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Web Programmer
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California State University | Los Angeles, CA
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December 10, 2015

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Open until filled

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Web Programmer (Job ID 4840)
(Library Systems Admin)
Full Time / $4372 - $5000 mo.

CSUN's Commitment to You
CSUN is strongly committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, active learning and diversity. Our values include a respect for all people, building alliances with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN actively encourages qualified candidates to apply who demonstrate a commitment to serving a diverse student population as well as a commitment to maintaining a respectful and inclusive work environment.

About the University
Serving more than 42,000 students each year, CSUN is one of the largest universities in the United States, and it has an impact to match its size. Money Magazine recently named CSUN one of the top ten values in all of higher education, and the Social Mobility Index ranked CSUN fifth in the nation for elevating its students' economic and social well-being. CSUN ranks 10th in the country in awarding bachelor's degrees to underrepresented minority students, fifth nationally in awarding master's degrees to Hispanic students and enrolls the largest number of deaf and hard-of-hearing students of any U.S. state university. CSUN's 171 academic programs and engaged centers enjoy international recognition for excellence. CSUN currently partners with more than 100 institutions of higher education in 22 countries around the globe and attracts the largest international student population of any U.S. master's level institution. Situated on a 356-acre park-like setting in the heart of Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley, the campus features modern educational buildings and world-class LEED Gold-certified performing arts and recreational facilities recognized as among the best in the country. CSUN is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American, Native American, Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and we value the diversity of all of our students and the campus community. CSUN is a welcoming university that champions accessibility, academic excellence and student success.

About the Department
The California State University, Northridge, Oviatt Library provides educational, cultural, and information services and resources to the students and faculty. Its primary mission is to support and supplement classroom and independent learning; facilitate student and faculty research; and provide students with lifelong skills in identifying, locating, evaluating, and synthesizing information. Specialized service areas include a music and media center, assistive technology labs, special collections and archives, teacher's curriculum center, and student access computer labs containing more than 300 workstations, laptops, and tablets. Current Library faculty and staff include approximately 25 tenure-track full-time librarians and 60 full-time paraprofessionals. The Library Systems Group deploys, manages and supports faculty, staff and student equipment and software in offices and labs. The mission of Web Services is to support student access to library electronic resources and services and to facilitate the instructional activities of both the librarians and the external teaching faculty. Web Services manages a dozen production and development/testing servers, including two production Drupal instances and locally hosted databases; and also develops, enhances and maintains interfaces that support user access to library resources and faculty library instruction.

Major Duties
Under general direction of the Web Services Coordinator, the Web Programmer provides support for the web and mobile presence of the Oviatt Library. The incumbent installs, configures and maintains web-based and mobile applications; assists in the design and development of new mobile and web-based applications; processes digital audio and video media, and provides support for multimedia content distribution; assists in the tracking and analysis of user statistics; automates routine tasks, writes and documents scripts, and identifies areas in need of changes; installs, configures, maintains and administers monitoring and performance tools; conducts periodic testing, and recommends improvements; provides support to other members of the Web Services team as needed; works on special projects, and performs other duties as assigned.

Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university in a related field. Certification training and applied experience may be substituted for the required education, on a year-for-year basis up to two years. Three years of full-time, progressively responsible experience as a web programmer. Two of the three years- web programmer experience in developing mobile applications, and/or experience processing audio and/or video for web delivery preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Thorough knowledge of programming and testing methods and techniques for web-based applications, using industry standard application programming languages and systems analysis techniques. Demonstrated proficiency using current web programming languages and platforms such as PHP, MySQL, CSS3, HTML 5, Javascript libraries, JSON/XML; thorough knowledge of PC/MAC based web browsers and related tools. Competency configuring and editing content for a database-driven content management system such as Drupal. Ability and specialized skills to work both independently and in a team-based environment; analyze problems and propose effective solutions; understand functional and procedural requirements, and develop alternative solutions; relate solutions to management, technical staff, and users; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; make presentations; conduct meetings; provide user training; and prepare programming and user documentation. Candidate must possess meticulous attention to detail and excellent communication skills. Preferred: competency in mobile application development for iOS and Android platforms using XCode, Objective-C, and Java. Knowledge of and experience with usability testing protocols. Working knowledge of web accessibility (compliance with Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act) and legal use of copyrighted materials.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
The university offers an excellent benefits package.

The salary range for this classification is: $4372 - $9401
The anticipated hiring range: $4372 - $5000 dependent upon qualifications and experience.

General Information
This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

How To Apply
Please complete the on-line application/resume upload submission process in order to be considered for any open position within the university and its auxiliaries. The hiring department will contact the best qualified candidates and invite them to participate in the interview process.

This job opening has been re-posted and will remain OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

In order to be considered in the initial review, applications must be submitted prior to the date listed above. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please view the link below:

Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Northridge is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity at (818) 677-2077.

About California State University

The California State University offers unlimited opportunities to help students fulfill their personal and professional goals. At our 23 campuses, students can choose from more than 1,800 bachelor's and master's degree programs in 240 subject areas. The CSU offers institutes and outreach programs that take the university's talent and resources out into California's communities. Additionally, a wide range of support services and scholarship programs are available to help students reach their goals. Explore our programs and see for yourself why the CSU is a leader in high-quality, accessible, student-focused higher education.