Drupal Developer & Digital Repository Specialist

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Created: January 14, 2015


Northern Illinois University seeks an enthusiastic and flexible individual to join the Library’s Digital Initiatives unit. The Drupal Developer & Digital Repository Specialist will continue the design and development of a technical infrastructure to support the management, preservation and appropriate access to library collections and digital scholarship at NIU. This position is responsible for the research, development, and ongoing maintenance of the library’s digital repository, running in Islandora/Fedora. The Drupal Developer & Digital Repository Specialist works with library staff to plan and design new websites and uses new web service technologies related to the repository to improve the user experience in discovering, finding, or acquiring library content.

Scheduled work hours are 8-4:30, M-F

Starting salary commensurate with experience plus benefits.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field, or 3-5 years related work experience
  • Experience working with the Drupal content management system
  • In-depth knowledge of Drupal site building, theming, and coding of modules
  • Demonstrated ability to create and adopt custom Drupal modules
  • Facility with and enthusiasm for open source software
  • Fluency in web scripting languages such as PHP
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility and willingness to collaborate with both technical and non-technical staff in a team/ cooperative environment.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work well independently and to troubleshoot problems creatively
This is a security-sensitive position. Before any offer of employment is made, the University will conduct a pre-employment criminal background investigation, which includes a criminal background check.

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Science, Library Science, or related field
  • Knowledge of or direct experience with Fedora Commons and Islandora
  • Knowledge of data transformation techniques utilizing XML and related technologies
  • Knowledge of additional scripting languages such as Perl, Python, Ruby
  • Experience working with APIs, RESTful web services, JSON, and/or AJAX
  • Experience with or knowledge of maintenance of MySQL databases
  • Basic web server administration experience (Apache, Tomcat, Linux/Unix)
  • Awareness of metadata schemes used in library environment
  • Experience working with Apache SOLR/Lucene search platform
  • Experience with versioning system (e.g. GitHub)
  • Knowledge of semantic web technologies and web ontology languages (RDF and/or OWL)
  • Excellent sense of visual design, graphic production, and information architecture
  • Supervisory experience

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