Scholarly Communications Application Programmer

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Created: January 17, 2013


To provide ongoing technical leadership and support to the Institutional Repositories, Focus on Research faculty research profile service, Journal Publishing Service, Open Conference Service and related initiatives. This position has the primary technical responsibility for these various undertakings. The incumbent installs, monitors and upgrades the various software applications; ensures that the necessary infrastructure is in place; and together with the Scholarly Communications Publishing Coordinator librarian, works with involved students, faculty and staff. Duties include initial testing and installation of software, ongoing performance monitoring, troubleshooting and user support/training, developing local modifications to code and new features. Incumbent reviews the revised open source code of others, submits locally developed code, tests and debugs software; works with related applications including integration with other institutional systems such as other content repositories, the learning management system, authentication, and identity management systems; undertakes special projects to enhance services.

  • Education: University degree in computer science (or another relevant discipline) or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience: Strong programming skills in PHP, Java, Ruby on Rails, and Perl; solid database management experience in a UNIX environment; experience with configuring and administering open source applications in a Linux server environment. Experience in Python, Apache web servers configuration, and working knowledge of xml, data format translation techniques, and web services an asset. Familiarity with scholarly communication platforms such as institutional repository software and open access publishing tools, and in particular with DSpace, Fedora, and PKP applications, a strong asset.
Skills: Good oral and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills with judgment and tact.

Pay Scale Group and Hiring Rate: $61,017 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $78,031.

Closing date:  January 31, 2013

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