The Harvard Library Innovation Lab (LIL) is looking for a Senior Software Engineer specializing in data engineering and backend development to help us imagine and build innovative software that charts the future of libraries. Our ideal candidate would be excited to build data pipelines and tools that help the world create, preserve, and access knowledge.
As part of our new focus on making library materials compatible with new modes of consumption, such as by Large Language Models, LIL is looking for someone skilled at processing large amounts of data with high fidelity. Through their understanding of libraries, this person will help us shape the wealth of data these institutions hold to meet the needs of data and AI engineers.
Located at the Harvard Law Library, LIL is a fun and collaborative lab with a broad mission focused on re-envisioning how libraries can contribute to society. We are a small but active group working at the intersection of libraries, technology, and law, and we are looking for someone with new skills and perspectives to add to our team. Please visit our website to get a greater sense of our current projects and activities.
We value clean architecture and maintainability in our work. We welcome developers from any technical background who are well-prepared to dive into our code.
Our work is open-source and openly available, with an eye to broad public interest impact. You will be working directly with team members and the whole of the library staff and beyond.
LIL’s projects can range from large to small and can bring immediate benefit or prototype the future. A great deal of enthusiasm and creativity is required, as well as the ability to work collaboratively on long- term and short-term projects with a great team.
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Published: Monday, October 30, 2023 17:02 UTC
Last updated: Monday, October 30, 2023 17:02 UTC