Analyst Programmer, Lead (Atlanta, Campus)

at Georgia State University (view profile)
Location Atlanta, GA
Date Posted April 16, 2019
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
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The University Library is the center of Georgia State’s campus, both literally and figuratively with five Perimeter College Service Centers. We provide support for campus teaching, learning and research as well as a social space for the university community. The University Library supports the University’s goal to become a leading public research university by providing resources and services for teaching, learning and research, which enables discovery and the use of information and the creation of knowledge. The University Library provides leadership to the University community in acquiring, facilitating, managing and curating scholarly information and offers new and emerging technologies to support faculty and student research, teaching and learning.

The University Library seeks to migrate our digital assets onto an open-source digital collections management system (Samvera). In order to adopt this system, a dedicated developer will be needed to improve and adapt this emerging software to meet our specifications. To that end, the developer will actively participate in and contribute to the Samvera software development community. Working with library staff in Digital Projects, Web Services, and Special Collections and Archives the developer will assess needs for the new open-source system, and will take the lead on installing, customizing, and maintaining Samvera components.The scope of responsibilities will include the following duties but is not limited to the following,

Develop features and integrations with other applications, testing software, and generating documentation.

Stay informed of the technical and feature direction of open source digital collections applications, and communication/collaboration with open source communities is also required.

Develop, test, implement, maintain, and troubleshoot software applications in support of the University Library’s goals. Responsibilities include analyzing user requirements for system features and functionality, developing software requirements documents, original programming, documenting and commenting code, system testing, and creating comprehensive software documentation.

Partner with an open source community to improve community code, and optimize core system functionality to meet Georgia State University Library’s needs. Adapts and adopts technologies and methods from open source projects, and contributes to such projects through code, process, and community contributions.

Work with library or project stakeholders to further develop or enhance back and front end design of the Library’s digital asset management system. Participates in department, project, and stakeholder meetings.

Research, evaluate, and make recommendations around the implementation of new or existing software features, emerging technologies, and development tools.

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