Programmer/Analyst II, Center for Digital Research in the Humanities

Lincoln, NE
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Salary: 55,000
Created: April 20, 2021


Working in the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities (CDRH), a joint venture between the College of Arts and Sciences and the University Libraries, the Programmer Analyst II is responsible for server-side programming; developing web applications; creating tests and documentation; and maintaining projects to support research in the humanities. The CDRH takes on projects aligning with its mission and values ( and many are grant funded. As an interdisciplinary research center, the CDRH foregrounds community outreach, humanistic inquiry, and intellectual curiosity. In this collaborative environment, we understand and emphasize the importance of ethical computing and sustainability through conscientious design and development. While our list of technologies is expansive, we understand that many skills are acquired as needed on the job. There will be many opportunities to learn new technologies dictated by project development and personal interest.

The CDRH works primarily in Ruby and Ruby on Rails on Linux servers and has several open-source software projects developed in-house to build websites. (See the CDRH GitHub organization for examples The CDRH also has projects in Python/Django, PHP, and other languages and makes use of other open-source applications such as Elasticsearch, Apache Solr, WordPress, Omeka, Drupal, and Apache Jena/Fuseki. Much of the CDRH’s work is text-based, but projects also include data collection, analysis, and visualization. In a team-based environment, the individual is expected to work with limited supervision and communicate frequently with stakeholders.

In addition to coding, the Programmer Analyst II is encouraged to write about their work and publish in journals or at conferences. The Programmer Analyst will have 10% independent productive time which may include research, creative, or collaborative activities relating to CDRH values and initiatives, or supporting other open-source projects. This position will also help the CDRH by contributing to grants and will have opportunities for professional development.

Salary listed is minimum.


Published: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 18:53 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 18:53 UTC