Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.
LEAD ENGINEER, ENGX TEAM, MIT Libraries, to coach and mentor a growing team of three who are involved in collaborating with groups across the Libraries to solve information access and retrieval problems and surface relationships between collections and objects at MIT and beyond. Will collaborate on moving forward, the vision of the library as a programmable environment where users not only find the information they need, but have the freedom to build new tools and services atop an open information platform. Responsibilities include ensuring that the team is focused on the Libraries’ most critical challenges while creating space for experimentation and learning; advancing diversity, inclusion, and social justice practices, procedures, and initiatives; leading the development and implementation of standards and practices for front-end development and software engineering to improve performance, resilience, and security; fostering relationships and enabling communications across Digital Library Services (DLS) and with other colleagues involved in related services/activities; participating on initiatives, committees, and task forces as needed; and performing other duties as assigned.
The EngX team is responsible for building, selecting, maintaining, and monitoring the APIs, tools, and services that make up the Libraries’ information platform in order to facilitate discovery, use, and reuse of MIT’s library collections.
A full job description is available at https://libraries.mit.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/job-posting-Lead-Engineer-EngX9-16-19.pdf.
REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering, or related field; at least 5 years of relevant experience, with a minimum of 2 years working across Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodologies, DevOps or Agile practice; and experience and familiarity with application design, testing, deployment, and accessibility. Job#17892-10