Lead Developer

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Created: August 16, 2012


We are looking for a lead developer with back-end and mid-tier expertise, hands-on experience with record matching and disambiguation, and demonstrated ability leading teams and communicating with users and third-party developers.  The Lead Developer will have the following responsibilities:

  • Work with the ORCID Technical Director to develop ORCID’s product roadmap
  • Author deliverables including use-cases, technical/functional requirements, tests, and code
  • Participate actively in iterative development meetings (stand-ups, kick-offs, retrospectives), and design sessions with project teams and working groups
  • Collaborate with team members, consultants, designers, the development community and users to provide accurate estimations, timelines, and risks associated with development
  • Contribute back to the open-source community through code, documentation, and tutorials/speaking


  • Experience with Java, Spring, JPA, Solr, Ruby on Rails, HTML, CSS, PostgreSQL, Webhooks and RESTful Web services
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, in particular with distributed teams of developers
  • Experience in core aspects of web application development including design, development, separation of layers, configuration, performance, integration, analytics
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills: strong interpersonal skills
  • Detail-oriented, self-started, motivated, results-driven, with high-level of energy, enthusiasm, and initiatiive
  • 5-10 years development experience; experience in/exposure to working in a startup environment
  • United States - based, preferably in the greater NYC area

If you were with us already, you would have:

  • Developed ORCID’s first API
  • Defined use cases and specifications for linking ORCID records with external identifiers
  • Worked with research funders, publishers, and research organizations to integrate ORCID
  • Participated in community development sprints across the world

To Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to jobs@orcid.org. In your letter please include a Github link.

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