Job Posting: Yale University - Cultural Heritage, Developer & Tech Lead

Mon, 2018-11-05 09:13 -- maphillips

Yale University houses preeminent cultural and natural heritage collections (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale Center for British Art, Yale University Art Gallery, Yale University Library and Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History) in pursuit of its mission to improve the world today and for future generations through outstanding research and scholarship, education, preservation, and practice. Yale’s collecting organizations complement physical collections with born-digital materials and through transformative digital systems to improve and expand access, streamline academic work, incorporate resources worldwide from other institutions, and provide a platform for developing new ways to conduct research, teach, learn and publish.

Information Technology Services (ITS) seeks a Senior Software Engineer to be a hands-on developer who will provide technical leadership to other software engineers in developing innovative web applications that support shared practices across Yale’s collecting organizations as well as the global cultural and natural heritage community. This person keeps current with existing and emerging cultural and natural heritage technologies, standards, and best practices; and, participates in higher-education cultural and natural heritage conferences, projects, and standards groups to stay apprised of industry direction and opportunities for collaboration.

Through close collaboration with the library, galleries and museums, this person provides vision, planning, guidance, consultation, mentoring and coordination of cultural and natural heritage multi-departmental software development projects. This person ensures that applications are designed and deployed to provide ample performance to process large volumes of information in a variety of formats including but not limited to text, images, audio, video, metadata, structured data, and unstructured data managed by Yale’s libraries, galleries, and museums.

The person will participate in the implementation of programming standards and methodologies to improve overall efficiency in developing, deploying and operating reliable software applications. Senior Software Engineer actively engages in all aspects of the software application lifecycle from user input through design, code development, quality assurance, operations, continuous improvement, and decommissioning.

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