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The California Digital Library is housed under the University of California Office of the President (UCOP).

Software Engineer

Do you truly enjoy software engineering? Do you want to learn new things in a job where you can have a real impact? Do you enjoy working in a fun team environment where your ideas are really heard? Then join the California Digital Library’s Discovery and Delivery team.

We are a team of software engineers and librarian/analysts using the best ideas in software engineering (agile, continuous integration, design patterns, etc.) to write software for the University of California’s libraries, the HathiTrust’s 16 million volume digital library and the WEST consortium of major academic libraries. We work primarily in Java/Spring and Ruby/Sinatra on AWS. We are eager to learn more about Python, statistical and visualization software (Scikit, etc.), machine learning languages (TensorFlow, etc.), Jupyter Notebooks and other new technologies.

This is a great job for a software engineer who has a real interest in software engineering best practices; has the ability to independently learn and investigate new ideas; and has a strong team orientation. If you have these things, we are very interested in talking with you (no matter what your primary programming language) and would be very interested in having you join our smart, fun, friendly, diverse and dynamic team.

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Shared Content Service Coordinator

At the California Digital Library (CDL), we believe passionately that the library, in all its forms, is critically important to the vital work of students, scholars and the public. As a University of California systemwide library, CDL provides services to and on behalf of the UC system as a partner and collaborator to the UC campus libraries. As a globally-connected digital library, CDL occupies a unique position between the local UC campuses and the global digital library infrastructure. The user base for CDL services and programs includes UC faculty, students and library staff; the patrons of the consortia in which the UC Libraries participate; and the many people worldwide who benefit from UC’s open access offerings.

As a member of the Licensed Content Group within the CDL’s Collection Development and Management Program, the Shared Content Service Coordinator communicates with UC campus librarians and collection development officers to identify their information needs, negotiates with content vendors, drafts UC systemwide subscription/purchase proposals, supports senior-level discussions, provides outreach events and workshops related to CDL collection development activities, and informs UC librarians on CDL-licensed resources totaling nearly $50M annually. The position reports to, and receives direction from, the Assistant Director for Systemwide Licensing.

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Publication Management System Coordinator

Do you find deep joy in bibliometrics? How about synchronizing disparate (sometimes compatible) systems to create a web of information across a vast university system? Are you also a fan of Open Access policies and eager to help faculty embrace them? The California Digital Library seeks a dynamic individual to act as the primary product and service owner for UC’s publication management system — based largely on Symplectic Elements and currently being utilized to support UC’s expansive Open Access policies. The Publication Management System Coordinator will need to blend strong outreach and project management skills as well as technical expertise in bibliometrics to be successful in the position. In-depth knowledge of scholarly communication practices and emerging trends – especially as they relate to open access and related technical platforms – is also essential.

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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.

Last updated: September 06, 2018
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