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[job list] ACM@UIUC Weekly Job Postings

ACM@UIUC Weekly Job Postings
Week of 01/09/17

With postings from:
* School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois
* 3Red Trading


Title: Visiting Research Programmer
Company: School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois
Contact: Candy Edwards <cledward@xxxxxxxxxxxx> 217-333-3280
Hiring for: Full time
School of Information Sciences (iSchool)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Visiting Research Programmer
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This position is a full­time visiting academic professional appointment
in The School of Information Sciences (iSchool) at the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  The iSchool is an international leader in
graduate education, home to world-class faculty, top-tier research, and
highly ranked academic programs.  This position is for a Visiting
Research Programmer, who will support research project needs, as a part
of a larger team of technical staff.  To date, one year of funding has
been secured for this position, however it may be extended or become
permanent dependent upon future funding.

Duties and Responsibilities:
As part of a team of researchers, the person in this position will help
author and implement prototype and experimental software (including Web-
based services and applications) for projects investigating web
discovery, linked open data interactions, digital content access,
digital library support for pedagogy, and other information
science­related research questions.  Many of these research initiatives
involve multi-institutional collaboration, are nationally prominent and
are funded by agencies such as IMLS, Mellon, and NEH.  Under direction,
the individual hired will write and execute scripts for manipulating,
importing and processing textual data, metadata and library catalog
records; fix bugs and implement new requests for functionality as they
occur; and participate in the development, testing, and evaluation of
software applications and databases supporting ongoing digital library

Detailed job duties include but are not limited to the following:
Work with researchers and other project stakeholders and more senior
programming staff to gather and analyze requirements for software and
design approaches with potential to advance research project goals
Implement code, translate algorithms to code, and debug for test
deployment in appropriate languages such as JavaScript, Python
Integrate data queries developed by the team (e.g., in SQL and SparQL)
into scripts that call to services written by others
Fix bugs or develop features to meet enhancement requests for the
projects as they occur
Apply (in a research context) emerging best practices and 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

Position Requirements and Qualifications:
This position requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree with a preferred
degree in computer science or a related field. The successful candidate
must have experience developing and deploying applications using a
contemporary programming or scripting language with a preferred
experience with and knowledge of academic library software tools,
client/server and internet architectures, and information retrieval
systems for searching and browsing; Experience in developing and coding
interactive, data-driven Web applications in JavaScript, Python, Ruby on
Rails, PHP, 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 working in an academic library
setting; Experience working with library metadata and library
interoperability standards.  Knowledge requirements are the solid
understanding of core Web technologies; Demonstrated ability to
accurately convert client requirements and specifications into working
code; Ability to organize tasks assigned and work semi-autonomously;
Excellent oral and written communication skills.  Preferred experience
is understanding of relational databases; Understanding of HTML, CSS,
Python and/or JavaScript; Understanding of XML; Familiarity with RDF and
linked open data best practices Motivated and creative problem solver,
self-starter; proactive, resourceful, naturally inquisitive, desire to
continuously improve, interested in information science research.

Information about the iSchool and its programs can be found at
http://ischool.illinois.edu/.  This is a full-time, 12-month academic
professional position with regular University benefits.  Salary is
commensurate with experience.  The starting date is as soon as possible
after the closing date.  This position may become regular at a later

To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at
https://jobs.illinois.edu/ and upload your letter of application,
resume, and a list of three professional references, including contact
information by January 6, 2017.  All requested information must be
submitted for your application to be considered.  Interviews may be
conducted before the closing date, although no hiring decisions will be
made until after the search has closed.  For further information
regarding application procedures, you may contact Candy Edwards at

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all
job candidates upon accepting a contingent offer.

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, age, status as a protected veteran,  status as a qualified
individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois
welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas
who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.


Title: Software Engineer Intern (2017 Summer) 
Company: 3Red Trading
Contact: Bridget <bridget.comeau@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> 3128096081
Hiring for: Full time
We are looking for Software Engineer Interns. You will work 1:1 with an
experienced mentor to learn and grow your skillset while developing
solutions for real world problems. It’s a unique internship because
you'll get your hands dirty for a summer and add real value to 3Red
during your time here. No fluff; we want you to do actual work.