Digital Library Software Developer

West Lafayette
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Created: March 8, 2012


Purdue University Libraries seek two programmers to develop and implement software to build out a long-term preservation environment for research data, allowing the Purdue University Research Repository (PURR, to sustain published and archived digital, research data and integrate research data into library collections and services.  The responsibilities of the Digital Library Software Developer include:

* Evaluating current and relevant technologies, standards, and practices in systems that are used to manage digital information in a library context (in particular those related to metadata management, persistent identifiers, data interoperability, and discovery tools)
* Developing and implementing software to build a standard-based preservation environment for digital research data
* Collaborating with colleagues and partners, both national and international, to develop and implement software in support of policies and practices that enable long-term digital data management and preservation
* Contributing code to the HUBzero open source software project

Required Qualifications:

* Bachelor's degree in computer technology, computer science, library and information science, or a related field
* Experience gathering requirements, evaluating tools, and designing, developing, debugging, and implementing software
* Demonstrated documentation, analysis, problem-solving, and communication skills, working independently and as a member of a team
* Mastery of two or more current programming languages

Preferred Qualifications:

* Experience with PHP, java, MySQL, XML, or RDF
* Experience working in a library or with systems that manage digital information in a library context

Additional information:

The Purdue Libraries are nationally and internationally recognized for leadership and innovation.  West Lafayette offers a low cost-of-living, excellent schools, and friendly neighbors.  Salary and benefits are very competitive. A check of criminal conviction records will be made for employment in this position. FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime). This is a limited duration position expected to last approximately 18 months with continuation dependent on renewal of funds. Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

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Published: Thursday, March 8, 2012 17:27 UTC

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