Temple University Libraries' software development team is growing!  With
engaging and exciting projects currently in development and on the horizon,
this is an opportunity to work as part of a dynamic team on Open Source
projects like Hydra, Fedora Commons, and Blacklight. We seek a creative and
innovative individual to fill the position of Senior Digital Library
Applications Developer, to work on  a range of collaborative projects
supporting digital collection search and discovery, repository services,
 e-journal publishing, and helping grow our participation in the budding
Pennsylvania DPLA Hub. Temple University is a vibrant, urban research
university with over 1,700 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 This position
may telecommute up to 80% time.

*Primary Duties and Responsibilities: *

Reporting to the Head of Digital Library Initiatives and working in close
collaboration with other developers and colleagues, the Senior Developer
develops and maintains the technological infrastructure for digital library
projects, which includes preserving and delivering large collections of
digital objects with the Hydra repository framework, and supporting digital
scholarship and digital publishing initiatives, with platforms like Omeka
and OJS. The Senior Developer takes a substantial role in coordinating the
development of the digital library architecture as a whole, and thinks
strategically about IT infrastructure and software platform choices. Takes
a significant leadership role in overall management of projects. Gathers
requirements and develops specifications, architects, implements, tests,
and deploys projects. When appropriate, contributes the code generated to
the open source community. Maintains awareness of developments in the realm
of digital library software and infrastructure. May supervise junior
programmers (part-time student employees or full-time staff). Performs
other related duties as assigned.

*Required Education and Experience:*

BS in Computer Science or related field and 3 years of relevant 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 like Ruby on Rails, PHP, or Java.

·       Demonstrated experience with web-based development and software
integration, for instance using REST APIs, and JSON or XML for data

·       Demonstrated experience with Unix/Linux, including basic
administration, shell scripting, working with protocols like NFS and CIFS,
and basic data storage management, and authentication and authorization
technologies, including LDAP.

·       Demonstrated ability to perform effective code testing.

·       Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to manage

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

·       Demonstrated ability to write clear documentation.

*Preferred Skills and Abilities:*

·       Experience with a repository system, such as Hydra, a CMS like
Drupal or an exhibit curation system like Omeka.

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

·       Experience working with Open Source software; experience with
version control, test-driven development, and continuous integration

·       Experience managing junior programmers (full-time staff or student

·       Experience working in an Agile project management environment.

·       Experience with software development in an academic library or
higher education setting.


Competitive salary and benefits package.

*To apply: *

To apply for this position, please visit, click on Careers
At Temple <>
at the bottom of the home page, and reference TU-19291.  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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