Snell Library at Northeastern University seeks an
energetic, creative, experienced, and service-oriented developer to develop
and maintain the core technical components for our digital library
infrastructure. The successful candidate will work closely
with colleagues in the Libraries and in Information Services and will play a
leading role in designing the primary architecture and workflows for many key
systems and services.
The Senior Digital Library Developer will be responsible for designing,
developing, testing and deploying new technologies, tools and resources to
extend and enhance digital content and services, developing application
programming interfaces (APIs) to facilitate access to and integration between
systems pathways; and will collaborate with IS colleagues to implement
appropriate identity management and authentication policies. He or she will
write and/or modify code and conduct quality assurance on code contributed by
other developers. Initial projects include ongoing development of the
Library's Digital Repository System (Fedora), creating connections between
VIVO and various campus-based data sources, as well as leading the exploration
and development of a suite of internal workflows and systems based on APIs
provided by our library management system (Alma).
The Senior Digital Library Developer works collaboratively with library
colleagues as well as colleagues in IS and across campus, and participates in
an ongoing evaluation of emerging academic and library technologies.
Qualifications for this exciting position include:
* Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and 4 -6 years of
development experience in an object oriented development environment such as
* Strong analytical and problem solving skills and the
ability to formulate options, develop, and recommend solutions.
* Creativity in problem solving to independently resolve
numerous technical issues arising in a constantly changing work environment,
and analytical skills and judgment to extrapolate from one situation to
another and to make appropriate decisions in a dynamic work environment
* Strong working knowledge of Java, SQL, XML/XSL.
* Experience with web programming frameworks such as PHP,
Rails or Django.
* Ability to work in an API environment and experience
developing REST-based services.
* Demonstrated experience with Unix, Unix utilities,
device handling, data storage, and basic UNIX administration.
* Strong understanding of information organization and
retrieval technologies used to organize, store, and access digital content.
* Experience with programming best practices, including
test-drive development and design patterns.
* Knowledge of current web development standards and cross
platform compatibility and accessibility techniques.
* Experience with Open Source software.
* Excellent oral and written skills to communicate with
technical and non-technical individuals and prepare project documentation to
support training and best practices encoding guidelines
* Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work
successfully in a collaborative environment.
* Experience with IT in a higher education setting
Questions about this position or Northeastern's digital library program should
be sent to Patrick Yott at [log in to unmask]
About Northeastern University
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university
located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide
experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that
meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education
programs-our signature cooperative education program, as well as student
research, service learning, and global learning-build the connections that
enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a
comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees
through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. See
northeastern.edu for more information
About Snell Library at Northeastern University
The Library is at the hub of campus intellectual life.
Resources include over 900,000 print volumes, 206,500 e-books, and 70,225
electronic journals. The Snell Library building welcomes
1.5 million visitors a year on the Boston campus and the Library's web site
serves users around the world. The Library provides award-winning research and
instructional services, a growing focus on networked information, and
extensive special collections that document social justice efforts in the
Greater Boston area. The Library has an ambitious vision to expand its digital
initiatives by developing its digital repository, digitizing unique
collections, constructing integrated collaborative spaces, and fostering the
adoption of digital media and the creation of new
knowledge. Northeastern University Libraries leads the way
in redefining library service in the 21st century. See
library.northeastern.edu for more information.
To apply for this position, and to view job grade and salary information,
please visit: https://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/22428
Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action
Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University.
Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities,
women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern
University is an E-Verify Employer.
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