This really sounds interesting!!!!


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From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Matt Cordial
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Subject: [CODE4LIB] Job: Technology Director/Lead Software Engineer, Digital Antiquity

    Technology Director/Lead Software Engineer, Digital Antiquity

      at Arizona State University <>

        Tempe, AZ 85287

Digital Antiquity, a national initiative funded by the Andrew W. Mellon 
Foundation, seeks a Technology Director/Lead Software Engineer to lead 
the technical development of a “start-up” national digital repository 
for archaeological documents and data. This exciting cyberinfrastructure 
initiative provides an excellent career opportunity in informatics and 
software development in the stimulating environment of a major research 

The repository, the Digital Archaeological Record (tDAR), has a 
conceptual design focusing on preservation and access with 
user-initiated ingest of data, documents, and associated metadata. The 
repository has been developed through planning grants from the National 
Science Foundation (NSF) and the Mellon Foundation. Key components have 
been prototyped with substantial funding from NSF.

We seek an individual with expertise in data management and software 
development. The individual must have experience in project management 
that will enable her or him to lead the technical development of a 
state-of-the-art, sustainable digital repository. The project presents 
challenges related to heterogeneous data and knowledge management; 
user-centric information system design; scalable and sustainable system 
design and engineering; and access control and rights management.

Under the general direction of Digital Antiquity’s Executive Director 
and Board of Directors, the Digital Antiquity Technology Director/Lead 
Software Engineer will guide the transition from prototype to the full 
implementation of a trusted digital repository. The incumbent will 
supervise the software team, manage the development process, and 
contribute to the effective functioning of the user support staff. The 
candidate should be committed to the success of the project and must 
have inter-disciplinary communications skills to work effectively with 
domain experts to ensure that the repository is highly responsive to 
user needs.

A Master’s degree in information science, computer science, informatics, 
or a closely related field is required. The position requires 
demonstrated expertise in software development with an emphasis on data 
management, web application development, and object-oriented 
programming. Experience designing sustainable technical infrastructures 
and familiarity with digital repository systems is desirable. The 
digital repository prototype currently utilizes an open-source JEE 
software stack (Spring, Hibernate, Struts 2) and the Fedora digital 
repository platform; direct experience with these technologies is preferred.

This multi-institutional effort is based at Arizona State University in 
Tempe, Arizona. The software lead will hold the title of Associate 
Research Professional (an Academic Professional position) at ASU and 
will report to Digital Antiquity's Executive Director. This is a 12 
month, renewable appointment with excellent benefits. The salary range 
is $75,000 - $90,000, depending on qualifications and experience. The 
position requires relocation to the Tempe/Phoenix area of central Arizona.

Review of applications will begin 03/10/2010 and will continue until the 
search is closed. Interested individuals should submit, in electronic 
form, a letter of application (including descriptions of relevant 
expertise and experience in managing technical staff and overseeing 
software development projects and user support systems), a résumé or 
curriculum vitae, and names and contact information (phone and email) 
for three references to Executive Director, Digital Antiquity, SHESC, 
Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona ([log in to unmask]). For 
more information please see A background 
check is required for employment.

ASU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to 
excellence through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to 
apply, for more information, please see


Submit, in electronic form, a letter of application, a résumé or 
curriculum vitae, and names and contact information (phone and email) 
for three references to Executive Director, Digital Antiquity at 
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Matt Cordial
Digital Library Software Engineer
Arizona State University Library