Posting Summary: The University of Virginia Library seeks an ILS Engineer. The ILS Engineer is a member of the University Library's Information Technology team, providing application management, customization, developing import/export services and analytics for the Library's Integrated Library System (ILS). The position is responsible for interoperability between the ILS and other Library or University systems, performance tuning, data/system security and work with vendors and Library stakeholders. This position will be a lead expert and will work with others leveraging ILS services for professional schools or smaller institutions.
The position's responsibilities include: -Administer the ILS, including system maintenance, ongoing operations and reports, customer support, and system scripting. Work with colleagues to interoperate with other University systems such as the Student Information System, Identity and Access Management, Inter-Library Loan system, Inventory Management Systems, etc. -Administer and design systems to include secure access, data safety and integrity. Serve as a subject matter expert and consultant to University Library. -Maintain and enhance data access and workflows concerning the ILS. -Performance tune systems and troubleshoot to identify and correct malfunctions and other operational problems. Regulate and monitor file and system access to ensure confidentiality and proper use. Maintain file services and backup/recovery processes and procedures. -Conduct growth analysis and capacity planning, and develop capital and operating budget proposals. -Design and program specific system management utilities in response to University/department/client needs; install and debug new and/or upgraded software on server and client platforms, ensuring compliance with current site licenses; coordinate the documentation of all supported systems; manage websites and associated pages. -Research new releases and complimentary or competing products within the field.
Qualifications, Required: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS, Computer Engineering or related discipline or a combination of technical training and demonstrated system and software development experience. 3-5 yrs. experience with: -Complex application administration and/or development; -Production application support and maintenance; and -System scripting. The following knowledge, skills, and abilities: -Shell scripting, end user support and strong verbal and written communication skills. The following computer applications: Unix OS and PERL. Preferred: Experience with: -Integrated Library System administration -ILS API programming -Enterprise application performance tuning -Database -Metadata knowledge.
The following knowledge, skills, and abilities: -Knowledge of the University data security policies -Perl scripting and use of APIs -Project management -System performance tuning capability -Capacity Planning.
The following computer applications: ILS, indexing, database, Atlassian confluence & Jira.
Required Minimum Level of Education: *Degree or Equivalent Experience Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS, Computer Engineering or related discipline or a combination of technical training and demonstrated system and software development experience.
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Required Specific Experience: 3-5 years of experience with: -Complex application administration and/or development -Production application support and maintenance -System scripting
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Preferred Specific Experience: -Integrated Library System administration -ILS API programming -Enterprise application performance tuning -Database -Metadata knowledge
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: -Shell scripting -End user support -Strong verbal and written communication skills
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: -Knowledge of the University data security policies -Perl scripting and use of APIs -Project management -System performance tuning capability -Capacity Planning
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of ben...efits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.