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Software Developer

Software Developer

University of Cincinnati Job Location: Ohio Date Created: 02-15-2018

General Description:

The Digital Scholarship Center of the University of Cincinnati invites applications for an experienced Software Developer.  Successful candidates should have experience with the implementation of enterprise-level software to assist us in the growth of our machine learning and data visualization tools.

This is one of four strategic positions UC Libraries is recruiting as part of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's Catalyst Transdisciplinary Research grant awarded to the University of Cincinnati in support of the Digital Scholarship Center's research on machine learning and data visualization in multiple disciplines in the humanities and beyond.

This position is a thirty (30) month appointment, with an annual salary of $55,000.00 to $60,000.00 and a comprehensive benefits package.

Relationship and Authority:

This position will report to Dr. James Lee, Digital Scholarship Center co-director.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1.    Consult with faculty and students to advance research projects and training.
2.    Evaluate scholarly needs and define project goals for research projects.
3.    Provide input on appropriate deliverables and reasonable schedules for completion.
4.    Write, test, and debug original software code for applications that enable scholars and library users to collect, manage, produce, manipulate, or analyze digital information resources.
5.    Modify existing applications to improve their functioning or achieve broader and more effective use and engage with new technologies to help researchers find their use and interest for research.

Required Qualifications:

1.    Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, or related degree; -OR- and Associate's degree with two (2) years' experience; or four (4) years of basic to intermediate level computer hardware related experience.
2.    Possesses working knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures and contributes through support, using established processes, methods, and systems.

Preferred Qualifications:

1.    Graduate level degree/education will be a plus.
2.    Minimum two (2) years of experience with software development, application development, or systems administration with demonstrable tech skills in an accessible portfolio of work.
3.    Experience in relational database systems, including Postgresql and MySQL.
4.    Professional experience in machine learning, natural language processing, information retrieval and probabilistic analysis.
5.    Experience equivalent to one full-time year with either a programming language (Python, R, Java) or HTML and JavaScri.0pt.
6.    Familiarity with a code version control system such as GIT.
7.    Ability to work and communicate with technical and non-technical collaborators, researchers, and fellow developers.

University of Cincinnati Libraries
The mission of the University of Cincinnati Libraries is to empower discovery, stimulate learning and inspire the creation of knowledge by connecting students, faculty, researchers and scholars to dynamic data, information and resources. In May 2014, the Libraries launched its Strategic Plan with the vision to become the globally engaged, intellectual commons of the university--positioning itself as the hub of collaboration, digital innovation and scholarly endeavor on campus and transforming itself, the library landscape and the teaching, learning, clinical and research endeavors of the university. For more information about the University of Cincinnati Libraries, visit http://libraries.uc.edu/about.html.
Located in the Walter C. Langsam Library, the Digital Scholarship Center (DSC) is a joint venture of the University of Cincinnati Libraries and the College of Arts and Sciences. Launched in September 2016 as an academic center, the DSC provides faculty and students across the university with support for digital project conception, design and implementation. For more about the Digital Scholarship Center, visit http://dsc.uc.edu.
The University of Cincinnati is a public research university with an enrollment of more than 44,000+ students. The university's mission is to serve the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world as a premier, public, urban research university dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning and research. For more information about the University of Cincinnati, visit http://www.uc.edu/about.html.
Interested and qualified candidates can apply on-line via the university's recruitment and hiring system located at https://jobs.uc.edu. Candidates must complete the online application, attaching a cover letter and resume. Review of applications begins February 26, 2018 and the position will be open until filled. First-round interviews conducted via Skype.

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