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Created: July 27, 2015



NYU’s Digital Library Technology Services group is looking for a crackerjack Web developer to help us take our digital library infrastructure to the next level. You will be developing Web-based tools for content curation and display as well as discovery interfaces for a variety of metadata standards. Your infrastructure will support researchers during the full research lifecycle, including data storage and preservation, publication preservation, and data discovery and dissemination. To accomplish this goal, you will work closely with graphic designers, functional requirements writers, and project managers.

Digital Library Technology Services, part of NYU Libraries, creates digital collections, supports new forms of scholarly communication, builds flexible repository infrastructure for long-term preservation, and develops new tools and methods for managing a fast-growing body of digital content. Our methods include digitization, software development, research, project coordination and the articulation of best practices. DLTS creates infrastructure and systems to advance networked scholarly communication and explores the questions raised by the use of these services as they continue to evolve.

  • Enhance and maintain existing digital library infrastructure, which includes Drupal, OpenLayers, Djatoka, Solr, and JavaScript
  • Collaborate with cross-functional team to develop new infrastructure for discovery, display, and curation of digital content, using Hydra/Fedora/Solr/Blacklight
  • Research cutting edge web interface techniques and identify technologies that can advance DLTS's mission of supporting digital scholarship

Experience: Required
  • 2 years of web site interface development (or equivalent combination of education and experience) using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • 1 year of Drupal development
  • Detailed current knowledge of user interface and usability design concepts
  • Experience working in a Unix / Linux web development environment
  • Experience with GitHub
  • Experience with Solr
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Experience: Desired
  • BA or BS
  • Advanced degree from an arts, computer science, architecture, or new media design program
  • Development and deployment of web applications using Ruby on Rails
  • Experience working in an academic library


Published: Monday, July 27, 2015 20:14 UTC

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