The Public Knowledge Project (PKP) is seeking an experienced PHP developer to join our team. PKP is responsible for a suite of open source software tools that support scholarly communication activities around the world. The work environment is a very dynamic and largely virtual one with team members working in locations across North America and elsewhere, along with a growing international user community. As a PKP team member you will have opportunities to travel, to participate in conferences and workshops, and interact with a cross-section of researchers, software developers, and others from the academic and publishing worlds.
The position involves a variety of programming and systems tasks, from support and documentation to active design, development, testing and implementation with the PKP software suite. All work will be undertaken in the context of a larger development team. The applicant will have opportunities to work on a broad range of initiatives and technologies.
We are open to a variety of very flexible work arrangements, including telecommuting. This is a fixed-term contract with a probationary period and good potential for continuing work. Salary is negotiable based on qualifications and experience.
* experience with SQL (esp. MySQL and PostgreSQL), Apache, and Linux server administration.
Additional consideration given for:
* knowledge of, or experience with, PKP software (e.g. Open Journal Systems) or a similar open source project is valuable but not necessary.
* experience with current interface development using AJAX, JQuery, or similar tools.
Interested applicants should send the following:
* a cover letter containing a summary of their experience, and at least two references;
* a copy of their resume; and
* PHP code samples.
to Brian Owen, Associate University Librarian ([log in to unmask]) by Wednesday, April 6, 2011.
The Public Knowledge Project (PKP) is a federally funded research initiative at Simon Fraser University, Stanford University, and the University of British Columbia. PKP was established by Dr. John Willinsky in 1998. It seeks to improve the scholarly and public quality of academic research through the development of innovative online environments. PKP has developed free, open source software for the management, publishing, and indexing of journals and current conferences. The PKP software suite is comprised of three modules in production: Open Journal Systems, Open Conference Systems, Open Harvester System, and one in development: Open Monograph Press. The current PKP website is found at:
and provides more information about the PKP and its open source software including “test drive” versions of the latter.
Head of Library Systems
W.A.C. Bennett Library, Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, British Columbia, V5A 1S6, Canada
Voice: 778.782.5753 / Fax: 778.782.3023 / Skype: mark.jordan50
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