Library Software Applications Developer
The University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking two Library Software Applications Developers to join the Software Development department in the Library & Information Technology division. The responsibilities described in this posting will be divided between the two positions.
As a senior member of a highly collaborative team within the University Libraries’ Software Development department, the Library Software Applications Developer designs, implements, tests, and supports software projects at all stages of their lifecycles; evaluates advanced technologies and services to implement or customize for use by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Community; and integrates systems and works with established frameworks to support technology and infrastructure for University Libraries services and collections. The person in this position advocates for and helps lead the implementation of robust software development and diagnostic practices, including automated testing, software documentation, peer review, and the responsible stewardship of software inspired by DevOps practices. Mentorship of staff and the continued cultivation of healthy, diverse, and inclusive working environments is a fundamental value in our department and the person in this position will contribute to and benefit from these practices. The University Libraries has fostered a community of learning and collaboration and presents many opportunities to learn new skills and to take on a range of technically challenging projects with support from colleagues.
The position works in partnership with Libraries staff and campus partners to make technical recommendations based on an analysis of their business needs, while coordinating with other developers, system administrators, project managers, and stakeholders. The Analyst regularly shares progress with stakeholders, seeking input on prototypes. The Analyst provides support to users throughout the lifetime of the project, troubleshooting problems and maintaining code. Our colleagues have taken a variety of paths to technical specializations, and we welcome candidates seeking collaboration with professionals who care about their work, within an environment that respects a work-life balance.
Under the leadership of our University Librarian, Elaine Westbrooks, we have set out to redefine what it means to be a research library in the digital age. Of particular significance, in June 2020, we launched a groundbreaking Reckoning Initiative as "an effort to grapple with the fact of systemic racism as it is perpetuated in our profession, in higher education, and in the University Libraries." As an example of a program produced by this initiative, we recently launched the IDEA Action internal grant program to fund staff-proposed projects that advance equity and inclusion within the work of the University Libraries.
Within our Software Development department, we are proud of work supporting this mission through extensive improvements to systems accessibility, user data security, hiring and staff support practices, cross-departmental training, and internal learning and planning venues related to issues of equity and inclusion.
Salary and Benefits
This is a twelve-month EHRA IT Professional position. Estimated salary range is $70,000-82,000, salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave, and State or Optional Retirement Plan.
Deadline for Application
Review of applications will begin upon receipt. Applications will be accepted until July 8, 2021.
For more information, please visit the full job posting.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
How to apply
Published: Monday, June 14, 2021 20:02 UTC
Last updated: Monday, June 14, 2021 20:02 UTC