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CODE4LIB  August 2013

CODE4LIB August 2013

Subject:

DPLA Job Opportunities: Director of Technology and Technology Specialist

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Amy Rudersdorf <[log in to unmask]>

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Code for Libraries <[log in to unmask]>

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Tue, 20 Aug 2013 16:37:49 -0400

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           Job
Opportunities: Director of Technology, Technology Specialist  Come work
with us!

The DPLA is seeking a Director of Technology and a Technology Specialist to
join its growing team and to further DPLA’s mission to bring together the
riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and make them freely
available to all.

You can find the job descriptions below, or on our website at:

http://dp.la/info/2013/08/20/opportunity-tech-director/<http://us4.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=e1490d1305c4b651f3ad0ace4&id=abc536d3b9&e=1ec00dcc69>

http://dp.la/info/2013/08/20/opportunity-tech-specialist/<http://us4.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=e1490d1305c4b651f3ad0ace4&id=1c860c14dd&e=1ec00dcc69>

Please share these opportunities widely with your networks! Questions about
the positions may be directed to [log in to unmask]

Best,
Team DPLA

# # #
 Job Opportunity: Director of Technology

The Digital Public Library of America
(http://dp.la<http://us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e1490d1305c4b651f3ad0ace4&id=4bc0110145&e=1ec00dcc69>)
seeks a Director of Technology to lead its digital infrastructure and
technology staff, and to further DPLA’s mission to bring together the
riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and make them freely
available to all. A belief in this mission and the drive to accomplish it
over time in a collaborative spirit both within and beyond the organization
is essential.

 The Director of Technology will be responsible for the overall technology
vision for the DPLA. As an early-stage organization, we expect substantial
growth, including in unexpected areas. The Director of Technology must be
able to plan and map this future, creating new initiatives as necessary in
consultation with the DPLA team. The Director of Technology will report to
the Executive Director.

 The Director of Technology will:

   - Orchestrate the design, implementation, and improvement of DPLA’s
   digital infrastructure, including cloud-based servers and storage.
   - Control all aspects of DPLA’s user-facing applications and back-end
   systems.
   - Design and implement improvements to DPLA’s API.
   - Act as the primary technical contact for outside organizations,
   partners, and developers.
   - Support the philosophy of open source, shared, and community-built
   tools, scripts, and technologies.
   - Be conversant and comfortable with digital library technologies and
   engage cultural heritage communities and consortial efforts.
   - Manage the in-house technical staff, and work with external
   contractors as necessary.

 *Requirements*

   - Significant experience working in the context of a software
   development methodology. Experience with standard software and web
   application development tools and programming languages and technologies,
   including JavaScript, Python, JSON, and Ruby.
   - Demonstrated experience working effectively in a team environment and
   the ability to interact effectively with stakeholders.
   - Strong knowledge of Semantic Web and linked data concepts and
   technologies.
   - Strong knowledge of library practices and data formats, including XML,
   OAI-PMH, MODS, MARC, Dublin Core.
   - Considerable knowledge of the methods and tools used in electronic
   data processing.
   - Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
   - Excellent analytical and organizational skills.

*Preferred*

   - Demonstrated desire to learn new toolsets and programming languages.
   - Working knowledge of version control systems.

 Like its collection, the DPLA is strongly committed to diversity in all of
its forms. We provide a full set of benefits, including health care, life
and disability insurance, and a retirement account. Salary is commensurate
with experience.

 The DPLA’s central office is in the Boston Public Library, in Copley
Square in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts. Ideally the Director of
Technology will be located in the Boston area (and if not currently local
willing to relocate), although remote employment will be considered.

 Applications for the position will be reviewed beginning on September 9,
2013, and will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send a
letter of interest, a resume/cv, and contact information for three
references to [log in to unmask] Questions about the position may also be directed
to that address.

 # # #

 Job Opportunity: Technology Specialist
 The Digital Public Library of America (http://dp.la) seeks a Technology
Specialist to join its growing team and to further DPLA’s mission to bring
together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and make
them freely available to all. A belief in this mission and the drive to
accomplish it over time in a collaborative spirit both within and beyond
the organization is essential.

 The Technology Specialist will:

   - Work as flexible member of a small team.
   - Report to the Director for Technology, working to design, develop,
   test, integrate, support, and document user-facing applications and
   back-end systems.
   - Support the philosophy of open source, shared, and community-built
   tools, scripts, and technologies.
   - Be conversant and comfortable with digital library technologies and
   engage cultural heritage communities and consortial efforts.
   - Support content management policies, process, and workflows, and
   contribute to the development of new ones.
   - Demonstrate knowledge of, and experience with, web application and
   software development and data modeling.
   - Collaborate with stakeholders to contribute to strategic and tactical
   planning and implementation of content stewardship applications and
   technologies.
   - Maintain knowledge of emerging technologies to support the DPLA’s
   evolving services.
   - Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as
   assigned.

 *Requirements*

   - Experience working in the context of a software development
   methodology.
   - Experience with standard software and web application development
   tools and programming languages and technologies, including JavaScript,
   Python, JSON, and Ruby.
   - Demonstrated experience working effectively in a team environment and
   the ability to interact well with stakeholders.
   - Knowledge of Semantic Web and linked data concepts and technologies.
   - Knowledge of library practices and data formats, including XML,
   OAI-PMH, MODS, MARC, and Dublin Core.
   - Ability to administer PHP/MySQL applications such as WordPress and
   Omeka.
   - Considerable knowledge of the methods and tools used in electronic
   data processing.
   - Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
   - Excellent analytical and organizational skills.

 *Preferred*

   - Demonstrated desire to learn new toolsets and programming languages.
   - Working knowledge of version control systems.

 Like its collection, the DPLA is strongly committed to diversity in all of
its forms. We provide a full set of benefits, including health care, life
and disability insurance, and a retirement account. Starting salary is
commensurate with experience.

 The DPLA’s central office is in the Boston Public Library, in Copley
Square in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts. Ideally the Technology
Specialist will be located in the Boston area (and if not currently local
willing to relocate), although remote employment will be considered.

 Applications for the position will be reviewed beginning on September 9,
2013, and will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send a
letter of interest, a resume/cv, and contact information for three
references to [log in to unmask] Questions about the position may also be directed
to that address.

 *About the DPLA*

 The Digital Public Library of
America<http://us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e1490d1305c4b651f3ad0ace4&id=1b158b4a4d&e=1ec00dcc69>strives
to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written
word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the
efforts and data of science. Since launching in April 2013, it has
aggregated over 4 million items from over 600 institutions. The DPLA is a
registered 501(c)(3) non-profit.

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