We are seeking a Software Engineer for the Library Applications team administers and develops improvements to our institutional repository services on Islandora 8, DSpace, and Dataverse. This is a remote-work position, open to US-based applicants.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Develop front- and back-end functionality for new Islandora 8 institutional repository.
Ensure the integrity and availability of the JHU digital institutional repositories systems, which are based on open-source software.
Orchestrate the ingest and maintenance of digital assets and metadata, including electronic theses and dissertations.
Perform regular system maintenance such as upgrading components or modules and applying security patches.
Collaborate with developer communities and peer institutions to support and improve open-source IR software, share knowledge, and promote best practices.
Manage the software development life cycle, using GitHub and DevOps tools to maintain rigorous procedures for software development and deployment.
Partner with internal stakeholders as the technical lead and process analyst for archives and special collections.
Follow agile, user-centric software development principles, emphasizing accessibility, user experience, and evidence-based design.
Improve the performance and skill level of the Library Application team as a whole, through collaboration and knowledge sharing.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Five years of work experience with enterprise-level systems maintenance and software development, demonstrating significant responsibilities and achievements.
Two years of work experience with institutional repository systems, preferably Islandora.
Additional experience may substitute for education and additional education may substitute for experience.*
Strong proficiency with large-scale data manipulation and systems integration, including data exports and imports, format and schema transformation, data integrity and auditing, and metadata standards.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and creatively in a software team environment using an agile development process, and to communicate effectively with non-technical stakeholders.
Strong proficiency in one or more common programming languages, preferably Java.
Extensive experience with software development best practices, including provisioning, collaborative development, version control, testing, and deployment tools and procedures.
*JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for the required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
** Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.
Experience implementing, maintaining, and making enhancements to Islandora 8.
Software development and life-cycle management in an academic library, archive, or cultural institution.
Knowledge of metadata standards and best practices.
MLS Degree or extensive experience working in an academic library.
Ruby on Rails
Continuous integration procedures using Docker, Asible, Jenkins, and similar tools
Vireo - electronic theses and dissertations submissions (Java, CentOS, Play Framework, PostgreSQL).
Dataverse – research data repository (Java, CentOS, Apache, Glassfish, Payara, Solr, PostgreSQL).
Classified Title: Software Engineer Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PE Starting Salary Range: $69,830 - $95,960 annually (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Telecommute Department name: Library Systems Personnel area: Libraries
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