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Libraries Applications Developer

Apply now Job no: 529816
Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Information Technology, Library

Department: Library
Classification: Analyst Programmer 2
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $27.46 - $50.95 per hour
FTE: 1.0

Review of Applications Begins

Position closes August 17, 2022

Special Instructions to Applicants

To ensure consideration for the position, please include with your online application:
1. a cover letter which describes how your experience and education meet minimum and preferred qualifications. 
2. a current resume, which includes dates of employment.

Department Summary

About the University:
The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries.
The University of Oregon is guided by a diversity framework that involves a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members. The UO’s 295-acre campus features state-of-the art facilities in an arboretum-like setting within the traditional homelands of the Kalapuya people.

The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 167,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings; a pleasant year-round climate; and a community engaged in environmental, social, and social justice concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.

About UO Libraries:
The University of Oregon Libraries is an essential partner in the University’s educational, research, and public service mission. With five locations on the Eugene campus, and branches at UO Portland and at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, the Libraries offers many flexible, service- and technology-rich environments for our users’ research and learning needs. The UO Libraries is committed to supporting and enhancing the diversity of the university community, providing a culturally inclusive environment where diversity of thought and expression is valued and respected, and disrupting systemic inequalities. With a focus on equity in service, we strive to create a powerful learning community, a welcoming space where faculty, students, and patrons of all ages and cultural and ethnic backgrounds can access the information necessary to achieve their personal and professional goals. Our mission is to actively support the student learning experience, enable the creation and stewardship of knowledge, and contribute to advancements in teaching, research, scholarship, and public service. We value intellectual freedom, user-centered service, evidence-based approaches, transparency, innovation, teamwork, diversity, and integrity.

The University of Oregon Libraries is the only Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member in Oregon. The library is a member of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, SPARC, Center for Research Libraries, DuraSpace, the Council on Library and Information Resources, Coalition for Networked Information, EDUCAUSE, and other major organizations.

About Applications Development and Integration:
The Applications Development and Integration (ADI) department manages library application infrastructure and provides technology services that directly support the UO Libraries and university missions. These services include application management, maintenance, and support. ADI partners with and supports technology need-intensive library units such as Digital Scholarship Services (DSS), Data Services (DS), and Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA).

ADI provides administrative management and technical support for the libraries' web presence and web-based services, applying user experience principles and strategies. ADI librarians use web and application design principles to support search, discovery, and delivery of the libraries' collections in all formats. They provide oversight and configuration of the libraries' enterprise-wide software applications, including Alma/Primo. ADI developers develop, design, integrate, and maintain custom applications to support workflows, and support vended and open-source software (OSS) solutions.

Position Summary

This position provides high-level programming and technological solutions for the development, enhancement, and maintenance of UO Libraries’ open source and vended software products with a specific focus on supporting user-facing digital collections, digital research projects, web applications, and database-driven websites.

Active involvement in projects for UO Libraries units is a core part of daily work. Project requests are generated both by Libraries personnel and campus collaborators. Work includes: analyzing project requests; developing and testing robust, sustainable, accessible, and secure applications and websites; collaborating with other developers to create best practices, procedures, and clear documentation; and ensuring effective and efficient application maintenance.

This position is eligible for hybrid or in-person work, but must be able to work in a manner which allows collaboration with on-site colleagues.

We’re aware that some people are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every qualification in the job description including the preferred qualifications. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and recognize that a successful candidate may come from a less traditional career trajectory, such as having skills and abilities gained outside a classroom context, or an equivalent skill set. We encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our preferred qualifications. Equivalent combinations of experience, education, knowledge, and skills will be considered.

Minimum Requirements

This classification requires a basic foundation of knowledge and skills in systems analysis and related programming support functions generally obtained by a bachelor's degree in computer science, or an equivalent amount of training and applied experience.

Professional Competencies

• Ability to learn additional programming and scripting languages as needed.
• Demonstrated ability to identify and solve problems independently and as part of a team.
• Demonstrated successful self-direction, ability to perform independent work with little supervision.
• A user-focused approach with an emphasis on customer service.
• Clear and professional oral and written communication skills typically achieved by creating documentation for both technical audiences (such as code documentation) and non-technical audiences (such as training or how-to materials, service portal responses, and performing requirements-gathering work with stakeholders).

Preferred Qualifications

• Ability to program at an intermediate to advanced level in multiple programming languages.
• At least three years’ experience with one or more high-level programming languages (such as Python, PHP, or Go).
• Experience working with open-source products and platforms.
• Proficiency in using Python to develop web-facing applications, performing data analysis, or creating data visualizations.
• Experience working on digital library or digital repository projects.
• Experience with JavaScript and/or JavaScript frameworks. Experience using relational and non-relational databases (such as MySQL).
• Experience using git for version control and GitHub, Bitbucket, or a similar application for collaboration.

FLSA Exempt: No


All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union.

University of Oregon students and employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information see: https://coronavirus.uoregon.edu/vaccine.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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