Library Systems Developer - Fully Remote

Library Systems Developer - Fully Remote
  • £35,000 - £41,000 per Annum
  • Permanent
  • Manchester, Greater Manchester, England, UK Manchester Greater Manchester GBR M2 4JG
Job Ref: BBBH22299
Sector: Software Development
Date Added: 03 May 2022

Library Systems Developer - Fully remote £35k - £41k + benefits

THE COMPANY: One of the UK's oldest and most prestigious Universities that is rated in the top 100 in the world. Their Computing and Information Services Department is comprised of over 140 employees who handle numerous multi-million-pound programmes of change throughout the year, spanning Strategy and Change; Operations; and Information Systems.THE ROLE: Working within the Research and Systems Team, you will work with a range of commercial and open source systems, supporting library, museum, archive and digital repository services across the University.

A major project in the coming year is the migration of the Library Management System to Ex Libris's Alma and Primo VE products. Together with other off-the-shelf systems, such as Talis Aspire and Adlib, these products offer good APIs which will allow the team to create innovative interfaces to our data and to contribute to the development communities surrounding these products. The team also supports non-commercial open source systems based around the Samvera repository software, the Spotlight digital exhibit tool, Mirador IIIF viewer, and underlying components such as Blacklight, Solr and Fedora.

There is scope to support collections-based research projects within the University and to contribute to, and learn from, cultural sector development communities internationally.

Role responsibilities:

  • Design, build and maintain complex, specialist library systems to support teaching and research.
  • Provide management for the delivery of high-quality library, archive, museum and repository technology services across the University.
  • Take responsibility for the design, set-up, documentation, maintenance and integrity of relevant IT systems and technologies.
  • Provide advice on digital tools and infrastructure to ensure an appropriate approach to developing world class teaching and research support.
  • Schedule and monitor maintenance and installation works, projects and work streams across the University.


  • Proven experience of scripting languages and web server technologies (for example, PHP, Ruby, JavaScript and others)
  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent experience).
  • Experience of creating and maintaining complex relational databases, including good working knowledge of SQL
  • Experience in systems integration, the use of APIs, data feeds, and scheduling automated tasks

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Lorien Plc is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

02/06/2022 10:50:00
GBP 35000.00 41000.00 Annum
Contact Consultant:
Philip Boltt

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