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Virginia Tech's University Libraries seek a talented software engineer to join a focused and successful team of engineers in developing digital library and repository software solutions. The systems being developed enable management, preservation, and online discovery that support the research data and scholarly, scientific, and creative expression of researchers at Virginia Tech. The successful candidate will engage in digital preservation strategies and repository systems research within the Digital Library Development team and support an expanding suite of data and informatics technologies within the library.
- Bachelor's degree. - Demonstrated experience with web application development using Ruby-on-Rails, web application framework, and software development best practices (e.g., software version control, agile programming, issue tracking, documentation, and sound security practices). All experience must be verifiable, e.g., through professional employment or publicly available source code repositories. - Ability to work independently and with initiative to identify and solve problems. - Ability to work collaboratively with individuals and groups, both on site and remotely. - Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills - Quick and self-bootstrapping learner. Particularly adept at quickly learning new scripting and programming languages.
- Master's degree. - Demonstrated ability to develop new programming skills quickly, and to grasp unfamiliar architectures and application designs quickly. - Demonstrated ability to write simple, readable, elegant code within schedule limitations. - Knowledge of DevOps, AWS/Azure/OpenStack, Hadoop, NoSQL, data science, and/or machine learning. - Other web application development experience (e.g., Python/Django, Node.js, Symfony/Laravel, Spring/JSF and/or AngularJS/Ember/React, etc). - Experience developing library and repository applications. - Demonstrated success participating in community-based open source projects, especially those relevant to digital library architectures, such as Samvera, Hyrax, Sufia, Curation Concerns, Blacklight, Active_fedora, Fedora and/or Solr. - Demonstrated proficiency applying best practices to development projects, especially test-driven development and automated testing. - Demonstrated proficiency in development in UNIX / LINUX / MacOS environments. - In-depth knowledge of library policies and practice, metadata standards and the scholarly communication framework. - Prior, successful experience working as a professional in an academic and/or library environment
Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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