GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Software Applications Developer 1 coordinates, develops, and implements software, web, and mobile applications and innovative technologies to advance UC Libraries' operations and services, and improve workflows and user experience. The position also helps support an increasing portfolio of IT needs related to the Libraries' strategic initiatives including digital humanities/digital scholarship, UC Press and library publishing, eLearning and digital literacy, and information and researcher services.
RELATIONSHIP AND AUTHORITY: Reports to the UCL Computer Systems Administrator Lead. Works closely with the Library Chief Technology Officer and Applications Development Team as well as other UCL units. Works collaboratively with librarians and staff, faculty and students, and others beyond UC.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide full-stack development and support for software, web, and mobile applications for workflow improvements and library IT projects and initiatives including systems analysis/development, programming, testing, QA, rapid prototyping, application maintenance and customer support.
Prioritize, manage, and execute project tasks, and coordinate and communicate with stakeholders and team members on procedural, operational, and technical issues.
Assist in developing and managing web and mobile applications ensuring strong optimization, functionality and compatibility.
Identify, evaluate, report, and recommend on emerging and innovative technologies and applications that have potential for new and/or improved library operations and services. Conduct pilot test or prototype if appropriate in collaboration with stakeholders.
Develop innovative technologies and services in collaboration with librarians and staff to transform and generate new modes of inquiry, access, scholarship, learning and collaborations.
Provide technical leadership and hands-on programming expertise for appropriate projects and supervise student assistants where necessary.
Assist in managing the Libraries' applications portfolio and work with stakeholders to maintain support and currency.
Apply appropriate metrics and data analysis to assess value and impact of technologies and applications to enable data informed decision-making.
Participate in relevant committees, task forces, and working groups in UCL and UC.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, or related degree; -OR- an Associate's degree with two (2) years' of experience; or four (4) years of basic to intermediate level computer hardware related experience.
Possesses working knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures and contributes through support, using established processes, methods and systems.
2 years of experience in full stack LAMP and front-end development, tools, and techniques including XHTML, HTML5, CSS3, PHP, JQuery, RDBMS, GitHub, Apache, Linux, Red Hat, etc.
Knowledge of current web development standards and cross platform compatibility and accessibility techniques and demonstrated ability to manage application development projects, plan and execute workflows, track progress and costs, and meet deadlines and objectives.
Strong organizational and time management skills; ability to work under time constraints and to meet project deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing, particularly about technical processes to non-technical personnel.
Familiarity with digital technologies environment, e.g. data analytics (KPI, metrics), data aggregation, IT informatics, text mining, data visualization (eg Tableau, JSS libraries), and familiarity with high-level scripting languages (e.g. Python).
Cover Letter - Please attach under "additional documents".
Based on the nature of this position, the university is unable to provide sponsorship for work visas.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.
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