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Darien Library (CT) is seeking an intelligent, curious, and innovative technology professional to work with our Head of User Experience in managing Darien Library’s cutting-edge technology infrastructure. This position is a unique opportunity to apply a wide range of skills and expertise in an exciting environment that is constantly changing and adapting to emerging trends. Darien Library is known world-wide as a technology innovator within the library industry. We don't consider ourselves to be just a library--we prefer to think of ourselves as a high-performing, forward-thinking organization that happens to be a library, one that consistently sets trends rather than follows them. Darien Library holds itself to the highest possible standard of customer service, and we pride ourselves on providing a fulfilling and enriching experience to all who visit us either in person or on the web.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Maintain and manage the Library's network, storage, and server infrastructure
  • Perform regularly scheduled operations, such as backups, log analysis, software audits, and security checks.
  • Coordinate with vendors.
  • Provide Tier III or equivalent-level tech support to the organization.
  • Investigate and troubleshoot issues.
  • Develop and maintain complete, in-depth documentation of and procedures for the Library's technology configuration.
  • Work with the Head of User Experience on the development and tracking of the library's technology budget.


Mastery of

  • Linux, Windows/Server 2008, 2012, 2016, and Mac OS X
  • VMWare vSphere, vCenter, and Horizon View
  • General systems administration including:
    • Backup and recovery
    • SQL
    • Windows Active Directory
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • Other fundamentals: RAID, HA, Storage management, etc.

Development skill including

  • Python
  • XHTML, CSS, & Javascript
  • Git & Github

Familiarity with

  • Integrated library systems or inventory control systems
  • HP Procurve networking
  • Emerging trends in technology

Applicants should have a bachelor's degree in a technology-related field or commensurate work experience.

Salary & Benefits

This is a full-time position (37.5 hour/week) with an annual salary of $80,000. Salary includes generous vacation, sick, and personal leave; significant opportunities for professional development; health benefits; and enrollment in the town pension program.

Contact Information

If you feel that you are ready to join the best library team in the world, we want to hear from you. To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to jmcnutt@darienlibrary.org.

We will begin conducting interviews December 1, 2018 but will continue to accept applications as long as this posting is up.

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