The Northeastern University Libraries are pleased to announce a cluster of new positions as part of our growing research and development activities in the fields of digital humanities and digital libraries. The Libraries are undertaking an ambitious agenda in support of emerging digital humanities and quantitative social sciences research efforts at Northeastern. With the launch of a new digital repository service and an increasing number of major grant-funded projects, the Libraries are deeply engaged with the university’s research mission.

These positions will work as part of a team that includes the staff of the Digital Scholarship Group and Library Technical Services to develop and expand support for digital scholarship, digital repository services, discovery tools, and other critical library services. We are looking for technically confident, fast learners who are equally comfortable with collaborative development, thoughtful experimentation, and critical system support. Team members have opportunities to participate in grant-funded research, collaborate on cutting-edge digital scholarship projects, and lead the development of new tools and systems. If you are interested in exploring new ways that technology can support research in the humanities and social sciences, we would like very much to hear from you.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

To apply for these positions, and to view job grade and salary information, please visit Northeastern’s job posting site at https://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/search and search for jobs within the division of the Library.

The following jobs are currently available.

 

Library Web Developer

The Library Web Developer has responsibility for designing, programming, and/or adapting existing web tools to enhance the Library’s various web-based systems. This position develops customized and project-specific solutions in JavaScript, PHP/Perl, CSS and other related web technologies, as well as contributing to the development of other core services, such as the Digital Repository Service, faculty online publications, remote service systems, and the online catalog. He or she works collaboratively with library colleagues as well as colleagues in Information Technology Services and across campus, and participates in an ongoing evaluation of emerging academic and library technologies.

 

Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or a related field (or equivalent experience).
• Excellent knowledge of database-driven web development using PHP.
• Significant experience with front-end development (CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Perl, etc.).
• Significant experience with Drupal, including customization of Drupal modules preferred.
• Significant experience with front-end development — tools, techniques and workflow automation (using CSS and preprocessors, XHTML, JavaScript/JQuery, git/github, bootstrap responsive design framework, etc.).
• Knowledge of current web development standards and cross platform compatibility and accessibility techniques.
• Experience with Open Source software.
• Ability to work in an API environment and experience with SOAP and/or REST desirable.
• Excellent oral and written skills to communicate with technical and non-technical individuals and prepare project documentation to support training and best practices encoding guidelines
• Strong interpersonal skill; ability to work successfully in a collaborative environment.
• Ability to take initiative and meet deadlines.
• Experience with IT in a library or higher education setting desirable.

To learn more and apply for the position of Library Web Developer, please visit https://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/29981.

Web Applications Programmer

The Web Applications Programmer has responsibility for designing, programming, and/or adapting existing web tools to augment and enhance the Library’s various web-based systems. This position maintains key digital architecture in Drupal, WordPress, and Omeka, as well as contributing to the development of other core services, such as the Digital Repository Service, remote service systems, and the online catalog. He or she works collaboratively with library colleagues as well as colleagues in ITS and across campus, and participates in an ongoing evaluation of emerging academic and library technologies. This is a 2-year position with the possibility of extended funding.

 

Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or a related field (or equivalent experience).
• Excellent knowledge of database-driven web development using PHP.
• Significant experience with Drupal and WordPress, including customization of associated modules.
• Experience with Omeka preferred.
• Experience with front-end development (CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Perl, etc.).
• Experience with Git/Github and other web development and testing platforms
• Knowledge of current web development standards and cross platform compatibility and accessibility techniques.
• Experience with Open Source software.
• Ability to work in an API environment and experience with SOAP and/or REST desirable.
• Excellent oral and written skills to communicate with technical and non-technical individuals and prepare project documentation to support training and best practices encoding guidelines
• Strong interpersonal skill; ability to work successfully in a collaborative environment.
• Ability to take initiative and meet deadlines.
• Experience with IT in a library or higher education setting desirable.

To learn more and apply for the position of Web Applications Programer, please visit https://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/29979.

XML Applications Developer

The XML Applications Developer develops and maintains XML applications in support of the Digital Scholarship Group (DSG) and faculty projects affiliated with the DSG, with major focus on the TEI Archiving, Publishing and Access Service (TAPAS) and the Women Writers Project. He or she provides programming and systems analysis for the design, development and documentation of complex research tools across a wide range of projects. The XML Applications Developer will be responsible for designing, developing, testing and deploying new technologies, tools and resources to extend and enhance digital content and services, developing application programming interfaces (APIs) to facilitate multiple submission and access pathways. He or she writes and/or modifies code and conducts quality assurance on code contributed by other developers, and performs related duties as necessary. He or she works collaboratively with library colleagues as well as colleagues in ITS and across campus, and participates in an ongoing evaluation of emerging academic and library technologies. This is a 2-year position with the possibility of extended funding.

 

Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 2-3 years of XML development experience.
• Demonstrably strong working knowledge of XML/XSL and Xquery.
• Ability to work in an API environment and experience developing REST-based services.
• Knowledge of RDF and linked data structures and applications.
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills and the ability to formulate options, develop, and recommend solutions.
• Creativity in problem solving to independently resolve numerous technical issues arising in a constantly changing work environment, and analytical skills and judgment to extrapolate from one situation to another and to make appropriate decisions in a dynamic work environment
• Demonstrated experience with Unix, Unix utilities, device handling, data storage, and basic UNIX administration.
• Strong understanding of information organization and retrieval technologies used to organize, store, and access digital content.
• Experience with programming best practices, including test-drive development and design patterns.
• Knowledge of current web development standards and cross platform compatibility and accessibility techniques.
• Experience with Open Source software.
• Excellent oral and written skills to communicate with technical and non-technical individuals and prepare project documentation to support training and best practices encoding guidelines
• Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work successfully in a collaborative environment.
• Experience with IT in a higher education setting desirable.
• Experience working on complex humanities data desirable.

To learn more and apply for the position of XML Applications Developer, please visit https://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/29980.


 

About Northeastern University Libraries

The Northeastern University Library is at the hub of campus intellectual life. Resources include over 900,000 print volumes, 500,000 e-books, and 60,000 electronic journals. The Snell Library building welcomes 1.5 million visitors a year on the Boston campus and the library’s web site serves users around the world. The library provides award-winning research and instructional services, a growing focus on networked information, and extensive special collections that document social justice efforts in the Greater Boston area. The library has an ambitious vision to expand its digital initiatives by developing its digital repository, digitizing unique collections, constructing integrated collaborative spaces, and fostering the adoption of digital media and the creation of new knowledge. The Northeastern University Library leads the way in redefining library service in the 21st century. For more information, please visit www.library.northeastern.edu.

 

About Northeastern

Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs—our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning—build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. See http://www.northeastern.edu.

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.