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Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) is a community of Information Technology professionals committed to delivering service and technological solutions in support of teaching, learning, research and administration.

Plan and conduct comprehensive applications/web development for complex projects; typically work as part of a team to implement complex business solutions. Perform expert coding: design, develop code at an expert level, and manage development projects, teams, programs. May manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Job-Specific Responsibilities

Senior Digital Library Software Engineer

Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) is a community of Information Technology professionals committed to delivering service and technological solutions in support of teaching, learning, research and administration. We are recruiting an IT workforce that has both breadth in their ability to collaborate and innovate across disciplines – and depth in specific areas of expertise. HUIT offers opportunities for IT professionals to learn and work in a unique technology landscape and service-focused environment. If you are a technically proficient, nimble, user-focused and accountable IT professional who also connects with the importance of collaborating well in a team environment, we are looking for you! HUIT actively supports a balance of remote and on-site work arrangements for Massachusetts residents.

Harvard University’s Library Technology Services (a group within Harvard University Information Technology) is seeking a Senior Software Engineer to build modern web applications and systems. This role is part of a team that provides digital library solutions specifically for the Harvard Library and collaborates with partners at Harvard and elsewhere to develop open-source systems used by universities and other institutions world-wide.

The ideal candidate is a full-stack developer with skills in Angular, NodeJS, JavaScript, Python and/or Ruby on Rails. This role works closely with UI specialists, librarians, systems operations experts, and other developers and engineers to build robust, innovative, sustainable technologies to facilitate discovery, access and preservation of the world’s knowledge.

Job Specific Duties:
The position will focus on the development of systems and tools that enable online access and discovery of digital resources, are used by librarians, archivists, and preservation professionals in their work, and support research, teaching, and learning at Harvard and beyond. Examples of software and services the Senior Software Engineer might work on include:

Typical Core Duties

  • Participate fully in software development life cycle

  • Research, design, and implement technical solutions to deliver business requirements

  • Identify opportunities to improve and simplify applications portfolio and implement related enhancements

  • Contribute to creation and maturing of software development best practices and new technologies

  • Draw on relationship and technical skills to act as technical liaison to internal and external clients and to mentor junior staff

  • Abide by and follow the Harvard University IT technical standards, policies and Code of Conduct

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of five years' post-secondary education and/or relevant work experience

Additional Qualifications and Skills

​The following Additional Qualifications are strongly preferred. If you meet some, but not all, you are still encouraged to apply; we value employees with a willingness to learn.

  • Five or more years’ experience in development of complex, robust and, sustainable software solutions using one or more of the following: Angular, NodeJS, JavaScript, Python and/or Ruby on Rails

  • Demonstrated expertise with database (PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, and/or MongoDB), JSON and XML programming

  • Demonstrated experience in developing, implementing and using API’s and open technology standards

  • Demonstrated leadership in applying agile software development practices

  • Experience with open-source software development

  • Knowledge of library and/or archives practices and processes desirable

  • Knowledge of information technology applications, processes, software and equipment

  • Demonstrated team performance skills, service mindset approach, and the ability to act as a trusted advisor

What efforts are you making in terms of increasing diversity & inclusion within your company?

Presidential Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging

On March 27, 2018, the Presidential Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging released its final report to the Harvard community. A PDF of the full report, including accompanying materials for the community and report appendices, is available here: Final Report of the Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging: Pursuing Excellence on a Foundation of Inclusion. What are we trying to solve?

Decentralized decision-making and lack of coordination has resulted in uneven progress across the University

The complex and interconnected nature of advancing inclusion and belonging within a decentralized campus and amongst varied groups of stakeholders demand a coordinated, localized, and adaptive approach

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