Job Opening: Technical Architect for Library Content Discovery and Delivery Academic Professional – UIUC

Position Available: Position available immediately. This is a 100%, twelve-month, Academic Professional appointment.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign seeks an innovative and knowledgeable professional to provide technical leadership and production oversight for systems supporting electronic resource content discovery and delivery across the University Library. The Library currently provides access to hundreds of thousands of electronic databases, electronic journals, electronic books, and other electronic resources (including media materials and primary source data sets) and has made a strategic commitment to the enhancement of access by its users to these rich resources. The successful candidate will work in collaboration with key information technology and stakeholder groups across the Library and will assume responsibility for architecting new technology-based initiatives supporting electronic resource content management and access for commercially acquired content, as well as for contributing to initiatives supporting content integration and exposure and the delivery of locally-developed content. The successful candidate will be part of a team within the Technical Services Division that supports the daily work in harvesting, loading, translating, and updating records to support access and assessment of E-resources.

Required: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Science or related discipline; minimum of three years of experience in Library or Academic information technology services; minimum of two years of experience in technical aspects of web server administration and application development in a Linux environment; significant programming experience using one or more of the following languages in UNIX and Windows environments: Perl, PHP, Java, Ruby, .NET; experience with database technologies (MSSQL, MySQL, or Oracle) on enterprise level systems; demonstrated understanding of information technology practices, concepts, content and standards [e.g., XML, (X)HTML and JavaScript] with experience in employing these standards within an integrated system environment; strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to present technical problems and solutions to administration as well as a varied group of constituents; excellent project management and coordination skills; ability to work effectively with diverse staff in both team contributor and leader roles; ability to effectively work in an environment with multiple concurrent priorities. See for complete qualifications.

To Apply:
To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at and upload a letter of interest, resume, and contact information including email addresses for three professional references. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For questions, please call: 217-333-8169.

In order to ensure full consideration, applications and nominations must be received by 2/20/2012. Interviews may occur before the closing date; however, no decisions will be made prior to the closing date.

Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

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