Job Requisition Number: 22843. The UC Berkeley Library?s mission is to help current and future users find, evaluate, use and create knowledge to better the world.. The Library Applications & Publishing Group (LAP) provides technical support for Library including developing, purchasing, and/or supporting all types of hardware platforms and software applications. LAP has primary responsibility for supporting and building UC Berkeley Library?s Integrated Library System (ILS), Digital Library, and web presence.
The UC Berkeley Library is a leader in the investigation and implementation of advanced digital library services. Areas of current work include scalable digital library system architectures; developing efficient methods for creating digital library content; long-term preservation of digital materials; transformation of metadata to meet various project requirements; and creating and managing numerous applications to support the Library . LAP is responsible for providing managerial and technical analysis, research, evaluation, writing, enhancing, and maintaining of applications and tools..
The UC Berkeley Library is providing technical support for the UC Federal Documents Archive Project (FedDocArc), a shared print and digital archive of US Federal Documents held by the various campuses that are part of the University of California System. Technical support includes activities such as determining and testing matching algorithms, completion of identification and disclosure of items, and confirmation of process for analyzing and handling bibliographic records for items currently shelved at one of the 10 UC campuses.
This position will provide technical leadership and development on projects that require the collection, storage processing, updating and analysis of bibliographic and other formats of data. The focus of the initial assignment will be on working with multiple stakeholders to develop a platform for bibliographic data analysis of federal government documents for the FedDocArc determination repository. This work will involve gathering, normalizing, analyzing and storing data from multiple libraries, as well as ongoing management and dissemination of analyzed data to support project objectives.
This position will be responsible for integrating development with the architecture used across the IT unit and ensuring that any deployed services meet library IT design and security requirements. The ability to analyze and translate functional specification and change requests into technical specifications as well as work directly with stakeholders and to understand and deliver project objectives is critical.
In addition to the main focus on federal government documents, this position will provide consultation on and potentially support for other data warehousing needs across the library. This may include additional data analysis, statistical analysis, reporting, and data visualization.? Good analytical and communication skills (both oral and written) ? Working knowledge of Linux ? Understanding of Devops ? Working knowledge of big data storage and analysis tools ? Experience with integration of data from multiple data sources ? Experience with various Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) technologies and procedures ? Ability to effectively work as part of a team and collaborate with colleagues ? Ability to maintain knowledge and rapidly learn new technologies ? Ability to work unusual hours on short notice in order to resolve critical problems or comply with maintenance schedules. ? Must be able to communicate technical information in a clear and concise manner with both technical and non-technical staff ? Must be self-motivated, work independently or as part of a team, able to learn quickly, meet deadlines and demonstrate problem solving skills. ? Working knowledge of project management approaches, tools and phases of the project lifecycle, as well as managing resources, scope, and schedule ? Ability to manage time and to set priorities that accurately reflect the relative importance of job responsibilities, so that projects or tasks are completed on time. Ability to change, with direction, work priorities to accommodate changing requirements and/or immediate needs. This is a 2-year contract position.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.