Requisition # 2017-7268 Department Library Information Technology Category Information Technology Date Posted 6 months ago Full-Time / Part-Time Full-Time Application Deadline
The Princeton University Library is one of the world's leading research libraries, serving a diverse community of 5,200 undergraduates, 2,700 graduate students, 1,200 faculty members, and many visiting scholars. Its holdings include more than 7 million printed volumes, 5 million manuscripts, 2 million non-print items, and extensive collections of digital text, data, and images.
The Library employs a dedicated and knowledgeable staff of more than 300 professional and support staff working in a large central library, 9 specialized branches, and 3 storage facilities.
As a member of the growing Library Systems Application Development team, the successful candidate will play a key role in the ongoing development, maintenance, and production deployment of new and existing library resource discovery applications, primarily using Blacklight and its associated technologies.
The developer in this position will work with a variety of data and metadata formats, and will be part of the team that manages the library's Blacklight-based discovery system. We are looking to expand the skills of our discovery team to include additional experience with geospatial and archival resources in particular, and, as such, developers with relevant experience in one of these areas who also meet the requirements listed below will be given the highest level of consideration.
This a full-time, permanent position, and remote working (telecommuting) arrangements may be considered based on experience.
Demonstrated experience with Ruby on Rails
Demonstrated experience with relevant cultural heritage metadata formats; ideally with archival and/or geospatial metadata formats
Experience with Solr, Apache and/or NGINX, and SQL (PostgreSQL preferred)
Competency with Git/Github for source code version control and collaboration
Willingness to learn new technologies and data/metadata formats
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Experience with Test Driven Development using RSpec
Knowledge and experience with Linked Data / RDF
Demonstrated experience with at least one other programming language (e.g. Python, Java, PHP; preferably Java)
Experience with Tomcat and/or Jetty
Experience developing applications for large academic, cultural heritage, or research institutions
Experience working with and committing to Open Source Software projects
Advanced degree in Library Science, Computer Science, Geographic Information Systems, or another relevant field.
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW
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Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural scienc...es and engineering.As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching.Today, more than 1,100 faculty members instruct approximately 5,200 undergraduate students and 2,600 graduate students. The University's generous financial aid program ensures that talented students from all economic backgrounds can afford a Princeton education.