Developer and Systems Administrator

Colorado State University

Fort Collins, CO

Job posting number: #7246726

Posted: May 21, 2024

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Description of Work Unit
The Colorado State University Libraries is the heart of learning and research on campus, connecting curious minds to vital information and knowledge. The library system includes Morgan Library, the primary library, and the Veterinary Teaching Hospital Library, a branch library located in CSU’s James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The Libraries’ mission is to curate inclusive collections and provide equitable access to materials and services critical to student success, research brilliance and community engagement. The Libraries employs approximately 80 faculty and staff and 100 student employees who collaborate to meet the informational needs of users in the Libraries’ physical and digital spaces.

The Library Technology Services team plays an important part in achieving the strategic goals and priorities of CSU Libraries ( ) by administering, developing, and supporting library applications and technologies. Working collaboratively with colleagues across the library, the university, and the profession, we strive to create user-centered systems that enhance the discovery and preservation of knowledge resources and services.
Position Summary
The Developer and Systems Administrator will join others in the same role to enhance and create innovative systems and technology solutions for CSU Libraries. This role combines traditional software development and systems administration work to develop and manage applications, administer virtual servers and storage, create integrations with external data sources, and manage the Libraries’ web presence. The person in this role is encouraged to collaborate with colleagues across the Libraries, the university, and the field by leading projects, taking advantage of professional development opportunities and participating in Library wide task forces. CSU Libraries supports flexible work including in-person, hybrid and/or fully remote options for this position.
Required Job Qualifications
Applicants for this position should include a cover letter that broadly communicates how their skills and experiences transfer to the qualifications in ways that may not be obvious. We strongly encourage those who will further advance the Libraries’ commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive community to apply for this position. We welcome applicants with a range of experiences, including those new to the profession.
Bachelor’s degree
Demonstrated experience in software development or scripting
Experience in Linux server administration
The successful candidate must be legally authorized to work in the United States by the time of hire. CSU Libraries is unable to provide visa sponsorship for this position.
Preferred Job Qualifications
Experience communicating, supporting, and collaborating with project partners
Two years of professional experience in a related field such as technology, libraries, or higher ed
Working knowledge of IT security principles, tools, and methods
Experience supporting, managing, or configuring cloud infrastructure
Demonstrated understanding of diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice and how they relate to the mission of the CSU Libraries.
Diversity Statement
Personal or professional commitment to diversity and inclusion as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity and inclusion outcomes.
Essential Duties
Job Duty Category Development
Develop, deploy, and administer applications, and databases (open source, custom-built, or vended) in support of library operations
Maintain and develop integrations and secure data transfer processes for third-party systems and campus processes to meet business needs, including API interactions and data manipulation
Collaborate in evaluating, testing, troubleshooting, patching, upgrading, and maintaining existing applications
Ensure applications meet accessibility standards as outlined in the campus accessibility policy
Percentage Of Time 30
Job Duty Category Systems Administration
Configure, deploy, maintain, and troubleshoot virtual servers, digital storage solutions, cloud infrastructure, and related services
Complete server operating system and software installs, updates, and patches
Monitor servers and backups to ensure redundancy, performance, system health, and adherence to security best practices and university policies
Manage user accounts and access control
Automate server configuration, maintenance, and monitoring
Percentage Of Time 30
Job Duty Category Collaboration, Documentation and Support
Participate in and lead projects involving gathering requirements, completing analysis, consulting, and providing recommendations for solutions
Provide advanced troubleshooting and support for applications, processes, and integrations
As needed, provide on-call support for critical system outages or after-hours deployments
Create and document processes, procedures, and code
Provide end-user documentation and training
Percentage Of Time 30
Job Duty Category Professional Development and Other Duties
Engage in professional development that incorporates goals, career paths, and competency areas.
Attend conferences, seminars, and workshops to ensure continued professional development
Participate on campus committees, councils, and user groups to increase campus-level knowledge and awareness, when appropriate to departmental needs
Participate in local, state, and national activities for relevant professional associations
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, participate in diversity initiatives to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Percentage Of Time 10
Application Details
Special Instructions to Applicants
At Colorado State University, diversity, equity, and inclusion are more than words – they are a call to action. The CSU Libraries supports this vision with a commitment to boosting equitable access to knowledge by eliminating barriers to discovery. We seek candidates from a rich diversity of lived experiences who are excited to work with users in an inclusive university community that welcomes and affirms the diversity of people, identities, perspectives, and ideas. Applicants are encouraged to think broadly about and communicate how their skills and experiences transfer to the qualifications in ways that may not be obvious. We strongly encourage those who will further advance the Libraries’ commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive community. We welcome applicants with a range of experiences, including those new to the profession.

CSU is committed to full inclusion of qualified individuals. If you are needing assistance or accommodations with the search process, please reach out to the listed search contact.
References will not be contacted without prior notification to candidates.

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Job posting number:#7246726
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
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