Digital Library Infrastructure Software Engineer

Stanford, CA
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Created: March 30, 2018


Stanford University Libraries seeks a software engineer to imagine, create and sustain  infrastructure, applications and services for Stanford's digital library. We are looking for a dedicated developer and tool builder to join a world class team devoted to collaborative development of software to support the library's mission of creating, preserving and making digital resources available in support of teaching, learning and research. Come work in an agile-inspired team environment, balancing the rapid and incremental delivery of new functionality with operational robustness.

This developer will work on a variety of projects relating to the core functions of a digital library. These include depositing and publishing resources, data and content management, preservation and replication, all at a large scale. Current initiatives involve in the integration and development of systems based on Linked Open Data technologies. The role will also engage in community-based development of technologies and approaches to advance the use and integration of Linked Data into production environments.

The Digital Library Software Engineer will join a distinguished and widely-recognized team of nearly 65 software developers, information architects, user experience designers, devops engineers, system administrators, project managers and academic technologists with combined decades of expertise in building tools and infrastructure in support of research and teaching. The Stanford Libraries is a leader in the global library and cultural heritage technology communities, leads and contributes to open source projects, and helps develop and contribute to open standards.

The successful candidate will bring experience and passion leveraging innovation in information technology and software engineering especially in system design. We are especially interested in candidates with experience in defining and building discrete, well articulated API’s. The candidate will help define the libraries’ next generation information architecture, with an emphasis on linked open data.

The successful candidate is excited by the prospect of:

  • working on community-driven open source projects
  • collaboratively developing the next generation digital library with peers from other institutions
  • working on a team that is committed to continuous evaluation and improvement of our software development practices  
  • working with a diverse group of people representing a wide range of professional backgrounds and expertise

This is a fixed term position through June 30, 2020 in Stanford Library's Digital Library Systems and Services group based on the main Stanford campus with the possibility for renewal. This position is dual posted at level 2 or level 3.

Why work with us?

You’ll love your work, but you’ll still have time and energy for a life.

You’ll work with colleagues you actually want to go have lunch with.

You’ll have opportunities to grow with the support of managers that encourages experimentation and risk taking.

You'll work on stuff that matters and helps make the world a better place.

We care about providing a welcoming and inclusive work environment.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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Published: Friday, March 30, 2018 21:01 UTC

Last updated: Monday, April 9, 2018 04:38 UTC