Applications Systems Analyst Senior Specialist, The Getty Research Institute

Working under the supervision of the Head of Information Systems, will lead software development efforts to build and interconnect open source, commercial, and locally developed software systems that drive digital projects in the Research Institute. Work will center around repository development, ingest services, web services and middleware, user interface design and implementation, digital archiving and preservation, and metasearch issues.

Position will lead a small focused team of programmers in all phases of digital library project development, implementation, and support. Works with internal Getty staff, external open source community, and vendor support staff in a team based approach. Leads in the design and implementation efforts on database and user interface work for digital library projects; participates in committees and working groups to analyze and determine manual and automated workflow practices and procedures; and writes programs in Java, Perl, XSL, PHP, and other languages in support of digital library project implementation efforts.

Position requires a service oriented individual with the ability to work both independently under minimal supervision and as a member of a larger team. Excellent management and mentoring skills are required. Excellent customer relation skills, as well as the ability to accurately diagnose problems and convey/communicate information to staff and external sources are required.

Technical requirements include: Programming expertise in a variety of languages, e.g., Java, C#, C++, Perl, XML/XSL, PHP, etc., and unix shell languages; experience with relational, XML, and/or text based database systems; experience with implementing open source programs and tools; experience using unix (or linux) from the shell prompt; experience with HTML, web user interface design and web development tools; SQL knowledge; MS-Windows knowledge; excellent oral and written communication skills.

Desirable qualities include: MLS/MLIS/MIS degree or equivalent; familiarity with library automated systems and library workflows and practices; experience with multi-lingual content and database support of Unicode and/or UTF-8; knowledge of additional western European language(s); ability and interest in obtaining additional technical skills.

Please send resume and cover letter to The J. Paul Getty Trust, Attn: Human Resources/KK, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 400, Los Angeles, CA 90049. Fax resume to (310) 440-7720 or email jobs@getty.edu indicating “KK-TS 2388” in the subject line. EOE.

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