[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Vacancy: Software Engineer (XML-based Technologies), Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

susan.thomas at bodleian.ox.ac.uk susan.thomas at bodleian.ox.ac.uk
Wed Aug 2 11:23:41 EDT 2017

Please see below for an opportunity at the Bodleian Libraries, University of


Software Engineer (XML-based Technologies)
Bodleian Libraries, Digital Research Team, Bodleian Digital Library Systems
and Services (BDLSS), Osney One Building, Osney Mead, Oxford
Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
For further details and how to apply see:

The Bodleian Digital Library Systems and Services (BDLSS) at the Bodleian
Libraries provide digital services for the students, researchers and staff
of the University of Oxford.

We are now seeking a talented XML-focused Software Engineer to work on a
varied portfolio of projects led by BDLSS. Based in the BDLSS Digital
Research team, you will work with a team of developers, project managers,
and archivists on a number of key projects to enhance access and
discoverability for the Bodleian's world-class special collections. You will
initially focus on developing and implementing new technical solutions for
post-medieval archival materials and will participate in the scoping and
planning of future work in this area.

Your role will include developing and helping maintain the Bodleian’s
growing collections of archives and manuscripts metadata, especially its
XML-based catalogues, migrating XML-based catalogue records into new tools
and contributing to establishing cataloguing workflows. You will also
participate in related user and development communities and in training
staff and act as a resource for technical questions and forward planning.

You will also have the opportunity to contribute to a variety of future
initiatives, including projects focused on metadata management and
consolidation, Linked Open Data, and innovative approaches to search and
discovery of digital resources.

You will have a degree in a relevant technical field, or equivalent
experience with structured text processing. You will also have a strong
background in XML technologies, a collaborative approach to technical
development, and an interest in and commitment to making the Bodleian's
collections more widely available to students, researchers and the general
public. A background in Digital Humanities or experience in working with EAD
and TEI metadata environments is desirable.

Owing to the nature of this post, the successful candidate will be required
to undertake a Disclosure Scotland check as well as a financial background
check. The possession of a criminal record or poor financial background will
not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases
are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information

This post is part of a pilot scheme testing a new Supporting Evidence Form
in place of the more usual ‘supporting statement’. You MUST submit a
completed Supporting Evidence Form and a copy of your CV in order for your
application to be processed. Please ensure that you carefully read the How
to Apply section provided in the Job Description, which you can download
below along with the required Supporting Evidence Form.

Only applications received online by 12.00 midday on Friday 1 September 2017
can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place in week commencing
18 September 2017.

For further details and how to apply see:


Susan Thomas
Head of Archives & Modern Manuscripts

Web: http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/special-collections
Tel:    +44 (0) 1865 283821
Post: Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG

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