Software Developer

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Created: August 25, 2014


The Museum is looking for a creative software developer to make a significant contribution to the production implementation of the ResearchSpace platform; the ResearchSpace project (, hosted at the British Museum in London, is a highly innovative and creative undertaking looking to harness the potential of Linked Open Data for use in a collaborative online research system based on harmonised cultural heritage datasets.

This role will work closely with the ResearchSpace Development Manager helping to coordinate software development across different external teams as well as create the quality code necessary to bring together components to establish a coherent digital research infrastructure for an international community of researchers. The British Museum is a centre for research and higher education and the role will provide opportunities for the publication and dissemination of research results, together with the existing ResearchSpace staff, for a candidate who is so inclined.

Key areas of responsibility:
  • REST API design;
  • SPARQL querying;
  • Development of the back-end functionality of the ResearchSpace platform between the ‘triplestore’ (RDF database), Solr, and the Web-based front-end;
  • Documentation and issue tracking
Person Specification:

You will have experience of working with, or desirably leading, other software developers and maintaining high standards in software architecture, development, management and documentation. You will maintain close relationships with external developers and help in the development of both backend system components and user facing applications.

Experience of developing with Java and JavaScript libraries will be essential.

Additional experience with Python/Django, AngularJS and SPARQL and RDF software libraries would be an advantage, as would experience of working with OWL ontologies.

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