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[job list] ACM@UIUC Weekly Job Postings

ACM@UIUC Weekly Job Postings
Week of 10/13/13

With postings from:
* Reflektion, Inc.
* University of Illinois (University Library)


Title: Startup Interns and Full-time Employees
Company: Reflektion, Inc.
Contact: Shane Ryoo <shane.ryoo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 2174170585
Hiring for: Full time, Intern/Co-op
Reflektion is a leader in cloud software and one of Silicon Valleyâs
fastest-growing companies. We provide tools and services to assist
e-tailers in increasing their sales.  In addition to the rapid growth,
we are rapidly winning customers and hiring some of the best minds in
Silicon Valley. Our headquarters is located in San Mateo, California and
we are continuing to expand globally. We offer competitive salaries,
great benefits, and a high-energy environment with lots of room for
personal and professional growth.

We are looking for developers at all levels, both for internships and
full-time.  Experience in Python and/or C++ is a requisite.  Machine
learning experience is highly desired.  The willingness to learn new
technologies, attack problems that haven't been previously solved, and
be technically flexible is a must.  Currently must be willing to
relocate to the SF Bay Area.  Interested candidates can contact Shane at
shane.ryoo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx with questions and resumes.  We're also in the
process of revising our website, www.reflektion.com.


Title: Visiting Research Programmer(s)
Company: University of Illinois (University Library)
Contact: Cindy Kelly <mokelly@xxxxxxxxxxxx> 217-333-8169
Hiring for: Full time
Visiting Research Programmer â Two Positions Available
(Academic Professional)
University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign

Position Available:  The expected start date is as soon as possible
after the closing date.

These are two full-time visiting academic professional appointments in
the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Library Software
Development Group. To date, two years of funding have been secured for
one position; one year of funding has been secured for the second
position.  Positions may be extended or become permanent dependent upon
future funding.

Duties and Responsibilities: As part of a team of software developers
and library faculty and staff, the persons in these positions will
develop software programming for projects related to web discovery,
access, preservation, digitization, education, and other library-related
initiatives.  Many of these initiatives are nationally prominent and
funded by agencies such as IMLS, Mellon and NEH. These  individuals will
undertake modifications to improve accessibility, write scripts and
process data for importing records, fix bugs and implement new requests
as they occur, and participate in the design, development, testing, and
evaluation of  library software applications and databases.

These individuals report to the Manager of Library IT Software
Development Group (SDG), and  in a grant environment, to the Principal
Investigator or the Library lead on the project.
Detailed job duties include but are not limited to the following:
Working with project stakeholders and senior programming staff to gather
and analyze requirements for projects, and design approaches to meeting
project requirements;
Working independently or as a member of a small team, responsibility
for implementing the approved recommendations, especially for in-house
development, but also for customization or integration of purchased and
open source software;
Fixing bugs or developing feature enhancement requests for the projects
as they occur;
Applying best practices in various software development methodologies,
including version control, automated testing and code refactoring, and
leveraging appropriate programming frameworks and technical
architectures to the requirements and proposed solutions;
Supervising student hourly or graduate assistant employees on work

Environment:  The University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign is
one of the preeminent research libraries in the world. With more than 13
million volumes and significant digital resources, it ranks second in
size among academic research libraries in the United States and first
among public university libraries in the world. As the intellectual
heart of the campus, the Library is committed to maintaining the
strongest possible collections and services and engaging in research and
development activities in pursuit of the Universityâs mission of
teaching, scholarship, and public service. The Library currently employs
approximately 90 faculty and 300 academic professionals, staff, and
graduate assistants. For more detailed information, please visit
http://www.library.illinois.edu.  The Library consists of multiple
departmental libraries located across campus, as well as an array of
central public, technical, and administrative service units. The Library
also encompasses a variety of virtual service points and âembedded
librarianâ programs.

