DescriptionJob Description – Application / Digital Object Repository Developer
Qualitative Data Repository (QDR)
Center for Qualitative and Multi-Method Inquiry, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
The Qualitative Data Repository (QDR, www.qdr.org) curates, manages, archives, and preserves digital data (and accompanying documentation) generated through qualitative and multi-method research in the social sciences. A list of the types of data QDR stores can be found here: https://qdr.syr.edu/deposit/data. QDR also hosts the Methods Coordination Project (https://qdr.syr.edu/mcp), a bibliographic resource covering a range of data-collection techniques and analytic methods employed in the social sciences.
We are looking for a developer to join our small, dedicated, entrepreneurial team with responsibilities for researching, designing, and building technical solutions to support QDR’s functions.
Application / Repository Developer
· Assess existing website and repository and make specific recommendations for design.
· Provide input to and evaluate work done by developers migrating current CMS from Drupal 6 to Drupal 7, or alternate solution and carrying out related development.
· Work within existing application framework to provide a solution that will allow us to integrate the existing Drupal site with the back-end Fedora commons.
· Provide tool development, maintenance, and support services for ongoing application development.
· Participate in continued development of applications for storing, managing, retrieving, and presenting content.
· Provide quality assurance for active developments, execute test plans, and resolve bugs and issues.
· Provide timely and thorough technical documentation, and keep all documentation current.
· Attend meetings and carry out other duties as assigned.
· Experience in web application development.
· Experience with digital object repository architecture.
· Solid understanding of relational database architecture.
· Ability to translate software requirements into functional applications.
· Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with technical and non-technical staff.
· Understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle
· Bachelors degree in a technical field
· Fedora Data Repository, Islandora APIs
· Basic familiarity with metadata schemas, standards and protocols e.g. OAI-PMH, Dublin Core
· Experience working in educational institutions
· Short-term contract with possibility for extension.
· 20 hours/week.
· Competitive compensation, commensurate with experience.
· Remote work OK; meetings routinely held on Skype.
How to Apply
Please email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org (including “Application / Repository Developer” in the subject line):
· Your resume
· Salary requirements
· Portfolio (Github, drupal.org etc.)
Should your application proceed to interview, three direct-employer references will be requested.
Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:48 UTC