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    Posted: 12/Aug/2019 at 6:42pm
Title: Systems Analyst
Category: Exempt, Contingent II (contract)
Department: Software Systems Development and Research

Benefits: 22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave, 3 Days Personal Leave, 15 Paid Holidays
Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, Vision, and Prescription

As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore area, the University of Maryland Libraries serve more than 37,500 students and 4,200 faculty of the flagship College Park campus. The University of Maryland Libraries share the teaching, learning and research goals of the university. Its role as a key academic resource is evident in its service to the academic community and its actionable strategic plan. Recent membership in the Big Ten Academic Alliance is particularly meaningful to the University Libraries and will further propel the university’s ascendancy in academic excellence.

The Systems Analyst is primarily responsible for configuring, deploying, and monitoring
University of Maryland Libraries' server based applications across a wide range of services,
including web site delivery, content management, digital collections, digital preservation, and
enterprise infrastructure. These include locally developed and third-party applications, in
support of the UMD Libraries and the broader University of Maryland research and learning

The Systems Analyst will work closely with both developers and systems administrators to
ensure Libraries' applications are highly-performing, highly-available, and fault-tolerant. During
the first year the successful candidate will both learn our traditional RedHat Linux based server
environment and help lead our transition to a Docker deployment environment. This includes
transitioning increasingly more complex and important services to Docker and selecting the
orchestration tools and strategies.

The Systems Analyst will utilize automation and monitoring tools to ensure highly-available
systems. The candidate will also participate in the Libraries' change advisory board by
discussing and documenting system and applications changes as well as their deployment
procedures. On rare occasions the job requires emergency response for critical systems outside
standard work hours.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Three years of experience working in the software development and deployment lifecycle, in roles such as Systems Administrator, Systems Analyst, or Software Developer.

? Demonstrated ability to research and learn new technologies ? Demonstrated ability to analyze and solve complex technical issues ? Strong user service orientation ? Ability to work independently and as a member of a team ? Excellent interpersonal skills ? Excellent written and verbal communications skills
For the full position description, please go to

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at No relocation assistance will be provided. You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment. An application consists of a cover letter which includes the source of advertisement, a resume, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until August 26, 2019.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
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