IT Architect II (Extended Temporary Employment) -- University of Arizona -- Tucson, AZ

Posting Number:req7891
Department: Research Engagement
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Location: Main Campus
Address: Tucson, AZ USA
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Position Highlights
The University of Arizona Libraries' Research Engagement office seeks a Data Repository Developer to support the University of Arizona Research Data Repository (ReDATA). This research data repository is intended to be a long-term archive containing the version of record of publicly-shared datasets and software produced by University of Arizona researchers. This position will work closely with the Research Data Management Specialist to build capacity for data preservation for materials deposited in ReDATA. This includes creating and modifying Python-based software to automate data cleaning and packaging, using web APIs to pull data and other information together as part of a preservation workflow, creating and updating documentation for these tools, and assisting ReDATA staff in deploying these tools on ReDATA's cloud infrastructure. The incumbent will be responsible for working with the ReDATA team to complete a resilient, well-documented pipeline for data preservation. This position is time-limited with a six month duration. Work may take place on-site at the Main Library in Tucson or remotely (candidate must physically reside in Arizona).

This is an extended temporary (ETE) position with an expected duration of six months.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Employee COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement
All University employees, including student workers and graduate assistants/associates, must verify that they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless they have been granted a religious or disability/medical accommodation.


  • Work with ReDATA staff to address software development tasks associated with developing a preservation infrastructure and workflow.
  • Work with ReDATA staff on infrastructure maintenance and troubleshooting of ReDATA’s existing cloud-based infrastructure and software tools.
  • The UA Libraries support the UA’s diversity and inclusiveness strategic initiativesdesigned to create an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students. The candidate is expected to support diversity and inclusiveness efforts in the department and college.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Excellent knowledge of the Unix shell
  • Excellent knowledge of Git and GitHub.
  • Strong and demonstrable ability to analyze, document, and de-construct workflows and procedures to translate user needs into technical solutions
  • Familiarity with the Python language
  • Familiarity with software development patterns used in Git/Github (e.g. Gitflow, GitHub Actions)
  • Ability to self-manage a software development project
  • Knowledge of needs, tools/approaches, and emerging trends in research data management, open science, research reproducibility and digital preservation.
  • Familiarity with working in cloud environments
  • Familiarity with digital repository systems or services (eg., Dataverse, Dspace, Samvera, Figshare, TIND, etc.)
  • Initiative, optimism, flexibility, time management, follow-through, and independent problem-solving.
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative and inclusive environment, one that values and leverages the benefits of diverse perspectives.
  • Positive attitude and strong demonstration of Our Values: Collaboration, Continuous Learning, Diversity, Innovation, and Integrity.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.
  • Minimum of three years of relevant work experience is typically required. OR,
  • Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources.

Preferred Qualifications
One year of experience applying fundamental software development concepts, patterns, tools, and frameworks in production environments using Python, GitHub, and web APIs.

FLSA: Exempt
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40
Job FTE: 1.0
Work Calendar: Fiscal
Job Category: Libraries
Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits
Rate of Pay: $48,786 - $65,997
Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)
Grade: 8
Career Stream and Level: PC2
Job Family: IT Architecture
Job Function: Information Technology
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Number of Vacancies: 1
Target Hire Date: 2/1/2022
Contact Information for Candidates: Armando Cruz -
Open Date: 12/2/2021
Open Until Filled: Yes
Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant
To ensure your application materials are considered, please submit your application by the first review date of 12-9-21

Updated language in position highlights per armando's request. (Tyler Kitchel)

Diversity Statement
At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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