Job Opening: Web Systems Programmer at University of Michigan Library

Ann Arbor
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Created: March 17, 2008


Job Title: Applications Programmer/Analyst Intermediate

Target salary Range: $40,000 - $45,000 dependent on education and previous relevant experience.

NOTE: Review of applications will begin on March 28, 2008.

The University of Michigan University Library's Web Systems department is looking for an energetic and talented team-focused Web Systems Programmer with demonstrated experience and expertise in Perl, PHP, and MySQL. This is a permanent, full-time (40-hour) position. The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package, including 24 vacation days a year, health insurance, generous retirement contributions, and much more.

Library Web Systems is about to embark on a major redesign of the entire University Library web presence [ ], including the implementation of a Content Management System and a complete overhaul of site content and functionality. The Web Systems Programmer will be deeply involved in the selection, implementation and maintenance of the CMS. This position shares responsibility with other Web Systems staff for curriculum integration projects, specifically, integrating library resources with CTools, the University of Michigan's Sakai implementation. Additionally, the incumbent will take on maintenance and further development of existing applications, including the just-launched MTagger, a social bookmarking tool integrated into the library catalog, web site, and library's digital image collections. More information about the department and our projects can be found on the Library Web Systems web site [ ].


The Web Systems Programmer (Applications Programmer Analyst Intermediate) will be part of a team developing innovative library services tailored to the University of Michigan University Library's diverse user base. The incumbent will develop and support the University Library's technology service environment through performing detailed analysis and design of new systems and modifying the design of existing ones to meet the evolving needs of library system users. The Web Systems Programmer will write or modify complex computer programs using Perl, PHP, SQL, XML, and other languages and protocols as needed. The candidate will apply systems analysis procedures, including consulting with users, to determine software and system design specifications as the primary interface programmer for the Library's gateway web site, Search Tools (Ex Libris' federated search engine for library databases), the EZProxy server, and numerous database-driven web sites.

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If you have questions, please contact me directly.

-- Ken Varnum Web Systems Manager University Library E: University of Michigan T: 734-615-3287 309 Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library F: 734-647-6897 Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1205


Published: Monday, March 17, 2008 17:53 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:48 UTC