Position Announcement: Systems Programmer (Duke University)

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Created: October 10, 2008


Systems Programmer - 2 Year Term Appointment

Reporting to the Metadata Systems Programmer, the systems programmer will contribute to the development of a technical infrastructure based on open source software to support metadata creation and management. S/He will design and program the tool and integrate it with other modules in the systems architecture.

Responsibilities * Creates and implements emerging digital technologies in support digital library initiatives including repository configuration, systems administrative tools, metadata crosswalking, indexing/search engines. * Designs and programs interface for metadata creation and management; supports data interchange with databases; writes queries using available scripting languages. * Designs and programs interface for management of digitization workflow. * Develops enhancements for current digital collections interface. * Applies principles of usability, accessibility and assessment to develop effective interfaces and navigation structures to meet user needs. * Works collaboratively with a variety of individuals in the libraries including archivists, librarians, metadata specialists, and other IT staff to identify and understand digital collection workflows, source data systems and mapping requirements. * Creates documentation for all phases of the project. * Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications It is the expectation that all Duke University Libraries staff members will demonstrate exceptional workplace behaviors in the execution of their specific position responsibilities. These behaviors are customer focus, collaboration, creative problem solving, continuous learning and a commitment to diversity.

Education Required: BA/BS or equivalent combination of relevant experience and training.

Experience Required: Two years of programming experience in Java, Python, XML, XSL and/or SQL; excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; ability to work independently and as a member of a team; strong organizational and project management skills; demonstrated commitment to providing outstanding customer service.

Preferred: Prior experience working in an academic research library; demonstrated proficiency with PHP, JavaScript, AJAX, Perl; knowledge of information technology trends and their application to digital storage formats and metadata standards; experience working with metadata standards and protocols such as METS, MODS, PREMIS, TEI, EAD, or OAI-PMH; experience in providing programming support in a digital library, digital publishing, tools development, or digital humanities environment.

Working Conditions * Must be able to work in an environment in which exposure to materials containing dust and mold is possible * Normal office environment

These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.

Salary and Benefits Salary dependent on qualifications and experience. Comprehensive benefits package includes 15 days vacation, 13 holidays, 12 days sick leave; health, dental, disability and life insurance and support for professional development and training.

Environment The Duke University Libraries are the shared center of the university's intellectual life, connecting people and ideas. The William R. Perkins Library, its branches (Lilly, Music, Biological and Environmental Sciences, Marine Laboratory in Beaufort, and the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library) and the separately administered libraries serving the schools of Business, Divinity, Law, and Medicine, comprise one of the nation's top ten private university library systems. Duke is a member of the Triangle Research Libraries Network, which promotes collaboration in the areas of collection development and management, access services, information technology and human resources among the libraries of Duke University, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, North Carolina Central University and North Carolina State University.

Duke University and Durham are located in the Research Triangle, a region that encompasses one of the nation's premier concentrations of academic, corporate, and public research. The Triangle region is rated among the most desirable areas in North America to live and work and has been identified by Money magazine as one of the "Best Places to Live" in the U.S.

Application Send cover letter, detailed resume and the names, addresses (mailing and e-mail), and telephone numbers of three references to: Teresa Tillman, Library Human Resources, at library-jobs@duke.edu. Please include PROGRAMMERS in the subject line. Review of applications will begin in mid-October and will continue until the position is filled.

An electronic resume should also be submitted at: http://www.hr.duke.edu/jobs/main.html. Refer to Requisition #400247847. Duke University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The Duke University Library System has a strong commitment to Affirmative Action and is actively seeking to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of our staff.

-- Will Sexton Metadata Analyst / Programmer Duke University Libraries

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