Opportunity for a Digital Preservation Specialist – Technical Officer/Research Software Engineer (Polonsky Fellow)

The Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford are looking for the third Polonsky Fellow (Technical Officer/Research Software Engineer) to join their team!

The successful candidate will join the team in Oxford where you will undertake research and training to build upon your expertise in the technical issues surrounding digital preservation and your awareness of the tools, systems and projects that seek to address these issues. You will also develop and/or implement digital preservation applications and services within the Bodleian Libraries, contribute to the development of a business case and sustainability plan for digital preservation operations.

You will work with other Polonsky Fellows based at both Oxford and Cambridge and with colleagues in Bodleian Digital Library Systems and Services (BDLSS). Travel to other sites, conferences and institutions in the UK and internationally will be required.

You will have an honours degree or postgraduate diploma, preferably in library/information science or computer science, or equivalent skills and experience. You will also have knowledge of at least two object orientated programming languages, have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work as part of a matrix team and with stakeholders. You will have experience of implementing and documenting complex software, working with open source software, a version control system, and release management. A postgraduate qualification or equivalent experience in a field of relevance to digital preservation in any subject or discipline is desirable.

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Application deadline: 12.00 noon on Monday 31 October 2016 

Interviews are anticipated to be held in weeks commencing 14 or 21 November 2016.



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