Development Programmer Position - Univ. of TN Libraries

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Created: November 11, 2009



Position: IT Administrator II Salary: $40,000 minimum Available:

The University of Tennessee Libraries seeks a Development Programmer (IT Administrator II) to join the Library Technology Services department. The ideal candidate will be a creative problem-solver able to work independently and collaboratively with other library programmers, librarians, and staff to enhance virtual access to library resources in such diverse areas as mobile computing, media streaming, and Web-based information technologies.

The Development Programmer will help create specifications for, design, develop, test, document, and implement new computer programs and information systems as well as modify, enhance, and extend existing computer programs and information systems through original programming and the integration of commercial and open source applications.

The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.       Required Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science; or Bachelor’s degree and 2 years related work experience.  Several years of programming experience in languages such as JavaScript, PHP, SQL, Python, C, C++, or Objective-C. Demonstrated experience with Unix and Mac server environments. Experience or knowledge of mobile device computing environments, Web applications and services, electronic media formats, media streaming, and database environments. Ability to interact professionally with faculty librarians, technical staff, and library users. Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Desired Graduate degree in computer science or related field. Experience with mobile device application development; especially with the Cocoa Touch API for the iPhone . Experience working in libraries or higher education environments. Experience or knowledge of browser extensions.

Environment The University of Tennessee is the state’s flagship institution of higher education, offering comprehensive programs of undergraduate, graduate, and professional education; research; and public service throughout the state. The University of Tennessee Libraries, with an annual budget of more than $16 million, employs over two hundred persons, including 40 librarians. UT Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, SOLINET, and the Center for Research Libraries. Additional information about this position and the UT community is available at http://

Benefits Excellent benefits include 24 annual leave days and 12 sick leave days; choice of state retirement plan or ORP (AIG Retirement, ING, TIAA-CREF) with nonrefundable contributions paid for the employee by the University; optional group health and life insurance plans. Tuition remission is available for all university employees; partial undergraduate tuition remission is available to dependent children and spouses of UT employees.

Application Procedures Send cover letter addressing the above qualifications, a current resume, and the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three recent references to: Elizabeth Greene, Library Personnel & Procurement, 1015 Volunteer Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37996-1000. Application materials may be sent via email attachment to Review of applications will begin November 30, 2009 and will continue until the position is filled.

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations.

In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University.

Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498 (V/TTY available) or 974-2440. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

-- David Ratledge Associate Professor & Coordinator of Emerging Systems & Operational Support The University of Tennessee Libraries 865-974-2871


Published: Wednesday, November 11, 2009 09:34 UTC

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