Sr. Programmer Analyst

Project MUSE is a division of The Johns Hopkins University Press. Founded in 1878, the Press is the oldest continuously operating university press in the United States as well as one of the largest. The Press is a leader in scholarly book, journal, and digital publishing.

Project MUSE is a multi-million dollar electronic database of academic books and journals in the humanities and social sciences. Producing content from over 260 academic publishers, including more than 600 academic journals and 40,000 front-list and back-list monographs. We recently received a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon foundation to expand our open access offerings.

The Senior Programmer Analyst is a member of Project MUSE's technical development team involved in software and database development. The position works with a small talented team who continues to output and design innovative publishing features in record time, with the quality and depth of a large organization.  Project MUSE has thrived on creating custom solutions, offering flexibility to both the product and the customer.  This position will report to the Manager, Publishing Technologies at Project MUSE.

Primary duties and responsibilities: 
  • Develops or modifies computer programs; develops test plans and performs unit, system and integrated testing for individual assignments, and or vendor software releases.

  • Database design, development and implementation, including user and system requirements collection, proto-typing and testing, application database schemes design and integration with applications, production maintenance and user support.

  • 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 knowledge and critical thinking to resolve moderately complex technical or procedural problems

  • Create reports and work with end users on report specifications; create and run queries as needed, both scripted and ad hoc.

  • Participates in institutional-level information technology initiatives as assigned.

  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

  • Manage several projects simultaneously while meeting tight deadlines.

Qualifications: 
  • Expert experience with Web programming using Perl, CGI/Mod_Perl is required.

  • Experience with MySQL.

  • Working knowledge of JavaScript, (eg. JQuery), HTML, CSS is desirable.

  • Experience and or knowledge with XML and or XSLT would be a plus.

  • Knowledge to implement and or support data analytics projects (eg.WebBI, Tableau) a plus.

  • Working environment is UNIX.

  • Publishing Experience a bonus.

  • Ruby and Python a bonus but not required.

Bachelor's degree and three years 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. Direct programming experience while pursuing education may count towards related experience. Significant undergraduate programming coursework or independent project can be considered as related experience.