Full time Remote / Telecommute

Ruby Developer

Ithaca, NY; remote work applications considered
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Created: April 11, 2019


Cornell University Library Information Technologies (CUL-IT) seeks a creative Ruby developer to explore, design, and implement tools and services for next-generation library discovery systems. These systems will provide empowering interfaces to end-users and to library staff, and be built using linked open data and web standards. The successful candidate will work in a small Cornell team that is part of the Linked Data for Production (LD4P2) collaboration with Stanford, Harvard, Iowa and the Library of Congress. They will regularly interact with project partners at other institutions, and with the Wikidata community. They will develop tools for the reconciliation of data across libraries and with other sources such as Wikidata, and improve discovery for library users by enhancing the open-source Blacklight discovery platform.

Key opportunities this position offers:

  • Help shape discovery systems in libraries and demonstrate the value of openly shared linked data
  • Work in a cross-institutional team and with the broader library community
  • All code created will be open-source in public github repositories and any appropriate work will be contributed to the Blacklight project
  • Applications for remote work within the U.S.A. will be considered. Candidates should expect occasional travel onsite and should explain in their cover letter relevant experience working remotely or in distributed teams

This is a limited term appointment ending June 30, 2020, with possible extension dependent upon funding.