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Government Information & Big Data Developer & Analyst (7199U) #22843

Government Information & Big Data Developer & Analyst (7199U) #22843

  • Job ID: 22843
  • Location: Main Campus-Berkeley
  • Full/Part Time: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Department: Library Administration

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Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 3/02/17

Departmental Overview

The UC Berkeley Library’s mission is to help current and future users find, evaluate, use and create knowledge to better the world.. The Library Applications & Publishing Group (LAP) provides technical support for Library including developing, purchasing, and/or supporting all types of hardware platforms and software applications. LAP has primary responsibility for supporting and building UC Berkeley Library’s Integrated Library System (ILS), Digital Library, and web presence.

The UC Berkeley Library is a leader in the investigation and implementation of advanced digital library services. Areas of current work include scalable digital library system architectures; developing efficient methods for creating digital library content; long-term preservation of digital materials; transformation of metadata to meet various project requirements; and creating and managing numerous applications to support the Library . LAP is responsible for providing managerial and technical analysis, research, evaluation, writing, enhancing, and maintaining of applications and tools.

The UC Berkeley Library is providing technical support for the UC Federal Documents Archive Project (FedDocArc), a shared print and digital archive of US Federal Documents held by the various campuses that are part of the University of California System. Technical support includes activities such as determining and testing matching algorithms, completion of identification and disclosure of items, and confirmation of process for analyzing and handling bibliographic records for items currently shelved at one of the 10 UC campuses.


This position will provide technical leadership and development on projects that require the collection, storage processing, updating and analysis of bibliographic and other formats of data. The focus of the initial assignment will be on working with multiple stakeholders to develop a platform for bibliographic data analysis of federal government documents for the FedDocArc determination repository. This work will involve gathering, normalizing, analyzing and storing data from multiple libraries, as well as ongoing management and dissemination of analyzed data to support project objectives.

This position will be responsible for integrating development with the architecture used across the IT unit and ensuring that any deployed services meet library IT design and security requirements. The ability to analyze and translate functional specification and change requests into technical specifications as well as work directly with stakeholders and to understand and deliver project objectives is critical.

In addition to the main focus on federal government documents, this position will provide consultation on and potentially support for other data warehousing needs across the library. This may include additional data analysis, statistical analysis, reporting, and data visualization.

Required Qualifications

  • Good analytical and communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Working knowledge of Linux
  • Understanding of Devops
  • Working knowledge of big data storage and analysis tools
  • Experience with integration of data from multiple data sources
  • Experience with various Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) technologies and procedures
  • Ability to effectively work as part of a team and collaborate with colleagues
  • Ability to maintain knowledge and rapidly learn new technologies
  • Ability to work unusual hours on short notice in order to resolve critical problems or comply with maintenance schedules.
  • Must be able to communicate technical information in a clear and concise manner with both technical and non-technical staff
  • Must be self-motivated, work independently or as part of a team, able to learn quickly, meet deadlines and demonstrate problem solving skills.
  • Working knowledge of project management approaches, tools and phases of the project lifecycle, as well as managing resources, scope, and schedule
  • Ability to manage time and to set priorities that accurately reflect the relative importance of job responsibilities, so that projects or tasks are completed on time. Ability to change, with direction, work priorities to accommodate changing requirements and/or immediate needs.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience managing cross-functional project teams.
  • Knowledge of MARC record format
  • Knowledge of NoSQL databases, such as MongoDB
  • Understanding of Lambda Architecture, along with its advantages and drawbacks
  • Experience in a higher education environment
  • Working experience with Perl and its modules
  • Knowledge of Linux system administration
  • Knowledge of Linux shell scripting languages, e.g., csh
  • Strong customer service ethic
  • Experience with Apache

Salary & Benefits

How To Apply

This is a 2-year contract position.

Other Information

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying. Application materials can be submitted at

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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