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Software Developer

Although we are still accepting applications, a hiring freeze has paused hiring of this position until further notice.

The George Washington University Libraries & Academic Innovation (GWLAI) seeks nominations and applications for a collaborative and service-oriented Software Developer.

Primary job responsibilities

  • Develop and contribute code to GWLAI’s locally developed software projects

  • Implement and continuously improve open-source and vendor software solutions.  Some solutions currently supported at GWLAI include: repository systems, archival collection management tools, and discovery tools

  • Create integrations between GWLAI applications, vendor tools, and other GW systems to facilitate improved discovery of information, operational efficiency of the University, and facilitate research

  • Participate in maintenance, monitoring, and incident resolution for production systems supported by GWLAI

  • Learn and apply new software languages and frameworks

  • Support GW students, faculty, and staff through research consultations on coding and data topics

  • Manage projects using skills such as assessment, planning, facilitation, and communication

  • Create and teach workshops on a range of topics with a focus on enabling computational and data fluency for all

  • Communicate technical concepts effectively and inclusively to all, regardless of professional expertise of the audience.

  • Partner with GW students, faculty, and researchers on research projects

  • Collaborate with other software developers and LAI colleagues in implementing software solutions

  • Contribute to the broader professional community by sharing knowledge in scholarly/professional venues and through service to the University and the profession

This position reports to the Director of Scholarly Technology.

When applying for the Software Developer position please highlight the experiences you have that address the job responsibilities and demonstrate your ability to thrive in this position and within the broader GWLAI and university communities.

The Software Developer position is part of an open recruiting call for multiple professional librarian/archivist positions. Please read the Multiple Librarian Positions posting to understand the varied, collaborative, and dynamic responsibilities undertaken by GWLAI librarians, the community we are building within GWLAI and across the campus, and the basic job qualifications for all positions.

The University and department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among librarians and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for these positions. 

Application procedure

To be considered, please complete an online application and upload a CV and a cover letter that includes an assessment of skills related to basic qualifications. As part of your cover letter, please indicate for which position or positions you would like to be considered. Review of applications will begin on December 16, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Employment offers are contingent upon the satisfactory outcome of a reference check and standard background screening.