[Archivesspace_uac] reminder: ArchivesSpace Front End Developer - Position Announcement (remote)

Christine Di Bella christine.dibella at lyrasis.org
Tue Jul 12 14:32:41 EDT 2022

Hello ArchivesSpace members,

Just a reminder that the priority deadline for our new Front End Developer position is this Friday, July 15. If you know of someone who is interested, or if you're interested yourself, we encourage you to apply by then.


Christine Di Bella
ArchivesSpace Program Manager
christine.dibella at lyrasis.org<mailto:christine.dibella at lyrasis.org>
800.999.8558 x2905


LYRASIS is seeking a detail-oriented and collaborative individual to serve as the ArchivesSpace Front End Developer and work with a team to maintain and improve the ArchivesSpace software application.
The ArchivesSpace Front End Developer is primarily responsible for implementing features and fixing bugs identified and prioritized by the ArchivesSpace community of users, with modest responsibility for monitoring the application stack for possible updating to new technologies. They will work in collaboration with others including the ArchivesSpace Technical Lead and others on the Program Team, code committers, the Technical Advisory Council (TAC), and LYRASIS IT staff.
Duties/Job Responsibilities:
Software Development

  *   Front end development
  *   Implement feature requests, bug fixes, and application updates under the guidance of the ArchivesSpace Technical Lead / Program Manager / ArchivesSpace Community
  *   Ensure the application's code base has a robust test suite and thorough testing coverage
  *   Document feature requests and bug fixes; provide application support where necessary
Application / Community Support

  *   Contribute to technical documentation of the application
  *   Provide occasional technical support to ArchivesSpace users as requested
  *   Serve as program liaison to certain Technical Advisory Council sub-teams
  *   Depending on interest, occasionally represent the ArchivesSpace application at technical conferences such as Code4Lib
Skills and Qualifications:

  *   Experience developing Ruby on Rails applications and familiarity with REST APIs.
  *   Experience with frontend development in HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript, using JQuery and Twitter Bootstrap or similar frameworks, with a strong understanding of Web standards, accessibility, and usability
  *   Experience upgrading CSS / JS and refactoring legacy CSS / JS into cleaner implementations
  *   Experience with NodeJS, NPM, and one or more modern Javascript frameworks (Stimulus preferred)
  *   Experience testing software applications on a broad range of browsers and browser versions as part of the application development process and when troubleshooting problems experienced by end-users
  *   Knowledge of best practices in test-driven development, using RSpec, Selenium, static analysis and code coverage tools, and continuous integration
  *   Experience using Git and GitHub for version control and release management
  *   Familiarity with agile development methodologies
  *   Commitment to writing clear, well-documented, reusable code
  *   Ability to work well in a distributed team environment with modest direction
  *   Effective time and project management skills
  *   Excellent communication skills
  *   Three to five years of relative work experience
  *   Willingness to travel to conferences and meetings on occasion
Preferred Qualifications

  *   Experience in application and web service development for libraries, archives, and digital collections
  *   Experience with Apache Solr for search and indexing platforms
  *   Experience with XML-based library and archives metadata standards, including Encoded Archival Description (EAD), MARCXML, MODS, Dublin Core, and METS, as well as XSLT stylesheets associated with their transformation
  *   Knowledge of and experience with archival management systems including ArchivesSpace, Archivists' Toolkit, or Archon
Salary is commensurate with skills and experience; base salary is $ 83,600- $ 97,600
The position is part of a geographically and institutionally distributed team, and, as such, applications from candidates interested in telecommuting are welcome.
You should apply even if you don't feel that your credentials are a 100% match with the position description. We are looking for relevant skills and experience, not a checklist that exactly matches the position itself.

To Apply: All applications MUST be submitted with a cover letter for consideration
Applications are accepted until the position is filled but the review of applications will begin on July 15th.
You can view the announcement & apply online at: https://lyrasis.isolvedhire.com/jobs

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