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Drupal Developer

Requisition #: 62000
Role: ATP
Level: 3
Range: PC
Status: Full Time
Hours Worked: 37.5
Work Week: 5 days week 7.50 hours day
Contact: Homewood Human Resources (410) 516-7196
Personnel Area: Academic Centers
Org Unit: Information Systems
Location: Homewood Campus - 2701 N. Charles Street
Approximate
Starting Salary:
commensurate with experience

General Description:

The Drupal Developer will analyze, gather requirements, design, create, test, document, implement, maintain, and update web pages and services. This position will ensure adherence to quality standards and review project deliverables to ensure project goals are accomplished. The Programmer Analyst will participate in all aspects of analysis, requirements gathering, designing, developing/testing, documenting, implementing and maintaining electronic projects. This includes development of work plans, schedules, project estimates, resource plans and status reports.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

This position will design and implement programs utilizing Drupal modules and PHP along with other tools such as HTML, XML, JavaScript, and CSS to provide web-based services/products. The candidate should be familiar with all current cross-browser requirements and determination to debug and test what you have built. In addition, the Programmer Analyst will analyze review and alter programs to increase operating efficiency, increase accessibility and adapt to new standards.

Problem Solving Skills: The individual must be willing and capable to solve unique platform and publishing challenges.

Interpersonal Skills: The candidate must be able to work in a demanding and dynamic team environment.

Mission/Service Orientation: Support access and distribution of scholarly content through a robust online platform.

Teaming Skills: This position interacts with divisional functional and technical staff for topics related to configuration, coding, testing and problem resolution within the broader scope of assigned project; identifies and reports software issues and enhancement opportunities to project management; participates in meetings to identify possible solutions, including work to be done for computer enhancements; and tracks and records (in time tracking system) time spent on tasks and projects. The Drupal Deveoper identifies and reports enhancement opportunities to staff and management.

Innovation: Identifies and reports enhancement opportunities to staff and management.

Managing Change: Position must be aware of new and changing publishing technologies and e-commerce.

Machines and/or equipment used on the job, include % of time used: 80% spent on servers and workstation (UNIX and LINUX), 20% Windows.

Qualifications:

BA/BS degree and one year of related work experience with computer systems and applications required. Three plus years highly preferred. Additional experience may substitute for education to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Working knowledge of Drupal, HTML, MySQL, AJAX, JavaScript, PHP, XML (including parsing, writing and xml schema), XSLT, Perl and CSS. Ability and willingness to learn new programming languages and technologies quickly. Must be highly service oriented, self-motivated, and possess a team-working attitude with strong and effective communication skills. Publishing working experience is desired but not required.

Software Development Manager

Requisition #: 62001
Role: ATP
Level: 4
Range: PD
Status: Full Time
Hours Worked: 37.5
Work Week: 5 days week 7.50 hours day
Contact: Homewood Human Resources (410) 516-7196
Personnel Area: Academic Centers
Org Unit: Information Systems
Location: Homewood Campus - 2701 N. Charles Street
Approximate
Starting Salary:
commensurate with experience

General Description:

The Software Development Manager will lead a team of developers in designing, creating, maintaining, and updating web pages and services. The candidate will ensure adherence to quality standards and review project deliverables to ensure project goals are accomplished. The primary product the position will develop and maintain is The Journals Division shopping cart and the Journals Associations web sites. The candidate will participate in all aspects of designing, developing and maintaining electronic projects. This includes development of work plans, schedules, project estimates, resource plans and status reports. The candidate should have extensive experience in user interface design. The candidate will design and implement programs using a variety of methods, including Drupal, XHTML, XML, PHP, Perl, AJAX, JavaScript, JQuery and CSS, to provide web-based services/products. Candidate should be familiar with all current cross-browser requirements and determination to debug and test what you have built. In addition, the candidate will analyze review and alter programs to increase operating efficiency, increase accessibility and adapt to new standards. The job requires the ability to coordinate projects across divisions within the press and vendors.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

