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Open Position: Open Source Software Developer @ CPC, Coventry University

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.

Published onMay 17, 2021
Open Position: Open Source Software Developer @ CPC, Coventry University
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  • 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.

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<p>Ref No: REQ008444</p> <p>Faculty: Centre for Postdigital Cultures, Research Institute of Creative Cultures</p> <p>Grade: 8</p> <p>Salary: £40,329 &#8211; £57,430 per annum</p> <p>Mode: Full Time, Permanent</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Centre for Postdigital Cultures (CPC) is seeking to appoint an Open-Source Software Developer to support our international and inter-disciplinary research in Experimental Humanities/Posthumanities.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Centre for Postdigital Cultures (CPC) builds on the strong and distinctive track-record of scholars at Coventry University encompassing a range of disciplines in the arts and humanities. Led by Professor Gary Hall, the CPC brings together media theorists, practitioners, activists and artists to explore how developments in postdigital cultures can enable 21st century society respond to the challenges it faces in relation to the digital at a global, national and local level.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>CPC’s mission is to work toward a more socially just and sustainable postcapitalist society. We do so by questioning, engaging with, and re-imagining digital culture through our publications and our practice. In other words, we don’t just comment on the world, we actively intervene in it.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>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).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>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 &amp; 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.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>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.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>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.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>For more information on the Centre for Postdigital Cultures, see https://www.coventry.ac.uk/research/areas-of-research/postdigital-cultures/.</p> <p>Informal enquiries about this post should be addressed to Tobias Steiner (ad4632@coventry.ac.uk)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The closing date for application is 11.59pm (UK time) on Monday 31st May 2021.</p> <p>Prospective interview date: Wednesday 9th June 2021 (online)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

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