Digital Technologist - Miami University in Oxford Ohio

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Miami University

Oxford, Ohio

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Job ID:  2757

Miami University Libraries seeks self-motivated, innovative, customer-focused, enthusiastic candidates to develop innovative ways to enhance library services using digital technologies.  The position will report to Director of Library Information Technology  but will work closely with other departments and teams to identify requirements, implement, and assess new digital services.  Project portfolio will include clients in a variety of academic library settings.


Provides leadership and expertise in developing library applications in collaboration with library stakeholders including departments, teams, and committees.  Will work with client groups to identify requirements, develop workflows and timelines, and implement solutions to support emerging and cutting edge digital services.  Clients will include teams and departments from across the Miami University Libraries system.  Works closely with supervisor and the Library executive team to prioritize projects and recommend strategies for implementation.  Advises supervisor and executive team on emerging technologies in academic libraries and generates strategic recommendations for a development roadmap for the Libraries digital services and applications.  Potential client projects may include development of mobile apps,  enhancement of technical processing workflows, complex data and statistics reporting, web application development, Intranet applications,  consultation on solutions for faculty digital  scholarship projects, Feature enhancement for open source platforms, etc.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field.

Demonstrated experience with application development in at least one major programming language such as Ruby on Rails, PHP, and/or Java.
Demonstrated experience with MySQL or other database management systems.
Demonstrated knowledge of development of web applications in a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) environment.
Experience with project requirements gathering.
Evidence of strong performance on project teams in both leadership and member roles.
Strong organizational, project management and interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative team-based environment, and to communicate well with IT and non-IT staff.
Commitment to responsive and innovative service.
Demonstrated ability to write clear documentation.
Knowledge of Library and information science standards, practices and tools, and API’s.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's in Library and Information Science or related field.
Experience in an academic library technology position.
Experience with Library automation systems.
Familiarity with one or more metadata schemas.
Experience developing mobile web services and/or apps for mobile platforms (iOS, Android etc).


Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with smoke- and tobacco-free campuses, is committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Keyword Phrases

  • King Library
  • Digital Technologist
  • #1 Nationally for best teaching
  • Opportunities for growth and advancement
  • Inclusive, equitable working environment
  • Libraries
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
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Type of School:Research University
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