Utah State University

Programmer/Analyst II

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(4/30/2021 12:29 PM)
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# of Openings
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Information Technology
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
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University Libraries
Dean-University Libraries
Advertised Salary
Salary is a minimum of $48,000 plus excellent benefits. Utah State University offers a competitive benefits package, to include medical and dental with a 14.2% retirement contribution by the University, and 22 days/year vacation. The Library provides generous support for professional development and travel.


Utah State University is northern Utah's premier agricultural, engineering and research educational institution. With 30,000 students (and growing) enrolled each year, software support and development needs are expanding.


The Merrill-Cazier Library is seeking a Programmer/Analyst to join the Information Systems team in the Library. This position is a 12-month professional appointment. The estimated start date for the position is July 1st, 2021.


Incumbents in the Programmer/Analyst II position provide intermediate professional level support in areas of advanced complexity such as systems analysis and design techniques, facilitate definition of user requirements, and implement and maintain custom and commercial software applications and system integrations.

The Library is dedicated to promoting an environment of diversity and excellence throughout the institution and welcomes candidates committed to fostering diverse and inclusive environments.


Review of applications will begin on May 19th, 2021 and the position will remain open until filled.


This position's primary responsibility is to collaborate with Library Information and Technology members to manage code releases, design and develop software, test software, and install and maintain operating systems.

  • Expected to work closely with other IT professionals in accomplishing project objectives.
  • Assist with various development projects as assigned and will be project lead for many solutions which require systems integration.
  • Direct involvement in library unit and committee discussions at the initiation planning, execution, and monitoring of projects.
  • Learn about and gather new technologies and related tools to introduce to the Library.
  • Provide server support for operations such as deployment and general production.
  • Collaborate with the LIT team to make sure new environments meet requirements and conform to best practices.
  • Create custom code such as JavaScript, HTML, and CSS that are secure in order to defend against cyber security issues.
  • Develop API services in an Agile environment.
  • Design, implement and test agreed-upon infrastructures.
  • Automate deployment of Linux applications, system configurations and security settings.
  • Expected to be called on when needed.
  • Ability to adapt to changing work environments and assignments.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree plus two years of experience in an IT-related field or an equivalent combination of experience plus education is required. 
  • Basic understanding of all of the following concepts and technologies:
    • HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, or similar web languages.
    • Knowledge of Database models, design, SQL, and normalization
    • REST and SOAP APIs.
    • Linux, Windows, and/or OSX.
  • Understanding of current ADA web laws and practices.
  • Excellent communication skills, including listening, writing, and speaking.
  • Ability to listen to customer needs and formulate an overall analysis and effective project planning.
  • Self-driven team player with the ability to work independently.
  • Strong analytical and Problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge of computer security and, data privacy laws and practices.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Utilized git for version control as well as supporting platforms (BitBucket, GitHub, etc.).
  • Knowledge and use of containerization automation (build, deployment, etc.).
  • Ability to learn new programming languages and frameworks quickly.
  • Knowledge of network topologies.
  • Knowledge and use of cloud services (AWS, Azure, etc.).
  • Develop, program, and deploy programs to on premise and cloud-based servers, along with testing and interfacing with 3rd party solution providers.
  • Provide programming and maintenance for existing websites, including database development and design.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Visual Studio Code.
  • Ability and willingness to write documentation and self-documenting code.
  • Experience in an academic or research library.


Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Resume to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile

2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted into a text box at the end of the application process


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Salary is a minimum of $48,000 plus excellent benefits. Utah State University offers a competitive benefits package, to include medical and dental with a 14.2% retirement contribution by the University, and 22 days/year vacation. The Library provides generous support for professional development and travel.


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions and the ability to see and read computer screens. 

College/Department Highlights

Utah State University is a multi-campus, land-grant institution. Utah State University's campus in Logan is located 80 miles north of Salt Lake City, within easy driving distance of many national parks. The surrounding Wasatch Mountains place USU in one of the finest outdoor recreational environments in the nation, along with cultural opportunities in nearby cities such as Ogden and Salt Lake, including the Sundance Film Festival.



University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of EducationOffice of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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