Information systems specialist Full-time

Published at 2021-10-11 - Viewed: 682 times - National Library of Finland in Finland

The National Library of Finland is hiring a

Information Systems Specialist
beginning December 1, 2021 (or as agreed) for a permanent position
to work with Koha, the FOSS library system.

Library systems are used to manage libraries’ collections and their circulation. Koha is used in the National Library of Finland, and we run it for other libraries, too. Koha has a lively developer community, and it is used by over 3,000 libraries around the world. See https://koha-community.org .

In this job, your task is to develop Koha. You will join a development and support team that collaborates with the expert system librarians in the libraries. In addition to software development you will work on upgrades and maintenance together with the server provider.

Our working languages are Finnish and English. We will also consider applicants who do not speak Finnish yet.

We expect that you know Perl or that you have experience that helps you adopt it quickly. You will work in a GNU/Linux environment. You should have previous experience on developing open source products, and planning such work. You also need skills to collaborate with our customer librarians. Team work and documentation skills are appreciated, as well as relevant education and work experience.

The salary will be 3 200 – 3 700 per month, depending on the skill set and experience. We are located in Helsinki city centre, and we are flexible about telecommuting.

For further information, please contact Mr Esa-Pekka Keskitalo, esa-pekka.keskitalo@helsinki.fi, tel. +358 50 373 6205.

Got interested? Submit your application through the recruiting system of the University of Helsinki: https://bit.ly/kohajob. Please specify you are applying for the Koha position. Deadline for applying is October 25, 2021. We shall process applications as they come, so be prompt.


The National Library of Finland – is a legal deposit library that preserves Finnish publications for research at the present and in the future. It is a research library strong in many fields of arts. It also provides services to libraries, archives, museums, and other organizations. It has staff of 230. The National Library is part of the University of Helsinki.

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