Senior Software Engineer for Discovery Services

Charlottesville, Virginia
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Created: May 10, 2016


  Senior Software Engineer for Discovery Services

The Senior Software Engineer for Discovery Services joins other information technology staff in contributing to the Library's goal of being a central and responsive partner in the research, teaching, and learning priorities of the University of Virginia. The Library is a nationally recognized leader in the development of digital library technologies, innovative strategies and approaches.

This position creates, enhances, and maintains web application services that give patrons access to library resources, with an emphasis on Ruby-on-Rails programming with access to Solr indexes through Blacklight and the Project Hydra stack.

The employee in this position collaborates with team members and other Library developers to support production services and to engage in long term, highly complex programming assignments with significant latitude to devise approaches best suited to project goals.


Education: Degree in Computer Science, MIS, or related discipline. Demonstrated direct experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

Required Experience: 4-7 years of demonstrated software design and development experience.

Preferred Experience: Considerable experience developing software for managing digital assets for a research library or national archive. Web development (e.g., Ruby-on-Rails). Networked application development (e.g., Java).

Salary and Benefits

Anticipated Salary: $80,000 - $105,000

Benefits: Come be a part of Charlottesville's leading employer with a competitive benefits package including multiple options for health insurance (including vision and dental), a minimum of 22 days of leave per year (in addition to 12 or more paid holidays), and a $2,000 annual education benefit (after one year of service). The University of Virginia also offers retirement plans, tax deferred savings plan options with cash match and much more.

To Apply: Review of applications have begun. Applicants must apply through the University of Virginia online employment website at Search by posting number 0618306, complete the application, and attach a cover letter and resume with contact information for three current, professional references.

For assistance with this process contact Tobiyah Morris, Human Resources Generalist, at (434) 982-2102.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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Published: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 17:31 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:40 UTC