(This is an informal translation, only, please refer to the original, 
obligatory text in German.)

In close cooperation with the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, the Herzog August 
Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel and the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek München, the 
Leipzig University Library will implement a project funded by the German 
Research Foundation (DFG) to create a nation-wide web-based gateway for 
medieval and modern manuscripts. This gateway will serve as main system for 
german cultural institutions with manuscript holdings and will operate using 
state-of-the-art web technologies, interoperable image and metadata based on 
linked data principles (IIIF) and modern search engine systems.

Leipzig University Library’s project team is integrated into a dynamic 
environment using modern technologies and working on many diverse projects. We 
are looking for innovative employees with experience and knowledge in software 
development and IT infrastructure design based on the latest technologies who 
show a high degree of initiative in tackling the tasks and who are willing and 
able to participate in the technological conception and software design.

The following positions in this particular team at Leipzig University Library 
are to be filled from September 1, 2018:

Head of the IT Project team at Leipzig University Library (Research assistant)

(limited to 36 months)

Full-time, it is possible to work this position part-time, but only with at 
least 72% of full-time employment

up to public sector salary group 14 TV-L


Managing the IT project team at Leipzig University Library

Requirements management in cooperation with project partners from different 

Coordinating and participating in the software development of  the different 
international projects of the International Image Interoperability Framework 
(IIIF) and their corresponding Open Source applications

Development of specific solutions for interoperable data modeling based on 
Linked Data principles

Design and implementation of quality checks and automated tests in software 

Design and implementation of the publication of open source software

Considering usability criteria during the entire development process


Respective scientific University degree (Master degree or equivalent)

excellent knowledge of current programming languages and information 
technologies for web applications

Pronounced organizational skills, team spirit and cooperation skills

Highly developed skills in written and oral communication (including those with 
non IT-stemming scientists)

Ability to think conceptually and interdisciplinary

knowledge of the German and English language

This is an informal translation, only, please refer to the original, obligatory 
text in German.

Applications with the usual documents are requested by 30 July 2018, stating 
the procedure code number 143/2018.

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