Posting Summary: The University of Virginia is looking for a Senior Software Engineer for Digital Libraries to join the Library Information Technology team. Senior Software Engineer for Digital Libraries will create, enhance and maintain web application services that give patrons a way to store scholarly work and access library resources. With an emphasis on Ruby-on-Rails programming, the library applications support the access, description and ingest of scholarly work in a Fedora Commons repository through the Samvera technology stack as well as access to Library resources leveraging Blacklight technology.
The incumbent will develop and maintain software, conduct performance tuning and maintain production systems. The incumbent collaborates with team members and other Library developers to support production services, community driven open source communities and to engage in long term, highly complex programming assignments with significant latitude to devise approaches best suited to project goals.
This position joins other information technology staff in contributing to the Library's goal of being a central and responsive partner in the research, teaching, and learning priorities of the University of Virginia.
Minimum Requirements: A minimum of Four (4) years of demonstrated experience in software design and development At least one year of development experience with Ruby-on-Rails Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS or related discipline. Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree. Knowledge of model-view-controller code organization and object oriented design Demonstrated experience developing web server applications
To apply, visit http://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0623628. Complete an application, attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. If you have any questions please contact Chris Black at [email protected]
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Virginia values diversity in all of its complexity and richness. We are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers.
Required Minimum Level of Education: *Degree or Equivalent Experience Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS, Computer Engineering or related discipline. Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Considerable - 4 to 7 years
Required Specific Experience: A minimum of Four (4) years of demonstrated experience in software design and development At least one year of development experience with Ruby-on-Rails
Preferred Specific Experience: Experience with cloud based software development
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: - Ability to conceptualize a problem and develop technology requirements
- Ability to design and develop software
- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, with a wide audience
- Knowledge of model-view-controller code organization and object oriented design
- Demonstrated experience developing web server applications
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of JIRA, Confluence, TeamCity, Samvera, Solr, Fedora Repository, GitHub/GitLab, digital object formats and library metadata standards.
Required Computer Applications: Ruby on Rails
Internal Number: 353_85010
About University of Virginia
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of benefits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.