Web Developer

0 other recent jobs
Created: November 1, 2010


To view the position description and apply:

1. Go to http://jobs.stanford.edu/find_a_job.html 2. Keyword search for 40447


Stanford University Libraries is seeking a talented web developer to support scholarship in the digital age by delivering on the promises of the digital library. This is a 21-month, grant-funded position.

The Web Developer will primarily develop digital library software to enable online discovery, viewing and collaborative annotation of digital library materials. He or she will develop and deploy web services to enable interoperability between digital library repositories at different institutions, and will integrate image annotation and transcription tools into digital library applications. The Web Developer will be a member of a core team dedicated to the successful completion of a grant-funded project, and will work closely with the project manager, the information architect, digital library infrastructure developers, the user experience designer and other web developers involved in digital humanities initiatives. This particular project is highly collaborative, and will involve interactions with developers, scholars and staff from other institutions. Developing and implementing open standards and open source software is an explicit objective of the project.

As a member of SULAIR’s web development team, the Web Developer will contribute to the overall development of the Stanford Library’s web and digital library infrastructure, and help plan, specify, and build the technologies needed to support the University’s goal of ubiquitous access to scholarly information.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Design and deploy RESTful web services for exposing and delivering metadata and images from digital library repositories at Stanford and elsewhere. Develop technical documentation describing the web services framework, and work with partners to deploy these web services at other institutions. • Analyze, enrich, and transform digitized content and associated metadata into defined formats, schema and systems. This will involve automated manipulation of XML-based metadata as well as bulk conversion and ingestion of digital image files into digital library repository systems (such as Fedora). • Develop and deploy an online discovery environment that allows visitors to search metadata and full-text indexes of digital library data, and provides users tools to interact with those data. These web-based tools will support text transcription (from scanned images), image annotation and online group collaboration. • Develop and deploy technologies to deliver to the web large digitized images. This includes implementation of a load balanced JPEG2000 image server, supporting web services for streaming images over http and implementation of an image viewing application. • Produce documentation and provide technical support within SULAIR and to partner institutions in deploying and implementing these technologies in different digital library environments.

Required Knowledge and Skills

• Participation in at least one web development project using Ruby on Rails, Java or PHP. Familiarity with a range of programming and scripting languages is essential; Ruby on Rails expertise is highly desirable. • Demonstrated ability to write solid, simple, elegant code both independently and in a team-programming environment and within schedule limitations. • In-depth knowledge of HTML and related website development technologies and software (especially Javascript, CSS and PHP). • Demonstrated expertise with XML and related tools and technologies (e.g., XML schema, schema management and databases, XSLT, X-forms). • Experience with relational database design and management. Experience implementing database applications for SQL Server, Oracle, or MySQL. • Demonstrated ability to work independently on a project from specification to launch; communicate effectively, orally and in writing; and work with all levels of staff, vendors, and consultants. • Demonstrated proficiency working on a cross-functional web development team, including human-computer interaction specialists, system administrators, database programmers, librarians and end users. • Demonstrated proficiency applying best practices to technical projects, especially test-first development and automated testing. Also must make effective use of team collaboration tools, build management, and version control systems. • Demonstrated success participating in and contributing to open source software development projects. • Demonstrated experience with library applications and technology, including experience participating in relevant library open source efforts. • In-depth knowledge of library policies and practice, metadata standards and the scholarly communication framework • Quick and self-bootstrapping learner. Particularly adept at quickly learning new scripting and programming languages. • Expertise in networking and systems integration in a heterogeneous hardware and software environment.

Desired Knowledge and Skills:

• Familiarity with XML schemas used to describe digitized cultural heritage materials, such as TEI, MODS, METS, and EAD. • Prior experience working in digital humanities technology projects, particularly projects involving medieval manuscripts. • Familiarity with test driven development processes, or the desire and ability to learn them.

Qualifications and requirements:

• Education: Four-year college degree or equivalent required; advanced degree desired • Related Experience: Three to five years required; five to seven years desired. --

Stuart Snydman Manager, Digital Production / Web Application Development Stanford University Libraries snydman@stanford.edu 650-796-7340

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:47 UTC