Applications Analyst

Full time

Created: April 28, 2016
Chapel Hill
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Description

The Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) is a consortium of four universities established to marshal the resources of the research libraries through cooperative efforts that further the universities’ teaching, research, and service missions. Consortium members are: Duke University, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina State University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

To extend the scope of information resources and services available to users, TRLN assists its member libraries: to make information accessible to users among member institutions in a convenient, timely, and equitable manner; to develop and pursue strategic partnerships that enhance their ability to deliver information and services; to provide a forum for discussion of cooperative library and information issues; and to seek external funding in support of these goals. The organization concentrates on cooperative collection development and licensing electronic resources, information technology, joint training and staff development, reciprocal library services, and scholarly communication initiatives.

A newly-envisioned position, the TRLN Applications Analyst will work closely with talented librarians, technologists, and developers across four academic institutions to lead the development of a variety of applications and systems that support the discovery and delivery of our shared collections. The position will apply expert skills to help solve some of the complex issues facing academic libraries today and to anticipate future opportunities.

This position will play a major role in the support of both established and emerging technology-focused projects. While the primary purpose of the position is development, implementation and maintenance, the Applications Analyst also will be involved in the design and evaluation of these projects, working with TRLN staff and programmatic councils to set priorities and to evaluate and communicate progress.

The focus of the work initially will be leading a major enhancement of our shared discovery index and interface, Search TRLN, which is built on the Oracle Endeca platform. The shared discovery index and interface will be transitioning from Endeca to a new platform (such as Blacklight or VUFind), and the Applications Analyst will take primary responsibility for developing and implementing the new system.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Computer Engineering, math, or Engineering or related technical degree from an appropriately accredited institution; or
- Bachelor’s degree and some computer coursework from an appropriately accredited institution and one year of experience in business application consulting or development; or
- Associate’s degree in Computer Programming and one year of experience in application consulting or development; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Journey level requires an additional one year of experience.
- Advanced level requires an additional two years of experience.

The Applications Analyst must have:
• Relevant experience developing software applications
• Proficiency in multiple programming languages (e.g., Ruby, PHP, Python, SQL, Java)
• Experience working with XML, including XML transformations
• Experience using software development tools for version control
• Demonstrated experience with APIs and web services
• Excellent communication skills and ability to work in a collaborative team environment

Preferred Qualifications
• Work experience in a library, academic or research environment
• Working knowledge of various metadata standards such as MARC, MODS, and METS
• Experience participating in open source software projects
• Familiarity with integrated library systems
• Working knowledge of relational databases (e.g., Oracle, MySQL)


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