[Humanist] 26.171 research programmer's job at MITH

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 171.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2012 18:07:30 +0200
        From: Jennifer Guiliano <jenguiliano at gmail.com>
        Subject: MITH @UMD Hiring a Research Programmer

Join the team at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities at
the University of Maryland. We are seeking an *experienced research
programmer* who will provide technical expertise for research projects in
the digital humanities.

The Research Programmer will work with senior MITH staff to develop new
methods and tools for the exploration and curation of digital materials.
The successful candidate will be responsible for research, development,
deployment, support and management of software for enabling the analysis of
cultural heritage collections on a large scale, and for the integration,
implementation, and maintenance of software for digital humanities projects
under the leadership of the Assistant Director for Research and
Development. Software development activities encompass all phases of
software development lifecycle, including implementation of interfaces to
other software systems and development of user interfaces for the tools
developed by MITH.

Jointly supported by the University of Maryland College of Arts and
Humanities and the University Libraries, MITH engages in collaborative,
interdisciplinary work at the intersection of technology and humanistic
inquiry. MITH specializes in text and image analytics for cultural heritage
collections, data curation, digital preservation, linked data applications,
and data publishing. The research programmer will be encouraged to advance
a relevant research agenda of their own and to participate in MITH’s
ongoing research into the areas of technology listed above.

Coordinating and implementing software applications and services (70%)

   - Define project scope, goals and deliverables. Develop project plans
   and associated communications documents. Build and implement software
   - Schedule, and monitor project timelines and milestones using
   appropriate project management tools.

Representing MITH’s technical interests at conferences, workshops, and
meetings and in collaboration with internal stakeholders and external
organizations (10%)

Personal research time used for professional development and R&D work (20%)
Required Qualifications:

   - Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Humanities, Digital Humanities,
   or a related field
   - at least 2 years programming experience
   - Experience and Knowledge of source code/version control software and
   open source documentation standards
   - Familiarity with digital humanities trends/developments.
   - Demonstrated initiative and ability to work on multiple projects
   - Excellent organizational, analytical, time management and
   communication (oral and written) skills
   - Able to work in a team-driven design and development process but with
   clear ability to motivate and manage oneself
   - Experience in selecting the appropriate development environment for
   the task

Preferred Qualifications:

   - We will prefer candidates who can demonstrate engagement in open
   source projects, communities, and related development fora (e.g. GitHub,
   StackOverflow, etc.)
   - Demonstrated experience working with dynamic content in
   template-driven web frameworks such as Ruby on Rails, Drupal, etc.
   - Excellent knowledge of JavaScript, including frameworks and techniques
   - Experience with data manipulation and analysis using tools such as
   Ruby, Python, Scala, R, or MATLAB
   - Experience with building large-scale distributed applications and
   architectures using Java or JVM languages preferred
   - Experience with XML technologies (validation schemes, XSLT, eXist,
   Cocoon, etc.)

The Research Programmer is a full-time, 12-month staff position at the
University. Salary is commensurate with experience, ranging from $64,000 to
$76,000. The University also offers a competitive benefits package. To
apply, please upload a letter of application, CV, examples of code/projects
(or URLs to accessible repositories) and contact information for three
references to jobs at umd.edu. For best consideration, apply by close of
business on *August 12, 2012*.

The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity institution with respect
to both education and employment. The university does not discriminate on
the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or handicap
in admission, or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and
activities as required by federal (Title VI, Title IX, Section 504) and
state laws and regulations. Women and Minorities are strongly encouraged to
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Jennifer Guiliano
Assistant Director

Email:guiliano at umd.edu
Office Phone: (301) 405-9528
Skype: jenguiliano
twitter: @jenguiliano
website: http://mith.umd.edu/

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