The Software Development Group (SDG) consists of a dedicated corps (8.5
APs) of permanent and visiting information technology specialists,
programmers, and student employees  engaged in the development of
software applications and systems in support of the mission of the
University of Illinois Library. The SDG staff also provides programming
and technical support for grant-funded research and development projects
in the Library. At their request, Library faculty who are engaged in
software development or related activities are also considered adjunct
members of the SDG.   SDG developers work closely with Library faculty
and staff to gather requirements, design, customize, and implement a
wide variety of software applications, web services, and technical
infrastructure, and provide support for grant-funded research projects.
Opportunities to investigate topics, techniques, skills, methods, and
procedures of benefit to library projects and to develop professional
skills may be available (5-10% of time, as determined with supervisor)
as are opportunities to participate in other research grant projects in
the Library.

Qualifications: Required: Bachelorâs Degree; Solid understanding of core
Web technologies;  HTML, JavaScript, and CSS on the client Experience
developing and deploying one or more relevant programming/scripting
languages:  Ruby, PHP, VB/ASP, Java, or .NET, or similar object-oriented
language; Understanding of SQL relational databases; Some understanding
of XML; Demonstrated ability to accurately convert client requirements
and specifications into working code; Ability to work independently or
under only general direction; Excellent oral and written communication

Preferred: Bachelorâs degree in computer science or related field;
Masterâs degree or equivalent professional experience in Library and
Information Science, Computer Science or related field; Experience with
library commercial and open-source software tools, including relational
databases, client/server and internet architectures, and information
retrieval systems for searching and browsing; Experience in developing
and coding interactive, data-driven Web applications in Ruby on Rails,
.NET,  and/or Java; Experience working in a UNIX/Linux command-line
environment/ Linux Web and/or Windows Web development experience, both
on the server and client; Experience using current software development
methodologies and tools, such as agile and scrum, test driven
development, source control and versioning, and code refactoring;
Experience working with library software development in an academic
library setting; Experience working with library metadata and
interoperability standards (e.g., PREMIS, MARC, MODS, Dublin Core. OAI-
PMH, schema.org). Experience with related tools and technologies (e.g.,
XSLT, XML schema, schema management and databases). Motivated and
creative problem solver; Self-starter; proactive; resourceful; naturally
inquisitive; desire to continuously improve;

Salary: Salary is competitive and is commensurate with experience and
credentials. These are visiting academic professional positions.

Terms of Appointment:  Twelve month appointment; 24 work days of
vacation per year, 11 paid holidays, 12 days annual sick leave
(cumulative) plus an additional 13 days (non-cumulative) per year if
necessary; health insurance, requiring a small co-payment, is provided
to employees (coverage for dependents may be purchased); participation
in the State Universities Retirement System, which includes several
private options, is compulsory (8% of staff memberâs salary is withheld
and is refundable upon termination); newly hired university employees
are covered by the Medicare portion of Social Security, and are subject
to its deduction.

Campus and Community: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is
a comprehensive and major public land-grant university (Research Level
1) that is ranked among the best in the world. Chartered in 1867, it
provides undergraduate and graduate education in more than 150 fields of
study, conducts theoretical and applied research, and provides public
service to the state and the nation. It employs 2,000 faculty members
who serve 26,000 undergraduates and 10,000 graduate and professional
students, approximately 25% of faculty receive campus wide recognition
each year for excellence in teaching. More information about the campus
is available at www.uiuc.edu.

The University is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana,
which have a combined population of 100,000 and are, situated about 140
miles south of Chicago, 120 miles west of Indianapolis, and 170 miles
northeast of St. Louis. The University and its surrounding communities
offer a cultural and recreational environment ideally suited to the work
of a major research institution. More information about the community
can be found by visiting

Apply: Apply online at https://jobs.illinois.edu/ Attach letter of
application and complete resume, including names, addresses, telephone
numbers, and e-mail addresses of three (3) references to: Cindy Kelly,
Head, Library Human Resources, University of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign, 1408 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL 61801.  For questions,
please call: 217-333-8169.

Deadline:  In order to ensure maximum consideration, applications and
nominations should be received by October 15, 2013.

Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and
welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas
who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.