Programmer/Analyst 2

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
02 – J – Exempt
Work Unit:
University Libraries
Digital Scholarship and Repository Development
Full/Part Time:


The Digital Scholarship and Repository Development (DSRD) team, in the University Libraries, is seeking a candidate for a Programmer/Analyst. This position will have programming responsibilities to work on data mappings and programming integration APIs between university systems (i.e. Research Portal, Pure, and LionPATH) and Activity Insight, the university system for accreditation processes, faculty annual reviews, and promotion and tenure. This position will ensure the interoperability between these systems to automate data entry for faculty. In addition, this position will provide support for the Activity Insight system by helping troubleshoot issues related to integrating these systems. This role is responsible to maintain a proficient and comprehensive body of knowledge around the academic business processes and data required to support faculty activity reporting, and use of the Activity Insight application to proactively seek opportunities to improve the system, particularly with regard to automation of data entry. The position holder may also be involved in similar programming activities for other systems maintained within the University Libraries and the Digital Scholarship and Repository Development department. The successful candidate will also have enthusiasm to learn new skills and technologies, strong analytical and software design skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to work independently and as a team member, knowledge of web-driven database applications and scripting tools, and a strong commitment to diversity, equity, respect and inclusion. Experience with Ruby or Python is preferred. The University Libraries values diversity of thought, perspective, experience and people, and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. We encourage candidates to apply who thrive in a welcoming multicultural environment. More information on Penn State’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence, can be found by visiting For additional information about the Libraries’ diversity efforts, please visit Typically requires an Associate's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088