DescriptionCome join an outstanding digital library team at Stanford University!
Perks include fabulous colleagues, balmy weather, beautiful new offices, and an academic lifestyle with Silicon Valley competitive salaries.
Stanford University Libraries is seeking an enthusiastic and talented software engineer to support infrastructure and services for the preservation, management and online delivery of digital video and audio. SUL’s digital library is an internationally recognized technology program developing innovative solutions to advance teaching, learning and research at one of the world’s leading universities. We are a mission-driven organization that emphasizes open, collaborative work and community engagement within Stanford and with partner institutions around the world.
This position will be a key contributor to a dynamic team of technologists, architects and information professionals defining the library of the future. The Digital Media Infrastructure Engineer will primarily support a project to digitize and disseminate video interviews of those who lived during Soviet and Nazi-era occupations of Latvia. More broadly, the successful candidate will help build out SUL’s abilities to preserve, manage and provide access to its vast digital media holdings.
Come work in an agile, test-driven, team environment, focused on the rapid delivery of incremental features atop a robust and scalable cyber-infrastructure. Join us to realize the benefits of working with one of the most talented technology teams in Silicon Valley to support Stanford scholars in one of the nation’s most inspiring campus environments, in the heart of the beautiful Bay Area.
This is a 2 year, fixed-term position in the library’s Digital Library Systems and Services group, with the possibility for renewal.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Digital media infrastructure engineering for the Stanford Digital Library (55%)
- Project-specific support for digital media processing, accessioning and preservation (35%)
- Community Engagement (10%)
- Demonstrated experience implementing scalable solutions for the management and online delivery of digital audio and video content.
- Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging technologies for processing and delivering digital audio and video content to desktop and mobile devices.
- Demonstrated experience in the development and delivery of software that meets requirements for quality, scale, robustness in a large-scale production environment, incorporating heterogeneous hardware (storage, network, servers), dealing with issues of persistence, caching, bandwidth, I/O, load balancing, etc. at a large scale (high volume, large files, many instances).
- Working knowledge of or ability to adopt and apply agile software development practices and test driven development principles. Ability to understand best practices for software development, and an ability to introduce and reinforce application of those practices in a team environment.
- Demonstrated experience with, or capacity to learn, Ruby on Rails for application development and for engineering in an enhanced framework, including plug-ins, engines and gems.
- Demonstrated ability writing solid, simple, elegant code both independently and in a team-programming environment, and within schedule limitations.
- Experience working collaboratively on a project from specification to launch; ability to work with multiple levels of staff, and within open source communities; good verbal and written communication skills.
- A candidate at the 4P3 level will require three or more years relevant experience engineering applications or services in a data-driven software environment. A candidate at the 4P4 level will require five or more years relevant experience engineering applications or services in a data-driven software environment.
- Familiarity with existing digital media systems and tools used by the academic community, such as Avalon Media System, Kaltura, Bright Cove, YouTube, ffmpeg, MediaInfo.
- Prior experience in development support tools used in our environment is a plus: Git, Puppet, Tomcat, Capistrano, Hudson, JIRA.
- Prior success in working in an academic environment.; experience in the digital library community is a plus.
- Familiarity with digital library and repository-related applications.
- Experience contributing to community-based open source projects, including but not limited to those relevant to the Stanford Libraries’ digital library architecture.
- Detail oriented, with a passion for good metadata and a good audiovisual experience.
How to apply
Published: Thursday, July 31, 2014 21:54 UTC
Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:43 UTC