Job Opening: Programmer/Analyst on APIS VI grant (New York University)

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Created: August 6, 2008


New York University Programmer/Analyst (7421BR) New York University¹s Division of the Libraries seeks a Programmer/Analyst to work on the Advanced Papyrological Information System (APIS) project: APIS is a web-based, searchable database of information about, and images of, papyrological materials (e.g. papyri, ostraca, wood tablets) located in collections around the world.

One component of APIS is known as the Papyrological Navigator (PN): The PN is a custom web application capable of searching both metadata and texts and displaying metadata records, texts, and images pulled from various source datasets. The programmer/analyst will bring the PN into a robust production-ready state, conduct formal usability testing and make improvements based on the results, revise portions of the APIS infrastructure to enhance PN integration, load additional data and images into the system, and work to expand the APIS long-term digital preservation repository. This is a grant-funded position and is available for 2 years. Candidates should have the following skills: * Bachelor's degree in computer or information science and 3 years of relevant experience or equivalent combination * Must include experience developing applications using Java * Demonstrated knowledge of Java, Tomcat, Saxon, Lucene, Apache, SQL, XML, XSLT * Experience with metadata standards (e.g. TEI, EpiDoc) * Experience working in a Unix/Linux environments * Preferred: Experience with image serving software (eRez/FSI), Java Portlets, Apache Jetspeed-2, and Velocity templates. Experience designing, building, and deploying distributed systems. * Excellent communication and analytical skills Applicants should submit resume and cover letter, which reflects how applicant¹s education and experience match the job requirements. Please apply through NYU's application management system: . At this page click on "External Applicants" then "Search Openings." Type 7421BR in the "Keyword Search" field and select search. NYU offers a generous benefit package including 22 days of vacation annually. NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. New York University Libraries: Library facilities at New York University serve the school¹s 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 4 million volumes. New York University is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Research Libraries Group, the Digital Library Federation; serves as the administrative headquarters of the Research Library Association of South Manhattan, a consortium that includes three academic institutions. The Library¹s website URL is


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