We are seeking candidates to join our IT team for a full-time or part-time position to participate in a team responsible for a range of activities required for producing, processing and distributing digital resources that relate to understanding cultural and social life of people in the past and present. Candidates must be flexible and learn skills as needed. Applications due January 15, 2019. Starting date is February 1, 2019.
At application, candidates should have experience in some of the activities required in our overall digital operations, including coding in a number of computer languages, production support tasks related to document development in an XML environment, design and implementation of services, implementing web interfaces on both the server and client side, documentation, creating unit tests for existing and new code, identifying, documenting and fixing bugs, and participating in team discussions relating to production and design and implementation of new capabilities.
The Human Relations Area Files (HRAF) is non-profit membership organization affiliated with Yale University. Founded in 1949, HRAF is cooperative in nature and international in scope, collecting, organizing and distributing information of significance to the natural and social sciences and the humanities. Presently, our major resources are a large collection of ethnographic documents, with classificatory metadata for each paragraph of the collection, and a similar collection of archaeological reports, with similar metadata. We distribute these resources to members through web applications (see hraf.yale.edu) based on a services platform. We will be developing and deploying a range of new services over the coming years. HRAF has its own building about a mile from the main campus and with a small staff we emphasize both flexibility and teamwork.
Please send a cover letter (including a personal statement summarizing your interest in the position and your willingness to live within commuting distance of New Haven, Connecticut), and a resumé to email@example.com with the subject line HRAF IT Position. Deadline for the application is Jan. 15, 2019.
Ability to code in one or more programming languages, and developing over time skill in other languages not used before.
Some experience with document based applications, especially using XML schemas, XPath, XQuery, and/or XSLT, in document support, development and deployment, server or client side.
supporting or developing XML document based applications in environments such as Oxygen or eXistDB.
SQL relational database deployment or design. NoSQL database design and deployment experience also welcome.
development of HTML5/CSS/SCSS web based applications
Windows and/or Powershell scripting for operations support useful. The main production and development environment is Linux-based.
text-mining or language processing in any framework semantic databases and related frameworks based on RDF or related technologies
knowledge of GIS applications and associated services and web interfaces
Additional Salary Information: salary depends upon level of training and experience; will consider full-time or half-time
About Human Relations Area Files, Inc. (HRAF)
HRAF is a non-profit membership organization affiliated with Yale University. Mission of HRAF is to promote understanding of cultural diversity in the past and present.