Web Applications Developer, TAPAS Project
The Brown University Library and the TAPAS Project are seeking a
developer to lead the technical implementation of the TAPAS service.
Working with other members of the Brown Digital Repository development
team, the developer will install and customize an instance of
Islandora (Drupal and Fedora), and will develop functionality for
publishing, describing, analyzing, visualizing, and sharing scholarly
texts. The developer will collaborate with Brown systems and
development staff, staff at Wheaton College, and other TAPAS
participants, to create, refine, and implement ideas for building the
service, and will work with those groups to test and roll out new web
applications. Additionally, the developer will customize Drupal and
the underlying Fedora repository to enable a broad set of interactions
to support the publication of encoded texts, and will develop an API
to provide programmatic access to TAPAS data.
The TEI Archiving, Publishing and Access Service, or TAPAS
(http://www.tapasproject.org), is a new community service for
scholars and other creators of TEI materials who need a place to
publish and archive their data and ensure it remains accessible over
time. TAPAS will provide repository services with a user-friendly
interface for contributing, managing, and publishing TEI data, and
will also offer training and supporting services for those who need
help developing and publishing their projects.
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and experience
• 2-5 years of demonstrated experience and proficiency
planning, developing, and maintaining web sites and back-end systems.
• Substantial experience with PHP; Drupal experience strongly preferred.
• Familiarity with XML, XSLT, Solr, and Fedora Commons desirable.
• Experience developing web applications using APIs and web services.
• Familiarity with TEI & common metadata standards (e.g., MODS,
Dublin Core) desirable
• Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work successfully as
part of a distributed team.
This is a 2-year full time position with the possibility of renewal,
contingent on funding. We are also willing to consider part time work
To apply for this position (JOB# B01380), please visit Brown’s Online
Employment website (https://careers.brown.edu), complete an
application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate
consideration. Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the
names and e-mail addresses of three references. Review of
applications will continue until the position is filled.
Brown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Director of Digital Technologies
Brown University Library