George Washington University
Job Location: District of Columbia
Date Created: 08-04-2022
The George Washington University Libraries & Academic Innovation announces a search for a Software Developer.
Libraries & Academic Innovation, Gelman Library
GW Libraries and Academic Innovation (GWLAI) enriches the academic experience of scholars and students and sparks innovation at GW. Our people, programs, partnerships, and services enable research and teaching through access to the latest scholarship as well as rich archival resources; tailored support for researchers at all levels; guidance for faculty who want to explore new teaching methods and technologies in the classroom; and robust support for online education. Through innovative partnerships, dynamic workshops, and team-based approaches to project management and problem solving, GWLAI fosters collaboration and provides leadership across the university to support the shared mission of generating, making accessible, and preserving new knowledge.
Software Developers at GWLAI collaborate with faculty, students, and partners on and off campus to achieve GW’s aspirations to excellence as a comprehensive global research university. They develop, maintain, and document core systems, script integrations, and offer workshops and consultations in relevant areas of expertise. Successful candidates will demonstrate a collaborative spirit; a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging; creativity, flexibility, and a willingness to contribute to the core missions of research and education while exercising technical expertise in a particular area of practice.
Primary Job Responsibilities:
- Develop software to support scholarly research activities
- Provide support for GW researchers on topics of programming, data analysis, and web application development through consultations, workshops, and participation in research teams
- Write clear documentation and release notes for internal and open source community projects maintained by GWLAI
- Manage code in Github repositories and apply best practices to reviewing and approving new code contributions
- Build integrations that leverage APIs and other data sources to facilitate research, high quality user experiences, and data driven decision making
- Lead project teams and take responsibility for planning, communication and stakeholder engagement
- Provide support for production systems (and/or: web applications and integrations)
- Serve as an active participant in GWLAI teams and projects across campus
This position reports to the Director of Scholarly Technology.
- Masters degree (by date of appointment), or equivalent combination of education and experience
- Proficient in one programming language
- Demonstrated experience designing, implementing, and supporting all aspects of software systems using Python or Ruby on Rails
- Experience contributing to academic research projects either as an individual or part of a research team
Please note: This Software Developer position is being recruited as both a librarian and staff employment opportunity. Only one candidate either librarian or staff, will be chosen for this position.
Librarian Classification: https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/95290
This position is classified as a Council of Librarians position and is eligible for a hybrid
on-campus/remote work schedule. This position is a continual reappointment position with
reappointment periods of 1-5 years depending on rank. Proven commitment to the profession is expected and can be exhibited through service, publication, and/or presentations. This position is being considered at an open rank. Comprehensive benefits package includes 22 days/year paid annual leave; 12 days/year paid sick leave; paid winter break and 7 other holidays; medical, dental, and vision; 401(A) retirement plan, 4% base and GW will match 150% of the first 4% of your 403(B) contributions, up to a maximum of 6% of your eligible compensation; tuition assistance; generous ongoing support for professional development; and paid parental leave. Typical hiring range is $64,261.06 - $102,685.19, and is negotiable based upon skills and experience.
Staff Classification: https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/94992
This position is classified as a staff position and is eligible for a hybrid on-campus/remote work schedule. Comprehensive benefits package includes 15 days/year paid annual leave; 12 days/year paid sick leave; paid winter break and 7 other holidays; medical, dental, and vision; 401(A) retirement plan, 4% base and GW will match 150% of the first 4% of your 403(B) contributions, up to a maximum of 6% of your eligible compensation; tuition assistance; generous ongoing support for professional development; and paid parental leave. Typical hiring range is $64,261.06 - $102,685.19, and is negotiable based upon skills and experience.
We recognize that your experience and skills may not match up 100% to the job, but if you're interested and think you can succeed in the role, please apply! GWLAI supports staff with professional development and growth. When applying, highlight your experiences, including transferable skills, that address the job responsibilities and demonstrate your ability to thrive in this position and within the broader GWLAI and university communities. The University and GWLAI have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among librarians and staff in order to best serve the diverse student body and academic research conducted at the university. Prior experience in academic libraries is not required; applicants with experience in other types of environments will be considered. The GW community is a diverse community of individuals from many cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds. In order to better serve the diverse needs of our community, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for this position. We may conduct part of the interview process online and will work with you to provide support for your interview, whether remote or in-person. Potential Candidates are invited to attend one of our information sessions to learn more about the position, Library and University:
Info Session (Virtual - Live):
Thursday August 18, 2022 7pm-8pm (Eastern Time)
Info Session (Recording): Available after August 19, 2022
Confidentiality will be ensured, as the attendee list will be hidden. Live captioning will be provided.
Further inquiries may be directed to Matthew Mihalik, Director of Scholarly Technology, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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