Sr. Digital Library Software Engineer
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

 Are you a skilled, innovative software developer
interested in:

 - digital repositories and digital preservation for some
of the most diverse and unique content in any library: images, audio, video,
web sites, email archives, and more

 - service oriented architectures based on RESTful services

 - open source development of tools such as FITS, the File
Information Tool Set

 - metadata schemas such as METS, PREMIS,MODS, MIX

 - working in a small agile team with other talented

We have a great opportunity for you as a senior developer creating the next
generation of technology for the Harvard Library's Digital Repository Service.

Harvard University IT Library Technology Services develops and operates a
digital repository service that currently includes over 45 million digital
files and 155 TB of first copy data. We are seeking a skilled java software
developer to join an agile development team of developers, librarians,
usability designers, testers, and product owners to design and develop core
software using the J2EE software stack for a new version of Harvard Library
Digital Repository Service. In collaboration with the Technical Lead for the
DRS, the senior software engineer will develop software services and web
applications for depositing, managing, and delivering digital objects and
their metadata into and from the DRS, and migrating metadata to a new version
of the repository. Developed software must be of highest quality and
reliability, supporting long term digital preservation and public access for
critical library digital content that is accessed by thousands of users on a
daily basis.

If interested, please apply at by entering"Auto req
ID" 32003BR.


Education and Experience:

 - Master's degree in library or computer science, or
equivalent experience.

6 + years relevant professional experience in java software development, with
some J2EE

 - 2 + years experience database and XML programming, using
JDBC or hibernate, and XSLT.

 - 2 + years experience developing and using REST web

 - 2 + years web user interface experience using
javascript, ajax, jquery and CSS.

 - Experience planning and executing complex software
development projects, including Junit testing.

 - Functional and technical understanding of digital
library systems and the operation of research libraries.

Language/Communication skills:

 - Demonstrable excellent oral and written communication

 - Demonstrated ability to work well with mid-level
management, project, and technical and non-technical staff to discuss
functional requirements, write specifications and develop work plans and

 - Successful experience working independently and as part
of a team

Other: The ideal candidate will also have or be able to
acquire some of the following desirable skills:

 - Experience with Struts2, Tomcat and J2EE application
servers such as JBoss, WebLogic or GlassFish

 - Experience with search technology, such as solr/lucene

 - Experience with library metadata schemas (such as METS,

 - Experience with processing multi-media file formats,
including digital images, audio, and video

 - Functional and technical understanding of digital
repository systems, digital preservation issues, and the operation of research

 - Experience with Fedora, Dspace, or other open source

 - Experience in configuring productive development tools,
such as automated build systems, automated unit test frameworks

 - Experience with web application rapid development
languages and frameworks, such as Drupal, PHP/symfony, python/django,

 - Experience in agile team development practices

 - Experience providing technical consulting and/or
mentoring technical staff.

Harvard University is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity Employer

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