Job Posting: Digital Repository Developer at Boston Public Library

Created: March 9, 2018


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

* Develops and deploys open-source and commercial applications to create a
robust 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

* Implements identity management and authentication policies and
procedures to support state-wide usability.


* 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,

* 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.

* 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:

How to apply


Published: Friday, March 9, 2018 17:00 UTC

Last updated: Sunday, September 16, 2018 19:07 UTC