Senior Library Applications Programmer

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Created: July 23, 2015


The Senior Library Applications Developer provides leadership for developers throughout Digital Technologies in establishing best practices for software development and serves as part of the Digital Technologies project management team to regularly plan and coordinate work, and to regularly review and revise project management practices. S/He serves as lead developer on high impact projects and is currently responsible for the planning and implementation of the Library’s combined Discovery service (Blacklight/Summon), including the integration of data from external data sources (ILS, Brown Digital Repository, HathiTrust, VIVO). S/he is also responsible for the applications that drive the VIVO service. Additionally, s/he provides expertise and software development for new initiatives, contributes to other Library software development projects as needed, and seeks out opportunities to apply existing technologies for the improvement of Library services.

Positions Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Science, or a related field or the equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience with Python, Ruby, or Java programming languages
  • Experience of three or more years in the developing and implementing complex web applications using MVC frameworks such as Django or Rails
  • Demonstrated experience with search/indexing technology (e.g., Apache Solr)
  • Experience working with the RDF data model, semantic web design principles, and related standards
  • Demonstrated proficiency applying best practices to and planning technical projects; experience with team collaboration tools and version control systems
  • Demonstrated experience with Unix or Linux server platforms, related software, and basic system administration utilities
  • Ability to learn new technical skills quickly; ability to meet deadlines; strong service-orientation. Ability to adapt emerging technologies to new domains
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Creativity and strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in information science, library science, computer science or related field
  • In-depth knowledge of library policies and practice, metadata standards and the scholarly communication framework
  • Demonstrated success participating in and contributing to open source software development projects
  • Demonstrated experience with library applications, technology, and standards, including experience participating in relevant library open source efforts

To Apply: please visit Brown University’s career opportunities website at: and reference REQ118445. Complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration. Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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