[Humanist] 29.419 developer's job at Columbia

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Sat Oct 24 06:54:33 CEST 2015

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 419.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2015 12:02:48 -0400
        From: Alex Gil <colibri.alex at gmail.com>
        Subject: Job: Digital Humanities Developer - Columbia University Libraries

Digital Humanities Developer – Columbia University Libraries 

The Digital Humanities Developer will provide technology support for
digital humanities-focused projects by evaluating, implementing and
managing relevant platforms and applications; the Developer will also
analyze, transform and/or convert existing humanities-related data sets for
staff, engage in creative prototyping of innovative applications, and
provide technology consulting and instructional support for Libraries staff.

This new position, based in the Libraries’ Digital Program Division, will
work on a variety of projects, collaborating closely with the Digital
Humanities Librarian, the Digital Scholarship Coordinator, other Libraries
technology groups, librarians in the Humanities & History division and
project stakeholders. The position will contribute to building out flexible
and sustainable technology platforms for the Libraries’ DH programs and
will also explore new and innovative DH applications and tools.

The successful candidate will have great collaboration and communication
skills and a strong interest in developing expertise in the evolving field
of digital humanities.

Minimum Qualifications 

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in, computer science or a related field, with
demonstrable experience in the humanities, a minimum of three years of
related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and

Significant experience with UNIX, relational databases (e.g., MySQL,
PostgreSQL), and one or more relevant software / scripting languages (e.g.,
JavaScript, PHP, Python, Ruby/Rails, Perl); experience with modern web
standards (HTML5 / CSS / JavaScript); ability to manage software
development using revision control software such as SVN and GIT/GITHUB;
strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work as part of
collaborative teams; ability to communicate effectively with faculty,
students, and staff, including both technical and non-technical

Preferred Qualifications

Advanced degree in computer science or a related field, or an advanced
degree in the humanities or related field; experience in one or more of the
following areas: natural language processing, text analysis, data-mining,
machine learning, spatial information / mapping, data modeling, information
visualization, integrating digital media into web applications; experience
with XML/XSLT, GIS, SOLR, linked data technologies; experience with
platforms used for digital exhibits or archives.

For more information and application:


Columbia University is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and
strongly encourages individuals of all backgrounds and cultures to consider
this position.

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