Digital Repository Developer, CSU Chancellor’s Office, Long Beach

The Digital Repository Developer develops and maintains the primary applications and technical infrastructure supporting systemwide institutional repository services.

The CSU Chancellor’s Office, located on the waterfront adjacent to the Aquarium of the Pacific in downtown Long Beach, offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding vacation, health, and dental plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year.


Under the general direction of the Director, Systemwide Digital Library Services, the Digital Repository Developer will:

  • Develop, deploy and maintain institutional repository applications, with a current focus on the Samvera framework.
  • Provide overall support and management of the technical infrastructure of servers, storage, back-up and disaster recovery for systemwide institutional repository and digital archives systems, with a current focus on Amazon Web Services.
  • Plan and design a supporting technical infrastructure for systemwide institutional repository and digital archives services in coordination with Chancellor’s Office IT staff, including compliance with CSU guidelines for application development, testing, security, and disaster recovery.
  • Support campus institutional repository staff in the implementation of, and migration to, systemwide institutional repository systems.
  • Research, identify, and recommend new applications, tools, and features to support CSU digital library projects.
  • Assist consultants and contracts in the development of specialized features and functionality to support CSU digital library projects.
  • Configure and customize digital library applications to meet the specific needs of each campus library and academic technology project in collaboration with Chancellor’s Office Systemwide Digital Library Services staff, campus staff, and consultants.
  • Identify any gaps in process, documentation, or procedure, and provide solutions for these.


The position requires:

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and two years of progressively responsible information technology experience.

This position works closely with librarians and academic technology staff across the CSU to identify, delineate, and implement software requirements, as well as support campus staff in their use of systemwide digital library applications, and so requires:

  • Strong creative, conceptual, and problem-solving skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills

This position involves the research, design, development, and maintenance of open source systems and supporting Cloud technology infrastructure. The incumbent will therefore need previous experience developing and maintaining complex web applications, including:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in object-oriented programming, including a thorough knowledge of at least one high-level programming language. Preference given to experience with Ruby on Rails.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in developing web applications using relational databases and indexing technologies. Preference given to experience developing and deploying applications using the Samvera framework and related technology stack, including Solr and Fedora.
  • Experience in structured software testing and version control.
  • Experience managing servers, storage, databases, and other supporting technical infrastructure. Preference given to experience with Amazon Web Services.
  • Intellectual curiosity and a desire to constantly expand technical knowledge.

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