Software Developer

Employer
University of North Texas
Location
Denton
Closing date
Oct 22, 2021

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Technology, Analysts & Programming, Web, Mobile & Application Development

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UNT System Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We are growing with the DFW region, enrolling a record 47,000+ students across our system and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.

Posting Title:

Software Developer

Department:

UNT-University Library-Gen-141000

Job Location:

Denton

Full Time/Part Time:

Full-Time

Salary Information:

Depends on qualifications (minimum $48,600.00)

Department Summary:

A wide range of student- and faculty-centered services are the cornerstone of the Libraries’ integral role in the University of North Texas community. As the most-used service on campus and an essential component of education and research at the University of North Texas, the Libraries offer access to an abundant collection of more than 6 million items (print and digital) along with expert personnel to assist patrons in achieving their academic and scholarly goals. We provide innovative and inclusive programs and support to enhance the intermingling of teaching, learning, and research at UNT.

The Digital Libraries Division supports the UNT Libraries with guidance, software development, digital preservation, and other digital services. Through collaborative efforts such as The Portal to Texas History (http://texashistory.unt.edu/) and the UNT Digital Library (http://digital.library.unt.edu/) we freely provide digital content to a worldwide audience. Our software development team builds these products with open source components and open, standards-based protocols and formats.

The University of North Texas is a student-centered public research university with nearly 40,000 students. A Carnegie-ranked Tier One public research university, UNT is one of the nation’s most diverse universities. UNT has been designated as both a Minority Serving Institution and Hispanic Serving Institution and stands committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in its pursuit of academic excellence. We are big and bold | All About UNT

With 7.5 million people and two international airports, DFW is the fourth-largest metro area in the United States. DFW is racially, ethnically, religiously, and culturally rich and maintains a long-standing commitment to the arts exemplified by local attractions such as the Dallas Arts District and the Fort Worth Cultural District. UNT’s proximity to these major metropolitan centers ensures that our new colleague will be able to access a wide range of activities and cultural experiences. The university also has a generous benefits, leave and perks package.

UNT is located in Denton, Texas, a growing city with a small-town feel and a thriving arts and music scene centered on its downtown Square and is connected by highways and light rail to the major transportation hubs and big-city attractions of Dallas and Fort Worth, about 40 miles away. Want to know more about why you should consider coming to Denton? Check out Discover Denton.

Position Overview:

Working with Python, the Django web framework, and other open source components, develops, maintains, and tests Digital Libraries application frameworks and infrastructure. Provides programming support for the development of digital library initiatives, including The Portal to Texas History and the UNT Digital Library. Working collaboratively with other programmers and technologists, provides documentation and technical support, and assists with planning and implementing digital projects in the UNT Libraries.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree with coursework in computing or information systems and one year of related computing or programming work experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Knowledge of the methods and equipment used in electronic data processing.
• Skill in writing programs for computer applications.
• Ability to analyze problems and develop solutions.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated desire to learn new tool sets and programming languages
  • Working knowledge of open source tools and environments
  • Working knowledge of version control systems
  • Working knowledge of Python, Ruby, or PHP


We want to emphasize that the preferred qualifications are not required and that we are committed to helping our future colleague develop these preferred skills. We strongly encourage those who are passionate about fostering diverse inclusive and equitable libraries to apply.

We welcome applications from all qualified individuals, especially people of color, women, people with disabilities, veterans and LGBTQ+ individuals.

Work Schedule:

TBA, M-F between 8am and 7pm. This role may be eligible for flexible scheduling and partial remote working.

Driving University Vehicle:

No

Security Sensitive:

This is a security sensitive position

EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Classification Title:

IT Programmer

Physical Requirements:

Ability to communicate

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Contribute to development of the in-house built digital archiving system and Django project named Coda, adding new features and fixing bugs as assigned.

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Provide programming support for the in-house built metadata editing system named Aubrey Edit.

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Act as developer and maintainer of existing Django applications hosted by the division, including applications present on the digital2.library.unt.edu server.

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Provide documentation within code and for program/project usage/deployment.

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Interact with the Libraries’ technology and computing department on matters related to the maintenance of the unit’s software and hardware.

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Adhere to the unit’s version control practices for software development and deployment.

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Adhere to the unit’s testing practices for software and interfaces.

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Participate in the delivery of UNT Libraries hosted Carpentries workshops.

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Maintain good working relationships with members of the Digital Libraries Division, members of other Libraries divisions, faculty, students, staff, and external business contacts.

Posting Number:

S2362P

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must submit a resume, a cover letter and a list of three professional references with their online application. Cover letter should include a brief diversity statement explaining how the applicant will contribute to UNT’s commitment to fostering an open, diverse and inclusive community.

Quicklink for Posting:

https://jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/47836

Organization

Working at University of North Texas

Since 1890, the University of North Texas has been a catalyst for transformation for its students and the North Texas region. As the nation’s 26th largest public university, UNT is dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience to its 36,000 students while fueling the intellectual, economic and cultural progress of one of the largest, most dynamic regions in the United States.

A student-focused public research university, UNT graduates more than 8,500 students each year from its 12 colleges and schools and offers 97 bachelor’s, 82 master’s and 35 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. As UNT’s strengths in science, engineering and technology grow, the university continues to nurture its core areas of distinction in music, education, social sciences, business, the arts and humanities. Leading Texas public universities in the number of Goldwater Scholars and designated a “Best in the West” university by The Princeton Review, UNT is known for its academic excellence.

By providing access, welcoming diversity and strengthening collaborations with our many educational, business and community partners, as well as building new partnerships across the globe, UNT's faculty and staff work each day to prepare students for the challenges they will meet in our changing world.

Fostering global understanding and promoting cultural appreciation are central to preparing tomorrow's successful global leaders. Our strategic international partnerships seek to improve quality of life, facilitate the exchange of ideas and culture, and allow for important research addressing global issues. UNT's campus benefits from a rich diversity of about 2,500 international students representing 140 countries.

UNT faculty produce groundbreaking research in a wide range of disciplines spanning the sciences, mathematics, engineering and technology while also making nationally recognized contributions in the arts and humanities. The College of Music is one of the nation’s best music colleges with an internationally respected jazz program. UNT has the oldest program in emergency administration and planning and a unique program in applied philosophy and environmental ethics.

UNT also is home to many national centers and institutes, including the Net-Centric Software and Systems Center — a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center; the Center for Electronic Materials Processing and Integration; the Institute of Applied Science; the Center for Advanced Scientific Computing and Modeling; and the Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity.

UNT has developed many state-of-the-art research facilities, such as the federally funded Center for Advanced Research and Technology, one of the nation’s most extensive facilities for powerful materials characterization and analysis; a high-performance computational facility; and a clean room/nanofabrication research facility (under construction). UNT’s research extends outside the academy as well, with field stations as close as a neighboring lake and as far away as southern Chile.

In addition, UNT is developing Discovery Park, a research park with technology incubator facilities on a 300-acre property near the main campus. The university also has developed a Design Research Center in the heart of the Dallas design district.

As the largest and most comprehensive university in the North Texas region, UNT is growing as a national leader in education, research and scholarship, student support and community engagement — the pillars of a great public research university. UNT’s ultimate mission is to give a green light to greatness by helping its students, region, state and nation excel.

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