Digital Preservation Software Engineer

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Created: July 24, 2012


 Fixed Term Contract until 01 February 2015

St. Pancras, London or Boston Spa (Yorkshire)

London: £30,768 to £34,853 per annum

Boston Spa: £27,477 to £31,912 per annum

The Library’s impressive digital collection is growing rapidly. In order to ensure its long term survival, the Library is collaborating with the international digital preservation community and developing technical preservation solutions to combat the risks of technological obsolescence.

If you are a JAVA developer with an excellent understanding of software development, you can help advance our groundbreaking work to archive and preserve the nation's cultural memory in new digital formats.

You will be part of a research and development team that collaborates widely with libraries, archives, and commercial organisations across Europe to develop innovative digital stewardship solutions. You will help ensure our internationally renowned collection survives through time and remains accessible for future researchers.

You will have excellent Java development skills and experience in rapid prototyping with scripting languages such as Python and Bash. Strong team-working skills and an enthusiasm to work in a collaborative project environment will be essential. Knowledge and experience of any of Open Source software development, agile methodology, and Test Driven development would be an advantage.

For informal enquiries please contact Maureen Pennock, Digital Preservation Manager on 01937 546302.

For an application please visit

Vacancy Reference: EIS00216

Closing date: 6 August 2012


Published: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 10:04 UTC

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