University of California: Bibliographic Services Programmer

University of California

Position: Bibliographic Services Programmer

Salary: $66,900 - $132,500 (Minimum of Range - Maximum of Range)

Job #: 20070471

Deadline: Applications requested by December 20, 2007.

The California Digital Library (CDL) is a collaborative effort of the University of California designed to enable UC's libraries to continue to meet the informational needs of UC's faculty and students in the 21st century. The CDL assumes a leadership role in providing digital content to the citizens of the State, develops systems that encourage resource sharing, and provides for a focus for the development of strategies and initiatives that guide the University's libraries through the transition to the digital future. Reporting to the Technical Lead, Bibliographic Services, this position is one of eight programmer/analyst positions in the Bibliographic Services Group responsible for the technical design, implementation, maintenance, and operation of the CDL's bibliographic systems (the Melvyl Union Catalog, UC-eLinks, Request) as well as providing technical leadership in the design, development and implementation of new systems like ERMS (Electronic Resources Management System) and Metalib (a metasearch system). For more information, please visit

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information management or science, or a related field and eight to ten years of experience in information technology which includes at least five years experience designing and writing complex production level systems in Java and C as well as providing technical expertise, direction and support for the development, design, modification and maintenance of complex applications with multiple components and interrelationships with other software, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and perform technical project management tasks required to coordinate major software installations and version upgrades over sustained timeframes.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with UNIX OS and shell scripting as well as a thorough knowledge of and experience with database design and relational databases (for example MySQL, Oracle) and of web-based applications.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills as demonstrated by the ability to interact with others in a consistently positive manner, exercising discretion and tact.
  • Excellent oral communications skills which demonstrate the ability to effectively convey and explain information, liaise with vendors and tactfully deal with diverse people, situations and ideas.
  • Excellent written communications skills which demonstrate the ability to draft clear, concise and specifications, documentation and reports.
  • Strong analytical skills as demonstrated by the ability to draw conclusions in a logical, systematic way.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan assignments and monitor performance according to priorities as demonstrated by regularly meeting established deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform competently under pressure, handling interruptions and changes without losing productivity.


Preferred Experience:

  • Thorough knowledge of UC Interlibrary Loan and Circulation Guidelines and policies as codified in the UC ILL Manual, and the application of those policies and guidelines on individual campuses, as demonstrated by the ability to make policy recommendations to the Resource Sharing Committee Interlibrary Loan Advisory Group (RSC-IAG).
  • Thorough knowledge of ISO Interlibrary Loan Application Standards, as well as specialized guidelines such as the Guidelines for Interlibrary Loan for Rare and Unique Materials, as demonstrated by the ability to configure a location for borrowing and for ISO ILL with OCLC.
  • Working knowledge of UC computing resource usage and electronic privacy guidelines, as well as best practices for audit, security and privacy in a large networked application.
  • Working knowledge of US Copyright Law sufficient to enable configuration and ongoing management of the VDX software.
  • Working knowledge of privacy guidelines prepared by CDL advisory groups like SOPAG (System wide Operations Planning Advisory Group) as demonstrated by the ability to appropriately develop automated log retention policies and cleanse personally identifying data from log files, database tables and database back ups.

University of California (UC), one of the largest and most acclaimed institutions of higher learning in the world, is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and public service. The UC Office of the President is the corporate headquarters to the ten campuses, five medical centers and two Department of Energy National Labs and enrolls premier students from California, the nation, and the world. University benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance effective on the first day of employment, a generous sick, vacation and paid holiday program, an excellent retirement savings and investment plan, and more.

To apply for this position, please be prepared to attach your resume and cover letter as part of the application process.

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