Programmer Analyst

Job description

The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia, Mo., as the first public university west of the Mississippi River and the first state university in Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase territory. MU provides all the benefits of two universities in one: It's a major land-grant institution and Missouri's largest public research university.

Mizzou is the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Missouri System. It is one of only 34 public universities, and the only public institution in Missouri, in the Association of American Universities. MU offers more than 320 degree programs — including more than 75 online degree options.

Mizzou receives top rankings for its programs in many areas, including journalism, dispute resolution, family and community medicine, campus writing program and Freshman Interest Groups. It is one of only six public universities in the country with medicine, veterinary medicine and law all on one campus, and has a diverse enrollment with more than 34,000 students from every county in Missouri, every state in the nation and 120 countries. 

Missourians connect with Mizzou by participating in Extension programs, visiting MU Health Care specialists, competing in state competitions in MU facilities and cheering on the Missouri Tigers at athletic events. A member of the Southeastern Conference, Mizzou features the state’s only division I-A athletic program, where student-athletes in 20 sports compete at the highest level nationally.

The University of Missouri - Columbia is seeking a Programmer Analyst who, as a member of Library Technology Services, will provide programming support to the UM System Libraries.  Analyze, implement and support computer systems that distribute library data between systems. Work to improve though programmatic means, workflows for the libraries of MU, MS&T, UMKC, and UMSL, of the University of Missouri System (UM System libraries).

Independently or as a team perform programming and analyze work to automate/improve operating processes, capture and report needed information, automate modeling/forecasting routines, etc., using appropriate technology.

Apply judgment in devising program logic in selecting and adapting standard programming procedures; resolve problems and deviations according to established practices and obtain advice where precedents are unclear or unavailable.

Assess complexity of user requests and prepare cost and time estimates for project development.  May conduct detailed feasibility studies in order to determine the need for requested systems or modifications to existing systems.  Develop a project plan and production schedule for approved requests.

Maintain appropriate documentation on assigned systems or programs.  Prepare detailed flowcharts, block diagrams machine instructions and documentation on data processing systems for use as a permanent record and future reference by users and supporting Information Technology personnel.

Minimum qualifications:  

Good communication skills.  - Able to talk about complex technical issues with non-programmers and understand their perspective.

Experience in an (object-oriented) programming and or scripting language.

Basic Linux server administration

Competency with relational databases.

Version control in a team environment (git or similar)

B.S. Computer Science or B.S. with related experience

Preferred Qualifications:  

Experience working in a library
Experience with an integrated Library System.  We are using III’s Sierra
Experience working with Islandora and or Dspace
Some insight into not-relation databases, such as Apache SOLR
Knowledge of all things web related:  HTML, CSS, JavaScript
Experience with metadata standards such as MARC DC, and MODS 

For additional information and to apply, see Job Opening ID #28642 online at and Click on the link for Prospective Employees.
University of Missouri AA/EOE ADA accommodations call (573) 882-7976. 

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer
The University of Missouri accepts online applications only.




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Job No: 28642
Posted: 12/5/2018
Application Due: 2/3/2019
Work Type:
Salary: $47,476 - $55,000