Senior Analyst/Programmer for Web Archiving Initiative, Columbia University Libraries

  The Digital Program of Columbia University Libraries is seeking a senior analyst/programmer to participate in an innovative, new Web archiving and access initiative.  Incumbent will be working in a team environment with project staff and members of the digital library program.  She or he will:  help build a local Web harvesting and archiving capacity for at risk websites in the area of human rights;  create site, resource and metadata maps to improve access to archived sites; explore the use of semantic web techniques to extend and integrate access across websites, digital collections and print resources.   The core technology platform for this project will Columbia's Fedora-based repository, which provides support for digital asset management and long-term digital archiving.  Position is a two-year grant-funded position.    Official job description below.   Posting and application information available at: : 

Salary Grade: 12   Salary Range:   Commensurate with experience  
Proposed Start Date: Immediately

Job Description
This two-year position will perform moderately complex analysis and programming in support of new digital preservation initiatives; develop requirements, specifications and prototypes; perform data conversions, repository ingest and content dissemination.

Responsibilities include:
Working with project team members, the incumbent will: develop requirements, specifications and prototypes for new archival repository-based digital library applications;  [rogram, test and implement new applications and software tools in archival repository environment;  modify, install, and test moderately complex commercial or open source software applications;  perform data conversions and content loads into and from archival repository;  build resource maps; and perform support for installed applications  

Minimum Qualifications for Grade (Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant)
Bachelor's or equivalent required; three years' related experience required.  

Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications (Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant)
Demonstrated experience with systems analysis & requirements development; strong experience with Unix OS; solid programming experience in an object-oriented language such as Java or C++; good knowledge of a scripting language such as JavaScript, Ruby, Python, PHP, or Perl; familiarity with XML & related technologies; ability to work well in a collaborative team environment; excellent communication skills.  

Preferred Qualifications
Experience with: Apache, Lucene, SOLR, CakePHP or other rapid development framework, Fedora Commons digital repository, RDF. 

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Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.