IT Programmer II

Job Level
Mid-level position
Job Category
Programmer / Developer
  • Technology
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Information Technology
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The USDA Branded Food Products Database is the result of a Public-Private Partnership, whose goal is to enhance public health and the sharing of open data by complementing USDA Food Composition Databases with nutrient composition of branded foods and private label data provided by the food industry.

Under general supervision, this position will assist in pulling in JSON data from data providers through an API into a MySQL environment. This position will enhance a previously existing PYTHON application for processing and disseminating these data. Responsible for design, code, tests, debug, documents, and maintenance of these applications.

Minimum Qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED AND Two years applicable programming experience.


Expert knowledge in Python, data storage and processing, and SQL database experience.

Preferences: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Programming or a related field.

Additional Certifications:  
Additional Information:  
Posting Date: 10/24/2018
Closing Date: 11/07/2018
Open Until Filled No
Physical Demands

Ability to lift and transport computer equipment up to 20 lbs. Ability to sit and stand for long stretches of time with extensive computer use.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.