THE U. S. HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM is America's national institution for the
documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history, and serves as
this country's memorial to the millions of people murdered during the
Holocaust. The Museum's primary mission is to advance and disseminate
knowledge about this unprecedented tragedy; to preserve the memory of those
who suffered; and to encourage its visitors to reflect upon the moral and
spiritual questions raised by the events of the Holocaust as well as their own
responsibilities as citizens of a democracy. Visit us at

The Division of Digital Collections is seeking to hire a Digital Collections
Developer responsible for developing and refining functional requirements and
design of computer-based tools and systems that relate to processing,
identification, and access to the digitized historical assets held in the
Office of Collections.

The Division supports the creation, collection, archiving, and dissemination
of Museum's digital content. A key function of the Division
is to make the Museum's digital collections accessible to users both inside
and outside the Museum.

This is a Donated one (1) year term appointment with benefits,
DS-2210-11/12 (Salary Range - $62,467 - $74,872, salary
commensurate with experience).

Working with Human Resources, we have decided to explore new vehicles for
recruitment to find the best candidates for our hiring
needs. As a result of this, we will not
advertise this position via USAJOBs, and instead will informally distribute
the announcement.

Interested applicants should send their resume to Michael Levy, Director,
Digital Collections, at [log in to unmask] This job
opportunity will close on March 18, 2013. The U.S.
Holocaust Memorial Museum is an Equal Employment Opportunity

The duties and qualification requirements for the above mentioned position is
outlined below:


  * Develop software systems to enhance access to Collections materials including digitized archival materials, photographs, and oral histories.
  * Use systems, tools, and approaches such as modern programming tools; contemporary MVC (model-view-controller) frameworks as embodied in systems such as Ruby on Rails; JQuery/JavaScript; Linux shell scripting; TDD/BDD (test-driven development, behavior-driven development) and code reviews; and source-code control.
  * Plans and develops methods of operation to effectively work with metadata and uses metadata transformation, search, discovery, and user interfaces for Collections cataloging materials.
  * Interact frequently with federal institutions, public and private institutions dealing with similar subject matter collections, private individuals both nationally and internationally, survivors of the Holocaust, and other related individuals working in collections.
  * Develop and deploy open source and commercial software systems such as Blacklight, Archon, and ResourceSpace, as well as digital asset management systems.
  * Test and monitor systems for proper operation.
  * Implement test-driven development and/or behavior-driven development systems to ensure proper operation.

1. Knowledge of or experience in developing, designing, and
deploying applications using contemporary programming and web development
languages and frameworks.

2. Skill in software design, documentation, database
design, and software testing and debugging.

3. Ability to use modern programming languages, development
environments and frameworks, and current software development approaches.

4. Knowledge of accepted metadata standards of
representation and exchange that relate to library or collections systems.

5. Skills in interpersonal, written and verbal

6. Ability to develop and deploy open source and commercial
software systems.

7. Ability to develop and deploy digital asset management

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