Digital Library Software Engineer, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Digital Library Software Engineer
Harvard University Information Technology

Duties & Responsibilities
This is a fully benefited, full-time Harvard University position that has been funded until June 30, 2018. There is the possibility of renewal, contingent on funding, university priorities and satisfactory job performance.

Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) is a community of Information Technology professionals committed to understanding our users and devoted to making it easier for faculty, students, and staff to teach, research, learn, and work through the effective use of information technology. We are recruiting an IT workforce that has both breadth in their ability to collaborate and innovate across disciplines - and depth in specific areas of expertise. HUIT offers opportunities for IT professionals to learn and work in a unique technology landscape and service-focused environment. If you are a technically proficient, nimble, user-focused and accountable IT professional who also connects with the importance of collaborating well in a team environment we are looking for you!

Position Overview:
Provide technical support and for the systems and services used by the Office for Scholarly Communications as well as services provided to scholars to support open access policies and system infrastructure.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Administer and enhance the Harvard open access digital repository. Play key role in a project to upgrade the DSpace platform used by the Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard (DASH) system. Develop and enhance software and websites. Support and enhance the tools used to support the Electronic Theses and Dissertation workflow.
Collaborate on projects with librarians, scholars, lawyers, and technologists across institutional boundaries.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information science or related experience
  • 3+ years hands-on, related applications development experience including developing, debugging, testing, implementing, and supporting database-driven websites

Additional Qualifications
Experience with:

  • digital repository software (such as DSpace or Fedora)
  • team collaboration tools, version control systems, and application deployment
  • using and developing APIs and microservices
  • database technologies (such as MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL)
  • at least 3-4 of the following technologies: python, php, javascript, flask, jekyll, drupal, html5, sass/scss, css3
  • Knowledge and experience with the Open Access (OA) movement, including mission, vision, goals, licensing, and how OA works at the university level
  • Specific knowledge of the Harvard Open Access model
  • library applications, technology, and standards, including relevant library open source efforts
  • linked data, web APIs, and related standards and principles
  • Unix or Linux server platforms, related software, and basic system administration utilities

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00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

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EEO Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

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