Systems Analyst- The University of Maryland Libraries- College Park, Maryland

**Title**: Systems Analyst
**Category**: Exempt Staff
**Department**: Digital Systems and Stewardship
**Benefits**: 22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days Sick Leave, 3 Days Personal Leave, 15 Paid Holidays, Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, Vision and Prescription coverage

The University of Maryland Libraries serve more than 37,500 students and 4,200
faculty at the University System of Maryland’s flagship campus and constitute
the largest university library system in the Washington D.C./Baltimore area.
The University of Maryland Libraries share the teaching, learning and research
goals of the university. Recent membership in the Committee
on Institutional Cooperation, a robust organization of Big Ten member
institutions, is particularly meaningful to the University Libraries and will
further propel the university’s ascendancy in academic excellence.

The UM Libraries’ Digital Systems and Stewardship (DSS) Division supports the
library automation needs of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated
Institutions (USMAI). Working within a team environment,
this position will provide broad programming support to the USMAI Libraries’
integrated library system (currently Aleph) and other commercial, open source,
and locally developed applications. These applications
support management of and access to USMAI Libraries’ print and electronic
resources. The Systems Analyst will be actively involved in
the development, implementation, integration and support of USMAI library
application software, including implementing interfaces to other USMAI
applications. The software development activities encompass
all phases of software development lifecycle, including initial configuration
and setup, design, testing, updates, and ongoing support, maintenance, and

The Systems Analyst will report directly to the Software Systems Development
and Research (SSDR) manager and coordinate with SSDR team members for the
purposes of technology and expertise sharing. However the
analyst will be embedded with the Consortial Library Applications Support
(CLAS) team, receiving work assignments from the CLAS manager.


Work with members of the Consortial Library Applications Support (CLAS) team
to perform maintenance, support, and change management activities of the
various components of the Libraries integrated library system (ILS) and
database applications, including:

* Monitor ticket-tracking systems and respond to requests.
* Serve as technical specialist and consultant with particular mastery of ILS tools, APIs, and ILS configuration tables.
* Help determine policy for utilization and configuration of ILS and related systems.
* Design and write custom and complex report generation code in response to staff requests.

Develop software to extend existing applications and design new systems to
meet the needs of USMAI library users.

* Identify unmet functional requirements, work with users to develop specifications, evaluate available software, develop and document programs and scripts that extend system functionality and automate routine tasks.
* Evaluate new systems, participate in in-house development, and lead technical development on some projects.
* Maintain current awareness of trends and issues relative to library information technology and supported applications.

**Required Qualifications**:

* Minimum of three (3) years of programming experience;
* Demonstrated experience with command scripting;
* Working knowledge of UNIX/Linux, SQL and XML/XSL technologies;
* Strong service orientation; and Ability to work independently and as a member of a team;
* Excellent interpersonal skills; and excellent written and verbal communications skills.

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**APPLICATIONS**: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at [](, click staff. Local candidates are encouraged to apply; no relocation assistance will be provided. The University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment. You must be legally able to work in the United States. An application consists of a cover letter that includes the source of advertisement, a resume and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until February
15, 2016.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative
action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and
regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is
committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin,
physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity
or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political
affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the
First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and
activities, and admissions.

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