Sunday, October 11, 2009

ICPSR Technology Job Posting - Senior Software Developer

Job ID: 34780
Job Title: Software Developer Senior
Job/Career Family: Information Technology
Job Description and Responsibilities: Market Title: Software Developer Senior
Job/Career Family: Information Technology
FLSA: Exempt
Salary Range: $70,000 - $85,000 depending on qualifications and experience of selected candidate
Hours/Week: 40 Hours
Shift/Hours/Days: Regular Business

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), established in 1962, is an integral part of the international infrastructure of social science research. ICPSR's unique combination of data resources, user support, and training in quantitative methods make it a vital resource for fostering inquiry and furthering the social sciences. ICPSR maintains and provides access to a vast archive of social science data for research and instruction. A unit within the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, ICPSR is a membership-based organization, with over 600 member colleges and universities around the world. A Council of leading scholars and data professionals guides and oversees the activities of ICPSR.

ICPSR offers a work environment that is a combination of the best aspects of a small nonprofit or business, established within a university setting. ICPSR is small enough that each person can make a difference, yet large enough to offer a variety of career opportunities. We have a relaxed, collegial atmosphere that fosters communication and networking within and between departments. We are family-friendly, offering flexibility with work hours, and we have a diverse staff that enriches the workplace with their skills and experience. ICPSR offers a competitive total compensation package providing full access to the University of Michigan benefits. More information can be found about ICPSR at The ICPSR computing environment consists of Windows desktop workstations and UNIX servers. The desktop workstations run typical business applications such as Microsoft Office, but also run statistical software such as SAS and SPSS. The UNIX servers are based on the Intel/Linux platform and include Oracle databases, web server software such as Apache, and a number of other major systems (e.g., tomcat, cocoon).

This position will be responsible for designing relational databases, developing ETL scripts, converting relational data to XML, writing XSLT scripts, configuring Solr/Lucene search indices and indexing jobs, specifying object-relational mapping (ORM) and caching strategies, and developing Java web applications. Additional activities will include coordination of software development activities with other ICPSR development projects; estimation of task level details and associated delivery timeframes; source code control and version management; release management and coordination with ICPSR staff; documentation production and management; training materials production and management; and, software support and trouble-shooting. Finally the person in this position will be expected to freshen, broaden, and deepen their professional and technical skills via regular participation in professional development activities such as training, seminars, and tutorials.

NOTE: Part of this job may require some work outside normal working hours to analyze and correct critical problems that arise in ICPSR's 24 hours per day operational environment.
Job Requirements: Qualifications:

-Bachelor Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering, or the equivalent education and experience is required
-Masters Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering is desired
-5 or more years of professional software development experience using Java / J2EE
-RDBMS vendor (Oracle, Microsoft, or MySQL) certification preferable
-Sun Java Developer certification preferable
-Extensive knowledge of XML and XSLT is required
-Linux systems usage; Windows XP or Vista usage, including common applications such as Word, Excel and Outlook
Department Name: ICPSR
Campus: Ann Arbor
Minimum Salary: 0
Maximum Salary: 0
Salary Frequency: Annual
Job Type: Regular
Full Time: Yes
Date Posted: Oct 09 2009
Employee Referral Bonus:
Position Level:
City: Ann Arbor
State/Province: Michigan
Country: United States of America
Postal Code: 48106
Area Code: 734

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