The Centre for Postdigital Cultures (CPC), Coventry University is seeking to appoint an Open-Source Software Developer to support our international and inter-disciplinary research in Experimental Humanities/Posthumanities.
Job reference: REQ008444
Salary: £40,329 - £57,430 per annum
Closing date: 11.59pm (UK time) on Monday 31st May 2021
We are looking for an imaginative, creative Software Developer to be part of our team, to support the Centre in running innovative platforms for new forms of academic publishing and interactive media.
The post holder is responsible for maintenance of software systems required to fulfil the needs of the Centre of Postdigital Cultures and the projects situated within including the Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs (COPIM) Project.
These include existing server-based software that is relevant in connection to ongoing project development and HE evaluation and audit frameworks, as well as maintenance of new and emerging project infrastructures, including the COPIM communication infrastructure (based on NextCloud and hugo / gitea).
The postholder will be the lead in maintaining and further developing existing as well as new software components and applications (existing platforms include e. g. a variety of WordPress blogs single site & multisite, a MediaWiki, and other open-source web publishing solutions). This development work will be crucial to support the Centre’s research mission to explore and experiment with the many facets that an occupation with the Postdigital entails, including experimentation with novel approaches to experimental publishing workflows.
The postholder will also support three experimental book publishing Pilot Projects, which COPIM is developing together with authors and publishers, and which focus among others on collaborative writing and annotation workflows, computational writing and publishing (i. e. Jupyter Notebooks), and linking data and qualitative writing in new ways.
As one of Coventry’s biggest employers the University will provide an excellent benefits package and a personal and professional development programme that will help you to achieve your aspirations.
Informal enquiries about this post should be addressed to Tobias Steiner ([email protected])
The closing date for application is 11.59pm (UK time) on Monday 31st May 2021.
Prospective interview date: Wednesday 9th June 2021 (online)