Software Engineer (2 positions)

Oxford, United Kingdom
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Created: March 21, 2019


Grade 7: £32,236 – £39,609 with a discretionary range to £43,267 p.a. A market pay supplement of up to £3,151 per annum may also be payable and is subject to annual review

We are looking for two Software Engineers in our Digital Research team with skills in web technologies, IIIF, and digital imaging. You should also have a passion for working with rare and special collections materials. The software you write will be used to manage and deliver images of everything from the original sketches of Alice in Wonderland [1], to the book of signatures to the Georgian declaration of Independence [2]; from ninth-Century illuminated manuscripts [3], to 19th Century temperance maps of the pubs in Oxford [4].

The Digital Research team includes specialists in software engineering, project management, and the curation of digital special collections, and together are responsible for the development of a varied portfolio of projects and initiatives, with a particular focus on making Special Collections content (such as manuscripts and archives) available online. The portfolio currently includes Digital Bodleian, our flagship platform for delivering digitized image collections, and eight TEI manuscript catalogues, covering collections including Western medieval, Armenian, Georgian, and Tibetan manuscripts.

You will scope, design, and deliver assigned application and development tasks, undertake research and analysis into technical solutions and methodologies in order to deliver the most effective solution to user needs and develop code that is well structured and can readily be re-used across multiple projects. You will be expected to work on a variety of projects and to take a flexible and adaptable approach to the portfolio of work.

You will have an undergraduate degree in an IT or Digital Humanities field, or equivalent professional experience, having significant experience in application development using object-oriented programming languages, proven documentation skills, and an understanding of requirements analysis and software solution design. An interest in rare and archival materials and/or familiarity with the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) is particularly desirable.

These are full-time, fixed-term posts for 3 years.

You will be required to upload your CV and a supporting statement as part of your online application. Your supporting statement should list each of the essential and desirable selection criteria, as listed in the job description, and explain how you meet each one.



Published: Thursday, March 21, 2019 16:15 UTC

Last updated: Thursday, March 21, 2019 16:15 UTC