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Saturday, August 15, 2009

F/T - Senior Application Dev - Columbia University

Senior Application Developer, Columbia University
Libraries/Information Services*

Columbia University Libraries’ Center for Digital Research and Scholarship
(CDRS) is seeking a Senior Application Developer to implement CDRS’ online
platforms by designing, coding, integrating, and maintaining services and
back-end applications that support the projects of the center.

CDRS serves the digital research and scholarly communication needs of
Columbia’s faculty, graduate students, and scholars through the innovative
creation and implementation of online tools and services. The Senior
Application Developer will work in tandem with UX designers and Web
developers to create the next generation of shared knowledge systems. The
successful applicant will know how to use multiple software development
models and tools to deliver researcher-focused applications to the Columbia
community and beyond.

Responsibilities include constructing applications and systems; designing
information architecture and user interface schemas; manipulating,
scripting, and visualizing large metadata sets and digital objects; and
authoring technical specifications for applications intended for use by a
variety of university departments and partners with diverse user

- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent
- 3-5 years of professional experience in XML/XSLT, Java, PHP, and MySQL
- 3-5 years of professional experience in Web-based application design
- Fluency with Unix, Apache, and Tomcat environments
- IA/UI skills and OO design experience
- Willingness to learn new applications and terminology

- 5-6 years of experience in Web-based application design
- Extensive familiarity with Python, XQuery, and XForms strongly desired
- Significant experience with relational databases and database design
- Familiarity with SOAP and RESTful architectures
- Familiarity with other open-source software (Django, Lucene, etc.)
- Perl and Ruby knowledge a plus

Columbia University is open-source friendly!

Columbia offers a competitive benefits package that includes 26 days’ paid
vacation, a diverse selection of medical insurance options, and a tuition
exemption for employees and their families.

To apply, please visit:

Columbia University Libraries/Information Services:
Center for Digital Research and Scholarship:

Originally posted on a library school listserv.