Professional Employment Opportunities

Current Professional Employment Opportunities at the UConn Library


Link To Apply – UConn Jobs

Title:  Digital Repository Analyst  (Job ID 2017287)

Rank: Computer Programmer/Analyst 1 (UCP 6) or Computer Programmer/Analyst 2 (UCP 8)

Area:  University Archives, Special Collections & Digital Curation

Under the direction of the Head of Digital Scholarship and Data Curation, the Digital Repository Analyst (Analyst) provides technical expertise to support the development of innovative data curation and digital scholarship programs at the UConn Library. The Analyst works with members of the Unit to conceive, prototype, test, and implement digital repository applications and compelling digital scholarship tools, particularly focusing on effective preservation and presentation of digital content, and the integration of digital content in the communication of scholars’ ideas. The Analyst maintains current awareness of relevant technologies and applies that knowledge as part of the team and seeks opportunities to contribute to the development of methods and tools which enhance scholarship.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Researches, conceives, prototypes, tests, implements, and documents compelling digital tools and designs for digital repository programs.
  2. Researches and develops effective techniques for preservation and integration of media, data, and the communication of scholars’ ideas.
  3. Collaborates with staff and scholars to conceive and develop technical approaches to support digital curation and scholarly expression.
  4. Contributes the technical results of research and development to the larger scholarly community (including code, techniques, and applications).
  5. Maintains current awareness of relevant technologies and applies that knowledge as part of a team.

Shared Expectations for All Staff

  1. Participates in Library-wide strategic planning and actively contributes to Area and Unit priorities, initiatives, and/or operations through collaboration and cooperation.
  2. Demonstrates reliable and effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  3. Maintains currency and open communication in ongoing trends and developments related to position responsibilities.
  4. Acts independently in the performance of everyday tasks and responsibilities.
  5. Works effectively in current office applications, software, and communication tools as set by the Library and/or University of Connecticut.
  6. Performs duties parallel to position responsibilities as required.

Minimum Qualifications for Computer Programmer/Analyst 1 (UCP 6)

  1. Bachelor’s degree in computer-related field and at least one year of programming experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  2. Demonstrated experience with commonly used digital library coding languages, for example: PHP, MySQL, XML, XSLT, JavaScript.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of and experience working with and developing code for digital repository and digital content management systems, for example: Fedora Commons, Islandora, and content management systems.
  4. Demonstrated ability in analytical reasoning and creative problem solving.
  5. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse group of researchers, staff, and students.
  6. Strong written and oral communication skills.

Additional Qualifications for Computer Programmer/Analyst 2 (UCP 8)

  1. Bachelor’s degree in computer-related field and two to three years of programming experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Demonstrated leadership and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications for Both Appointments

  1. Experience with Fedora Commons, Islandora, Drupal, and Omeka.
  2. Demonstrated experience with commonly used languages and schemas, for example: Sparql, Python, MongoDB, Ruby.
  3. Demonstrated experience with or knowledge of emerging frameworks and techniques, for example: AngularJS, Rails, CodeIgniter, Laravel, Docker, Camel, Amazon Web Services/EC2, nodeJS.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of linked data and RDF.
  5. Demonstrated experience with source code versioning systems such as Git.
  6. Experience in an academic research library.

This is a full time position based in Storrs with an anticipated start date of April 14, 2017. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn and a highly desirable work environment. Salary and rank are dependent upon education, qualifications, and experience.

Applications should be submitted online using UConn Jobs at (please reference Job ID 2017287) and include a cover letter, detailed resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to To ensure full consideration, inquiries and applications should be submitted by February 19, 2017. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

For information on employment opportunities at the UConn Library please contact:

Khara Leon
Head of Administrative Services
UConn Library
369 Fairfield Road, Unit 1005A
Storrs, CT 06269-1005
(860) 486-2219