Five reasons you should apply for this job:
1. It's an exciting multi-institutional open-source project, using
Hydra/Fedora & Opencast Matterhorn, and following the agile scrum
methodology (yeah, that's all one reason). http://www.variationsonvideo.org
2. Bloomington Indiana is a cool place to live. It's nothing like Pawnee
in the Parks and Recreation TV series. How many Tibetan restaurants can
*you* walk to for lunch? http://bloomingtontech.com/life-in-bloomington
3. Indiana University (IU) professional staff *start* with 30 days' paid
vacation per year, on top of the usual holidays.
4. Bloomington is relatively inexpensive, with public transportation,
short commutes, and lots of bikes. We have our own breweries, a winery,
and even our own wiki. http://www.bloomingpedia.org
5. IU is internationally known for our library and for our IT
infrastructure. In fact, our president used to be our CIO.
Apply here: https://ola.indiana.edu/joblisting/index.cfm?jlnum=5063
I'm happy to answer questions directly.
Manager, Teaching & Learning Systems Development
Library Technologies and Digital Libraries
IU Bloomington Libraries / University Information Technology Services
Bloomington, Indiana 47405
[log in to unmask]
5063 - Programmer/Analyst, Libraries
Job Summary: The Indiana University Digital Library Program is seeking two
skilled software developers to join a new project, ³Variations on Video
(VoV): Building the Next Generation Library Media Management System.²
Performs systems analysis and design for VoV, including working with
project director and a distributed, multi-institutional development team
to determine and document user and system requirements and develop a
high-level architecture and detailed system design to meet requirements.
Codes, tests, debugs, and maintains VoV software system to support project
objectives and investigates alternative technologies and designs,
evaluating the options and recommending solutions to the project team to
ensure efficient, effective development. Documents the VoV system for
other developers, administrators, and end users, providing other training
and support as needed. Performs other duties as required.
Qualifications: Review your qualifications prior to applying to ensure
that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. Resume and
cover letter required.
REQUIRED: Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field and two
years of experience in systems analysis and programming of complex
software systems, including work in a full-featured object-oriented
programming language such as Java, Ruby, or C++.
Experience in web application, web services development, and XML.
Experience with Flash, AJAX, or other highly interactive web user
interface development, digital video, and audio formats, and technologies
and/or digital repositories (e.g., Fedora). Combinations of related
education and experience will be considered.
Preferred: Master's degree.
Other: Funded by a major grant from the Institute of Museum and Library
Services (IMLS), the Variations on Video (VoV) project will create an open
source software system to enable academic libraries and archives to easily
provide online access to their video and audio collections. Indiana
University is collaborating with Northwestern University and other
institutional partners on development of the system. The project will also
collaborate with and leverage the work of the Hydra Project and Opencast
Matterhorn, two higher education open source initiatives focused on
digital library and media content management. Two positions are available.
Both are funded for 27 months with potential for renewal.
For more information on the Variations on Video project, see
http://www.variationsonvideo.org. For more information on the IU Digital
Library Program, see http://www.dlib.indiana.edu.
Applications accepted until January 12, 2012, or until position is filled.