The Indiana University Libraries are seeking a skilled senior software developer to join the Avalon Media System project.
The Avalon Media System is an open source software system, co-developed by the Indiana University Libraries and Northwestern University Library, which enables libraries and archives to more easily provide online access to audio and video collections. Development of Avalon has been supported in part by grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Note: This position is part of a two year grant-funded project. To apply, please go to https://iujobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/37417. Job Summary Responsible for the analysis, design, development, implementation and maintenance of software systems to support digital collections and digital repository services for the IU Libraries and other academic libraries and archives. This will include: developing requirements; evaluating and implementing commercial and/or open-source software solutions; designing, coding and testing software; defining and implementing interfaces with other library systems; defining and implementing interfaces with external systems, such as learning management and storage systems; and working with other staff to define metadata and content standards. Works on software projects focused around a Samvera/Fedora software stack in collaboration with librarians and staff in the IU Libraries, other departments at IU, and staff at other institutions, playing a lead role in design and/or architecture on some subprojects. Required Qualifications Bachelor's Degree in computer science or related technical discipline and five years of experience in the development of complex software systems, including work in Ruby on Rails and/or Java, and relational database design and programming. Combinations of related education and experience may be considered. Experience in web application development and Web Services, with XML and XML-related technologies, and working in a Unix/Linux environment. Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills including ability to interact and communicate effectively with a wide variety of individuals. Strong organizational and time management skills including ability to manage multiple priorities and consistently meet deadlines; and demonstrated ability to work as part of a team. Preferred Qualifications Master's degree; experience with digital repository technologies, including Hydra, Fedora, and Blacklight; experience with library systems and metadata standards; experience with library metadata formats, such as MARC, MODS, Dublin Core, and METS; experience with RDF and linked data technologies; experience working with digital image, audio, and video formats.
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