Software Engineer

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Emory University Libraries
EUL: Software Engineering
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Information Technology
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
Campus Location (For Posting) : Location

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Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


Emory University Libraries is looking for a Software Engineer to help initiate and implement creative and impactful uses of technology. Reporting to the Lead Software Engineer in the Library Technology and Digital Strategies department, the Software Engineer will contribute to the development of digital library services, including the institution’s preservation repository.




  • Provides software development support including the identification and generation of software specifications and the designing, development, implementation and revision of software applications to meet business needs.
  • Supports software applications and associated operating systems.
  • Reviews software specifications, systems, models and coding using analytical and investigative methods and techniques to ensure required specifications meet system needs.
  • Participates in software testing and subsequent modifications.
  • Writes and edits reports to provide recommendations, conclusions and other data.
  • Contributes to the design of library systems.
  • Assists in developing library applications.
  • Supports existing applications.
  • Tests new development.
  • Identifies training needs.
  • Maintains up-to-date professional knowledge and skills in areas related to primary job assignment as well as maintains general knowledge of current trends in higher education, academic libraries, and information and educational technology.
  • Software Engineer (3-Year Term Position)
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.



  • A bachelor's degree in computer science, math, engineering or a related field and one year of related experience in programming and software systems or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Knowledge of software development in a research institution context preferred.


  • Expertise developing web applications with Ruby on Rails.
  • Experience with Solr, Fedora Commons, and/or the Samvera Community gems and applications.
  • Experience with Linux/Unix operating systems.
  • Experience working on Open Source software projects or with remote collaborators.
  • Familiarity and desire to work with agile methods.
  • Familiarity with version control, test-driven development, continuous integration techniques and other development best practices or devops techniques.
  • Experience working in a library environment.
  • Evidence of capacity for professional development, involvement, and contribution.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as analytical and organizational skills.

NOTE: Tasks related to this position can be performed remotely with only occasional supported visits to an Emory University location.  Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.


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Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone: 404-727-9867 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD).

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