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*Digital Library Applications Developer, Digital Library Initiatives*

The Temple University Libraries are seeking a creative and energetic
individual to fill the position of Digital Library Applications Developer.
This position is an opportunity to engage with the active Hydra/Fedora
and other Open Source communities.  Temple’s federated library system
serves an urban research university with over 1,800 full-time faculty and a
student body of 36,000 that is among the most diverse in the nation. For
more information about Temple and Philadelphia, visit

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

 Reporting to the Senior Digital Library Applications Developer and working
closely with others in the Digital Library Initiatives Department, the DLAD
helps develop and maintain the technological infrastructure for Temple
University’s digital library initiatives and services, which includes
preserving and delivering large collections of digital objects with the
Hydra repository framework, and supporting digital scholarship (including
digital humanities), and scholarly communication initiatives throughout the
Library. As part of the development team, the DLAD architects, implements,
tests and deploys new tools and services primarily based on open source
project software, such as Hydra, Fedora Commons, Omeka, VIVO, Scalar, and
Open Journal Systems (OJS), potentially contributing code to those
projects. The DLAD advances professional skills through engagement with the
active Open Source community via training and participation at national and
regional conferences/meet-ups.  Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

 Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field, and at least one
year of experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience
may be considered.

Required Skills and Abilities:

·       Demonstrated experience with application development in at least
one major programming language such as Ruby on Rails, PHP, or Java.

·       Demonstrated experience with MySQL or other database management

·       Demonstrated knowledge of the LAMP stack or similar technology

·       Demonstrated ability to perform effective code testing and QA

·       Experience with project requirements gathering.

·       Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, demonstrated
ability to work in a collaborative team-based environment, and to
communicate well with IT and non-IT staff.

·       Commitment to responsive and innovative service.

·       Demonstrated ability to write clear documentation.

Preferred Skills and Abilities:

·       Experience with a repository system such as Hydra.

·       Familiarity with a Content Management System like Drupal or an
exhibit curation system like Omeka would be a plus.

·       Experience working with Open Source software, including
multi-platform integration.

·       Experience with version control, test-driven development, and
continuous integration techniques.

·       Experience with Linux/Unix operating systems, including scripting.

·       Experience working with authentication and authorization protocols,
including LDAP.

·       Knowledge of XML/XSLT.

·       Familiarity with digital library standards, such as Dublin Core,


Competitive salary and benefits package.

To apply:

To apply for this position, please visit, click on Careers
at Temple <>,
and reference TU-18555.  For full consideration, please submit your
completed electronic application, along with a cover letter and resume.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the
position is filled.

Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with
a strong commitment to cultural diversity.

Delphine Khanna, Head of Digital Library Initiatives
Temple University Library (
Samuel L. Paley Library, Room 113, 1210 Polett Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19122
Tel: 215-204-4768 | Fax: 215-204-5201 | Email: [log in to unmask]


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