

TO APPLY: Position is available immediately. Submit a letter of application, resume, and names and contact information of three current professional references at: https// . Please identify the application with UL329.

The University of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. 
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Published: Wednesday, February 4, 2015 18:31 UTC

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