Specialist IV/V, Information Technology
Auburn University - Auburn, AL

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Job Title

Specialist IV/V, Information Technology


Library - Admin

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Salary Range

$44,300 - $73,700

Job Summary

The Auburn University Libraries (AUL) is accepting applications for a Software Developer/System Administrator. This position is part of the Information Technology (IT) suite. It is based in the AUL Systems Department and reports to the Senior Software Developer in that department. Essential functions include, but are not limited to: develops library-oriented software applications as needed, a duty that may include modifying and adapting open-source software applications or utilities; writes custom scripts for routine library functions; works with Auburn University Libraries faculty and staff on digital library projects requiring in-house coding; works with faculty and IT staff from other university departments on related projects, including an institutional repository (IR) and undergraduate research journal; serves as a backup System Administrator (In this capacity, helps Systems staff manage the Library's Linux and Windows servers, including software upgrades and patches, security, and backup.); and installs, configures, maintains, and (if necessary) extends third-party software applications (e.g. Integrated Library Systems, digital content-management software, document-delivery software); helps maintain an in-house Wiki on various aspects of library IT; shares a rotating weekly schedule of evening and weekend on-call duty; serves on university committees as needed and represents the Auburn University Libraries at the state, regional, and national levels.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent and 6 years relevant experience as a software developer, database designer or administrator, and/or System Administrator. Employer will consider advanced degrees in lieu of experience. Thorough knowledge of at least one high-level programming or scripting language (e.g. Java, C#, C, C++, PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby) and experience developing custom applications using at least one of these languages is required. The following are also required: experience with modern version-control software (e.g. Subversion, Git, Mercurial); experience administering Linux servers, including shell scripting or the ability to learn how to administer servers with these operating systems; ability to clearly document all software development projects and programs; and effective written and interpersonal communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of users and support staff. Proven ability to successfully initiate, track, and manage multiple detail-oriented projects simultaneously. Please use the attachment feature of the on-line employment system and attach the following: cover letter outlining qualifications for this position and a current detailed resume including names, addresses, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers for three professional references. Only complete application materials will be considered for selection.

Desired Qualifications

The following are desired: experience developing custom applications in a wide variety of programming languages; experience planning, implementing, and/or maintaining an institutional repository (IR) using DSpace or another IR package (e.g. Fedora); experience working with open-source software for next-generation library catalogs and discovery tools (e.g. VuFind, Blacklight, Koha, Evergreen); experience in database administration (e.g. Postgres, MySQL, Oracle, Solr); experience in structured software testing and quality assurance; and experience working in an academic library environment, especially experience with digital library projects. A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in computer science, MIS, or a related field is also desired.

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MA14D, MA14E



Job Category

Administrative Grade 34 and above

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Auburn University (AU or Auburn) is a public university located in Auburn, Alabama, United States. With more than 25,000 students and 1,200...