Software Developer: Avalon Media System

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Created: December 16, 2013


The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries are seeking a skilled software developer to join the Avalon Media System project.

Job Summary: Performs systems analysis and design for Avalon, including working with the project director and a multi-institutional development team to determine and document user and system requirements and develop a high-level architecture and detailed system design to meet requirements. Codes, tests, debugs, and maintains Avalon system software to support project objectives and investigates alternative technologies and designs, evaluating the options and recommending solutions to the project team, to ensure efficient, effective development. Documents the Avalon system for other developers, administrators, and end users, providing other training and support as needed. Performs other duties as required.

Qualifications: Review your qualifications prior to applying to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. Resume and cover letter required. Please include a reference section in your resume with contact information for three professional references.

REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field, two years of experience in systems analysis and programming of complex software system, including work in a full-featured object-oriented programming language such as Java, Ruby, or C++; and experience in web application, web services development, and XML.

Combinations of related education and experience may be considered at a 2:1 ratio.

Preferred: Master’s degree; experience with Flash, AJAX or other highly interactive web user interface development; and experience with digital video and audio formats and technologies and/or digital repositories (e.g. Fedora).

Other: Funded in part by a major grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the Avalon project is creating an open source software system to enable academic libraries and archives to easily provide online access to their video and audio collections. Indiana University is collaborating with Northwestern University and other institutional partners on development of the system. The project also collaborates with and leverages the work of the Hydra Project and Opencast Matterhorn, two higher education open source initiatives focused on digital library and media content management.

For more information on the Avalon project, see For more information on digital projects of the IU Libraries, see

Applications accepted until December 19, 2013, or until position is filled.


Published: Monday, December 16, 2013 08:37 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:44 UTC