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Cambridge University Library: Digital Library Developer and Digital Library Systems Manager and Developer

 

Cambridge University Library seeks energetic, creative and self-motivated individuals to join its digital library team in two new posts: Digital Library Developer and Digital Library Systems Manager and Developer.

 

Over the next few years, as a result of a substantial donation, Cambridge University Library is building a sophisticated platform for delivering its digitised collections. These two roles are critical in realising this vision and will enable those appointed to work at the leading edge of digital library development.

 

These are temporary posts, funded through to 31 August 2013, although additional funding is being sought to extend the programme beyond this date. Further details of each post and information about the application process are provided below.

 

Please note that applications must be made by noon on Monday 14 February.

 

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Digital Library Developer (Foundations Project)

Grade: 8

Salary Range: £32,620 - £43,840 p.a

 

Limit of tenure 31 August 2013

 

Cambridge University Library is seeking to appoint an experienced Java developer to work on its Foundations digital library project for 2.5 years from early 2011. The Foundations project is a strategic initiative of the Library, which aims to establish a state-of-the-art infrastructure for the production, preservation and online delivery of digitised content from its world-class collections.

 

Working within a core team of three, the appointee will lead development work for the project, adapting and developing software to support all aspects of the digital library infrastructure. An open source environment is envisaged for this project, so the appointee would be selecting and adapting existing open source tools, contributing code and developing new tools as required. The project will provide an opportunity for the appointee to work at the forefront of digital library and digital humanities initiatives.

 

Applicants should have a good honours degree in Computer Science or a related field and considerable experience of leading and delivering successful software development within contexts relevant to the project. Java and SQL experience is essential and experience with the JavaServer Faces framework and Lucene/Solr is desirable. In addition to excellent technical skills, we seek applicants with strong project management and communication skills, able to translate the vision and requirements of non-technical stakeholders into a clear programme of work.

 

Informal enquiries are welcomed by Grant Young, Digitisation and Digital Preservation Specialist on 012237 65576 or Patricia Killiard, Head of Electronic Services and Systems on 102233 33037.

 

Further particulars and an application form can be downloaded from the Library website at: http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/Vacancies/ or are available from the Librarian’s Personal Assistant, Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DR. Tel: (01223) 333045. E-mail: cr267@cam.ac.uk

 

Applications should include a CV and covering letter, contact details for three professional referees, and a completed CHRIS/6 application form and should be sent to the Personnel Officer not later than 12 noon on Monday 14 February, either by post to the above address or electronically to cr267@cam.ac.uk (but not both)

 

 

Closing Date: Monday 14 February 2011

 

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Digital Library Systems Manager and Developer (Foundations Project)

Grade: 8

Salary Range: £32,620 - £43,840 p.a

 

Limit of tenure 31 August 2013

 

Cambridge University Library is seeking to appoint an experienced systems manager to work on its Foundations digital library project for 2.5 years from early 2011. The Foundations project is a strategic initiative of the Library, which aims to establish a state-of-the-art infrastructure for the production, preservation and online delivery of digitised content from its world-class collections.

 

Working within a core team of three, the appointee will be responsible for managing the systems required to underpin all aspects of the digital library infrastructure. The appointee will undertake procurement of system hardware, installation and configuration of software, system maintenance and security, and the provision of first line support. They may also contribute to development work within the project, depending on their skills and the needs of the project. It is likely that such work would be focused on achieving interoperability between various systems within the Library’s infrastructure, such as the library management system or institutional repository. The project will provide an opportunity for the appointee to work at the forefront of digital library and digital humanities initiatives.

 

Applicants should have a good honours degree in Computer Science or a related field and considerable expertise in Unix/Linux systems administration, large-scale storage systems and network security. Experience in Java development and the JavaServer Faces framework is an advantage. In addition to excellent technical skills, we seek applicants with strong interpersonal skills, able to translate the vision and requirements of non-technical stakeholders into a suitable technical architecture and provide support to systems users.

 

Informal enquiries are welcomed by Grant Young, Digitisation and Digital Preservation Specialist on 012237 65576 or Patricia Killiard, Head of Electronic Services and Systems on 012233 33037.

 

Further particulars and an application form can be downloaded from the Library website at: http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/Vacancies/ or are available from the Librarian’s Personal Assistant, Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DR. Tel: (01223) 333045. E-mail: cr267@cam.ac.uk

 

Applications should include a CV and covering letter, contact details for three professional referees, and a completed CHRIS/6 application form and should be sent to the Personnel Officer not later than 12 noon on Monday 14 February, either by post to the above address or electronically to cr267@cam.ac.uk (but not both)

 

 

Closing Date: Monday 14 February 2011



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