Just in case this slipped past anyone who might be interested...

You should think about coming to work with us [1] if you...

  * want to be part of a small team focused on a core set of applications
for a well-defined and appreciative user base!
  * like creating things that help people find other things (in new and
better ways!)
  * enjoy experiencing all four seasons worth of weather!
  * want to fight the growing ruby hegemony in library software!



On Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 8:38 PM, <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Job Title:IT Specialist (Software Developer), IS-2210,
> Grade 11, 12; $62,758 to $97,787/annually
> Location: Cambridge, MA
> The NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) Project within the High Energy
> Astrophysics Division of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory is
> seeking
> a software developer. The ADS was originally conceived and developed over
> 20
> years ago as a system to support the discovery and retrieval of data from
> the
> NASA Astrophysics missions and the scholarly literature about them. Today,
> the
> ADS finds itself as the central discovery engine for astronomical
> information,
> used nearly every day by nearly every astronomer. Moving into its third
> decade, the ADS continues to serve the research community while remaining
> at
> the forefront of the massive technological and sociological changes
> occurring
> in the field of scholarly communication. By joining our group you will be
> actively supporting the discovery, dissemination and reuse of scientific
> publications and data!
> The ADS is currently developing the next-generation web-based platform
> supporting current and future services. To this end, the project is
> committed
> to re-using and enhancing public domain software modules when they exist,
> and
> developing new open-source software when necessary. The main components of
> the
> system architecture are Apache SOLR/Lucene, CERN Invenio and MongoDB. The
> development stack includes java, python, flask, javascript and bootstrap.
> The project is looking for a highly-motivated full-stack developer
> interested
> in joining a dynamic team of talented individuals architecting and
> implementing the new platform. The primary responsibility of the employee
> is
> the design, development, and support of the ADS front-end applications
> (including the new search interface) as well as the implementation of the
> user
> database, login system and personalization of the new software platform.
> Duties at the grate 11 level may include, but are not limited to: designing
> and developing robust software applications and components to support the
> services, in particular the ADS user interfaces, and its interaction with
> the
> back-end system components; providing ongoing support for the ADS system's
> platform, including its bibliographic database, search engine, user
> database,
> and other web-based applications used by the project; defining system
> requirements and develop new tools to improve user submission and curation
> efforts; developing and/or modifing existing tools used for digital content
> harvesting, metadata enrichment, document conversion and indexing;
> participating in the maintenance of ADS data holdings by taking part in the
> creation, curation and enrichment of datasets and metadata records, and
> their
> ingestion in the ADS databases.
> Duties at the grade 12 level, in addition to those reflected at the 11
> level,
> may include: working with members of other organizations to coordinate
> software development efforts and enable data exchange between ADS and its
> partners; designing and implementing services and Application Programming
> Interfaces that enable a high level of interoperability and integration
> between ADS and its collaborators.
> For more information, please see the full posting online at:[
> u/hr/postings/13-32.html)
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