Two Positions Available at Columbia University Libraries Information Technology

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Created: June 15, 2022


Columbia University Libraries seeks applications for two Unix-focused infrastructure engineering  and systems administration positions in its IT division. More information about the positions, an Associate Applications Systems Developer and an Applications Systems Developer, and links to the full job advertisements are below.

The Libraries IT division (LIT) provides application, compute and storage services for staff and other library units as well as the larger University community. LIT manages both traditional and cloud-based services in support of the University's mission to "support research and teaching on global issues to advance knowledge and learning and to convey the products of its efforts to the world". Within LIT, the Library Infrastructure Systems group is responsible for our ILS (Integrated Library System) and related systems, Unix server support and long-term preservation of uniquely held digital content.

LIT Open positions:

Associate Application Systems Developer: Link to posting

 Working under the general supervision of the Head, Library Infrastructure Systems, Associate Application Systems Developers provide operational and development support for local and cloud-based Unix infrastructure platforms and applications. They maintain complex software and server environments using automation and adhere to best practices; coordinate with other systems administrators and application developers to resolve technical issues and incidents; and collaborate with colleagues to provide a flexible, secure, and reliable infrastructure.

Application Systems Developer: Link to posting

Working under minimal direction, Application Systems Developers design, develop, and implement complex local and cloud-based Unix infrastructure platforms and applications. They deploy, integrate, and maintain vendor-supplied and locally developed applications and services; gather requirements, provide technical analysis, and improve processes to improve the reliability, flexibility, and resilience of systems and platforms; and, collaborate on projects and related activities with other groups in the Libraries, the University, and outside institutions and organizations.

We encourage applications for these positions both from our current employees, as well as from prospective candidates from outside the University.

Subject to current circumstances and business needs, we may support flexible and hybrid/work arrangements. Options will be discussed during the interview process.

We offer a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience and excellent benefits.

Columbia University Benefits

  • Generous annual leave

  • Holiday paid time off

  • Retirement plans with employer contributions for eligible staff

  • Health insurance with dental and vision plans

  • Tuition benefits for yourself and dependent children

Application Instructions:

Apply By Date: Review of applications will begin July 5, 2022. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.


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Published: Wednesday, June 15, 2022 21:05 UTC

Last updated: Wednesday, June 15, 2022 21:05 UTC