[Humanist] 24.180 job as software engineer for Digital Antiquity

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Fri Jul 9 07:16:05 CEST 2010

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 180.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Thu, 8 Jul 2010 08:35:16 -0700
        From: adam brin <adam at brin.org>
        Subject: Software Engineer Position for Digital Antiquity

Digital Antiquity seeks a creative and innovative Software Engineer to
assist in the development of a national digital repository for
archaeological documents and data. Digital Antiquity is a national,
multi-institutional effort funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and
based at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. This exciting
initiative provides an excellent career opportunity in software development
and is a unique, real-world opportunity to develop research tools that will
transform archaeology with cutting-edge technology.

Digital Antiquity's repository, tDAR (The Digital Archaeological Record) is
built using common J2EE and open-source components including: Struts 2,
Hibernate, Spring, Postgres, and JQuery.

$60,000-$80,000 per year.

*Major areas of responsibility include:
** Design and implement software and services using Java (J2EE) for the tDAR
digital repository
* Develop and leverage Semantic Web tools to assist archaeological research
* Develop unique temporal and spatial visualization tools
* Design and integrate data-management and work flow tools with applications
* Develop scalable, secure, and maintainable web applications
* Perform systems analysis and programming by contributing to analysis of
data and functional requirements for information and knowledge-management
applications, systems, and related work flow processes
* Translate functional specifications into program design; programs
applications and systems interfaces in applicable programming languages
* Maintain and update programming code using an agile development process;
upholding best practices for documentation of source code; writing and
maintaining general applications and systems documentation
* Develop interfaces between digital repositories and application services
specific to diverse digital objects including, but not limited to:
XML-encoded textual objects, images, audio/video data, numeric and
geospatial data
* Collaborate with a multi-institutional team of faculty, researchers, and
technical staff
* Collaborate with web designers and applications administrators during the
design, test and evaluation of applications

*Days & Schedule:
*Monday-Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM; may include occasional evenings and weekends.

*Minimum Qualifications:
** Bachelors degree in computer science or closely related field AND two (2)
years previous experience in software applications development; OR, Any
equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable
knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

*Desired Qualifications
** Experience building J2EE applications, preferably with Struts 2,
Hibernate, and Spring.
* Working knowledge of Postgres, SQL, and general database administration.
* Experience with Mercurial, Git, and distributed software development
* Demonstrated experience creating highly usable and scalable web
* Proficient experience with JavaScript, JSON, AJAX, JavaScript frameworks
like JQuery, and CSS.
* Experience with Maven, Ant, and JUnit.
* Experience with Digital Repository software tools, standards, and metadata
(DSpace, Fedora, JHOVE, PREMIS, Dublin Core, MODS).
* Experience with semantic web, RDF and OWL.
* Master's degree in information science, computer science, informatics or a
related field.

*Department Statement/Gen Info
*The Center for Digital Antiquity, supported jointly by the School of Human
Evolution and Social Change and ASU Libraries, is dedicated to the creation
of a national/international repository for digital archaeological data. The
center's goals are to provide unprecedented access to archaeological data
and documents from tens of thousands of investigations, projects and
studies, and to ensure the long-term preservation of these irreplaceable
data and documents. Attaining these goals will enable wide-ranging
comparative archaeological research capable of advancing substantially our
understanding of the past and our present-day management of archaeological
resources. The new center is supported by a major grant from the Andrew W.
Mellon Foundation and involves collaborators at Archaeology Data Services,
at the University of York in the United Kingdom, the University of Arkansas,
the Pennsylvania State University, the SRI Foundation, University College
Dublin and Washington State University. More information and a beta are
available at http://www.digitalantiquity.org.

*Background Check Statement
*ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a
criminal background check, verification of work history, academic
credentials, licenses, and certifications.

*Standard Statement
*Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an
unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and
broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution
comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic,
social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its
research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that
traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 67,000
students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city.
ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students
from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

Arizona State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action

*How to apply
Application deadline is 11:59pm Arizona time on July 16, 2010.

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month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of
employer for each position. Resume should clearly illustrate how prior
knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of
this position.


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