Dear colleagues,


arXiv is hiring; please share this opportunity widely.


Best wishes,



Gail Steinhart

Scholarly Communication Librarian | arXiv Program Associate

Digital Scholarship & Preservation Services | Cornell University Library

229 Olin Library | 607.255.7251 | @gailst




Web Application Developer, - the Next Generation


We seek an experienced software developer to work on the next generation system of - the premier open access service for the sciences. For over 25 years, has allowed scientists to publish their papers ahead of publication in a journal via “pre-prints”, enabling rapid dissemination and sharing of their work across scientific communities. Around the world, is recognized as an essential resource for the scientists that it serves. Since arXiv’s inception in August 1991, more than 1.3 million scientific papers have been uploaded and shared. In October 2016, exceeded 10,000 submissions in a single month.


As a member of the arXiv “next generation” team (arXiv-NG), the new software developer will design and develop web services, user interfaces, and APIs using modern tools and best practices. The new arXiv-NG developer will join a team of arXiv developers and collaborators who are working to ensure that the next generation system continues the arXiv tradition while opening up many exciting new opportunities for linking open knowledge and open data. 


Cornell University Library (CUL) serves as the steward organization for, with the Program Director at CUL leading the arXiv organization with guidance from a Scientific Advisory Board, a Member Advisory Board, and an international community of scientific subject area moderators. Support for the development of the next generation arXiv comes from the Cornell University Library, the Sloan Foundation, the Simons Foundation, and a global collective of 200 institutional members.  


This is a benefits-eligible, two year term appointment.


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