Digital Libraries Software Developer (IT Programmer)

Denton, TX
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Salary: 50,837-74,400
Created: February 13, 2024


About the Department:

As the most-used service on campus and an essential component of education and research at the University of North Texas, the Libraries offer access to more than 6 million items (print and digital) along with expert personnel to assist patrons in achieving their academic and scholarly goals. We provide innovative programs and support to enhance the relationship between teaching and learning at the University of North Texas.

A wide range of student- and faculty-centered services is the cornerstone of the Libraries’ integral role in the University of North Texas community. The Digital Libraries Division supports the UNT Libraries with guidance, software development, digital preservation, and other digital services. Through collaborative efforts such as The Portal to Texas History and the UNT Digital Library we freely provide digital content to a worldwide audience. Our software development team builds these products with open source components and open, standards-based protocols and formats.

The University of North Texas is a student-centered public research university with over 42,000 students. A Carnegie-ranked Tier One public research university. UNT is one of the nation’s most diverse universities. UNT has been designated as both a Minority Serving Institution and Hispanic Serving Institution.

With 7.5 million people and two international airports, DFW is the fourth-largest metro area in the United States. DFW is racially, ethnically, religiously, and culturally rich and maintains a long-standing commitment to the arts exemplified by local attractions such as the Dallas Arts District and the Fort Worth Cultural District. UNT’s proximity to these major metropolitan centers ensures that our new colleague will be able to access a wide range of activities and cultural experiences. The university also has a generous benefits, leave, and perks package.

UNT is located in Denton, Texas, a growing city with a small-town feel and a thriving arts and music scene centered on its downtown Square and is connected by highways and light rail to the major transportation hubs and big-city attractions of Dallas and Fort Worth, about 40 miles away. Want to know more about why you should consider coming to Denton? Check out Discover Denton.

About the Position:

Working with Python, the Django web framework, and other open source components, develops, maintains, and tests Digital Libraries applications and infrastructure. Provides programming support for the development of digital library initiatives, including The Portal to Texas History and the UNT Digital Library. Working collaboratively with other programmers and technologists, provides documentation and technical support, and assists with planning and implementing digital projects in the UNT Libraries.

Flexible Work Arrangement available.

Minimium Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree with coursework in computing or information systems and one year of related computing or programming work experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

• Knowledge of the methods and equipment used in electronic data processing.
• Skill in writing programs for computer applications.
• Ability to analyze problems and develop solutions.

Preferred Qualifications:

The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

  • Demonstrated desire to learn new tool sets and programming languages
  • Proficiency in Python or comparable programming language
  • Working knowledge of version control systems
  • Working knowledge of Linux, Apache, MySQL
  • Working knowledge of open source tools and environments

We want to emphasize that the preferred qualifications are not required and that we are committed to helping our future colleague develop these preferred skills.


Published: Thursday, February 15, 2024 23:01 UTC

Last updated: Thursday, February 15, 2024 23:01 UTC