Digital Library User Experience Designer

Full time

Created: March 30, 2018
Stanford, CA
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Description

Stanford University Libraries seeks a qualified and dedicated user experience designer to join a world class team devoted to collaborative development of sophisticated software to support the Library's mission of creating, preserving and making digital resources available in support of teaching, learning and research.

The user experience designer will take a lead role in understanding user requirements, defining functionality, and designing the interface and application flow of digital library services and software in order to meet users needs. The candidate 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. Come work in an agile-inspired, test-driven, team environment, balancing the rapid and incremental delivery of new functionality with operational robustness.

The Digital Library user experience designer 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 lead the analysis and design of applications based on Linked Open Data technologies. S/he will drive an agile design process that includes understanding user requirements, creating design documents, validating designs with users, and applying visual design. In many cases this role will extend beyond Stanford and into the broader digital library community.

The successful candidate is excited by the prospect of:

  • working on community-driven open source projects
  • collaboratively designing 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.


Last updated: Monday, April 9, 2018 04:37 UTC

How to apply

Contact:

Vivian Wong, Associate Director for Software Engineering in Library Technology
vivnwong@stanford.edu


Open source Digital repository Agile software development User interface design User experience design


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Submitted by: vivnwong@stanford.edu

Published: Friday, March 30, 2018 21:08 UTC