We have extended the deadline for applications for our XML and TEI software engineer position at the Bodleian to this Friday, 8 September. Note that we're especially interested in hearing from applicants with a Digital Humanities background.
If you have any questions about the position, working at the Bodleian, or living in Oxford, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Software Engineer (XML-based Technologies)
Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
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.
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.
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.