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:
UNT-University Library-Gen-141000Job Location:
DentonFull Time/Part Time:
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. Position Overview:
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.
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. Preferred Qualifications:
• Skill in writing programs for computer applications.
• Ability to analyze problems and develop solutions.
- 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:
This is a security sensitive positionEEO 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 ProgrammerPhysical Requirements:
Ability to communicateo:
Contribute to development of the in-house built digital archiving system and Django project named Coda, adding new features and fixing bugs as assigned.o:
Provide programming support for the in-house built metadata editing system named Aubrey Edit.o:
Act as developer and maintainer of existing Django applications hosted by the division, including applications present on the digital2.library.unt.edu server.o:
Provide documentation within code and for program/project usage/deployment.o:
Interact with the Libraries’ technology and computing department on matters related to the maintenance of the unit’s software and hardware. o:
Adhere to the unit’s version control practices for software development and deployment.o:
Adhere to the unit’s testing practices for software and interfaces.o:
Participate in the delivery of UNT Libraries hosted Carpentries workshops.o:
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:
S2362PSpecial 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: