[Humanist] 25.35 jobs at the New York Public Library

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        Date: Thu, 19 May 2011 14:58:51 -0400
        From: Doug Reside <dougreside at gmail.com>
        Subject: Two jobs at NYPL

All,

We are seeking two digital humanities developers for projects at NYPL.

Apply here:

https://jobs-nypl.icims.com/jobs/search?ss=1&searchKeyword=Labs&searchLocation=&searchCategory=11045

Descriptions below.

Doug

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Front-End Web Developer/Designer, NYPL Labs

Overview:
     The New York Public Library seeks a talented web
designer/developer to join the Library's new research and development
unit, NYPL Labs. We are looking for someone who is willing to
experiment, able to build, test and debug in rapid iterations, and
excited to join the intellectual life of NYPL and the wider digital
humanities and creative tech community.
     Work will be situated in midtown Manhattan within NYPL's larger
web group, but will focused on projects that break new ground in
digital humanities research and/or facilitate new forms of networked
participation in library activity. Projects may range from building
crowdsourcing tools for enhancing library collections, rethinking
established genres such as archival finding aids, or developing
multi-modal (potentially cross-institutional) digital archives of
special collections material.
     Some projects will be proof-of-concept prototypes aimed at
hatching ideas that might eventually be applied more broadly across
the library, others will be fully realized applications that become
staple resources in the NYPL web environment. All will place you at
the intersection of scholarly, library and technological innovation
taking place at one of the world' greatest public research
institutions, tapped into one of the worlds largest and most
creatively dynamic urban populations.
External Responsibilities:
We are seeking a developer who can:

Build and design attractive and intuitive web application interfaces.
Work with our User Experience Designers to adapt existing and create
new software-based solutions to support the needs of our patrons.
Explore new platforms and architectures for NYPL services and content.
Keep up to date with the latest trends in both web technology and
digital libraries/digital humanities, and participate in a community
of fellow practitioners.
Perform other related duties as required

Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Web Development, Computer Science, Digital
Design, or a related field (or equivalent experience).
Expert level HTML and CSS skills.
Excellent knowledge of Javascript, including frameworks and techniques
such as AJAX, JQuery and/or Prototype.
Demonstrated experience working with dynamic content in
template-driven web frameworks such as Ruby on Rails, Drupal, etc.
Knowledge of source code/version control software, test driven
development, and Agile processes area major plus.
Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, including
demonstrated ability to work well collaboratively or independently.
Ability to take initative and meet deadlines.
Position will report to the web development team of the NYPL Strategy
Office, under the Senior Manager for Wen Initiatives, and will work
closely day to day with the Manager of NYPL Labs.

----------------------------------------------------------
Web Applications Developer, NYPL Labs

Position Description:

Overview:
     The New York Public Library seeks a talented web applications
developer to join the Library's new research and development unit,
NYPL Labs. We are looking for someone who is willing to experiment,
able to build, test and debug in rapid iterations, and excited to join
the intellectual life of NYPL and the wider digital humanities and
creative tech community.
     Work will be situated in midtown Manhattan within NYPL's larger
web group, but will be focused on projects that break new ground in
digital humanities research and/or facilitate new forms of networked
participation in library activity. Projects may range from building
crowdsourcing tools for enhancing library collections, rethinking
established genres such as archival finding aids, or developing
multi-modal (potentially cross-institutional) digital archives of
special collections material.Some projects will be proof-of-concept
prototypes aimed at hatching ideas that might eventually be applied
more broadly across the Library. Others will be fully realized
applications that become staple resources in the NYPL web environment.
All will place you at the intersection of scholarly, library and
technological innovation taking place at one of the worlds great
public research institutions. Tapped into one of the worlds largest
and most creatively dynamic urban populations.

Responsibilities:

We are seeking a developer who can:
Design and implement scalable, optimized, database-driven web
applications using server and client-side techniques.
 Work with our User Experience Designers to adapt existing and create
new software-based solutions to support the needs of our patrons.
Specify and build APIs, data feeds and other ways of interacting with
NYPL content beyond web-based interfaces.
Explore new platforms and architectures for NYPL services and content.
Keep up to date with the latest trends in both web technology and
digital libraries/digital humanities, and participate in a community
of fellow practitioners.
Perform other related duties as required

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or a
related field (or equivalent experience).
Excellent knowledge of databased-driven web development using PHP and
Javascript.
Demonstrated experience working with web-based content management
systems, including familiarity with database programming (MySQL
preferred), user accounts and session management.
Preferred or desired experience in Ruby on Rails or other MVC framework.
Preferred or desired experience with Drupal or equivalent CMS.
Experience with front-end development (CSS, XHTML, JQuery, etc.) preferred.
Knowledge of source code/version control software, test-driven
development, and Agile processes are a major plus.
Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, including
demonstrated ability to work collaboratively or independently.
Ability to take initiative and meet deadlines.
Position will report to web development team of the NYPL Strategy
Office, under the Senior Manager for Web Initiatives, and will work
closely day to day with Manager of NYPL Labs.





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