The*Stanford University Libraries'Center for Interdisciplinary Digital 
Research (CIDR)*is looking for another outstanding software developer to 
join our friendly and forward-thinking crew.

We will especially welcome applications from women, people of color, and 
any others from groups who are under-represented in the software 
development community.

Inquiries welcome: Glen Worthey <[log in to unmask]>.

Please consider joining us here on the Farm!

*CIDR Developer - 68515
*Software Developer 2
Job Family: Information Technology Services
Job Series: Software Developer
Job Code: 4822
Classification Level: J
Exemption: Exempt

The Stanford University Libraries’ Center for Interdisciplinary Research 
(CIDR) is seeking an innovative, experienced, team-oriented software 
developer to build sophisticated, sustainable, and generalizable tools 
and infrastructure in order to support interdisciplinary digital 
research in the computational social sciences and digital humanities at 
Stanford and beyond.  Regular tasks will include programming, analyzing, 
designing, developing, implementing, modifying, and maintaining computer 
programs in systems of moderate size and complexity or segments of 
larger systems.

The CIDR Developer will join a distinguished and widely-recognized team 
of software developers and academic technologists with combined decades 
of expertise in the computational social sciences and digital 
humanities. Its activities support research and teaching in these fields 
for the Stanford community. CIDR collaborates both with individual 
faculty and with centers and departments engaged in digital research, 
such as the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA, 
incorporating the Spatial History Project, the Literary Lab, and 
Humanities+Design); the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences 
(IRiSS); the Stanford Humanities Center; and the Center for 
Computational Social Sciences.  CIDR is also a hub for collaboration and 
communication among social science and digital humanities scholars, 
library curators, and professional developers, promoting a sense of 
shared purpose in support of the Stanford mission of research and teaching.

The successful candidate will be a skilled software developer with a 
deep understanding of scholarship in the computational social sciences 
or the humanities. S/he will consult and collaborate with faculty on 
scholarly projects to identify technical approaches, processes and 
tools; evaluate and integrate existing software tools; and design and 
implement new solutions.  That candidate should have both a broad and 
deep understanding of current the state of the art in the computational 
social sciences or the digital humanities, as well as experience 
developing software for one or more of these domains: information 
visualization; statistical and textual analysis; natural language 
processing; event modeling; large dataset management and transformation; 
digital content creation, storage, and discovery; geospatial analysis; 
high performance computing concepts; or network analysis.


  * Conceptualize design, implement, and develop solutions for complex
    system/programs independently, in support of the computational
    social sciences and the digital humanities.
  * Work with a variety of users to gain information, and develop
    intra-system tradeoffs between different users, as necessary;
    interact with a diverse client base and outside vendor contacts.
  * Document system builds and application configurations; maintain and
    update documentation as needed.
  * Provide technical analysis, design, development, conversion, and
    implementation work.
  * Work as a project leader, as needed, for projects of moderate
  * Serve as a technical resource for applications.
  * Compare, evaluate, and implement new features and technologies, and
    integrate them into the computing environment.
  * Follow team software development methodology.
  * Advise, consult, and collaborate with faculty to provide project
    definition and analysis, including defining project scope,
    requirements and specifications, and project design. Recommend and
    assist with the integration and use of technology in faculty and
    library projects.
  * Promote and represent CIDR, improving the visibility of its program,
    its standing, and its reputation across campus and beyond. Liaise
    with peers at other academic institutions and in industry, seek and
    develop funding opportunities, publish and present at professional
    conferences.  Review professional literature; participate in
    discussion groups and other forums to stay abreast of new
    methodologies and practices relevant to the computational social
    sciences and the digital humanities.

*  Other duties may also be assigned

*/Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience, or a 
combination of education and relevant experience.  Relevant experience 
may include work in one or more of the following domains: information 
visualization; statistical and textual analysis; natural language 
processing; event modeling; large dataset management and transformation; 
digital content creation, storage, and discovery; geospatial analysis; 
high performance computing concepts; or network analysis.  Experience 
working closely with faculty in an academic setting to create products 
that are acknowledged successes, and excellent verbal and written 
communication skills, are strongly preferred.

/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  * Expertise in designing, developing, testing, and deploying
    applications.  Experience with software languages (e.g., Ruby/Rails,
    Java, Javascript, PHP, Perl); with relational databases (e.g.,
    PostgreSQL/PostGIS, Oracle, MySQL); and with Linked Data
    technologies is a plus.
  * Proficiency with application design and data modeling. Experience
    developing dynamic and interactive media, and/or interactive
    scholarly works for multiple devices with experience implementing
    best practices for responsive design and accessibility is a plus.
  * Ability to define and solve logical problems for highly technical
  * Strong communication skills with both technical and non-technical
  * Ability to lead activities on structured team development projects.
  * Ability to select, adapt, and effectively use a variety of
    programming methods; familiarity with agile software development
  * Knowledge of application domain, that is, the use of technology in
    support of social science and/or humanities scholarship. A graduate
    degree in a social science or humanities discipline is desirable.

/Certifications and Licenses:


  * Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
  * Frequently sit, grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
  * Occasionally stand/walk, writing by hand.
  * Rarely use a telephone, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up
    to 10 pounds.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will 
provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who 
requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

     May work extended hours, evening and weekends.


  * Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with
    Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  * Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal
    responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns;
    uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  * Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University
    policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel
    policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative


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