CDHI Digital Humanities Developer

May 5, 2022

The CDHI invites applications for a Digital Humanities (DH) Developer to work collaboratively with faculty researchers on the complete lifecycle of digital scholarship projects. We are looking for someone with strong front-end development skills who is a collaborative, creative, and strategic thinker able to work closely with faculty to define research project goals and attainable deliverables within grant and research timelines and schedules. This is a term appointment until April 2024 with the possibility of renewal/extension. Applications are due May 26, 2022.

The CDHI is new mix of research workshop and design atelier, equipping humanities researchers with the technical and design expertise to use digital tools to ask new questions, share new knowledge, and analyze power and inequality in historical perspective. As part of this tri-campus community, UTM’s Collaborative Digital Research Space (CDRS) and the UTM library are key hubs for DH research and project development. The focus of projects will emphasize anti-racist, feminist, queer, and decolonial scholarship, and will be conducted by collaborative research teams.

The successful candidate for this position will be a web developer with experience in sophisticated public facing web applications. They will have excellent knowledge of scripting languages such as PHP and Python and web-development technologies (Javascript, CSS, HTML5), along with a proven ability to design and implement attractive, highly-usable, and accessible web interfaces.

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Your responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and maintaining standards and styles for visual and interface design of digital platforms.
  • Customizing website according to objectives or user feedback.
  • Designing, testing, and modifying programming code.
  • Advising on research project design and conducting needs assessments to determine end-user technical requirements.
  • Developing and implementing plans to support areas of research relevant to partnership needs that are consistent with the University’s academic mission.
  • Assessing and selecting methods of data collection and analysis for research projects.
  • Planning and implementing components of IT related projects.
  • Creating complex and technical documentation and user support guides

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or acceptable combination of equivalent experience.
  • Minimum four years of related experience.
  • Strong knowledge of a number of programming languages in web contexts (such as PHP, Ruby, Python, Java, SQL, JavaScript, shell).
  • Deep familiarity with web development technologies (CSS, HTML5, JavaScript).
  • Strong knowledge of visual and graphic design skills and ability to work within visual branding guidelines.
  • Strong knowledge of accessibility and experience emphasizing accessibility and inclusion in web design (AODA).
  • Strong knowledge of web standards/technical specifications.
  • Experience with wireframing and tools such as Balsamiq.
  • Familiarity with designing for mobile and tablets, as well as across browsers.
  • Ability to communicate clearly effectively with faculty and their research teams, who may not have technical development experience.
  • Creating knowledge articles to document repeatable processes for other team members.
  • Experience with collaborative approaches to design.
  • Experience with programming in research spaces.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience and capacity for self-directed independent work.
  • Ability to balance simultaneous projects and multiple deadlines.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.

Assets (Nonessential):

  • Experience with WordPress and other platforms, such as Squarespace, wix,etc.
  • Experience with AJAX, jQuery, and other JS libraries.
  • Experience with content management systems, particularly open-source ones, such as Omeka and/or Drupal.
  • Demonstrated experience working with dynamic content in template-driven web frameworks such as Ruby on Rails, Drupal, etc.

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Accountable
  • Communicator
  • Goal oriented
  • Organized
  • Problem solver
  • Team player

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