Qualitative Data Repository
**Qualitative Data Repository (QDR)
Center for Qualitative and Multi-Method Inquiry, Maxwell School of Citizenship
and Public Affairs
The Qualitative Data Repository (QDR, www.qdr.org) curates, manages, archives,
and preserves digital data (and accompanying documentation) generated through
qualitative and multi-method research in the social sciences. QDR also hosts
the Methods Coordination Project (https://qdr.syr.edu/mcp), a bibliographic
resource covering a range of data-collection techniques and analytic methods
employed in the social sciences.
We are looking for a repository developer to join a small, dedicated,
entrepreneurial team. This developer will be responsible for designing and
building front and back-end solutions to support QDR's mission, and will play
a leading role in developing and maintaining a new Fedora-based repository.
The ability to work collaboratively and autonomously are essential.
* Develop and administer a Fedora repository.
* Evaluate both existing and emerging repository software for future development.
* Help ensure that the repository meets standards for trusted long-term preservation.
* Lead integration of existing Drupal site and Islandora middleware with Fedora repository.
* Provide maintenance, and support services for ongoing data curation.
* Provide input to and evaluate work done by third-party development firms contracted by QDR.
* Provide quality assurance for active developments, execute test plans, and resolve bugs and issues.
* Provide timely and thorough technical documentation and keep all documentation current.
* Attend meetings and carry out other duties as assigned.
* Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, OR demonstrated experience in software development / engineering.
* Able to manage and maintain a LAMP stack
* Proficiency with SQL, relational databases (e.g. Oracle, MySQL).
* Proficiency with XML and various metadata standards; experience in XML transformations preferred.
* Experience with digital repository architectures
* Proficiency using svc, git, and Github
* Proficiency in software testing
* Proficiency with using and developing with APIs
* Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with technical and non-technical staff
* Ability to work effectively remotely
* Ability to produce quality documentation
* Experience with Fedora and other repository software, such as DSpace and Eprints.
* Familiarity with best practices in digital preservation, and information systems auditing
* Experience integrating repository software with Islandora, Hydra, and Drupal
* Experience with automated quality assurance software
* Familiarity with social science methods and digital research data
* Experience working in educational institutions
Short-term contract with possibility for long-term contract extension.
20 - 40 hours/week depending on candidate availability and evolving needs.
Competitive compensation, commensurate with experience.
Possibility of remote work; distributed team work environment
**How to Apply**
Please email the following to [log in to unmask] (including "Repository Developer" in
the subject line):
* Salary requirements
* Portfolio (Github, Bitbucket, etc.)
Should your application proceed to interview, three direct-employer references
will be requested.
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