SLAC – Stanford is seeking an operational web developer for the INSPIRE repository, built on the Invenio digital-library software. INSPIRE is a dynamic international collaboration which is building, enhancing and operating the INSPIRE information service, a key working tool for 50,000 scientists worldwide to access crucial research information. INSPIRE has recently completed its beta period and has entered production. It is run by a collaboration of CERN, DESY, Fermilab, and SLAC.
The operational web developer will be responsible for a variety of day-to-day duties necessary to the ongoing management of an internationally utilized information resource. These include, but are not limited to: new feature development on the Invenio repository management platform, production deployment, maintenance programming, systems automation and test. At SLAC, the operational web developer will be part of a small, multidisciplinary team. As part of the INSPIRE collaboration, the web developer will communicate effectively and work in a highly collaborative, multicultural community.
- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Physics, or related field
- Strong ability to develop, test, and monitor performance of application code; to respond quickly to staff and user needs; and to produce accurate and reliable results in a dynamic, time-sensitive and high-visibility environment
- Experience in web management, system administration, or operations.
- Ability to work and communicate effectively with others in a highly collaborative, multicultural community.
- Experience with LaTeX, XML/XSL, git, Lucene/SOLR/Other search engines, digital document repository systems (Invenio, DSpace, etc)
- Experience with scholarly publications, search engines, information retrieval
- Experience with scientific research
- Experience in logfile analysis, data mining
- Experience with lightweight development methodologies such as agile or scrum
INSPIRE Background: Operated by CERN (Geneva), DESY (Hamburg), Fermilab (Chicago), and SLAC (Stanford) and built on the Open Source Invenio digital library software, INSPIRE serves 1 million records to 50,000 High-Energy Physics researchers worldwide. INSPIRE, in production at http://inspirehep.net, provides fast metadata and full-text searches, author disambiguation, citation analysis, and is expanding its content and services in a community-centric approach, in addition to journal publications and other scientific contents. We anticipate users will soon be submitting scientific documents, and large scale recovery of historical OCR’ed material will take place, with hundreds of thousands of documents from 3 to 300 pages long. Further, we will explore and expand initiatives for figures and tables extraction from the text, as well as contextual information on references. Finally INSPIRE is heavily involved in Data Preservation initiatives in the HEP field and author ID initiatives in scholarly communications in general. For more information on INSPIRE see http://projecthepinspire.net.
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