Website Programmer and Data Manager/Systems Administrator

College Park
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Created: May 23, 2011


The Information Policy and Access Center (iPAC) within the University of Maryland, College Park’s College of Information Studies has an immediate need to fill two technical support positions that provide vital support to the center’s research and policy work:

1. Website Programmer (front end):

The ideal candidate will be a creative and collaborative multi-tasker who is proficient with the Drupal Web platform or at least has expertise with php and mysql. This position will be expected to support the center’s various Website development initiatives, including the implementation of a brand new center Web presence, set to launch in mid-June 2011. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in both Web frameworks (i.e. php, mysql, ruby on rails, django) and programming languages (i.e. php, python, ruby). Other desired qualifications include a familiarity with javascript and jquery as well as scripting languages (i.e. perl, python). Experience with data visualizations and mapping toolkits and graphic or Web interface design is also desirable.

Part-time position (approx. 20 hours/week); compensation dependent on experience

2. Data Manager/Systems Administrator (back end):

The ideal candidate will be a reliable team-player and problem solver who exhibits great attention to detail and organizational skills. The applicant should also have experience with Web frameworks and both programming and scripting languages, as well as relational database design. An interest in data management as well as server (LAMP stack) administration and version control systems is desirable. Past experience working with various APIs and statistical software (R and SPSS) is beneficial.

Part-time position (approx. 20 hours/week); compensation dependent on experience

Potential candidates that feel they possess some combination of the attributes and skills described in the two positions above are encouraged to apply. There is some flexibility in the assigned roles between the two positions.

More about iPAC: iPAC is the result of a merger between two existing College of Information Studies research centers: the Center for Library and Information Innovation (CLII:; and the Center for Information Policy and E-Government (CIPEG: This new, merged center will focus on the fields of information policy, equity of access, under-served populations and diversity, and cultural institution studies as applied to academic, public, school, and other libraries; museums; and archives.

Please contact Abby McDermott to apply:

-- Abby McDermott Center for Library and Information Innovation (CLII) University of Maryland - College Park PH: 301.405.9445 (work) or

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Abby McDermott

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Published: Monday, May 23, 2011 15:09 UTC

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