Job Posting: Software Applications/Web Developer -- UMass Lowell

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Created: October 2, 2008


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General Summary (Purpose) of Position The Software Applications/Web Developer creates, tests, implements, analyzes, modifies, and supports various software applications to enhance library services.

Examples of Duties: 1. Enhance library services by: * Installing, customizing, and administering open source and proprietary software solutions to meet UML Libraries' needs. * Investigating open source and proprietary software to identify opportunities for the UML Libraries. * Assisting in the selection of web based applications. * Providing documentation and training on new software products and services. * Collaborating with librarians to determine possible software modifications. * Developing scripting and programming solutions to help integrate web based services. * Developing HTML forms and templates for web-based application interfaces. * Installing new software packages and upgrading legacy software with Systems Office personnel. * Collaborating with librarians and staff on evaluating and selecting enterprise level software such as integrated library systems (ILS) by investigating and making recommendations. * Communicating and training appropriate library staff on new ILS features. * Providing technical support for the library webmaster and web committee. * Collaborating on digitization projects. * Modifying digital archive applications. * Writing SQL queries.

2. Promote the University's commitment to customer service by: * Serving on Library and University committees as appointed by the director. * Building effective partnerships with co-workers throughout the University by freely sharing appropriate information and providing assistance when needed. * Ensuring optimum service to all internal and external partners in response to all requests for service and information. * Maintaining an environment that is welcoming to persons of all backgrounds, nationalities, and roles.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: * Bachelor's Degree, Computer Science preferred. * At least three years professional experience. * Demonstrated expertise in Java programming; Professional experience in Java programming highly desirable. * Experience working in a library; Academic library experience preferred. * Expertise in web services development. * Experience with and working knowledge of a wide variety of information technology applications. * Expertise in: PHP, Javascript, XML, HTML, CSS, Also desirable: Perl; ASP. * Expertise in at least one of the following: Oracle SQL, MySQL, or MSSQL; also desirable: Visual Basic. * Experience with: Linux/Unix, MSAccess; also desirable: Solaris, ASP.NET, * Experience with Fedora Commons, DSpace, and Drupal highly desirable. * Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral). * Strong problem solving skills; ability to meet challenges creatively. * Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. * Ability to organize work and to work well under pressure. * Must be self motivated. * Ability to work evenings as necessary. * A job offer for this position is contingent upon a satisfactory response to a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and review.

Supervision Received: Reports to the Head of Access Services

Initial review of applications will begin October 17, 2008.



Search for Software Application/Web Developer-Library University of Massachusetts Lowell C/O Human Resources 883 Broadway Street, Dugan Hall 200 Lowell, MA 01854-5113 Job Reference Number: REPC-AP050801 Or E-mail cover letter and resume to Please include reference number in subject line of e-mail.



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