Repository Specialist (Data Operations) - 73401
Description This is a 3 year fixed term position.
The Repository Specialist (Data Operations) supports the current and evolving operations of the Stanford Digital Repository. The role is focused on: managing projects to accession digital content from a wide variety of sources, including publishers, researchers and aggregators, into the repository for long term management and discovery; developing and improving processes to analyze, extract, transform, and load data in the librarys enterprise digital library systems; and contributing to the development of new data models informed by the semantic web and current and emerging data standards. The Specialist will liaise broadly across the organization, working closely with system architects, software engineers, development operations staff, metadata staff, project managers, service managers, and content stakeholders. S/he also will play a key role in defining and supporting the expanding scope of the Stanford Digital Repository services, engaging in collaborations and partnerships with other groups at Stanford and collaborating with others in the research and open source communities.
Under the guidance of senior management, capture and model/map business requirements, and work with business partners to understand directions and priorities to assure the delivery of quality solutions. Serve as project leader on small to medium-sized projects or on a portion of a larger project, as assigned.
Act as a single point of contact between the repository and its user community.
Perform necessary business and system analysis to gather all pertinent data related to issues in production system, patches, upgrades, and enhancements.
Collaborate with business partners to gather requirements and identify gaps between requirements and the application. Assist business partners with determining deliverables, creating system test plans, identifying test scenarios, managing user acceptance testing and conducting production roll out of resolution.
Collaborate with developers on application specifications and system enhancements to ensure appropriateness of design and delivering resolution of issues; work with business partners to test and deploy resolution in a timely manner.
Assist with initial determination of the feasibility of requests and ensure user requirements are thoroughly and accurately documented in accordance with standard techniques.
Interact with team members, the user community and others on an ongoing basis to ensure accurate identification and delivery of business requirements.
Make formal recommendations, and write application specifications, including conversion, upgrade and interface routines.
Develop functional specifications to ensure compliance with system development lifecycle methods.
Team up with business partners and developers to set realistic response time.
* - Other duties may also be assigned, including but not limited to:
Serve as a lead project manager on content accessioning or data processing projects.
Communicate with a broad range of stakeholders.
Develop scripts, processing workflows, as well as supporting documentation and training materials.
Develop data models to support management, discovery, and use of digital library resources
Collaborate with and support other team members managing content accessioning projects or developing systems and data processing workflows.
Qualifications MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Education & Experience:
Bachelors degree and eight years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strong capabilities in the following: data mapping, conversion, table structure knowledge, running and analyzing traces, configuration settings, page customizations, security updates, custom coding logics, issues analysis and recommendations, running SQL queries, documentation skills, test scripts development, functional analysis,
coordination of user acceptance and signoff, business process improvement, fit/gap analysis, requirements documentation and process flow charting, presentation of options and solutions facilitation.
Strong understanding of the components of web applications.
Strong understanding of the software development life cycle.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with minimum direction. Ability to establish effective, ongoing relationships with clients, staff and management.
Ability to manage multiple competing priorities and work under pressure in high stress situations.
Experience working in a digital library environment, mapping and migrating data between systems
In-depth knowledge of library metadata standards, linked open data, and semantic web technologies
A strong service orientation, with demonstrated experience working with customers to deliver products and services on time with a high level of professionalism.
Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
Frequently sit, grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
Occasionally stand/walk, use a telephone.
Rarely writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Work extended hours
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
Location: University Libraries
Job Code: 4802