Working at the University Park campus of Penn State has its perks:
generous benefits, great schools, affordable real estate, proximity to
many trails and rivers, and safe neighborhoods lined with trees and
views of the Alleghenies.
The Libraries and central IT organization are hard at work on building
an institutional digital stewardship program and this is an
opportunity to join a talented team of technologists, librarians, and
curators, writing code to help provide access and discovery services
and keep data around for the long haul.
But really, the primary perk is getting to work with me because, let's
face it, I'm a pretty OK guy. Apply early, apply often*!
* Just once will do.
Software Developer (Programmer/Analyst)
Job number: 33102
Date Announced: 10/01/2010
Digital Library Technologies, a unit of Information Technology
Services at The Pennsylvania State University, has a vacancy for a
Software Developer. The Software Developer will develop and integrate
software and web applications for an institutional content stewardship
program. This requires the ability to work collaboratively with
content curators as well as fellow technologists. The Software
Developer will be expected to: share advancements in standards,
software development practices, and IT trends; constantly refine his
or her skill set; and apply new knowledge and techniques. This is an
opportunity to work with an innovative unit on building a sustainable,
enterprise-level content stewardship program at a large, multi-campus
institution recognized for its commitment to excellence. This job will
be filled as a level 3 or level 4, depending upon the successful
candidate’s education and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor’s
degree in computer science, information science, or related field plus
four years of experience developing and deploying software in a team
environment or an equivalent combination of education and experience
for a level 3. Additional experience and/or education and competencies
are required for higher level jobs.
The successful candidate will demonstrate: proficiency with multiple
programming languages and more than one programming language paradigm;
enthusiasm for staying informed about cutting-edge technologies for
use with software development initiatives, and for engaging the
broader digital library software development community; ability to
work independently and as a member of a team with diverse
constituencies; commitment to providing outstanding customer service;
excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
Desired: working knowledge of command-line environments and Web
architecture, Web services based on the REST architectural style, and
the Linked Data pattern; experience with Web-based client- and
server-side programming; knowledge of digital repository and content
management services and toolkits; familiarity with digital library
standards such as OAI-ORE and SWORD; understanding of semantic
technologies such as descriptive metadata and RDF ontologies;
experience with shared or distributed version control systems and
practices; experience solving deployment issues regarding scale,
stability, and performance; experience releasing open source software.
Apply online at http://psu.jobs/ (job # 33102)