IT Technical Specialist II

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Created: April 24, 2015


The IT Technical Specialist II performs a broad scope of professional IT activities requiring experienced, professional knowledge and application of IT principles, practices and procedures. Usually requires evaluation, originality or ingenuity.

Additional Department Summary: This position reports to an Associate Dean in the Libraries and works collaboratively with all personnel working in the Alabama Digital Humanities Center to provide technical guidance, development, and support for digital humanities projects undertaken at the University of Alabama.  The person in this position will work collaboratively with others in various technology positions in the Libraries and elsewhere on campus being actively engaged with web development, software design and development, and various aspects of technology development and support.  Work will frequently be team based and deadline driven.

Required Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or higher and 1 year of experience in a relevant IT field (Student or Graduate Assistant, Intern, or student oriented experience will be considered), OR any equivalent combination of experience, training, education and/or certification from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been obtained. To be considered student experience, it must be detailed in the employment section on the application. Knowledge of intermediate programming, networking, system, multimedia or instructional technology skills. May require intermediate level training or certification.

Skills and Knowledge: Experience working in teams and with projects. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Willingness to build on the work of other technology projects.  Ability to work at ease with experts in other fields.  Willingness to explore, adapt, and learn.  Ability to work on multiple projects according to the priorities of the moment.

Experience developing open-source applications individually or as part of a team, from conception through implementation, including the architectural planning, design, coding, testing, debugging, and documentation phases of a software development project.

Experience with relational databases (SQL) and web-based content management systems (especially WordPress, and Omeka), including design and implementation.

Proficiency in a range of web design and programming languages (including HTML/HTML5, CSS/CSS3, XML/XSLT, JavaScript libraries (such as jQuery), as well as various scripting languages (such as PHP, Ruby, Python, or Perl).

Functional ability with Linux, MacOS, and Windows

Preferred Qualifications: Experience working with faculty and students in an academic setting.

Demonstrated proficiency in one or more of the following digital humanities areas: natural language processing, data-mining, machine learning, spatial analysis, data modeling, network analysis, information visualization, text analysis, audio/video analysis, tagging and annotation, or online exhibits.  Experience with open-source web-mapping tools and platforms.

Background in usability/user experience design.

Graphic design experience.

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