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Systems Analyst/Programmer

Interested applicants need to apply online via Northwestern's
eRecruit web site, referencing Job Opening ID #12456, at:

Working with the University Library, Digital Library Systems
Development Team, this position will assist in the administration of
a number of the library and university enterprise systems and
databases for the Library.  This position will work in a highly
collaborative environment with Library colleagues and external
partners on the analysis, design, coding and testing of differently
functional systems in support of the Library's enterprise

- Coordinate and perform activities related to the analysis, design,
coding, testing, implementation, maintenance and support of the
Library's enterprise applications; maintain an understanding of the
different functional system components as they relate to operational
units of the library and the university;

- Design and develop and maintain, data conversion, software
integration and external interfaces to other University and external
partner systems;

- Assist with troubleshooting for the Library's enterprise
applications; inform library staff of system developments and works
with appropriate individuals and vendors to implement upgrades,
enhancements and modifications;

- Perform, monitor and troubleshoot routine database record import,
export and manipulation procedures; prepare data analysis and
statistical reports;

- Act as a liaison between vendors and the University community in
order to maintain and support components of the systems environment;

- Perform routine system administration tasks and other related
duties as required or assigned

- Prepare documentation to effect knowledge transfer of application
systems and local software development.

1.      A bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Science, or
a related field or the equivalent combination of education and
experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be

2.      A minimum of three years of professional experience in managing
systems including Voyager Integrated Library System or an equivalent
large-scale integrated library system.

1.      Working knowledge of MARC 21 bibliographic data format in
addition to other library standards and protocols;

2.      Strong database (Oracle, MySQL) management and maintenance skills;

3.      Extensive knowledge of Perl programming, Unix shell scripts or
other related programming experience with languages such as Java,
PHP, Python, Ruby;

4.      Demonstrated experience with Unix or Linux server platforms,
related software, and basic system administration utilities;

5.      Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

6.      Collaboration - Facilitates open and effective communication,
cooperation and teamwork within and outside of one's own team;
respects the needs and contributions of others.

7.      Efficiency/Dependability - Effectively performs duties and
responsibilities; displays attention to detail; supports
organizational policies; anticipates demands/pressures of assignments
and adjusts accordingly.

8.      Initiative - Exhibits energy and desire to achieve; sets
ambitious goals and acts decisively; takes action that no one has
requested to improve or enhance job results and avoid problems.

9.      Organization - Plans, organizes and schedules in an efficient,
productive manner; anticipates contingencies and pays attention to
detail; targets projects or initiatives that require special
attention and focuses on key tasks when faced with limited time
and/or resources

10.     Problem Solving - Formulates realistic plans and contingencies
and establishes appropriate measurements of anticipated results.

1.      MLS degree or equivalent;

2.      Hands on experience implementing next-generation library
enterprise systems such as federated search, electronic resource
management systems, open-linking resolvers.

3.      Experience with metadata standards, crosswalk applications and
information exchange protocols such as  Z39.50, OAI-PMH, SRU, and

1.      Knowledge and experience with functional aspects of integrated
library systems, including, cataloging, circulation, acquisitions and

2.      Working knowledge of computer networking technologies, web-based
services, and current developments in library applications of
information technologies;

3.      Project management experience;

4.      Knowledge and practical skills with Microsoft Access or
equivalent database application, HTML and web technology.

Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, is a major private
university with an extensive library system. This includes the
Northwestern University Library, three branch libraries on the
Evanston Campus, and three libraries on the Chicago Campus.
Northwestern University Library is a member of the Association of
Research Libraries (ARL) and participates in programs of the
Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC). The holdings of the
libraries total over 4 million volumes. See more information about
the Library at: <http://www.library.northwestern.edu>.

Interested applicants need to apply online via Northwestern's
eRecruit web site, referencing Job Opening ID #12456, at:

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer.  Employment eligibility verification required upon hire.

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