The Software Engineer is responsible for the creation, implementation, maintenance, performance, production support and documentation of the software applications developed by the Digital Research and Curation Center (DRCC). This includes but is not limited to the installation, modification, and testing of new and/or upgraded applications (packages or home grown), operating systems, file structures, hardware, communication devices, and productivity tools. Applies analysis techniques and procedures to gather and then translate business requirements into functional/technical specifications and designs. Using functional specifications and designs, produces all or part of the deliverables. Maintains databases and application system code.
Responsible for full life-cycle of medium to large sized complex projects; strong technical skills; strong ability to understand complex business processes. Develops solutions based on extensive technical knowledge, skills and experience; influences client towards innovative/integrated solutions. Works closely with other Software Engineers, Project Managers and Hodson Director of the DRCC. The Sheridan Libraries and University Museums are strongly committed to diversity. A strategic goal of the Libraries and Museums is to work toward achieving diversity when recruiting new staff and promoting existing staff. The Libraries and Museums prize initiative, creativity, professionalism, and teamwork. For information on the Sheridan Libraries, visit www.library.jhu.edu. For information on Evergreen Museum and Library and Homewood Museum, visit www.museums.jhu.edu.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Design and Development:
Develop detailed tasks by analyzing project scope and milestones for complex projects in order to ensure product is delivered in a timely fashion according to software lifecycle standards.
Develop/change data input, files/database structures, data transformation, algorithms, and data output by using appropriate computer language/tools to provide technical solutions for complex application development tasks.
Document code and associated processes by adhering to development methodologies, adding code comments and appropriate documentation to various knowledge-base system(s) to simplify code maintenance and to improve support.
Provide thought leadership in designing and developing innovative integrated solutions.
Testing and Documentation:
Create and document complex test scenarios using the appropriate testing tools to validate and verify application functionality.
Test all changes by using the appropriate complex test scenarios to ensure all delivered solutions work as expected and errors are handling in a meaningful way.
Author and maintain documentation by writing audience-appropriate materials to serve as technical and/or end-user references.
Implementation and Maintenance:
Implement changes by adhering to the change management policies and procedures for any given project to communicate to all parties the nature, significance, and risk factors of the solution.
Monitor changes and resolve complex problems by responding as they occur, by reviewing all
processing and output of the newly implemented solution, and by proactively ensuring the solution works successfully in order to satisfy the customer requirements and to provide a smooth transition to the new solution.
Provide support by investigating and resolving issues, including complex issues to ensure prompt, effective service.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Bachelor’s degree required. Five years of related work experience with applications and technologies including:
Extensive experience in Java (required).
Experience in Spring, Maven, Docker, Git (required).
Experience in search index, such as ElasticSearch or Solr (required).
Additional experience may be substituted for education and additional education may substitute for experience as permitted by the JHU Equivalency Formula.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
Angular or react (preferred).
Some experience in developing web services (preferred).
Some experience with Go, RDF, PHP and/or Drupal (preferred).
Some experience with Fedora repository architecture (preferred.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to work on multiple priorities effectively.
Ability to prioritize conflicting demands.
Ability to execute assigned project tasks within established schedule.
Ability to work collaboratively in a distributed team environment.
Ability to communicate effectively in the service of users and colleagues.
Writes and communicates clearly and concisely.
Possesses sound documentation skills.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Must demonstrate exemplary customer service skills.
Classified Title: Software Engineer Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PE Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:30am - 5:00pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 10000077-Digital Research & Curation Center Personnel area: Libraries
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