Digital Library Developer

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Created: June 30, 2010


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Northeastern University seeks energetic, creative, and self-motivated individuals to join its newly re-energized, service-oriented, and forward-looking Library team.

Digital Library Developer

Are you interested in applying your technical skills in an academic environment? Do you think about the future of libraries, scholarly publishing, and digital information management systems? Do you enjoy working with dedicated colleagues and solving interesting problems? If so, consider applying to be our Digital Library Developer!

As part of a new Digital Library Management department, the Digital Library Developer will develop and maintain the core technical infrastructure for a comprehensive digital library/repository service. The successful candidate will work closely with colleagues in the Libraries and in Information Services and will play a leading role in designing the primary architecture, workflows and applications for Northeastern's digital repository service.

Typical duties include: working with open-source and commercial applications to develop an OAIS compliant infrastructure that supports the ingestion, storage/preservation, and distribution of digital assets. The Digital Library Developer will be responsible for designing, developing, testing and deploying new technologies, tools and resources to extend and enhance digital content and services, developing application programming interfaces (APIs) to facilitate multiple submission and access pathways; and collaborating with IS colleagues to implement appropriate identity management and authentication policies.

Qualifications for this exciting position include:

* Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and 4-6 years of significant development experience in an object oriented development environment such as Java. * Strong working knowledge of Java, SQL, XML/XSL. * Experience with web programming frameworks such as PhP, Rails or Django. * Demonstrated experience with Unix, Unix utilities, device handling, data storage, and basic UNIX administration. * Knowledge of current web development standards and cross platform compatibility and accessibility techniques. * Experience with Open Source software. * Excellent oral and written skills. * Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work successfully in a collaborative environment. * Experience with IT in a higher education setting desirable.

Questions about this position or Northeastern's digital library program should be sent to Patrick Yott at

About Northeastern University

Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in interdisciplinary research, urban engagement, and the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. The University's distinctive cooperative education program, where students alternate semesters of full-time study with semesters of paid work in fields relevant to their professional interests and major, is one of the largest and most innovative in the world. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in six undergraduate colleges, eight graduate schools, and two part-time divisions. For more information, please visit <> .

About Snell Library at Northeastern University

Snell Library is at the hub of campus intellectual life. The Library holds 967,000 volumes, 126,000 e-books, 35,000 electronic journals, and welcomes well over one million visitors a year. The Library provides award-winning research and instructional services, a pioneering multi-media content creation space, a very popular Meet the Author series, and is home to internationally-recognized special collections that document social justice efforts in the Greater Boston area. The Library has an ambitious vision to expand its digital initiatives, building on its institutional repository and digitization of special collections. Snell Library continues to break new ground in scholarly communications, interdisciplinary research, and the emerging field of transliteracy- the ability to read, write, and interact across multiple media formats. Snell Library leads the way in redefining library service in the 21st century. <> .

Applications will be reviewed as they are received; first consideration will go to those received by July 16, 2010.

To apply for this position, and to view job grade and salary information, please visit: <>

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

Patrick M. Yott Digital Library Manager Northeastern University Libraries 360 Huntington Avenue, SL270 Boston, MA 02120 p 617.373.4194 f 617.373.5409


Published: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 13:01 UTC

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