Job Posting - DSpace developer
As you may know, Harvard's faculty in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences has recently voted to provide open access to scholarly articles created by faculty. This job posting is in support of that goal. If interested, please contact Randy Stern.
Digital Library Software Engineer Harvard University Library Office for Information Systems Grade 57, One Year Term
Duties & Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Manager of Systems Development in the Office for Information Systems, serves as the lead developer for software applications and tools for the implementation of a new institutional repository within the Harvard University Library. Responsibilities include the configuration, customization, and on-going support of a DSpace instance at Harvard, as well as the development, maintenance, and integration of institutional repository software tools to create an extremely user friendly deposit and repository management and reporting process. May also integrate authentication processes and other DSpace modules with Harvard systems.
This position includes customizing the user interface of DSpace, utilizing XML, XSL, and JSP technologies.
This position requires the ability to grasp a high level view of requirements from discussions with stakeholders, recommend solutions, and iteratively translate that into specifications, prototypes, and working code with accompanying documentation.
Requirements: BA/BS in computer science with a minimum of 4 years development experience in java. Ability to produce results and work independently with general guidance in an environment in which requirements evolve over time. Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Experience designing, developing, deploying, and managing both stand alone and Internet applications utilizing Unix and World Wide Web technologies. Experience with java stand alone and web applications, SQL, JDBC, XML, XSL, HTML.
Desirable: Experience with IT and library systems in a higher education environment; experience with Open Source software; familiarity with library metadata standards such as Dublin Core, METS, MODS, and the OAI protocol; knowledge of associated digital storage formats and conversion principles, procedures, and operations; strong understanding of information organization and retrieval technologies used to organize, store, and access digital content; experience with programming best-practices, including test-drive development and design patterns. Hands-on experience with DSpace, Perl, CVS, Eclipse, Struts, Tomcat, Cocoon, Maven, Ant a plus.
Randy Stern Manager of Systems Development Harvard University Library Office for Information Systems 90 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge, MA 02138 Tel. +1 (617) 495-3724 Email
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