Digital Library Software Developer, Access and Discovery Team
Stanford University Libraries is seeking a mid- to senior-level Digital Library Software Developer to join a team supporting discovery, access, and delivery as part of its digital library, an internationally recognized technology program developing innovative solutions to advance teaching, learning and research at one of the world’s leading universities. We are a mission-driven organization that emphasizes open, collaborative work and community engagement within Stanford and with partner institutions around the world. As a part of Digital Library Systems and Services (DLSS), this position will contribute to the development of interfaces, tools, and software to enable online discovery and access to the collections of Stanford and its partner institutions. You will also work on other areas across our team’s portfolio and on projects with external partners, working closely with software developers, user experience designers, and service managers. You will also work with your colleagues to ensure that our applications and services meet accessibility guidelines and best practices. Developing, using and implementing open standards and open source software will be part of the work of the position.
About the position and application instructions
The starting salary range for this position is $90,000-$150,000. This position is part of the Access and Discovery Team within Digital Library Systems and services, based on the main Stanford campus. We support remote workers, and full-time remote candidates located within the United States are encouraged to apply. We also welcome and encourage applications from and nominations for candidates from underrepresented groups in software development and libraries.
More information about the core duties and qualifications can be found in the official posting on Stanford Careers site (requisition #95158). To apply, submit an application through Stanford Careers. A resume and cover letter are required for all applications. For earliest consideration, please apply by August 19, 2022.
About Stanford Libraries
Stanford Libraries is a network of over 15 libraries with over 400 employees. We are committed to fueling the teaching, learning and research across Stanford by acquiring, stewarding, and making available a robust collection, currently in excess of 12 million items. Everyone in the organization plays a vital role in fulfilling that objective. Our dedication to discoverability and information management also has us engaged in dynamic global partnerships. We are constantly building and strengthening our organization, and we recognize striving for excellence is a marathon and not a sprint. We are constantly trying to strike the right pace, and admit there are times when we find ourselves at a fast jog. While we hope to always find candidates who fit within our organization, what we truly seek is someone who will add to our culture, our profession as well as the greater academic arena. We are invested in the success of our teams and the individuals who represent Stanford Libraries.
This position is part of the Access and Discovery Team within Digital Library Systems and Services (DLSS), the technology division of Stanford Libraries. Including this position, the Access and Discovery Team comprises six software engineers and user experience designers. We develop, maintain, and support a portfolio of services and applications that support patrons and users at and beyond Stanford University in finding and using materials for research, teaching, and learning. This includes SearchWorks (our library catalog platform), the Stanford Libraries website, Spotlight at Stanford (our online exhibit platform), EarthWorks (our GIS data discovery platform), and other tools that deliver and present digital library content. The Access and Discovery Team values working as a self-directed and unified team, fostering community and collaboration, improving process incrementally through regular retrospectives, and fostering an environment with psychological safety, joy, and humor.
DLSS is a team of nearly 60 software developers, user experience designers, devops engineers, system administrators, service managers, and technologists. We develop and contribute to open source software and open standards communities like Mirador, the International Image Interoperability Framework, and Blacklight (including ArcLight, Spotlight, and GeoBlacklight). We also have helped host and facilitate events like the Lighting the Way Forum, Fantastic Futures, and the LDCX series of unconferences, and contribute to technical efforts on collaborative projects like Virtual Tribunals, the Digital Library of the Middle East, and more. DLSS works with our colleagues across the organization to world-class services and uphold the Stanford Libraries values. Find more about our recent work through looking at our recent demo videos on YouTube.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.