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Systems Development Student Assistant

Posting Details

Posting Details

Date Posted 01/10/2018
Working Title Systems Development Student Assistant
Anticipated Starting Academic Term Spring
Job Type Student
Job Category Information Systems/Technology
Federal Work Study Required? No
Job Summary

The University of Pittsburgh’s University Library System Information Technology Department is seeking a part-time Systems Development student worker. The incumbent will be required to: administer, configure, and customize Drupal; manage code via git; and, contribute to open source code reviews and documentation. Administration, configuration, and customization of other PHP or Perl applications is a possibility based on your skills and experience. Data reporting and transformation tasks are an occasional possibility.

He/she should be able to follow direction, be self-motivated, and work independently with minimal direct supervision. This position requires working in the ULS Library Resource Facility in Point Breeze. A free shuttle is available between the location and Oakland, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. The department office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Job Requirements

Required: Experience installing, upgrading, and configuring Drupal or a similar web-based system. Familiarity with PHP. Excellent analytical abilities. Strong communication and organizational skills.
Preferred: Experience customizing module or theme code for Drupal. Experience with revision control (Git, subversion, mercurial, etc.). Experience with open source contributions (especially PHP or Perl). Experience within a LAMP environment.

Please highlight any of the preferred requirements which you meet using OTHER DOCUMENT.

Students with a Federal Work Study award will be given preference.

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.

Hourly Pay Rate $12.00
Anticipated Number of Openings 2
Anticipated Hours per Week 10-20
Anticipated Weekly Schedule


Campus Pittsburgh
Primary Work Location 7500 Thomas Boulevard (Library Resource Facility)
Posting Number S-05984-P

Posting Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you currently a University of Pittsburgh student or were you enrolled in the previous or upcoming semester?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a Federal Work Study (FWS) award?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * What is your experience with Drupal or a similar web-based system? (required)

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * What is your familiarity with PHP?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other Document