open position: Large-scale Data Conversion/Validation Programmer, Univ of Mich LIbrary IT

Ann Arbor
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Created: December 23, 2009


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University of Michigan Library IT Core Services is looking for a talented, resourceful systems programmer to develop and maintain software systems. A principal activity within LIT Core Services is the development of a massive digital archiving infrastructure to support our scanning partnership with Google; the archive currently contains over 5 million items (200 TB) and is projected to grow to over 10 million items (400 TB) over the duration of the project. Programming projects will initially consist of developing systems to process and validate incoming data, diagnosing data problems, and large-scale transformation of textual and image data.

Background: The Library Information Technology (LIT) division provides comprehensive technology support and guidance for the University of Michigan Library system, including hosting digital library collections, coordinating electronic publishing initiatives, and supporting traditional library services (circulation of materials and management of metadata).

The Core Services unit of LIT concentrates on server infrastructure, systems integration, and automation of workflows for the library system. Core Services undertakes projects in a number of technology areas, including (for example) server deployment and administration, automation, access control systems used daily by the University community, and distributed systems that manage the flow of millions of scanned page images per week.

Core Services operates a growing server infrastructure based primarily on Linux, but partially on Solaris, consisting of approximately 70 servers and over 800 TB of storage spread across three data centers.

Job Requirements:

Required: Bachelors degree in computer science or an equivalent combination of education and experience; demonstrated programming abilities in any applicable language; strong analytical and troubleshooting skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Desired: Expertise with DAS, NAS, and SAN storage systems; experience in Linux/Solaris administration; experience in database administration; experience with developing XSLT transformations.

FLSA: exempt Hours: 40 hours/week Target Salary Range: dependent on education & relevant experience Note: This is a two year term appointment

For additional information, please contact csnavely at umich dot edu.


Published: Wednesday, December 23, 2009 14:46 UTC

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