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STUDENT TECHNICAL DEVELOPER

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Title STUDENT TECHNICAL DEVELOPER
Requisition Number DU02115
Department Name 8M200:Communication
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range 11.00/hour
Type of Position Student
Position Time Status Part-Time
Required Education

UK student status

Required Related Experience

QUALIFICATIONS
A team member typically brings to the group a combination of experience and aptitude in at least two of the following areas:

- Desktop hardware/software support (WIN / Mac)

- Server administration (WIN / MAC / *NIX)

- Database development – experience with any of the following: mySQL, postgreSQL, MS SQL SVR, MS Access, FileMaker Pro

- Basic application programming – experience with some of the following: C++, Javascript, PHP, Visual Studio/.NET Framework, iOS.

- Web site management – experience with CSS, and content management systems like Drupal or Joomla

- Audio/video production – experience with digital media editing software (Final Cut, Adobe Premier, ProTools, Digital Performer, Audacity)

- Graphic design – experience with Adobe Creative Suite or equivalent design tools.

- Classroom technology support: experience with smart classroom workstation and a/v support

Further, so that we can have a well-rounded staff, each individual is encouraged to pursue an interest in at least one other skill area.

Required License/Registration/Certification

N/A

Physical Requirements

Must be able to sit and stand for periods of time, some heavy lifting, must be able to carry packages across campus.

Shift

Minimum of 15 hours/week to a max of 25, depending on individual needs, abilities, and the size of the team. Schedule flexibility is offered during exam times in exchange for availability when the department has its own special needs. Please be aware that this is not a work-study position.

Job Summary

STUDENT TECHNICAL DEVELOPER

The Department of Communication’s Office of Research & Instructional Technology (COM-RIT), located in the Grehan-Journalism Building, is seeking qualified undergraduate students for immediate hire.

Historically, COM-RIT team alumni have
gained the practical experience needed to help secure positions in companies such as Pardot, LinkedIn, Yahoo, Morris Digitalworks, NetGain Technologies, The Jockey Club, Lexmark, KnowledgeCoop, and Republic Bank, and launch regional tech companies such as Apax Software, Awesome Inc., and Gun Media.

QUALIFICATIONS
A team member typically brings to the group a combination of experience and aptitude in at least two of the following areas:

- Desktop hardware/software support (WIN / Mac)

- Server administration (WIN / MAC / *NIX)

- Database development – experience with any of the following: mySQL, postgreSQL, MS SQL SVR, MS Access, FileMaker Pro

- Basic application programming – experience with some of the following: C++, Javascript, PHP, Visual Studio/.NET Framework, iOS.

- Web site management – experience with CSS, and content management systems like Drupal or Joomla

- Audio/video production – experience with digital media editing software (Final Cut, Adobe Premier, ProTools, Digital Performer, Audacity)

- Graphic design – experience with Adobe Creative Suite or equivalent design tools.

- Classroom technology support: experience with smart classroom workstation and a/v support

Further, so that we can have a well-rounded staff, each individual is encouraged to pursue an interest in at least one other skill area.

NOTE: Skills and experience are very important, but interest, eagerness to learn, quality of character, and sense of humor are equally valued. Simply put, we work hard and laugh a lot. Big egos need not apply.

WHAT WE DO
COM-RIT provides technical support and development for Department of Communication faculty researchers, most of which study health communication, risk and crisis communication, and media studies. Our primary mission is to develop innovative solutions for conducting funded communication research. Current projects include:

1) Creating web-data applications to facilitate systematic coding of digital libraries.

2) Developing systems to capture content from television and social media and then facilitate systematic analysis to identify trends over time.

3) Creating complex survey research applications that incorporate responses with rich data from external data sources.

4) Developing multi-lingual, hand-held survey applications for data collection in remote locations with low-literate populations.

5) Managing tailored and targeted messaging campaigns to improve enrollment and student outcomes.

6) Wide-spread, systematic harvesting of web content to databases for analysis.

Additionally, COM-RIT supports instructional technology in 5 smart classrooms, each equipped with lecture-capture systems. We participate in administering departmental assessments and managing instructor data. Team members may also be asked to assist faculty with their workstations or presentation needs.

HOURS
Minimum of 15 hours/week to a max of 25, depending on individual needs, abilities, and the size of the team. Schedule flexibility is offered during exam times in exchange for availability when the department has its own special needs. Please be aware that this is not a work-study position.

RATE OF PAY
Starting hourly wage is $11.00/hour, with an annual merit increase, as permitted by HR, not to exceed the % offered to all UK Staff.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply 12/31/2017
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Rate your level of expertise in using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Windows, Excel, and PowerPoint).
    • None
    • Basic
    • Average
    • Proficient
    • Expert
  2. Rate your level of expertise in using Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign).
    • None
    • Basic
    • Average
    • Proficient
    • Expert
  3. How many years of experience do you have with the Mac OS?
    • No experience
    • 1-2 years
    • 3-5 years
    • 6-9 years
    • 10 or more years
  4. Describe your experience maintaining websites using a content management system.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. Describe your computer skills and the applications you are proficient using?

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. Describe the programming platforms with which you have experience (example: C++, JavaScript, Python, PHP, Visual Studio/.NET, iOS, etc.).

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter