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Staff/Faculty Positions

Ruby on Rails Developer

 Position number:  08311426

  • Opened Date: August 31, 2015
  • Closing Date: September 21, 2015

The UMD Libraries are upgrading their Digital Collections and Asset Management system to Fedora Commons Repository 4. The Software Developer will stand up our first Ruby on Rails and Hydra framework based application that will serve as the primary interface for staff administration of metadata and content in the Fedora 4 repository.  In addition to agile development of the application, the developer will establish the initial code base, local development environment, and RHEL/VM server deployment environment.

The UMD Libraries would like to leverage the growing number of Ruby on Rails based applications that are created and supported by the community of open source development for library applications.  The software developer will jumpstart adoption of Ruby on Rails as a core supported technology among the permanent developer team who have Java and Fedora 4 experience.  This involves documentation, training, and support for the full software lifecycle for building Rails applications from development through promotion to production systems.

Additional assignments will depend on the experience and availability of the successful candidate, possibly including: development of a tool suite for batch ingestion into the Fedora 4 repository; standing up a new instance of the Avalon Media System; customization for an existing JRuby/Rails based ArchivesSpace application for archives information management.

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