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Michigan State University(MSU) Technical Lead, The Commons / Information Technologist II in East Lansing, Michigan

h3Working/Functional Title/h3 Technical Lead, The Commons h3Position Summary/h3 The College of Arts Letters (CAL) and the MSU Libraries seek an Information Technologist II to fill the Technical Lead role supporting the development of The Commons, a nonprofit academic professional network serving scholars across the disciplines and around the world.and#160; This is a full-time, 24-month end-dated position, with the possibility of renewal.and#160; and#160; The successful candidate will be an up-and-coming leader in academic WordPress development, with a commitment to building and maintaining a large-scale scholar-focused network. The candidate will also have outstanding organizational and interpersonal skills, deep intellectual curiosity, and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively on a distributed team. and#160; Specific areas of responsibility for this position include: and#160; liPrototyping and developing new platform integrations and features/li liTracking and resolving bug reports and other user feedback/li liDesigning and implementing a federated, scalable architecture for network growth/li liEnsuring full adherence with network accessibility standards and consistently improving platform user experience/li liCreating full documentation both for code developed and for network deployment processes/li liWorking with the Commons team to shape the projectand#8217;s roadmap, prioritize development goals, and deliver on those goals./li /ul and#160; The Technical Lead will report to the Director of the Commons. The Commons is a trusted nonprofit network that allows scholars and practitioners to create professional profiles, discuss common interests, develop new publications, and share their work. The Commons network comprises three disciplinary hubs (currently including Humanities Commons, but soon to be joined by Social Science Commons and STEM Commons) and multiple nodes supporting scholarly organizations and institutions. Commons accounts are free and open to anyone regardless of credentials or institutional affiliation. Learn more about Humanities Commons at a href="https://hcommons.org/"https://hcommons.org/a, and more about the Commonsand#8217; expansion at a href="https://sustaining.hcommons.org/"https://sustaining.hcommons.org/a. and#160; The College of Arts Letters (CAL) and MSU Libraries promote an academic and organizational culture that actively seeks out and strengthens diverse voices and perspectives among its members to achieve excellence. We are interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that intellectual leadership is achieved through open access and proactive inclusion. We seek candidates with integrity and a strong work ethic, who possess an understanding of what it takes to continuously improve and maintain research projects within a major academic research institution. We particularly welcome applications from women, people of color, LGBTQI individuals, and others who are traditionally underrepresented in the academy. We invite you to apply even if you have not currently mastered all the skills listed. We seek someone with the ability to collaborate and to expand their technical skill set in creative ways; weand#8217;re happy to discuss whether youand#8217;ve got the skills we need for this role. h3Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills/h3 Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business or related information technology field, with coursework in an information technology specialization relate