Data Developer

Washington, D.C.
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Created: August 23, 2016


 The Smithsonian Libraries seeks a Data Developer (IT Specialist) is responsible for technical planning, implementation, and maintenance of applications and processes to facilitate use and re-purposing of data on various platforms in the Libraries' digital ecosystem. The Data Developer is highly proficient in data and metadata transformation and interoperability and in managing database-driven systems.


At the center of research across the Smithsonian are the specialized branches and librarians of the Smithsonian Libraries. The collections and staff of the Libraries play a key role in helping the Smithsonian's research and curatorial staff make sense of the museums' almost innumerable, often unique, objects and their cultural and historical contexts. The Smithsonian Libraries are a hidden national treasure, where experts come to test and expand knowledge and where America and the world can turn for authentic answers.

The Data Developer is part of the Web Services department in the Digital Projects and Initiatives Division of the Libraries and will report to the Head of Web Services.


* Responsible for planning and implementing data interoperability and management standards and enabling data migrations between library systems.

* Develops connections among digital content management system (CMS), Smithsonian enterprise information systems, and other shared systems and data sources using linked data, application programming interfaces (APIs), and other web services

* Researches existing and emerging technologies to determine appropriate methods of content delivery and presentation to enhance public access and to deepen engagement with the Libraries’ collections and services.

* Works closely with colleagues from other Institutional Departments/Units, outside libraries, museums, federal agencies, or cultural organizations to discuss issues and gain insight into optimal solutions for applications and maintenance.

ATTENTION: Due to the large number of qualified applicants for positions of this type, this job announcement will close at 11:59 pm Eastern Time on either: (A) The closing date listed above or (B) The date that 150 applications are received; whichever occurs first. If the announcement closes on the date that 150 applications are received, all applications submitted by 11:59pm that day will be given consideration, including those in excess of 150.

We encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible to ensure their applications are submitted before the announcement closes. We will not consider applications which are late due to the announcement closing once the above number of applications is reached.

To Apply:

This position is open to all U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals.
Note: Federal employees with permanent status or individuals
eligible for special appointing authorities may also apply.

LOCATION: This position is located in Washington, DC
WORK SCHEDULE: Full-Time, Permanent - Federal
SALARY RANGE: $64,650.00 to $84,044.00 / Per Year
SERIES & GRADE: GS-2210-11/11
SUPERVISORY STATUS: No (This position does not supervise other staff)

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