Position Description
Press University of Illinois Press
Information Technologies/Electronic Publishing
Programmer/Developer for Web Systems


The University of Illinois Press seeks a Programmer/Developer for Web Systems for the management of electronic and digital asset distribution for the University Press’s publishing operations. The Programmer/Developer for Web Systems manages non-interactive website assets and the user experience with the Open Journal Systems (OJS) platform. The Programmer/Developer for Web Systems participates in application development on both web and in-house projects. 

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.


·         Maintains the Press’s web site.  This includes the web site’s content and internal and external functionality and presentation, as well as direct-to-consumer sales of Press book and journal titles.

·         Maintains expertise in the OJS platform for tracking submission and peer review of journal articles. Instructs new users and provides support to end users.

·         Performs e-commerce processes and new product developments.  Maintains integration with University iPay system, developing and upgrading as needed.

·         Provides user support and troubleshooting for individual and institutional member access to e-journal content.

·         Coordinates, produces, and uploads book files to outside platforms (e.g., JSTOR, MUSE, Bibliovault, UM Archives, University Press Scholarship Online).

·         Creates web companion sites for selected books and journals.  Coordinates, produces and uploads supplemental materials.

·         Insures implementation of accessibility standards and compliance with State and University online policies.

·         Assist in the development of in-house FileMaker applications.

·         Serve as back-up person to the other IT Associate responsibilities.

·         Other tasks appropriate for Programmer/Developer for Web Systems.



·         Three years of progressively more responsible work experience in an Information Technology (IT) related profession.

·         College course work which included Information Technology (IT), IT Management, or a closely related discipline may be substituted as follows: 60 semester hours or Associate’s Degree equals one (1) year, 90-120 semester hours or Bachelor’s degree equals two (2) years.

·         Demonstrated experience with web programming and design, HTML and XML formats, and database programming.


·         Bachelor's degree in a technology-related field.

·         Experience with FileMaker.

Successful Candidates will also have:

·         Familiarity with Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP.

·         Extensive database programming experience.

·         High level of technical knowledge.

·         Must be detail oriented.

·         Able to multitask.

·         Strong problem-solving, interpersonal, and communication skills.


This is a full-time Civil Service IT Technical Associate position appointed on a 12 month service basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after February 27, 2020.  Salary is commensurate with experience.


Applications must be received by February 27, 2020. Apply for this position using the “Apply for Position” button below.  If you have not applied before, you must create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu.  

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