Working in a cooperative and collaborative environment, the Developer for Digital Research and Scholarship contributes to the planning and implementation of digital humanities-related research and scholarly publishing projects involving Columbia faculty, students, and Libraries staff. The responsibilities of the position include tool and platform analysis; software development, implementation, and maintenance; project consultation and development; structured training and participation in the professional development of Columbia researchers and librarians; and digital project life cycle and sustainability consultation with research and publishing partners. This position reports within the Digital Library and Scholarly Technologies group and works closely with the Libraries Research and Learning and Collections groups
Evaluating, implementing and maintaining relevant tools, technologies, and platforms for conducting and publishing digital research.
Engaging in creative prototyping in support of research and scholarly initiatives in which the Libraries are engaged.
Consulting on and facilitating the use and reuse of digital library collections for scholarship and research.
Developing curricula and conducting training in the use of digital tools for scholarship and research.
Advising on library or faculty project life cycle and sustainability options and requirements.
Bachelor's degree and/or its equivalent experience required with 2-4 years of related experience.
Ability to manage software development using revision control tools (e.g. Git, SVN).
Strong interpersonal and communications skills and demonstrated ability to work as part of collaborative teams. Ability to communicate with collaborators of varying technical literacy.
Advanced degree in computer science, or a related field.
Experience with unix-based operating systems and virtualization environments.
Experience with relational databases (e.g. MySQL, PostgreSQL).
Experience with non-relational datastores (e.g. Solr, graphstores).
Experience in one or more digital research techniques (e.g. natural language processing, computational text analysis, data mining, machine learning, spatial data manipulation/mapping, data modeling and visualization, innovative use of digital media in web publications).
Experience with XML/XSLT, GIS, or linked data technologies and standards.
Experience with platforms used for digital exhibits, archives, or research support.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 506308
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