Application Engineer (Digital Library)

University of Leeds
November 22, 2023
Offerd Salary:£37,099 - £44,263
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Application Engineer (Digital Library)

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Salary: Grade 7 (£37,099 - £44,263 p.a. depending on experience)

This role will be based on the university campus, with scope for it to be undertaken in a hybrid manner. We are also open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

As the Application Engineer you will be focused on delivering the Digital Library Infrastructure Project (DLIP) technical infrastructure and services, a cornerstone project to support the University in meeting the objectives set out in the Digital Transformation component of the Universal Values, Global Changes, University of Leeds Strategy 2020 to 2030. It implements the Digital Futures strand of the Libraries Vision.

The Digital Library Infrastructure project will; deliver a sustainable digital libraries research and education infrastructure; respond to the rapidly changing expectations our students, staff, and partners; and support the aims of University's strategy.

You will be a key project member of the DLIP project, implementing:

  • An updated cultural collections website to improve user experience, access, and opportunities for digital creativity and cultures;
  • A modern data platform to merge data from different sources to make it more effective for search, research, and teaching;
  • Improvements to the process for storing and managing digital surrogates and digital born content to reduce risk and increase access;
  • A foundational cloud infrastructure for digital humanities research and teaching.
  • You will utilise your skills, knowledge and experience to provide high quality and proactive application development. You will have extensive skills and experience in full-stack application development and implementation, ideally in one or more of the following: .NET, JavaScript, TypeScript, Node, or Python (other programming experience would be acceptable with a willingness to learn languages within the project framework).

    You will have familiarity with AWS or Azure deployment and systems such as Terraform and ElasticSearch.

    Ideally, you will also be familiar with the field of digital asset management and digital scholarship and will have some experience of general data handling using different data schemas and IIIF (the International Image Interoperability Framework standard).

    Working in a complex environment, your work will involve ensuring user documentation is developed and maintained in line with standard operating procedures to ensure alignment with industry best practice, IT standards and regulatory compliance.

    What we offer in return:

  • 26 days holiday plus 16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – that's 42 days a year!
  • Generous pension scheme plus life assurance – the University contributes 21.6% of salary.
  • Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.
  • Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team, and self-development courses including languages, Creative Writing, Wellbeing Therapies and much more.
  • Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.
  • And much more!

    To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

    Name: Rod Crowley, IT Operational Lead, Application Support

    Email: [email protected]

    Location: Leeds - Main Campus

    Faculty/Service: Professional Services School/Institute: IT Section: DDO Category: Professional & Managerial Grade: Grade 7 Salary: £37,099 to £44,263 per annum Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Ongoing Release Date: Wednesday 08 November 2023 Closing Date: Wednesday 22 November 2023 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: CSUIT1658 Downloads: Candidate Brief

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