Digital Library Software Developer, Access and Discovery Team (3 positions)

Stanford University Libraries is seeking three software developers 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 engineers, 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 positions.

About the positions and application instructions

These positions are part of the Access and Discovery Team within Digital Library Systems and Services, and are based on the main Stanford campus. More information regarding core duties and qualifications can be found on each of the three postings:

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. 

To apply, submit an application for each posting for which you wish to be considered. A resume and cover letter are required for all applications. For earliest consideration, please apply by May 28, 2021. 

About Stanford Libraries

Stanford Libraries is a network of over 15 libraries with over 400 employees committed to fueling teaching, learning and research across Stanford. Our dedication to discoverability and information management also has us engaged in dynamic global partnerships.  The Stanford Libraries’ values are rooted in a commitment to mutual respect and the idea that every member of the staff has something to contribute, and that learning is constant. We seek a team member who is ready to share their skills and perspectives and collaborate with colleagues across the organization.

These positions are part of the Access and Discovery Team within Digital Library Systems and Services (DLSS), the technology division of Stanford Libraries. Including these positions, the Access and Discovery Team comprises seven 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 our 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, LD4P3, and more. DLSS works with our colleagues across the organization to provide 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.

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