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!
The Software Engineer will provide software development and deployment 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 java/open source DSpace and Vireo platforms used by the Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard (DASH) system. Develop and enhance python 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.
Please note: Harvard University requires pre-employment reference and background screening.
Harvard University Information Technology is unable to provide work authorization and/or visa sponsorship.
This position has a 180-day orientation and review period.
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
Join Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) to assure Harvard's leadership in IT!
More about HUIT:
Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) is responsible for the strategy, planning, and delivery of information technology across the University.
To assure Harvard's leadership in IT: We strive to make it easier for faculty, students, and staff to teach, research, learn, and work through the effective use of information technology.
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Candidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this role:
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
Experience in either Python or Java software development
The following qualifications are preferred:
Both Java and python software development
Unix or Linux server platforms, related software, and basic system administration utilities
Open source digital repository software (such as DSpace, Fedora, or Vireo)
Team collaboration tools, version control systems, and application deployment using and developing APIs and microservices
Database technologies (such as MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL)
Knowledge and experience with the Open Access (OA) movement, including mission, vision, goals, licensing, and how OA works at the university level
library applications, technology, and standards, including relevant library open source efforts
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: 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, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. T...he University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.