Please see the following link for information about an opportunity
to join the Dalhousie Libraries team as a systems developer.
Apply for this position online.
Systems Developer, Dalhousie Libraries
Dalhousie University, one of Canada’s leading universities, is widely recognized for outstanding academic
quality and teaching, and a broad range of educational and research opportunities. Located in vibrant Halifax, Nova Scotia since 1818, Dalhousie attracts students from around the world. We inspire students,
faculty, staff and graduates to make significant contributions to our region, Canada and the world.
Dalhousie Libraries support and advance learning and research endeavors by providing collections, facilities and services that enable expedient access to the world’s information and knowledge.
Reporting to the Systems Manager, the Systems Developer will lead the user interface development of the libraries' web-based services, digital imaging, and database development projects and data services.
• Work as part of a team supporting highly visible public-use systems, with a large patron base (up to 20,000 users).
• Design and conduct user studies to properly evaluate various public interfaces, and evaluate results in order to recommend and implement system improvements.
• Participate in the development, maintenance and configuration of the infrastructure supporting technology-based services of the Libraries installation and the configurations of web servers and related
applications (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP, JSP, OJS, DSpace); work within the CQ5 framework to build applications for the library website.
• Lead project teams to implement system change and centralize library technical offerings in a sustainable manner.
• Prepare and maintain documentation of all software development and technical projects
• Provide user interface expertise to consortial applications such as interlibrary loans and institutional repository applications (Relais, DSpace), and perform further duties as assigned.
Undergraduate degree in Computer Science with five years’ related experience (or equivalent combination of training and experience).
Extensive programming experience with a strong background in PHP and JSP, combined with extensive systems experience involving commercial, open source and locally developed software is required. Experience with authentication and management of complex local area networks and
workstations is highly preferred. Exceptional skills in user interface design and developing technology plans is preferred. Experience developing and conducting user studies as well as the ability to
interact with a variety of patrons (from students to faculty) is essential.
Closing Date: 4:30 p.m. January 25, 2012
Killam Memorial Library, Room G10,
6225 University Avenue, PO Box 15000,
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2,
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