IT Technical Specialist III - Web Applications Developer - 512975

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Apply nowJob no: 512975
Work type: Regular Full-time (Benefits eligible)
Location: Tuscaloosa
Categories: Library/Research/Scientific

Pay Grade/Pay Range: 58 Monthly (exempt): - Minimum - $ 40206.36 Midpoint - $ 58302.36

Department/Organization: 219101 - University Libraries

Normal Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Job Summary: The IT Technical Specialist III performs advanced professional IT activities for a specialized, complex assignment or functional area requiring application of an advanced professional knowledge of IT principles, practices, and procedures. Requires evaluation, originality or ingenuity. May supervise and/or direct the work of project teams or other lower level staff.

Additional Department Summary: Will design, develop, and support complex library system architectures according to industry standards, best practices, and local requirements. Will perform systems analysis as needed for understanding business processes and translating them into functioning code. Will work with library specific applications, multiple content management systems, third-party applications, and open-source tools. Specifically, the successful candidate will work with the FOLIO Library Services Platform ( in which we are a beta development partner), integrations between systems on and off campus for real-time data exchanges through RESTful APIs, and developmental tools and support the discovery, delivery, and use of information resources. This work is accomplished in a team environment where all are expected to maintain currency with best practices for software development, coding, system administration, version management, and documentation. Candidate is expected to work independently with minimal supervision. Will guide several projects simultaneously. Additionally, the successful candidate will collaborate with other library technology staff, librarians, library staff, campus IT, and open source communities. May oversee the work of other junior programmers.

Required Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree ; OR Bachelor's degree and two (2) years of IT experience; OR Associate’s degree and four (4) years of IT experience; OR High School Diploma or GED and six (6) years of IT experience. Knowledge of advanced programming, networking, system, multimedia, instructional technology skills or project management methods and applications. May require intermediate or advanced level training or certification.

Skills and Knowledge: Must be fluent in Java and at least one other high-level programming language and be willing to learn other languages as needed (prefer Ruby). Must be proficient in scripting languages, such as PHP and JavaScript. Must have experience developing for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP (LAMP) systems. Familiarity with system administration principles. Must demonstrate a track record of creative solutions to IT challenges. Extensive problem solving skills are required for this position. Excellent communication, interpersonal and team skills, strong service orientation, interest in understanding and meeting user needs, initiative, flexibility, and a commitment to continuous learning are necessary. .

Preferred Qualifications: 5 years of directly related experience to systems analysis and programming. Extensive experience (3+ years) implementing and supporting open-source library tool/applications such as ArchivesSpace, DSpace, or Omeka. Experience managing and working with staff. Experience with institutional repository software, including software installation, setup, configuration, and maintenance. Experience with WordPress and writing plugins. Familiarity with project management and tearm productivity tools, such as Asana, Trello, and Slack.

Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster

Advertised: 29 Apr 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications close: 06 May 2021 Central Daylight Time

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Posted: 5/2/2021
Application Due: 5/6/2021
Work Type: Full Time