Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries has an immediate opening for a Software Engineer to support our archives, special collections, and institutional repository services. Top goals are to ensure system reliability and data integrity, and to improve business processes and IT practices. There is a strong emphasis on collaboration across the library, the university, and the archives and special collections IT community. This position is open to remote workers.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Ensure the integrity and availability of the JHU digital institutional repository and orchestrate ingest of electronic theses and dissertations and other IR materials and related metadata.
Maintain and enhance open source software systems, in collaboration with internal stakeholders and various OSS communities.
Manage vendor relationships for support, maintenance, and enhancement of commercial software systems.
Use DevOps tools to create and maintain rigorous procedures for software development and deployment, and data I/O and transforms.
Partner with internal stakeholders as the technical lead and process analyst for archives and special collections systems roadmap.
Follow agile, user-centric software development principles, emphasizing accessibility and evidence-based design.
Improve the performance and skill level of the Library Application team as a whole through collaboration, knowledge sharing, pair programming, and ongoing improvements to team procedures based on agile principles
Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):
Bachelor's degree required.
Five years of work experience with enterprise-level systems maintenance and software development, demonstrating significant responsibilities and achievements or other related experience required.
Additional experience may substitute for education and additional education may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula. (30 undergraduate degree credits or 18 graduate degree credits = 1 year of experience).
Strong proficiency with large-scale data manipulation and systems integration, including data exports and imports, format and schema transformation, data integrity and auditing, and metadata standards.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and creatively in a software team environment using an agile development process, and to communicate effectively with non-technical stakeholders.
Strong proficiency in one or more common programming languages, preferably Python.
Extensive experience with software development best practices, including provisioning, collaborative development and version control, testing, and deployment tools and procedures.
Five years of related work experience with computer systems and applications.
The software engineer will have primary or secondary (backup) responsibility for the following systems
DSpace - institutional repository (CentOS, Tomcat, PostgreSQL)
Fedora - institutional repository (CentOS, Java)
Vireo - electronic theses and dissertations deposit (CentOS, Maven Tomcat, PostgreSQL)
Dataverse - research data repository (CentOS, Apache, Glassfish, Solr, PostgreSQL)
Aeon - special collections workflow management (vendor-hosted solution)
ArchivesSpace - metadata management
Blacklight - Resource discovery (Ruby-on-Rails, Solr)
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Preferred skills and experience:
Ruby on Rails
Software development and life-cycle management in an academic library or cultural institution
Continuous integration procedures using Docker, Ansible, Jenkins, and similar tools.
BASH scripting and chron jobs
Experience in an IT role at an academic library, archive, or other cultural institution, preferable involving extensive work with metadata.
Classified Title: Software Engineer
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm-
Exempt Status: Exempt
Department name: 10000086-Library Systems
Personnel area: Libraries
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Johns Hopkins University has openings for two experienced software engineers to join our Library Applications team. Both positions are open to remote workers.