Digital Library Research Engineer

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This is a 3 year fixed term position in Stanford Library's Digital Library Systems and Services group based on the main Stanford campus.

The Stanford University Libraries is seeking an innovative, experienced, team-oriented software developer to build sophisticated, sustainable, and generalizable tools and infrastructure as part of Stanford's world-class digital library.  The position will focus on the development of systems that enable online access and discovery of digital resources, and that directly support interdisciplinary digital research at Stanford and beyond. Examples of software the Digital Library Research Engineer might work on include:

The Digital Research Engineer may work on projects that directly support faculty and student research projects, applying skills in information visualization; machine learning, statistical and textual analysis; natural language processing; event modeling; large dataset management and transformation; digital content creation, storage, and discovery; geospatial analysis; high performance computing concepts; or network analysis.

The Digital Library Research Engineer will join a distinguished and widely-recognized team of nearly 70 software developers, information architects, user experience designers, DevOps engineers, system administrators, project managers and academic technologists with combined decades of expertise in building tools and infrastructure in support of research and teaching. Our team is a leader in the global library and cultural heritage technology communities, leads and contributes to open source projects, and helps develop and contribute to open standards.  

The successful candidate will be a skilled software developer with experience in the full technology stack. In particular we are looking for engineers with expertise in Ruby on Rails, Python, JavaScript, D3, SQL, PostgreSQL, Solr, and related web technologies.   

Why work with us?

You’ll love your work, but you’ll still have time and energy for a life.

You’ll work with colleagues you actually want to go have lunch with.

You’ll have opportunities to grow and management that encourages experimentation and risk taking.

You'll work on stuff that matters and helps make the world a better place.

We care about providing a welcoming and inclusive work environment.

We actively participate in efforts to make technology more inclusive.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.