Are you a technical leader who wants to own critical, highly-scalable systems? Are you passionate about building automation tools on a cloud-based infrastructure? arXiv is seeking an experienced senior software engineer to serve as Senior Software architect for supporting the technological innovation of arXiv--the premier open access platform serving scientists in STEM. As a member of the arXiv team, the Senior Software Architect will extend and implement a highly modular, micro-service based architecture that will give arXiv a strong foundation for the future. For nearly 30 years, arXiv has enabled scientists to share papers within scientific communities and to publish "pre-prints" that are scientific papers shared prior to a paper being published in a journal. Around the world, arXiv is recognized as an essential resource for the scientists that it serves.The new arXiv Senior Software Architect will play a key role building out the next generation system to continue this legacy.
Cornell Tech serves as the steward organization for arXiv, ensuring that arXiv has reliable technical infrastructure and providing new opportunities for innovative software development.
The arXiv organization is led by the Executive Director based at Cornell Tech, and is composed by staff working from Cornell University in Ithaca and remotely across the country. ArXiv relies on the advice and collaboration from a Scientific Advisory Board, a Member Advisory Board, and an international community of scientific subject area moderators.Since arXiv's inception in August 1991, more than 1.6 million scientific papers have been uploaded and shared. arXiv receives direct support for innovating is services from, among others, the Sloan Foundation and the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence with ongoing arXiv support from Cornell Tech, the Simons Foundation, and a global collective of 200 institutional members.
This is a 1 year position with the potential for renewal. Work location may be established as either of the Cornell University campuses in Ithaca, NY or New York, NY. There is potential for remote work.
Key opportunities this job offers:
*Play a major role in the development of software infrastructure that supports rapid dissemination of open access scientific papers,directly contributing to advancing scientific discoveries and disseminating knowledge
*Be part of a team of developers that works on open source software and technical architecture that requires integration of cloud-based and web-based services, collaborating with cutting edge organizations in technology, such as AI2, Google, among others.
*Work in an environment that engages and empowers scientists and researchers from around the world
*Enjoy flexible work-life balance, remote work and the benefits of a small startup with the security of an Ivy League University behind.
Primary responsibilities of this job:
*Provide expertise and leadership in technical architecture for arXiv to ensure that the next generation system is modular, scalable, extensible, sustainable and easily maintainable, while providing a flexible and responsive user experience
*Design an integrated system that leverages APIs and Web standards to support custom workflows for submission, moderation, and publishing of papers in arXiv and to provide open discovery and access for the entire corpus of arXiv papers and metadata.
*Collaborate with international open source software communities by participating in the development of shared software and services that mutually benefit arXiv- and others.
*Make decisions for best ways to managing technical complexity in developing and deploying arXiv as a large scale, high volume, and highly responsive system to support scientists worldwide.
*Bachelors degree in computer science, information science, or equivalent area of study with a minimum of 7 year of experience in collaborative software development projects.
*Experience developing and deploying web applications in Python and web frameworks such as Flask, Django, or Pyramid
*Experience leading, designing and developing complex Web-based applications with demands for performance, uptime, and resiliency.
*Experience in scalability, cloud migration, microservices
*Containerization technology, including Docker
*Experience developing software with the MVC design pattern
*Demonstrated ability working with open source development teams and/or with programmers located at multiple institutions or at distributed geographic locations
*Excellent verbal and written communication skills, especially and ability to communicate with scientists at the user community.
Experience and understanding of issues/opportunities in the domains of scholarly communication, scientific publishing, and/or digital libraries
Experience developing software related to open access and digital repositories.
Some prior experience with Perl programming to inform the migration from the legacy arXiv codebase to the arXiv system
Kubernetes, secrets management technology
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