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Assistant Learning Management System Administrator/Developer

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 10/03/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 12/02/2017
Working Title Assistant Learning Management System Administrator/Developer
Job Classification Systems/Programmer II
Department Name 36600-Falk Library
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0135630
Hiring Range $26,988.00 - $43,212.00
Position Description

The University of Pittsburgh’s Department of National Network of Libraries of Medicine Web Services Office (NWSO) is currently looking for a Lead Learning Management System (LMS) Developer.

The Assistant LMS Developer is responsible for working with the Lead LMS Developer to maintain and enhance NNLM’s LMS and build a new LMS for the NIH All of Us initiative. The position requires an independent, self-motivated programmer who can research, install, and configure Moodle plug-ins to expand NNLM’s LMS capabilities while ensuring all new functions meet or exceed HHS security standards and are 508 compliant. The LMS Developer will possess strong programming and coding skills with knowledge of Linux/Apache servers, SQL, PHP, JavaScript, HTML, and CSS; the ability to learn new languages and tools is also beneficial to continued development.

The position will report to the Executive Director but will work closely with the Lead LMS Developer to configure and test the new system and upgrade the existing system. Additionally, the Assistant LMS Developer will work with the Lead LMS Developer to create a balanced workload, cross-train, and provide coverage for vacations and sick time.

The position requires helping to manage the current Moodle installation for general NNLM teaching, along with building a new LMS for the All of US initiative with a broad target population. Each system will require a Learning Objects Repository that the Lead LMS Developer is responsible for selecting and configuring; the Assistant LMS Developer will provide help with the configuration and testing. Additionally, the Assistant LMS Developer is responsible for helping to manage 508 compliance for the systems.

The Assistant LMS Developer may also be called upon to occasionally assist with other NNLM web services such as Drupal and WordPress.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

Education Required Baccalaureate
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 2-3 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

Bachelor’s Degree in Information Science, Computer Science, or other related field.
Technical qualifications: Linux/Apache and Windows servers, SQL, PHP, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Moodle

Required Licenses/Certifications
Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check.
Assignment Category Regular, Full-Time
Percent Effort 100
Scheduled Work Hours 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify

Occasional involvement in support and maintenance tasks schedule outside of the 8:00am-4:30pm business hours is required

If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
Campus Pittsburgh
University Benefits

The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:

• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

• Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance

• Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)

• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

For more information regarding the University’s benefits package, please visit

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear of this position at the University of Pittsburgh?
    • Career Development Center (CDC)
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Commonwealth Workforce Development System (Formerly PA CareerLink)
    • Currently a University Employee
    • Pitt Career Services
    • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    • Pittsburgh Technology Council
    • PittSource Search
    • Referral (Friend, University Employee, etc.), please specify below
    • Internet Search
    • Other: (Please specify below)
  3. * Please specify from above (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Writing Sample
  2. Media Sample