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The Gates Archive is searching for an enthusiastic, collaborative, and
creative digital technologist to work closely with the archive team in
building out an innovative, new private family archive. This position works
with technological systems to support the management, preservation and access
of digital archival materials.

This position requires relocation to the Pacific Northwest, and entails a
rigorous background and security check.


  * The successful candidate will bring expert-level knowledge to lead the development of the technical architecture for the archive, including: 
    * Digital preservation strategy and policy development
    * Implementation and execution of digital asset management and digital preservation activities
    * System architecture development for the management of digital assets
    * Workflow review and refinement for the management of born-digital materials
    * Statistics compiling and reporting to improve digital asset management
    * Other organizational duties as required

**Qualifications**: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty with a high degree of accuracy. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.  
**Required Skills**

  * Demonstrated expertise in developing and implementing digital repository systems
  * Expert knowledge of server and storage architectures, IT middleware and relational databases
  * Demonstrated experience planning and managing technology projects
  * Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and productively in a rapidly changing environment
  * Proven ability to prioritize work and meet multiple deadlines
  * Strong organizational and interpersonal communication skills
  * Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  * Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to identify emerging trends in digital preservation

**Preferred Skills**

  * Ability to translate complex business needs into functional requirements and system specifications
  * Familiarity with a variety of metadata standards (e.g. METS, MODS, and PREMIS)
  * Experience building hardware for the acquisition of digital media (e.g. configuring floppy drive controllers)
  * Experience with data transformations (e.g. XSLT, perl and regular expressions)
  * Experience creating technical and end-user documentation

**Computer skills **

  * Programming and database administration experience
  * MS Office
  * MS SharePoint (SP 2010 preferred)
  * Experience using database software and Internet search engines

**Language Ability:**

  * Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization

**Reasoning Ability**:

  * Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form


  * A Bachelor's of Science degree in Computer Science, Information Science or equivalent combination of education and experience
  * Minimum of five years relevant professional experience
  * Relevant work experience in an archives or library

**Working Conditions**:

  * Regularly required to sit, use hands and fingers to handle or touch/sense, talk and hear
  * Regularly required to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds; 15-20 pounds on an occasional basis
  * Occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; reach with hands and arms
  * Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus
  * While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions, wet or humid conditions (non-weather), work near moving mechanical parts, and risk of electrical shock
  * The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet
  * Travel estimated to be <5%

**Abilities & Behaviors**: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following:

  * Teamwork - collaborates and communicates within and across teams, enabling workflow and positive partnerships
  * Personal Accountability - drives toward results while taking personal responsibility for their actions and professional interactions
  * Continuous Improvement - develops strategies for continuous improvement and protects against avoidable mistakes
  * Ethics & Integrity - Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of status or position; Approaches situations with diplomacy, tact and discretion; Inspires the trust of others; Reacts well under pressure
  * Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions
  * Communication - Demonstrates clear and persuasive verbal and written communication skills; Able to receive/listen, understand, clarify, and respond appropriately to situations; Varies style to meet needs
  * Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan
  * Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events
  * Diversity - Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences
  * Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly
  * Fiscal Responsibility - Works within approved budget; Conserves organizational resources.
  * Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time

_Each employee makes a significant contribution to the success of an
organization. That contribution is not limited by the assigned
responsibilities. Therefore, this position description is designed to outline
primary duties, qualifications and job scope, but not limit the incumbent nor
the organization to just the work identified or assigned. It is expected that
each employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to
ensure overall success._

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