Fixed Term Contract until 01 February 2015
St. Pancras, London or Boston Spa (Yorkshire)
London: £30,768 to £34,853 per annum
Boston Spa: £27,477 to £31,912 per annum
The Library's impressive digital collection is growing rapidly. In order to
ensure its long term survival, the Library is collaborating with the
international digital preservation community and developing technical
preservation solutions to combat the risks of technological obsolescence.
If you are a JAVA developer with an excellent understanding of software
development, you can help advance our groundbreaking work to archive and
preserve the nation's cultural memory in new digital formats.
You will be part of a research and development team that collaborates widely
with libraries, archives, and commercial organisations across Europe to
develop innovative digital stewardship solutions. You will help ensure our
internationally renowned collection survives through time and remains
accessible for future researchers.
You will have excellent Java development skills and experience in rapid
prototyping with scripting languages such as Python and Bash. Strong team-
working skills and an enthusiasm to work in a collaborative project
environment will be essential. Knowledge and experience of any of Open Source
software development, agile methodology, and Test Driven development would be
For informal enquiries please contact Maureen Pennock, Digital Preservation
Manager on 01937 546302.
For an application please visit www.bl.uk/careers
Vacancy Reference: EIS00216
Closing date: 6 August 2012
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