Job Opportunity: (CACI) Lucene Search Consultant to assist Library of Congress

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Created: March 14, 2008


Greetings to all. I recently discovered your site and have been enjoying reading many of the postings, and wish I had such resources when I was in grad school. As this is my first post, I wish it could be a contribution, such as a bit of dialogue about the Vector Space Model or MOD-OAI, or some such, but alas, today I wear a slightly different hat of Project Manager. I would like to announce a job opportunity in Washington DC, with my company CACI, providing contract support to the Library of Congress (OSI) in its digital preservation initiatives. I hope that this posting keeps in the spirit of this discussion group, as I simply wish to provide a unique outlet for a talented person seeking to make his or her contribution to the field of Digital Libraries. Here goes: --------------------------------------------------------

Lucene Search Consultant (Washington, DC)

CACI-ISS has an immediate, full-time onsite opportunity for a developer/architect well versed in search and discovery to assist the Library of Congress in their ongoing digital initiatives.

Ideal candidates are familiar with a variety of concepts, practices, and procedures, and will rely on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Expect a wide degree of creative license and latitude.

The ideal candidate will have solid, practical experience with Lucene and be able to understand and optimize how to improve the existing relationships between the retrieval and repository layers of the application.

Duties: Develop a layer in our repository architecture to efficiently locate and retrieve content from different content repositories.

Develop index and access methods for efficient search and retrieval of textual and non-textual content from different repositories.

Develop interfaces between the retrieval layer and underlying repository architecture.

Develop semantic models for efficient location and retrieval of digital content from different repositories.

Skills: Degree Bachelor's or higher in Computer Science or related field.

A degree in Library Sciences, Information Sciences or Decision Sciences with strong experience in software engineering would be considered.

Working experience (tuning, interfacing, development) with commercial and open source search engines using large and heterogeneous datasets. Significant experience working with Lucene is a must.

Experience in implementation of index and access methods for databases and for other content-based systems.

Working knowledge of semantic aspects of search and retrieval.

Knowledge of data mining and knowledge discovery is a plus.


Email resume and salary expectations to:

Cheers, Terry Harrison CACI Project Manager

How to apply


Terry Harrison

Lucene Dublin Core Computer Science


Published: Friday, March 14, 2008 10:46 UTC

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