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Software Engineer

Company: Indiana University
Location: Bloomington
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:



Department Information

The IU Libraries' mission is to support and strengthen teaching, learning, and research by providing the collections, services, and environments that lead to intellectual discovery. Our materials are digital, visual, audio, and print. They are curated from our campuses, our country, and our world. As a result, they are in 450 different languages, world-renowned, and ready to connect students and researchers with limitless possibilities. We are also proud to be home to Indiana University Press, an academic press serving the world of scholarship and culture as a professional, not-for-profit publisher.

The IU Libraries' Library Technologies division is seeking for a dynamic, self-motivated, technology-curious professional to fill this position.

Job Summary

Department-Specific Responsibilities: Focus on the Avalon Media System application, which is based on the Samvera / Fedora software stack, collaborating with staff in the IU Libraries, other departments at IU, and at other institutions, participating in local and community projects.
General Responsibilities: Provides experienced design, development, testing, and configuration of software systems and computer programs.
Performs experienced analysis, programming, troubleshooting, bug-fixing, and tuning of new and existing software.
Consults with stakeholders/clients to review existing software solutions; develops new functionality and/or writes new code as needed; advises clients on critical decisions regarding information technology to improve overall business process efficiency.
Determines program module test procedures, generates required test data, and executes testing procedures.
Collaborates with other technical staff and stakeholders/clients to ensure optimum functionality, performance, accessibility, scalability, and security of supported software.
Documents software development efforts (changes, new functionality, issue/problem resolution).
Provides documentation, information, and training through formal and informal communications to end users, departments, and internal staff.
Contributes to project planning, formulating objectives, estimating tasks; performs studies to include feasibility, conceptual design, cost/benefit analysis, development and implementation planning.
Ensures that all protocols used in the development and maintenance of software is up to date and compliant with university policies and standards; researches and stays up-to-date on new industry software development standards, emerging technology, UX/UI design/philosophy, and accessibility standards.



Required Bachelor's degree (preferably in computer science, business systems, or a related field).

Required 2 years of software development or related experience.
Preferred 3 years of experience in the development of complex web applications, including work in Ruby on Rails and/or Python and relational database design and programming.
Experience in web services using Ruby on Rails and/or Python.
Experience working in a Unix/Linux environment.
Experience with digital repository technologies, including Samvera, Fedora, and Blacklight.
Experience with agile development methodologies, particularly Scrum.
Experience working with digital image, audio, and video formats.
Experience with library systems highly and library metadata formats, such as MARC, MODS, and Dublin Core.
Experience with RDF and linked data technologies.
Experience with International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) specifications.
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.


Required Proficient communication skills.
Maintains a high degree of professionalism.
Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills.
Demonstrates a high commitment to quality.
Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty.
Highly thorough and dependable.
Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure.
Preferred Solid understanding of the MVC design pattern.

Working Conditions / Demands

This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.

Work Location

Herman B Wells Library. However, a remote work arrangement is possible for candidates.

Job Classification

Career Level: Career

FLSA: Exempt

Job Function: Information Technology

Job Family: Software/App Design, Dev & Eng

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Posting Disclaimer

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.

This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.

If you wish to include a cover letter, you may include it with your resume when uploading attachments.

New employees will be provided with information regarding Indiana University's COVID-19 vaccine policy, which includes the opportunity to request an exemption. To learn more, view our COVID-19 vaccine information page.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

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Keywords: Indiana University, Bloomington , Software Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , Bloomington, Indiana

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