Developer for Digital Scholarship and Research

at Columbia University Libraries (view profile)
Location New York, NY
Date Posted March 10, 2020
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
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Education Requirements Bachelor's degree and/or its equivalent experience required with 2-4 years of related experience.
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $75,170
Hourly or Salary? Salary
Pay Grade Grade 11



  • 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

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and/or its equivalent experience required with 2-4 years of related experience.
  • Experience with command line use of computers and one or more relevant programming or scripting languages (e.g. JavaScript, Python, Perl, Ruby, PHP).
  • Experience with modern web standards (HTML/CSS/JavaScript).
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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.

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