[Humanist] 24.336 job at NYU: programmer, ancient texts

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Mon Sep 13 23:47:23 CEST 2010

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 336.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2010 12:13:33 -0400
        From: Jennifer Vinopal <vinopal at nyu.edu>
        Subject: NYU Position Announcement - Programmer - Ancient Texts

New York University

New York University's Division of the Libraries seeks a
Programmer/Analyst to work on the "Papyrological Navigator"
(http://papyri.info) and associated systems.  Papyri.info is a
web-based research portal that provides scholars worldwide with the
ability to search, browse and collaboratively edit texts,
transcriptions, images and metadata relating to ancient texts on
papyri, pottery fragments and other material.  The incumbent will work
closely with the Project Coordinator and with scholars involved in the
project at NYU's Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, Duke
University, the University of Kentucky and the University of
Heidelberg, as well as with NYU Digital Library Technology staff.

The incumbent's initial responsibilities will include: close
collaboration with project team members to enhance and extend a robust
production environment at NYU for the ongoing ingest and processing of
new and updated text transcriptions, metadata and digital images;
performing both analysis and programming of any required changes or
enhancements to current PN applications.

Candidates should have the following skills:
   * Bachelor's degree in computer or information science and 3 years
     of relevant experience or equivalent combination
   * Must include experience developing web applications using Java
   * Demonstrated knowledge of Java, Javascript, Tomcat, Saxon,
     Lucene, Apache, SQL, XML, XSLT
   * Experience with metadata standards (e.g. TEI, EpiDoc)
   * Experience working in Unix/Linux environments
   * Preferred: Experience with Apache Solr, RDF triple stores (e.g. 
Mulgara), Clojure =20
   * Preferred: Experience designing, building, and deploying 
distributed systems
   * Preferred: Experience working with non-Roman Unicode-based textual 
data (esp. Greek)
   * Excellent communication and analytical skills

Applicants should submit resume and cover letter, which reflects how
applicant's education and experience match the job requirements.

NYU offers a competitive salary and superior benefit package, which
includes tuition benefits for self and eligible family members,
generous vacation, medical, dental, and retirement plans. For more
information about working at NYU visit our website at: 

To apply:

To apply for this position online, visit

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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