Repository Developer

Contract Remote / Telecommute

Created: September 1, 2015
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Description

Qualitative Data Repository (QDR)
Center for Qualitative and Multi-Method Inquiry, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
Syracuse Universit
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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. 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 repository developer to join a small, dedicated, entrepreneurial team. This developer will be responsible for designing and building front and back-end solutions to support QDR’s mission, and will play a leading role in developing and maintaining a new Fedora-based repository. The ability to work collaboratively and autonomously are essential.

Position Title
Repository Developer

Responsibilities
  • Develop and administer a Fedora repository. 
  • Evaluate both existing and emerging repository software for future development.
  • Help ensure that the repository meets standards for trusted long-term preservation.
  • Lead integration of existing Drupal site and Islandora middleware with Fedora repository.
  • Provide maintenance, and support services for ongoing data curation.
  • Provide input to and evaluate work done by third-party development firms contracted by QDR.
  • 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.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, OR demonstrated experience in software development / engineering.
  • Able to manage and maintain a LAMP stack
  • Proficiency with SQL, relational databases (e.g. Oracle, MySQL).
  • Proficiency with XML and various metadata standards; experience in XML transformations preferred.
  • Experience with digital repository architectures
  • Proficiency using svc, git, and Github
  • Proficiency in software testing
  • Proficiency with using and developing with APIs
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with technical and non-technical staff
  • Ability to work effectively remotely
  • Ability to produce quality documentation

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with Fedora and other repository software, such as DSpace and Eprints.
  • Familiarity with best practices in digital preservation, and information systems auditing
  • Experience integrating repository software with Islandora, Hydra, and Drupal
  • Experience developing with JQuery or other Javascript libraries
  • Experience with automated quality assurance software
  • Familiarity with social science methods and digital research data
  • Experience working in educational institutions

Additional Parameters
Short-term contract with possibility for long-term contract extension.
20 - 40 hours/week depending on candidate availability and evolving needs.
Competitive compensation, commensurate with experience.
Possibility of remote work; distributed team work environment

How to Apply
Please email the following to qdr@syr.edu (including “Repository Developer” in the subject line):
  • Resume
  • Salary requirements
  • Portfolio (Github, Bitbucket, etc.)

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

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