Columbia University’s Center for Digital Research and Scholarship (CDRS) (http://cdrs.columbia.edu) is seeking a Senior Application Developer to implement CDRS’ online platforms by architecting, coding, integrating, and maintaining services and back-end applications that support the projects of the center.
CDRS serves the digital research and scholarly communication needs of Columbia’s faculty, graduate students, and other scholars through the innovative creation and implementation of online tools and services. The Senior Application Developer will work in tandem with our in-house Web development team to create and enhance the next generation of shared knowledge systems. Responsibilities include constructing applications and systems; designing information architecture and user interface schemas; manipulating, scripting, and visualizing large metadata sets and digital objects; and authoring technical specifications for applications intended for use by a variety of university departments and partners with diverse user requirements.
– Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science (or equivalent combination of education and experience) and 3-5 years of professional experience in Web-based application design
– Minimum of 2 years of experience with XML technologies (particularly XSLT/XQuery) and one or more of the following: Ruby on Rails, Java, Python, Perl, or PHP/MySQL
– Comprehensive knowledge of Unix, Apache, and Tomcat environments
– Strong IA/UI skills and OO design experience
– Willingness to learn new applications and terminology
– 5-6 years of experience in Web-based application design
– Significant experience with relational databases, database design, and fluency in SQL
– Additional XML technology experience; XQuery/XPath fluency strongly desired
– Extensive familiarity with Python, Django, PHP, and Perl
– Familiarity with SOAP and RESTful architectures
– Familiarity with other open‐source software (Solr, Lucene, etc.)
– Interest in usability and user experience
Columbia University is open-source friendly!
For immediate consideration, please submit a cover letter and résumé online at
One of the world’s leading research universities, Columbia provides outstanding opportunities to work and grow in a unique intellectual community. Set in the Morningside Heights academic village, Columbia also presents the unmatched dynamism, diversity, and cultural richness of New York City.
The Center for Digital Research and Scholarship (CDRS) (http://cdrs.columbia.edu/) partners with researchers and scholars to share new knowledge. Using innovative new media and digital technologies, CDRS empowers Columbia’s research community with the online tools and services necessary to make the most of scholarly communication, collaboration, data-sharing, and preservation. CDRS is a part of Columbia University Libraries/Information Services, which, grounded in collections of remarkable depth and breadth, are also building extensive electronic resources and services. The Libraries are committed to collegiality, professionalism, innovation, and leadership.
We offer a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience and excellent benefits.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Rebecca Kennison, Director
Center for Digital Research and Scholarship
201 Lehman Library
International Affairs Building
420 West 118th Street
New York, NY 10027
Web site: http://cdrs.columbia.edu