Information Technology Specialist (software developer)
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Cambridge, MA

As a member of the Astrophysics Data Systems (ADS) project, you
will be part of a team working to design, develop, implement
and maintain the project's IT infrastructure, and will help plan,
specify, and build the technologies needed to support the project's
goal of ubiquitous access to the astronomical literature and related
datasets.  As ADS is currently transitioning to an open-source digital
library system, your initial primary focus will be the integration and
customization of its two main components: Invenio (for metadata
management and curation) and SOLR (for indexing and searching).

The ideal candidate is a software developer with experience and
knowledge of: Java, Python, SQL and Linux; database management
systems; XML, XML transformation tools, and web standards; metadata
standards and protocols in use in the Digital Library community;
Information Retrieval and Information Extraction principles and

The full description of this opening is available online at:

About the ADS:
The SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) is a Digital Library
portal for researchers in Astronomy and Physics, operated by the
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) under a NASA grant. The
ADS maintains a bibliographic database of over 9 million records and a
fulltext archive of over 1.5 million scholarly papers. More
information about the ADS and its services is available at and

The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory is part of what is arguably
the largest and most diverse astrophysical institution in the world,
the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA).  CfA staff
carries out a broad program of research in astronomy, astrophysics,
and earth and space sciences.  More information about SAO and the CfA
is available online at

Dr. Alberto Accomazzi                  aaccomazzi(at)cfa harvard edu
Program Manager
NASA Astrophysics Data System              
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden St, MS 83, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA