Rails Developer
University of Maryland, College Park
College Park

The central focus for this Rails Developer contract position will be standing
up our first Hydra framework application against Fedora 4 at the University of
Maryland Libraries.

Title**: Ruby on Rails Software Developer

**Category**: Exempt, Contingent I (Hourly, 6 months contract renewable up to 12 months)  
**Department**: Software Systems Development and Research  
**Benefit**: Eligible for Telework  
**Salary**: Up to $60/hr, rate will be determined based on experience  
As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore
area, the University of Maryland Libraries serve more than 37,500 students and
4,200 faculty of the flagship College Park campus. The University of Maryland
Libraries share the teaching, learning and research goals of the university.
Its role as a key academic resource is evident in its service to the academic
community and its actionable strategic plan. Recent membership in the
Committee on Institutional Cooperation, a robust organization of Big Ten
member institutions, is particularly meaningful to the University Libraries
and will further propel the university's ascendancy in academic excellence.

The UMD Libraries are upgrading their Digital Collections and Asset Management
system to Fedora Commons Repository 4. The Software Developer will stand up
our first Ruby on Rails and Hydra framework based application that will serve
as the primary interface for staff administration of metadata and content in
the Fedora 4 repository. In addition to agile development
of the application, the developer will establish the initial code base, local
development environment, and RHEL/VM server deployment environment.

The UMD Libraries would like to leverage the growing number of Ruby on Rails
based applications that are created and supported by the community of open
source development for library applications. The software
developer will jumpstart adoption of Ruby on Rails as a core supported
technology among the permanent developer team who have Java and Fedora 4
experience. This involves documentation, training, and
support for the full software lifecycle for building Rails applications from
development through promotion to production systems.

Additional assignments will depend on the experience and availability of the
successful candidate, possibly including: development of a tool suite for
batch ingestion into the Fedora 4 repository; standing up a new instance of
the Avalon Media System; customization for an existing JRuby/Rails based
ArchivesSpace application for archives information management.

Required Qualifications:

  * Bachelor's Degree
  * Two years programming experience
  * Experience programming with the Ruby language and developing web applications using Ruby on Rails
  * Experience using standard software development tools for version control, integrated development, etc.
  * Excellent interpersonal skills
  * Excellent written and verbal communication skills
For the full position description, please go to [

**APPLICATIONS**: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at []( No relocation assistance will be provided. You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment. An application consists of a cover letter which includes the source of advertisement, a resume, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.  
Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until **July
10, 2015**.

_The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of
equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee
or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or
mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status,
genetic information, political affiliation, or gender identity and
expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply._

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