I hope some of you will seriously consider looking at this position
yourself and/or re-posting it and/or sharing about it with your colleagues.
I'd like to add to the job posting a hint of what an excellent opportunity
this is. You would be joining a small team doing innovative work to make
available digitized historical archival materials, photographs, oral
histories, historical film, library records, object descriptions and
photos, and tens of millions of pages of digitized archival materials. The
environment includes the Blacklight Ruby on Rails gem (
http://projectblacklight.org), and will include bringing EAD archival
descriptions using Archon (later ArchivesSpace) into Blacklight, and
interfacing with an open source digital asset management system,
ResourceSpace (http://www.resourcespace.org/). I've shared here on code4lib
the first cut of our Blacklight implementation: (
http://collections.ushmm.org -- a more full-featured version is available
on-campus) but there is so much more to do. There is plenty of room for
your energy, intelligence, creativity, and your good software development
practices. Our institution is on the brink of being able to do so much more
with our amazing collection data along the lines of crowd-sourcing, and
investigating possible collaboration with other institutions with data
sharing. We need serious programming development chops in some combination
of PHP, Ruby/RoR, and there's room for other toolsets (e.g. Python).
Contact [log in to unmask] to apply. Any code4libbers or related friends may
also contact me off-list if you have any questions.
On Mon, Mar 4, 2013 at 3:35 PM, <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> THE U. S. HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM is America's national institution for
> documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history, and serves
> this country's memorial to the millions of people murdered during the
> Holocaust. The Museum's primary mission is to advance and disseminate
> knowledge about this unprecedented tragedy; to preserve the memory of those
> who suffered; and to encourage its visitors to reflect upon the moral and
> spiritual questions raised by the events of the Holocaust as well as their
> responsibilities as citizens of a democracy. Visit us at www.ushmm.org.
> The Division of Digital Collections is seeking to hire a Digital
> Developer responsible for developing and refining functional requirements
> design of computer-based tools and systems that relate to processing,
> identification, and access to the digitized historical assets held in the
> Office of Collections.
> The Division supports the creation, collection, archiving, and
> of Museum's digital content. A key function of the Division
> is to make the Museum's digital collections accessible to users both inside
> and outside the Museum.
> This is a Donated one (1) year term appointment with benefits,
> DS-2210-11/12 (Salary Range - $62,467 - $74,872, salary
> commensurate with experience).
> Working with Human Resources, we have decided to explore new vehicles for
> recruitment to find the best candidates for our hiring
> needs. As a result of this, we will not
> advertise this position via USAJOBs, and instead will informally distribute
> the announcement.
> Interested applicants should send their resume to Michael Levy, Director,
> Digital Collections, at [log in to unmask] This job
> opportunity will close on March 18, 2013. The U.S.
> Holocaust Memorial Museum is an Equal Employment Opportunity
> The duties and qualification requirements for the above mentioned position
> outlined below:
> MAJOR DUTIES
> * Develop software systems to enhance access to Collections materials
> including digitized archival materials, photographs, and oral histories.
> * Use systems, tools, and approaches such as modern programming tools;
> contemporary MVC (model-view-controller) frameworks as embodied in systems
> (test-driven development, behavior-driven development) and code reviews;
> and source-code control.
> * Plans and develops methods of operation to effectively work with
> metadata and uses metadata transformation, search, discovery, and user
> interfaces for Collections cataloging materials.
> * Interact frequently with federal institutions, public and private
> institutions dealing with similar subject matter collections, private
> individuals both nationally and internationally, survivors of the
> Holocaust, and other related individuals working in collections.
> * Develop and deploy open source and commercial software systems such as
> Blacklight, Archon, and ResourceSpace, as well as digital asset management
> * Test and monitor systems for proper operation.
> * Implement test-driven development and/or behavior-driven development
> systems to ensure proper operation.
> 1. Knowledge of or experience in developing, designing, and
> deploying applications using contemporary programming and web development
> languages and frameworks.
> 2. Skill in software design, documentation, database
> design, and software testing and debugging.
> 3. Ability to use modern programming languages, development
> environments and frameworks, and current software development approaches.
> 4. Knowledge of accepted metadata standards of
> representation and exchange that relate to library or collections systems.
> 5. Skills in interpersonal, written and verbal
> 6. Ability to develop and deploy open source and commercial
> software systems.
> 7. Ability to develop and deploy digital asset management
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