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9116 - Senior Software Engineer/Research Analyst, Department of Library and Information Science, School of Informatics and Computing (PA3IT)

Job Summary: Involved in the specification, design, implementation, testing, deployment, and documentation of diverse industry-strength Cyberinfrastructures and tools that are used by 100,000 of users around the globe, international researcher networking sites such as VIVO, and online interactive maps that broadcast developments in science and technology to a large, general audience.

Directs the software development process at Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center (, which entails gathering requirements, designing, and developing functionality to best serve the diverse stakeholders. Performs research and programming for current and future externally funded research projects; and communicates with stakeholders and other external members of the scientific community to determine the direction of tool and online web portal development, and to participate in outreach to the greater scientific community. Directs the work of junior staff in conjunction with the Sr. System Architect/Project Manager and participate in training of new developers; and is involved in standards development for coding and project management.

Qualifications: Review your qualifications prior to applying to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. Resume and cover letter required.

REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information science, human-computer interaction or related discipline, two years of professional experience in software development, familiarity with Java, experience with web development, and experience with at least one source control system, such as Git or Subversion (SVN).

Preferred: Master’s Degree in computer science or other relevant field; three or more years of professional software development experience; experience creating data visualizations programmatically; experience with agile development processes such as Extreme Programming or Scrum; knowledge of Java design patterns such as MVC; knowledge of data mining techniques and tool; and experience working in a research environment.

Other: The Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center at Indiana University, Bloomington employs a full-time development team. We use a Kanban-based development process, and are open to experiments and improvements. Some projects are collaborative, others are more independent. Flexibility in scheduling can be accommodated, including later work hours or 4 day work weeks (at ten hours a day). We value honesty, friendliness, courage, and collaboration. Indiana University Bloomington is a major public research university with 1,700 faculty and 38,000 students. The beautiful campus, situated in one of the top ten “best college towns” in the U.S., hosts 110 research centers and institutes, as well as a wide array of distinguished academic departments and schools. Indiana University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and offers a full range of benefits, including paid vacation and holidays, generous retirement contributions, and free or reduced tuition on classes taken while on staff.


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Katy Borner
Victor H. Yngve Professor of Information Science
Director, CI for Network Science Center,
Curator, Mapping Science exhibit,

ILS, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University
Wells Library 021, 1320 E. Tenth Street, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
Phone: (812) 855-3256  Fax: -6166 
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