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Job Opening: Digital Repository Developer: Northwestern University Library, Evanston, IL USA

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Stu Baker <[log in to unmask]>

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Code for Libraries <[log in to unmask]>

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Mon, 22 Oct 2007 14:36:03 -0500

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(This job posting is being sent to multiple lists; please excuse any
duplication.)

Senior Information Systems Architecture Engineer
(Digital Repository Developer)
12 month grant funded position

Interested applicants need to apply online via Northwestern's
eRecruit web site, referencing Job Opening ID #12352, at:
<http://www.northwestern.edu/hr/jobs/>

The Northwestern University Library is engaged in a number of data
repository and data management initiatives at a regional and
national.  The Repository Analyst/Engineer works in a highly
collaborative environment with library colleagues and external
partners to adapt the Library's Kirtas book scanning production from
a simple reformatting operation to a dynamic program that will enable
the library to make fully searchable online any object in a book
format.  In addition, the project addresses the need for the creation
of a Fedora-based book interface tool that could potentially be of
benefit to dozens of research libraries currently developing digital
repositories based on Fedora systems architecture.

NOTE: This is a twelve month, grant funded position from Fall 2007
through Fall 2008.

PRINCIPLE ACCOUNTABILITIES:
- Designing, programming, testing and deploying applications and
system interfaces using applicable programming languages in order to
automate ingestion tool digital objects and metadata into the
repository;

- Applying system analysis techniques and procedures to determine
which software and system functional and technical specifications
will be needed for the online book components;

- Evaluating potential commercial and open-source solutions for
integration with the repository;

- Consulting with other Fedora implementation sites about emerging
approaches to delivering complex digital objects;

- Defining and implementing programmatic interfaces with other
systems in support of the repository;

- Designing and testing user interfaces;

- Performing other related duties as required or assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
- A bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Science, or a
related field or the equivalent combination of education and
experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be
acquired;

- At least 4 years of significant development experience in an object
oriented development environment including experience with Java and
Web Services programming in a service-oriented architecture;

- Knowledge of Java, Java Applications, PHP, SQL, JavaScript, CSS,
XML, XPATH and XSLT;

- Demonstrated experience in at least two of the following areas:
Information exchange protocols such as OAI-PMH, SRU, and OpenURL,
Metadata standards, preferably METS, MODS, MARC, Dublin Core, PREMIS,
and MIX)Encoding formats such as TEI and EAD and Programmatic image
processing using TIFF or JPEG2000;

- Strong analytical and problem solving skills;

- Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
and the ability to work successfully in a collaborative environment;

- Demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities and deadlines;

- Creativity in problem solving to independently resolve technical
issues as well as extrapolate from one situation to another;

- Demonstrated experience with Unix/Linux server platforms, related
software, and basic system administration utilities.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
- A master's degree in Computer Science, Information Science or the
equivalent combination of education and experience from which
comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired;

- Experience with IT in a higher education environment;

- Experience with repository software (such as DSpace, Greenstone, or Fedora).

ENVIRONMENT:
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, is a major private
university with an extensive library system. This includes the
Northwestern University Library, three branch libraries on the
Evanston Campus, and three libraries on the Chicago Campus.
Northwestern University Library is a member of the Association of
Research Libraries (ARL) and participates in programs of the
Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC). The holdings of the
libraries total over 4 million volumes. See more information about
the Library at: <http://www.library.northwestern.edu>.

TO APPLY:
Interested applicants need to apply online via Northwestern's
eRecruit web site, referencing Job Opening ID #12352, at:
<http://www.northwestern.edu/hr/jobs/>

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer.  Employment eligibility verification required upon hire.


--
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Stu Baker
Head, Digital Library Systems Development @ Northwestern University
1970 Campus Drive | Room 1177 | Evanston, IL  | 60208-2300
847.467.1984
<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

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