The Digital Scholarship Center of the University of Cincinnati invites applications for an experienced Software Developer. Successful candidates should have experience with the implementation of enterprise-level software to assist us in the growth of our machine learning and data visualization tools. This position will report to Dr. James Lee, Digital Scholarship Center co-director.
This position is one of four strategic positions we are recruiting for as a part of "The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's Catalyst Trandisciplinary Research" grant awarded to the University of Cincinnati. This grant is in support of the Digital Scholarship Center's research on machine learning and data visualization in multiple disciplines.
The Software Developer will be responsible for leading the scripting and refactoring of the codebase for our cloud-based Catalyst machine learning and data visualization platform. This platform will be a browser-based software solution for digital scholarship, to enhance the accessibility, adoptability, and openness of these methods to any researcher, student, or member of the public who can run a lightweight browser application. We are looking for an individual with reliable intellectual autonomy, and a familiarity with machine learning and data visualization on large unstructured humanistic datasets in text, image, audio or video formats.
The Software Developer will also consult with faculty and students to advance research projects and training; evaluate scholarly needs and define project goals for research projects; provide input on appropriate deliverables and reasonable schedules for completion; write, test, and debug original software code for applications that enable scholars and library users to collect, manage, produce, manipulate, or analyze digital information resources. The selected candidate will modify existing applications to improve their functioning or achieve broader and more effective use and engage with new technologies to help researchers find their use and interest for research.
This is a thirty month appointment, with an annual salary of $55,000.00 to $60,000.00 and a comprehensive benefits package.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, or related degree; -OR- an Associate'sdegree with two (2) years' experience - OR- four (4) years of basic to intermediate level computer hardware related experience.
Possesses working knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures and contributes through support, usingestablished processes, methods, and systems.
Graduate level degree/education will be a plus.
Minimum 2 years of experience with software development, application development, or systems administration with demonstrable tech skills in an accessible portfolio of work.
Experience in relational database systems, including Postgresql and MySQL.
Professional experience in machine learning, natural language processing, information retrieval and probabilistic analysis.
Familiarity with a code version control system such as GIT.
Ability to work and communicate with technical and non-technical collaborators, researchers, and fellow developers.
Candidates must complete the online application, attaching a cover letter and resume. We will begin reviewing applications February 26, 2018 and the position will be open until filled.
University of Cincinnati Libraries
The mission of the University of Cincinnati Libraries is to empower discovery, stimulate learning and inspire the creation of knowledge by connecting students, faculty, researchers and scholars to dynamic data, information and resources. In May 2014, the Libraries launched its Strategic Plan with the vision to become the globally engaged, intellectual commons of the university—positioning itself as the hub of collaboration, digital innovation and scholarly endeavor on campus and transforming itself, the library landscape and the teaching, learning, clinical and research endeavors of the university. For more information about the University of Cincinnati Libraries, visit http://libraries.uc.edu/about.html
Located in the Walter C. Langsam Library, the Digital Scholarship Center (DSC) is a joint venture of the University of Cincinnati Libraries and the College of Arts and Sciences. Launched in September 2016 as an academic center, the DSC provides faculty and students across the university with support for digital project conception, design and implementation. For more about the Digital Scholarship Center, visit http://dsc.uc.edu
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.
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