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Digital Library Architect

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Department of Human Resource Management

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Job Description Virginia Tech\u00e2??s Newman Library and the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship is seeking qualified candidates for a Digital Library Architect Position. Duties are: 50% Project management, including: - Work with the Director of Digital Library Development, assist in developing department goals and objectives that support the University Libraries strategic plan. \u00e2?? Take responsibility for managing projects, business analysis, system development and testing to ensure that the delivered applications meet clients' needs. - Work with stakeholders to translate complex requirements into effective project plan; provide solution system architecture, identify possible issues and resources needed, assemble project teams, and assign responsibilities. - Lead full-stack software engineers to deliver high-quality, large-scale, distributed applications and services through the software project lifecycle. - Serve as a professional expert, provides technical expertise to solve the critical project issues and keeps project teams competitive with emerging technologies. - Present and publish research works in Digital Library or related fields. - Submit proposals and acquire external funding. 40% Software development, including: - Work on software projects focused around Samvera\/Fedora software stack, play a lead role in design and\/or architecture. \u00e2?? Develop applications such as, but not limited to, digital library repositories, digital library knowledge extraction, cataloging digital collections through topic modeling, classification, machine learning, and other associated applications, tools, and specifications. - Implement new library services and resources and to migrate legacy systems to new technologies. Enable authentication and authorization in library services using LDAP. - Creates and maintains written documentation for all library services created and modified and provides technical support. - Technical contributions to integrative software deployment onto developing in-house, cloud-based, or hybrid data and web delivery systems, including understanding DevOps approach, enabling developers and system administrators to best coordinate their efforts to data integration, applications development, and packaging. \u00e2?? Offer programming language advice to the developing team, including best practice, design pattern, performance tuning, issue tracking, etc. The programming language such as, but not limited to Java and Python. - Participates in code reviews, analyzes new technologies for potential integration into our main code base, including technologies such as Git, GitHub, Jira, Confluence, and Travis CI, etc. 5% Participate in international, national and regional digital library collaborations, and seek mutually beneficial partnerships and external support through grants. 5% Participate in library planning and serve on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams and will be expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field. Minimum Qualifications - Master's degree in Library Science or Library Information Science, or Master's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering with digital library concentration. -Sun Java Platform, EE Certified. -2 years experience of full life cycle software development in Java and Python. -2 years experience leading development team and managing enterprise software development projects. -Above experience must include: Experience designing and implementing largescale, distributed systems; Programming digital repository and integrating LDAP web applications; Experience bringing in external funding. \u00e2??Must have criminal background check. Preferred Qualifications Special Requirements Special Instructions to Applicants Applications must be submitted online at posting number #AP0180045. The application package must include a resume, cover letter addressing the candidate\u00e2??s experience with the responsibilities associated with the position, and the required qualifications, and names of three (3) references and their contact information. Optional Applicant Documents Resume Cover Letter Required Applicant Documents

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The Office of the Governor’s Division of Personnel, now the Department of Human Resource Management, was created in 1942 as a function within the State Budget Office, but the history of the Virginia Personnel System dates back to the early 1900s. At that time, many agencies had independent sources of revenue. Employee pay and benefits were not uniform. Focus on Central Government In 1916, Governor Henry Carter Stuart expressed concerns that this lack of uniformity could result in “injustice, waste, over/under-manned services, inefficiency, poor service, and nonperformance.” In 1918, the State Commission on Economy and Efficiency recommended the establishment of the first centralized personnel management function in the Commonwealth. That recommendation was not approved. In 1922, the State Commission on Simplification and Economy did develop the first uniform State Classification Plan to begin to address concerns about the fair and uniform treatment of employees. The Commission again recommended the centralization of state government personnel systems, and again, the recommendation was not approved by the legislature. Amid growing concerns about the lack of central mechanisms for monitoring employee compensation, the 1926 General Assembly ruled that the Governor personally approve all pay actions on state employees who earned over $100.00 per month. Ten years later in 1936, Governor George Perry, in what was known as The Griffenhargen Study, requested the establishment of a “state personnel management system that would provide equal pay for equal job responsibilities,” but the concept was not supported by the legislature. In early 1940 the General Assembly drafted, and then rejected another proposal to centralize personnel management in the Commonwealth. Its rejection was based on concerns that centralization might limit the authority of agencies.

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