The Scholars’ Lab at the University of Virginia currently has two job
openings; a senior developer and a humanities design architect.
Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue
until the positions are filled. Applicants must apply through the
University of Virginia's Jobs@UVA online employment website at
https://jobs.virginia.edu/ Search by posting number 0606774 or 0606689,
Complete application, and attach cover letter and resume, with contact
information for three current, professional references. For assistance
with this process contact Al Sapienza, Director Library Human
Resources at (434) 243-8636.
The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative
Action employer strongly committed to achieving excellence through
cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications
and nominations from members of underrepresented groups.
The Scholars' Lab at the University of Virginia Library
(http://lib.virginia.edu/scholarslab) seeks a Humanities Design
Architect who can create and guide exciting, professional user
experiences, who possesses broad, synthetic knowledge of humanities
and social science scholarship, who is passionate about the quality of
his or her code and who wants to be part of a team that does great
work in the rapidly-expanding digital humanities. As Humanities Design
Architect in the Scholars' Lab, you will be responsible for the design
and implementation of effective and inspiring digital resources for
teaching and scholarship. We are looking for someone who is highly
technically skilled and a talented designer, and who has a deep
background in humanities or social science scholarship. This position
is for a true "hybrid" or "alternative academic" someone who can
communicate effectively with faculty and graduate students.
Not only should you enjoy designing functional interpretive scholarly
interfaces, but you should enjoy working in close collegial
partnership with teammates and scholarly stake holders to solve
problems in software engineering and the digital humanities. You will
need to fit into a fast-paced, interdisciplinary environment where
technology enables creative vision and where you can take good
advantage of the time that all Scholars' Lab and Department of Digital
Research & Scholarship faculty and staff are granted to pursue
professional development and their own (often collaborative) R&D
projects. The Scholars' Lab has been awarded major funding for a
two-year project related to work on geospatial and archival
information. There is a possibility that this position will be funded
beyond the initial 2 year period.
- Conduct UX/UI research for user models
- Drive the functional requirements
- Create wireframes and prototypes
- Conduct informal usability tests
- Work closely with R&D Team
Specialized Knowledge and Skills:
- Experience with interaction across a variety of media (web, mobile)
with a strong desire for innovation
- Experience as a project manager or technical team leader on scholarly projects
- Experience with user-centered design patterns and methodologies
- Experience running user testing and conducting accessibility testing
- Comfort with complexity and ambiguity, and the challenges of the
humanities and social sciences
AJAX, HTML, CSS, etc.
- Creation of standard UX deliverables: Site maps, Process flows,
Personas, Use Cases, Concept Models
- Strong presentation and communication skills
- Expertise in current design tools
- A research agenda related to the user experience of digital
humanities and social science projects.
Masters Degree in Humanities or Social Sciences
3 years experience.
Salary and Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with experience and competitive depending on
qualifications. This position has general faculty status with
excellent benefits, including 22 days of vacation; TIAA/CREF and other
Please visit http://jobs.virginia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=62775
The Scholars' Lab at the University of Virginia Library seeks an experienced, creative Senior Developer who can build, test, and debug digital humanities projects and who loves to get ‘under the hood’ to figure out how things work.
As a senior web and software developer reporting to the Head of R&D for the Scholars’ Lab, you will be responsible for enhancing, maintaining, and optimizing projects related to digital scholarship in the humanities and social sciences. Not only should you enjoy writing well organized, highly tested code, but you should enjoy working in close collegial partnership with teammates and scholarly stake holders to solve problems in software engineering and the digital humanities. You will need to fit into a fast-paced, interdisciplinary environment where technology enables creative vision — and where you can take good advantage of the “20% time” that all Scholars’ Lab and Department of Digital Research & Scholarship faculty and staff are granted to pursue professional development and their own (often collaborative) R&D projects. This is a full-time, permanent position with potential for advancement.
The Scholars' Lab partners on projects with University of Virginia faculty and Library faculty and staff, hosts visiting scholars and a vibrant program for Graduate Fellows in Digital Humanities, and offer an exciting annual program of workshops, luncheons, institutes, and lectures. More information about the Scholars' Lab is available online:
Senior Developer Responsibilities:
Write scalable, well-factored, well-tested application code
Lead development projects
Work with support teams to find and fix application bugs
Work with cross-functional teams to develop design solutions
Specialized Knowledge and Skills:
In-depth knowledge of multiple programming languages including PHP, Perl, Ruby, and Java
Full-time experience with PHP and Ruby frameworks (e.g. Zend and Rails)
Proven ability to quickly learn new systems and environments
Experience working on open source projects
Efficient problem solving techniques
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Knowledge of multiple RDBMSes (PostgreSQL, Oracle, MySQL)
Familiarity with version control systems (Subversion and Git)
Experience Test-Driven development (PHPUnit, SimpleTest, RSpec, Shoulda, etc.)
Linux experience a plus (RHEL, Fedora Core)
If this sounds like you, we invite you to apply!
Salary is commensurate with experience, with UVa market range for this position defined between $58,000 and $106,000 per annum. Virginia offers a competitive benefits package with generous funding at the Library and University level for travel and professional development. Consideration of applications begins immediately, and we hope to fill this position quickly, so please don’t delay in registering your interest!