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Part-time Software Developer

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Created: October 25, 2023


The Homosaurus: An LGBTQ+ Linked Data Vocabulary, is seeking a Part Time Software

Developer to support the creation of a collaborative, multi-language platform for the project.

Hosted out of Northeastern University (Boston, Massachusetts), the Homosaurus is designed to

enhance broad subject term vocabularies with a robust and cutting-edge thesaurus that

advances the discoverability of LGBTQ+ resources and information.

Our current platform (GitHub link) is a Ruby on Rails application called Opaque Namespace

(developed by Oregon State University Libraries and the University of Oregon Libraries), which

our developer rebased to a three-part backend using Solr to display records, Postgres to store

data and preservation metadata, and Blazegraph for querying. We are looking to migrate from

this setup to Skosmos, possibly in combination with VocBench, so we are seeking someone

with experience using these platforms (or with the capability of doing so) who will also do some

design work around our administrative interface. The Software Developer will prototype, test,

implement, and migrate our current vocabulary to a new platform (with initial onboarding and

support from our current developer). This part-time work will be conducted on an hourly basis,

typically a few hours per week after a more intensive set-up period, and it may continue for

multiple years. Rate is negotiable, but expected pay range is $75–$100 USD hourly, based on

experience. We especially encourage LGBTQ+ and BIPOC candidates to apply.

To apply, please email K.J. Rawson (k.rawson @ ), Chair of the Homosaurus

Editorial Board, with a brief cover letter and resumé. For full consideration, please apply by

November 8th, 2023.

How to apply


Published: Monday, October 30, 2023 17:02 UTC

Last updated: Monday, October 30, 2023 17:02 UTC