As a member of the Library Technology Services Department, Digital Development Unit, the Digital Library Application Programmer performs duties related to the creation and support of software applications for the UF Digital Collections and develops applications and services with an emphasis on the digital library system for patrons and internal needs. Under general direction of the unit head, works to design, develop, test, and deploy digital library applications including software to assist in internal digital workflow and operations. The Digital Library Application Programmer gathers requirements, develops applications, and provides support for digital services and applications.
To support all students, staff and faculty, and foster excellence in a diverse and collaborative society, the Libraries are actively seeking candidates who bring culturally-rich lived experiences to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientation, and perspectives.
The Digital Development Unit is an agile development group that supports internationally recognized digital libraries of critical importance for research, preservation, and culture, including the Florida Digital Newspaper Library, the Digital Library of the Caribbean, and over 300 other outstanding digital collections that comprise the UF Digital Collections (UFDC), containing over 15 million pages.
The Library Technology Services (LTS) Department is a service oriented group that maintains, researches, develops, optimizes and supports information systems and technology for the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida. The department is a service hub providing an array of services and support, including technical expertise for evaluating external service providers, application development, project management, risk management, and administration supporting collaboration to optimally deliver on program and project needs.
Work with other members of the Digital Development Team to design, implement and maintain all digital production services components, and act in capacity of primary or backup person to execute some monthly reports. These duties may include but are not limited to log review and performance optimization.
Under the direction of the lead developer and unit manager, develop, monitor and provide training on the use of production tools and quality control procedures to be used in the Digital Support Services’ department data workflow.
Liaise between the identified stakeholders within the Libraries and other UF and UFDC partner entities, with support from the lead developer and unit manager for communication and facilitation. In coordination with affected stakeholders, develop delivery interfaces based on accepted standards and best practices.
Assist in providing programming and software analysis activities to units within the Libraries for projects outside of the UF Digital Collections and digital library operations as directed by the unit supervisor and department chair.
Expand knowledge base in the area of information technology, digitization, front-end and REST-based interfaces, systems, etc. related to web server development of digital resources for library and archives. Train through independent research, teacher-led or online training and by participation in professional meetings and discussion groups. Support UF’s representation in the digital library communities.
Perform other incidental duties necessary to accomplish the essential functions listed above. Represent the Library Technology Services Department in internal and external committees, teams and similar work-groups.
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Apply by June 14, 2021. Applications are reviewed as received. Submit all application materials through the Jobs at UF online application system at Requisition 516586. Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered. If you have any questions or concerns about this process please contact Tina Marie Litchfield, George A. Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at email@example.com.