Applies system analysis to solve problems, including determining software and system functional and technical specifications. Meets with technical staff to clarify specifications; takes program specifications, description of data, what processes are preferred and analyzes problems to determine solution steps. Develops or modifies computer programs; develops test plans and performs unit, system and integrated testing for individual assignments, vendor software releases. Develops, maintains, documents and tests new or existing programs; adheres to project-wide standards for data collection/storage, structured programming techniques, documentation requirements, testing, reporting, software/hardware releases. Uses programming and database knowledge and critical thinking to resolve moderately complex technical or procedural problems. High level of awareness, approach and respect for the user experience.

Problem Solving: The individual may be heavily involved in systems analysis, programming, database design and frequent and detailed dialogues with the organization's management, external organizations or advisories boards. These duties are both highly diversified and specialized governed generally only by broad instructions and dependent upon the individual's own comprehensive analysis and judgment.

Interpersonal Skills: The candidate must be able to work in a demanding and dynamic team environment. The job shall include the implementation of information systems and participation in the formulation of procedures.

Mission/Service Orientation: Support access and distribution of scholarly content through a robust online platform.

Teaming Skills: Position interacts with divisional functional and technical staff for topics related to configuration, coding, testing and problem resolution within the broader scope of assigned project; identifies and reports software issues and enhancement opportunities to project management; participates in meetings to identify possible solutions, including work to be done for computer enhancements; and tracks and records (in time tracking system) time spent on tasks and projects. Innovation – Identifies and reports enhancement opportunities to staff and management.

Managing Change: Position must be aware of new and changing publishing technologies ande-commerce; willingness to mentor junior staff.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in a related field. Three years related experience. Direct programming experience while pursuing education may count towards related experience. Significant undergraduate programming coursework or independent project can be considered as related experience. Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Working knowledge of Drupal, HTML, MySQL, AJAX, JavaScript, JQuery, PHP, Perl, XML (including parsing, writing and xml schema), XSLT and CSS. Database programming experience; both MySQL and T-SQL (SQL Server). Familiarity with web services including SOAP and WSDL. Familiarity with secure coding standards including PCI-DSS. Ability and willingness to learn new programming languages and technologies quickly. Must be highly service oriented, self-motivated, and possess a team working attitude with strong and effective communication skills. Publishing working experience is desired but not required.

Acquisitions Editor

Requisition #: 62585
Role: ATP
Level: 4
Range: PE
Status: Full Time
Hours Worked: 37.5
Work Week: 5 days week 7.50 hours day
Contact: Homewood Human Resources (410) 516-7196
Personnel Area: Academic Centers
Org Unit: Acquisitions
Location: Homewood Campus - 3400 N. Charles Street
Approximate
Starting Salary:
commensurate with experience

General Description:

Johns Hopkins University Press seeks a creative, entrepreneurial editor to acquire 20 to 30 new book titles annually in the areas of US history and politics, as well as the history of science and technology. The Acquisitions Editor works with our Editorial Director to establish priorities and consults with qualified academics at Johns Hopkins and other universities to ensure the resulting publishing program reflects the university’s strengths and serves the markets involved. The Editor keeps the Johns Hopkins University Press program at the forefront of the field. He or she attends key professional meetings, cultivates relationships with scholars, engages deeply with the relevant literature, and participates in the scholarly community

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

The Editor contacts prospective authors using all available means; solicits and evaluates proposals for trade books, professional monographs, course and textbooks, reference works, book series, and (in cooperation with the journals division publisher) journals for their likely contribution to the Press’s substantial list; arranges for projects to be independently reviewed by experts; negotiates contracts for books and book series; works with authors to ensure they meet contractual terms regarding the timing of submission and the form of the materials to be submitted for production; prepares publishing plans for projects when they are ready to go into production; works with editorial, design, and production, departments to ensure the efficient production of projects in print and digital formats, and with marketing and sales departments to ensure the most effective distribution of books to their intended audiences; presents new and proposed book projects to the Press’s staff, its editorial board, and its sales representatives; and prepares annual qualitative and quantitative assessments of the lists along with list profiles and other materials to help market and promote the list.

