The purpose of this job is to develop publishing
technologies, including annotation, XML typesetting and translation facilities,
for the Open Library of Humanities (OLH) project, based in the School of Arts
The job holder is responsible for delivery of
software systems required to fulfil the needs of the Open Library of
Humanities. This includes test-driven
development of a triage mode for the meTypeset XML typesetting software; the
integration of hypothes.is annotation software into the OLH platform; and the
modification of the hypothesis client and server components into a fully
fledged inter-lingual translation system.
The purpose of this development work is to
situate the OLH platform as a world-class academic publication platform.
You will require extensive knowledge of computer
programming, including in-depth knowledge of at least one specific programming
language/technology in a Unix environment, with good working knowledge of
distributed version systems and a good understanding of web accessibility and
usability issues. You will also need at least three years’ experience of Web
development within a Unix-like environment and experience of development in a
The ideal candidate will be a highly productive
and motivated individual, proficient in a range of appropriate technologies and
with a demonstrable track record at completing projects. Technological
knowledge and ability should ideally include, but is not limited to: PHP, CSS,
XSLT, and XPATH. Above all you will need to be keen to work in a team to contribute
to the achievement of our goals and aspirations but also have the ability to
work independently. Knowledge of universities, the humanities disciplines and
scholarly publishing would be an advantage.
Salary: Grade 8 of the College's London Pay Scale which is £42,446 rising to £49,964 per annum.
This post is full time, 35 hours per week (1.0 FTE) and fixed term for 26 months. The salary quoted above is on the College's London Pay Scale and includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the Greater London area. The initial salary will be dependent on the skills and experience of the successful applicant. The appointment is subject to a probationary period of 6 months. Birkbeck also provides a generous defined benefit pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and other great benefits.
The closing date for completed applications is midnight on 23 May 2016.
are to be held between 15 and 17 June 2016.
Birkbeck is an equal opportunities
employer and encourages applications from all candidates irrespective of their
sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief. Birkbeck is
a member of the ‘positive about disability’ two ticks scheme and guarantees to
interview all candidates who meet the essential criteria for the post.