Northeastern University Libraries are pleased to announce a new position as part of our growing research and development activities in the fields of digital humanities and digital libraries. The Library is undertaking an ambitious agenda in support of emerging digital humanities and quantitative social sciences research efforts at Northeastern. With the launch of an enhanced digital repository service and an increasing number of major grant-funded projects, the Library is deeply engaged with the university’s research mission.
This position will work as part of a team that includes the staff of the Digital Scholarship Group and Library Technical Services, to develop and expand support for digital scholarship, digital repository services, discovery tools, and related critical library services. We are looking for technically confident, fast learners who are equally comfortable with collaborative development, thoughtful experimentation, and critical system support. Team members have opportunities to participate in grant-funded research, collaborate on cutting-edge digital scholarship projects, and lead the development of new tools and systems. If you are interested in exploring new ways that technology can support research in the humanities and social sciences, we would like very much to hear from you.
Digital Scholarship Programmer/Analyst
Please note: This is a two-year pilot position with opportunity for extension.
- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or a related field (or equivalent experience).
- Excellent knowledge of web development using Ruby on Rails required.
- Significant experience with Hydra and Fedora, including customization of Hydra gems preferred.
- Knowledge of current web development standards and cross platform compatibility and accessibility techniques.
- Experience with Open Source software.
- Ability to work in an API environment and experience with SOAP and/or REST desirable.
- Excellent oral and written skills to communicate with technical and non-technical individuals and prepare project documentation to support training and best practices encoding guidelines.
- Strong interpersonal skill; ability to work successfully in a collaborative environment.
- Ability to take initiative and meet deadlines.
- Experience with IT in a library or higher education setting desirable.
How to apply
Published: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 08:24 UTC
Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:41 UTC