Qualifications:

Undergraduate degree required, with advanced degree preferred. Minimum of five years publishing, with a record of successful acquisitions experience required; 5 - 10 yrs experience preferred.

Advanced verbal, writing, and decision-making skills; ability to exercise sound judgment; initiative and ability to handle a large variety of tasks and details.

Accounting Assistant

Requisition #: 62955
Role: ATO
Level: 2
Range: OC
Status: Part-time
Hours Worked: 25
Work Week: M - F - 830 - 230 pm (1 HR LUNCH)
Contact: Homewood HR 410-516-7196
Personnel Area: Academic Centers
Org Unit: Customer Service & Administration
Location: 2715 N. Charles Street
Approximate
Starting Salary:
$23,835 - $32,832

General Description:

The Accounting Assistant will account for all checks mailed to the Johns Hopkins University Press and support the fulfillment services division.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Accounting Responsibilities

  • Prepare, batch, balance, endorse, and deliver deposits to bank in a timely manner
  • Batch all incoming orders/payments and distribute to customer service representatives
  • Verify daily credit card edits and submit to the Cash Accounting Office online
  • Maintain monthly spreadsheets for HFS and Journals
  • Verify validated deposit slips once returned from the bank and resolve discrepancies.
  • Create uploads to the University accounting department for all returned checks, credit card discrepancies, and other account adjustments.

Provide Support to Customer Service and Accounts Receivable Teams within HFS

  • Prepare returns paperwork, enter gratis orders, and answer inquiries.
  • Provide back-up, when necessary, for the front desk – primarily utilizing the phone system, greeting visitors, and facilitating package delivery.

Qualifications:

High School Diploma/GED required.

Minimum of six months related experience required. 1 - 2 years experience preferred. Additional education may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula (30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience).

Aptitude for numbers; accurate; detail oriented; computer literate preferably experience with spreadsheet packages (Excel); good communication skills. Other preferred skills: Bookkeeping and SAP experience.

Customer Service Representative

Requisition #: 62865
Role: ATO
Level: 2
Range: OC
Status: Full Time
Hours Worked: 37.5
Work Week: 7.50 hours day 5 days week
Contact: Homewood Human Resources (410) 516-7196
Personnel Area: Academic Centers
Org Unit: Customer Service & Administration
Location: Homewood Campus - 2701 N. Charles Street
Approximate
Starting Salary:
Low to Mid $20Ks annual salary

General Description:

The Customer Service Representative will provide excellent customer service to clients and customers. This front line position is the main contact point for the Press for retail, wholesale and general customers when ordering books. This position is an interactive, operational part of the Press.

The Customer Service Representative interacts with retail stores, wholesalers, college professors, staff members of client presses, authors and the general public so the ability to communicate well orally and in written form is essential.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Process incoming order requests, credit requests, and payments.
  • Answer telephone and e-mail inquiries.
  • Assist with month end reporting to clients.

This position will handle customer order problems and work with and through the customer to resolve any issues. Necessary back up material within our systems exist to assist in resolving issues.

Machines and/or equipment used on the job, include % of time used: PC, copier, scanner, fax, multi-line phone and calculator - 90%.

Qualifications:

High school diploma/GED required with minimum 2 years customer service and data entry experience in a fast paced environment preferred. College degree preferred.

Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU Equivalency Formula.

Requires knowledge of proper phone skills, proper keyboarding technique, and excellent communication skills, both oral and written. PC and database knowledge, MS Office (particularly Excel and Outlook), and general bookkeeping necessary. Other duties as assigned.Preference is to have 4 or more years customer service experience in a data entry environment. Specialized database skills and publishing industry knowledge a plus.

JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

NOTE: The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Homewood HR Divisional Office at 410-516-7196. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.