Digital Repository Developer

Boston, MA
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Created: June 19, 2017


The Boston Public Library is seeking a talented programmer to help develop
and maintain the core technical infrastructure for Digital Commonwealth ( an open-source digital object repository
system used by Massachusetts libraries, archives, historical societies, and
museums to store and deliver digital resources to users across the state
and beyond.

Working closely with the metadata and imaging teams at the BPL, this
position develops and deploys open-source and commercial applications to
create an OAIS-compliant digital repository infrastructure on both local
and cloud-based environments to support the ingest, storage, preservation,
discovery, and distribution of digital resources; assists in the
extraction, aggregation, and transformation of depositor data into
repository-compliant metadata structures; extends and enhances digital
content by developing APIs and other tools to facilitate multiple
submission and access pathways and administrative analytics; implements
identity management and authentication policies and procedures to support
state-wide usability; and implements fixity checking and data backup
policies and procedures.


* Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering (or an
equivalent area) from an accredited college or university with a focus on
programming, applications development, and scripting languages.
* Minimum of 4 years experience of significant development experience in
an object-oriented environment such as Ruby, Python, or Java.
* Significant experience installing and maintaining web application
components (Apache, Tomcat, NGINX, MySQL, PostgreSQL, etc.) in a Linux
server environment, preferably on virtualized and/or cloud-computing
* Working knowledge of Semantic Web/Linked Data components such as RDF,
* Demonstrated familiarity with image, audio, video, and text file formats
- especially as they relate to digital library standards,
encoding/decoding/transcoding, and related metadata schemas.
* Experience with software version control, Test-Driven Development and
Continuous Integration services.
* Experience with open-source repository systems such as Fedora Commons,
Omeka, or DSpace and affiliated projects and service providers such as
Samvera (formerly known as Hydra), Islandora, and Duraspace.
* Demonstrated project management experience.
* Experience working in a cultural heritage (libraries, archives,
museums), academic, or research institution preferred.

The successful candidate must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the
first day of hire, and must successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record
Information check.

For more information, including salary range and how to apply go to:


Published: Monday, June 19, 2017 23:14 UTC

Last updated: Monday, June 19, 2017 23:14 UTC