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Created: January 28, 2015


Job Description – Application / Digital Object Repository Developer
Qualitative Data Repository (QDR)
Center for Qualitative and Multi-Method Inquiry, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
Syracuse University

The Qualitative Data Repository (QDR, 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:  QDR also hosts the Methods Coordination Project (, 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.

Position Title
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.

Essential Qualifications
·       Experience using: PHP, HTML, CSS, Javascript, MySQL, Perl, Drupal 6 and 7 development, GitHub.
·       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

Preferred Qualifications
·       Bachelors degree in a technical field
·       Fedora Data Repository, Islandora APIs
·       SOLR   
·       Java
·       jQuery or any other JavaScript Library
·       Basic familiarity with metadata schemas, standards and protocols e.g. OAI-PMH, Dublin Core
·       Experience working in educational institutions

Additional Parameters
·       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 (including “Application / Repository Developer” in the subject line):
·       Your resume
·       Salary requirements
·       Portfolio (Github, etc.)

Should your application proceed to interview, three direct-employer references will be requested.


Published: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 00:37 UTC

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