Research Services Developer

at UCLA Library (view profile)
Location Los Angeles, CA
Date Posted March 30, 2020
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
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Education Requirements B.A.
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency 62,808
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency 124,296
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Reporting to the Head of the Digital Library Program (HDLP), the Research Services Developer (RSD) develops and maintains processes and software services to make locally managed digital assets usable for research. The RSD is responsible for serving both novice and experienced researchers in making effective use of the Library's unique collections as well as in developing new research computing skills. The RSD connects with faculty and research centers across campus to develop a plan for increasing the utility of the assets curated by the Digital Library Program. The RSD provides consultation services through the Library's Data Science Center service. The RSD is part of the Library's cohort of Carpentries instructors and participates in teaching workshops.

The UCLA Library uses a wide range of software solutions to manage and represent digital assets, including Samvera, the International Image Interoperability Framework, Dataverse, Islandora, and a variety of custom-built solutions. The RSD will design, implement, document, and promote a suite of APIs in partnership with peers in the Digital Library Program, the Data Science Center, and the Library Software Development and Systems unit. These APIs will allow for a wide range of partners to extract and represent digital assets and metadata for reuse in digital projects and for a variety of computational research projects. The RSD more generally develops and maintains software to extract, share, manipulate, and represent data and metadata from all of the Library's locally curated repositories of digital assets, including repositories in the Digital Library Program and the Data Science Center. Reporting to the Head of the Digital Library Program (HDLP), the RSD plays a defining role in developing collaborative partnerships with faculty who seek to design their research or teaching to utilize the materials represented in the Library's repositories. Additional repository functions will include preparation and packaging for the purpose of digital preservation deposits. Priorities for API development and extraction and packaging projects will be provided by the HDLP.