*Digital Infrastructure Librarian*

Washington University Libraries is seeking a creative and enthusiastic
individual to design and implement a new digital library application
infrastructure using the Hydra repository framework and related
technologies. Reporting to the Director of the Digital Library, the Digital
Infrastructure Librarian will work collaboratively with Libraries’ staff
and campus partners to lead all aspects of system design and
implementation, including gathering requirements, establishing coding
standards, and participating in system testing, resulting in the delivery
of a functioning digital asset management system based on the Hydra
repository framework.



Lead the design and/or implementation of a set of Hydra-based digital
library applications for the preservation and delivery of Washington
University Libraries’ digital assets (through development of new or re-use
of existing resources) in collaboration with the Libraries’ Scholarly
Publishing, Special Collections, Systems and other library personnel.
Gather requirements and develop specifications for digital library
architectures. Implement workflow tools and functionality for the deposit,
storage and delivery of digital assets and associated metadata. Participate
in iterative testing and integration of user feedback throughout the
development process. Collaborate with Libraries’ Systems Operations and
Support Office and campus-wide technology services to ensure proper
implementation and management of security policies and authentication/
authorization procedures, and write and maintain documentation for systems
architecture and application code for internal and external users and


Maintain awareness of national and international best practices and
advances in digital library applications, frameworks, and implementations.
Actively engage in the Fedora and Hydra development communities, including
the development and contribution of new interfaces and code customizations.



Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited
institution or related field, or a combination of relevant experience and
education; demonstrated experience with programming languages such as Ruby
on Rails, PHP, Perl or Javascript; familiarity with a variety of digital
library standards (e.g. TEI, MODS, METS, EAD, VRA Core, Dublin Core) and
file formats.


Experience establishing and customizing open source software applications
and digital library software platforms (e.g., Fedora, DSpace, etc.) in a
production environment; experience with digital library software
development in an academic library or higher education setting; project
management experience on grant-funded projects; familiarity with the Hydra
development community and related technologies. Ability to work effectively
with a culturally diverse population of staff, faculty, students, and
community members; to communicate effectively on technology issues with
technical and non-technical staff, and to work in a team environment.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


APPLICATION INFORMATION:  Applications must be submitted online at  Reference job # 28354.  For full consideration,
attach a letter of application, resume, and the names of three references
(including e-mail & phone number).  Review of applications will begin
immediately and continue until the position is filled.

*Employment eligibility verification required upon hire.  Washington
University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.*


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