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Library Publishing & Repository Developer (Norman)

Library Publishing & Repository Developer (Norman)

Posted 5 months ago

Library Publishing & Repository Developer – Job Number: 210111

Organization: University Libraries
Job Location: Oklahoma-Norman-Norman Campus
Schedule: Full-time
Work Schedule: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday – Friday
Salary Range: $70,000–$80,000 based on experience
Benefits Provided: Yes
Required Attachments: Resume, Cover Letter, Other Document (See Job Requirements for details)

Job Description

The University of Oklahoma Libraries is seeking a Library Publishing & Repository Developer. This position is primarily responsible for the development and operational administration of University of Oklahoma Libraries document repositories and library publishing platforms.

Additionally, the position supports other key infrastructure underlying the OU Libraries technology strategy, and works with other members of the division to cross-train and provide in-depth support across other platforms and services.

The developer in this position is expected to apply a modern DevOps approach to the continuous improvement of operational practices, system reliability, and cost-effectiveness.

The University of Oklahoma Libraries is dedicated to building and fostering a diverse, inclusive and equitable educational and work environment. We recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, veteran status and other protected status as required by applicable law.

The employment package may include the flexibility and/or expectation for a portion of work effort to be performed remotely.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must attach the following documents in pdf format:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • List of 3 Professional References

Hire will be contingent on submission of academic transcripts.

Job Requirements

Required Education: Bachelor’s degree in programming, information technology or a related field, or equivalent of education/job-related experience AND:

  • 36-48 months of experience in technology and operations.


Demonstrated commitment to achieving equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and the community.
Demonstrable experience in application development.
Experience with cloud-based infrastructure.
Highly developed written, oral, and presentation communication skills.
Expertise in multiple software applications with ability to interface between them, including LAMP and Nginx environments.
Ability to develop and integrate highly complex information technology systems.
Independently learn appropriate techniques to apply and adapt new ideas in related, different, or changing situations.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with team members and units in articulating and achieving goals, along with ability to work independently.
Demonstrated experience working in a fast-paced, innovative environment an ability to adjust schedule to meet deadlines and busy periods.



Advertised Physical Requirements:

Frequent exposure to pressure caused by deadlines and busy periods; may be required to lift, bend, stoop and carry; ability to engage in repetitive motions, grasp objects with fingers or hands; communicate, including expressing oneself or exchanging information with others.

Departmental Preferences:

  • Master’s degree in an applicable computer technology or information science field.
  • 5+ years of experience.
  • Experience with the maintenance and administration of publishing platforms and repositories, including Islandora, DSpace, Open Journal Systems, etc.
  • Familiarity with current and arising libraries and learning support technologies.
  • Experience with infrastructure-as-code and configuration-as-code practices using Ansible, Terraform, shell scripts, and other tools.
  • Proficient in data collection and reporting.
  • Experience with notification platforms (Zabbix, Grafana, ELK).

Supervision: Graduate Assistants

Special Instructions:

If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy. To view the policy, visit https://hr.ou.edu/Policies-Handbooks/TB-Testing.

Hiring contingent upon a Background Check?– Yes
Special Indications: None

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