also if you want to work with jay luker who is a pretty awesome co-worker
(even if he did ruin my one chance at getting the cubicle near the window
oh so many years ago).
On Tue, Oct 8, 2013 at 12:54 PM, Jay Luker <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Just in case this slipped past anyone who might be interested...
> You should think about coming to work with us  if you...
> * want to be part of a small team focused on a core set of applications
> for a well-defined and appreciative user base!
> * like creating things that help people find other things (in new and
> better ways!)
> * enjoy experiencing all four seasons worth of weather!
> * want to fight the growing ruby hegemony in library software!
> On Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 8:38 PM, <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Job Title:IT Specialist (Software Developer), IS-2210,
> > Grade 11, 12; $62,758 to $97,787/annually
> > Location: Cambridge, MA
> > The NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) Project within the High Energy
> > Astrophysics Division of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory is
> > seeking
> > a software developer. The ADS was originally conceived and developed over
> > 20
> > years ago as a system to support the discovery and retrieval of data from
> > the
> > NASA Astrophysics missions and the scholarly literature about them.
> > the
> > ADS finds itself as the central discovery engine for astronomical
> > information,
> > used nearly every day by nearly every astronomer. Moving into its third
> > decade, the ADS continues to serve the research community while remaining
> > at
> > the forefront of the massive technological and sociological changes
> > occurring
> > in the field of scholarly communication. By joining our group you will be
> > actively supporting the discovery, dissemination and reuse of scientific
> > publications and data!
> > The ADS is currently developing the next-generation web-based platform
> > supporting current and future services. To this end, the project is
> > committed
> > to re-using and enhancing public domain software modules when they exist,
> > and
> > developing new open-source software when necessary. The main components
> > the
> > system architecture are Apache SOLR/Lucene, CERN Invenio and MongoDB. The
> > The project is looking for a highly-motivated full-stack developer
> > interested
> > in joining a dynamic team of talented individuals architecting and
> > implementing the new platform. The primary responsibility of the employee
> > is
> > the design, development, and support of the ADS front-end applications
> > (including the new search interface) as well as the implementation of the
> > user
> > database, login system and personalization of the new software platform.
> > DUTIES:
> > Duties at the grate 11 level may include, but are not limited to:
> > and developing robust software applications and components to support the
> > ADS
> > services, in particular the ADS user interfaces, and its interaction with
> > the
> > back-end system components; providing ongoing support for the ADS
> > platform, including its bibliographic database, search engine, user
> > database,
> > and other web-based applications used by the project; defining system
> > requirements and develop new tools to improve user submission and
> > efforts; developing and/or modifing existing tools used for digital
> > harvesting, metadata enrichment, document conversion and indexing;
> > participating in the maintenance of ADS data holdings by taking part in
> > creation, curation and enrichment of datasets and metadata records, and
> > their
> > ingestion in the ADS databases.
> > Duties at the grade 12 level, in addition to those reflected at the 11
> > level,
> > may include: working with members of other organizations to coordinate
> > software development efforts and enable data exchange between ADS and its
> > partners; designing and implementing services and Application Programming
> > Interfaces that enable a high level of interoperability and integration
> > between ADS and its collaborators.
> > For more information, please see the full posting online at:[
> > u/hr/postings/13-32.html)
> > Brought to you by code4lib jobs: http://jobs.code4lib.org/job/10176/