Posting Summary: The University of Virginia (UVA) Library seeks a Cloud Architect & Lead Software Engineer. This position will be responsible for designing a cloud strategy for library collections and scholarly content and will work with a team of engineers to implement and operationalize that strategy. Demonstrated experience in working with cloud technologies, designing and developing software, and a solid knowledge of development operation practices are essential. This position reports to the Library CTO/Senior Director for IT and will work closely with a team of IT engineering staff, with the potential to supervise other engineers. The position will work closely with the CTO and library colleagues on emerging technology solutions and strategic priorities. UVa is a research-intensive institution (Carnegie classification R1) and the UVa Library has an established reputation for collaborating with peer institutions to produce innovative preservation and access solutions for libraries, archives and museums internationally. This position will participate in national/international projects as appropriate. Qualifications, Required: Bachelor's degree in a computer-related field; extensive related experience may be considered in lieu of a degree. The successful candidate must have demonstrated experience in cloud technologies as well as software design and development experience. Applicants must be able to conceptualize a problem and develop technology requirements, to define and develop application programing interfaces, to deploy and manage cloud based applications, and to design and develop software in a cloud environment. The ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing to a wide audience is essential. Applicants must be proficient in the Unix Operating System. Preferred: An advanced degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, MIS, Library Science or related discipline. Experience developing digital asset management software for a research library or national archive, or development experience with linked data, common application frameworks, web server applications, or database technology. Knowledge of library and archives open source technologies, indexing and repository technologies, object oriented design, digital object formats and library metadata standards are preferred. Proficiency in OpenStack, Hydra, SOLR, Fedora, Blacklight, Rubymine, Github, etc. will be beneficial. Demonstrated management experience is a plus.
Required Minimum Level of Education: *Degree or Equivalent Experience Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: Bachelor's degree in a computer-related field; extensive related experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
Preferred Minimum Level of Education: *Degree or Equivalent Experience Preferred
Preferred Specific Degree/Training: An advanced degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, MIS, Library Science or related discipline or demonstrated direct experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Considerable - 4 to 7 years
Required Specific Experience: -Demonstrated cloud technology experience. -Demonstrated software design and development experience.
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: Extensive - 7 years plus
Preferred Specific Experience: Experience developing software for managing digital assets for a research library or national archive. -Demonstrated management experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: -Ability to conceptualize a problem and develop technology requirements. -Ability to define and develop application programing interfaces. -Ability to deploy and manage cloud based applications. -Ability to design and develop software in a cloud environment. -Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, with a wide audience.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: -Demonstrated knowledge of linked data. -Demonstrated experience developing software with common application frameworks. -Demonstrated experience developing web server applications. -Demonstrated experience with database technology. -Knowledge of Library and Archives community driven open source technologies. -Knowledge of indexing technologies. -Knowledge of repository technologies. -Knowledge of object oriented design. -Knowledge of digital object formats. -Knowledge of library metadata standards.
Required Computer Applications: Unix Operating System
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of ben...efits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.