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Supervisor Library Applications Programming

Eugene, OR

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Application Review Begins
May 22, 2018; open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please include the following with your online application:
1) A cover letter that clearly articulates how your knowledge and experience make you an ideal candidate for this position.
2) A current resume or CV.
3) Three professional references, one of whom must be a current supervisor. (Note: References are only contacted at the final stage of recruitment after prior notification to the candidate.)
Department Summary
As an essential partner in the University’s educational, research, and public service mission, the University of Oregon Libraries enriches the student learning experience, encourages exploration and research at all levels, and contributes to advancements in access to scholarly resources. The University of Oregon Libraries is the only Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member in Oregon. The Libraries is a member of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, SPARC, Center for Research Libraries, DuraSpace, the Council on Library and Information Resources, Coalition for Networked Information, EDUCAUSE, and other major organizations. The Libraries is also a member of Oregon WIN, a consortium of universities and community colleges that operates an educational broadband service network. In addition to a full range of research library programs, the UO Libraries provides many of the University's central educational technology services, including learning management system administration, classroom technology support, broadcast-quality video production, distance education delivery, streaming media, educational technology support, and technology-related faculty development and training.
Library Technology Services (LTS) manages library infrastructure and provides a wide range of technology services that directly support the UO Libraries and University mission. These include core library infrastructure and systems, application development and integration, and computer support services for library facilities, labs, services and personnel. LTS also partners with technology-intensive Library units such as the Center for Media and Educational Technologies, Digital Scholarship Services, and Data Services, and the Price Science Commons and Library to provide integrated services and solutions in support of the University’s mission.
Position Summary
The Supervisor, Library Applications Programming, provides high level technical leadership, management and direction in planning, developing and maintaining the library’s public and staff Web environment and applications to support library workflows and services. The Supervisor supervises the programming staff of the Application Development & Integration team (ADI), coordinates needs assessment, design, testing, maintenance and support of a wide variety of library applications, working to ensure compliance with accessibility guidelines and standards. This position is a member of the larger Applications Development & Integration (ADI) team, which also includes the Web Services and Systems Librarians and classified analyst programmers. The ADI team provides support for digital library projects, various library interfaces including the library’s main Web site and discovery platforms, and staff workflow applications.
Minimum Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredit institution, preferably in a job-related discipline; relevant experience may substitute for the degree requirement on a year to year basis.
• Four years of technical experience working with Web application development and programming.
• Two years of experience in management or supervisory capacity.
Professional Competencies
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate technical/complex information both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to analyze and problem solve a variety of issues.
• Ability to support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment.
• Demonstrated familiarity and experience with Web accessibility and usability norms/guidelines.
• Ability to quickly troubleshoot and solve technical problems, learn new technologies, work on multiple tasks, and meet deadlines.
• Demonstrated skills with project management, consensus building, and problem solving.
• Ability to manage complex projects and teams.
• Knowledge of and experience with application development and integration technologies and services.
Preferred Qualifications
• Experience working in an IT environment in higher education.
• Experience in and/or familiarity with libraries and library services.
• Experience working with content management systems (Drupal, WordPress); Javascript, and collaboration tools (GitHub, Confluence, JIRA).
• Fluent in one or more of the following database languages: MySQL, PostgreSQL, MSSQL, or similar.
• Experience with Ruby and Ruby on Rails.
• Experience with Samvera.
FLSA Exempt: Y
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