Digital Humanities Developer
Columbia University
New York City

Columbia University Libraries seeks a collegial,
collaborative, and creative Digital Humanities Developer to join our Libraries
IT staff. The Digital Humanities Developer will provide technology support for
digital humanities-focused projects by evaluating, implementing and managing
relevant platforms and applications; the Developer will also analyze,
transform and/or convert existing humanities-related data sets for staff,
engage in creative prototyping of innovative applications, and provide
technology consulting and instructional support for Libraries staff.

This new position, based in the Libraries' Digital Program Division, will work
on a variety of projects, collaborating closely with the Digital Humanities
Librarian, the Digital Scholarship Coordinator, other Libraries technology
groups, librarians in the Humanities & History division and project
stakeholders. The position will contribute to building out flexible and
sustainable technology platforms for the Libraries' DH programs and
willalso explore new and innovative DH applications and

**Responsibilities include:**

  * Evaluate, implement and manage web and related software applications and platforms relevant to the digital humanities program
  * Analyze, transform and/or convert existing humanities-related data sets for staff, students and faculty as needed
  * Engage in creative prototyping and model innovative technology solutions in support of the goals of the Digital Humanities Center
  * Provide technology consulting, guidance and instruction to CUL staff a well as students and faculty as required
  * Conduct independent exploration of technology issues and opportunities in the Digital Humanities domain
The successful candidate will have great collaboration and communication
skills and a strong interest in developing expertise in the evolving field of
digital humanities.

**Minimum Qualifications for Grade**  
Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant
-Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field, with experience in
the humanities, a minimum of 3 years of related work experience, or an
equivalent combination of education and experience

**Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications**  
Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant
Significant experience with UNIX, relational databases (e.g., MySQL,
PostgreSQL), and one or more relevant software / scripting languages (e.g.,
JavaScript, PHP, Python, Ruby/Rails, Perl); experience with modern web
standards (HTML5 / CSS / JavaScript); ability to manage software development
using revision control software such as SVN and GIT/GITHUB; strong
interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work as part of collaborative
teams; ability to communicate effectively with faculty, students, and staff,
including both technical and non-technical collaborators; commitment to
supporting and working in a diverse collegial environment.

**Special Instructions**  
Preferred Qualifications Advanced degree in computer science or a related
field, or an advanced degree in the humanities or related field; experience in
one or more of the following areas: natural language processing, text
analysis, data-mining, machine learning, spatial information / mapping, data
modeling, information visualization, integrating digital media into web
applications; experience with XML/XSLT, GIS, SOLR, linked data technologies;
experience with platforms used for digital exhibits or archives.


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