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Lead Software Engineer - Python/React at OCLC, Inc. in Dublin, Ohio

Posted in Software 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

You have a life. We like that about you.

At OCLC, we believe you'll do the best work of your life when you're living the best life possible.

We work hard to build the technology that connects thousands of today's libraries. But we also work hard to make a job at OCLC a meaningful part of a balanced life- not a substitute for one.

Technology with a Purpose. OCLC supports thousands of libraries in making information more accessible and more useful to people around the world.  OCLC provides shared technology services, original research and community programs that help libraries meet the ever-evolving needs of their users, institutions, and communities. With office locations around the globe, OCLC employees are dedicated to offering premier services and software to help libraries.

The Job Details are as follows:

CONTENTdm, an exciting product of OCLC, serves libraries, research institutions, and historical societies with a robust platform tailored for the distribution of digital media. This includes a wide spectrum of documents, images, and audio/video clips. Our global clientele, ranging from historical societies to public and research libraries, leverage CONTENTdm to spotlight their unique digital archives.

As a lead software engineer on CONTENTdm, you will be a pivotal part of the Entity Management Systems team. Here's your golden ticket to join an exuberant crew of developers, testers, and architects. Collaborate across a global tech division encompassing 300+ tech enthusiasts. Shape our processes, influence tech decisions, steer our business and architectural pathways, and above all, partner with development managers to ensure our technical solutions resonate with our overarching value goals.

Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 8+ years of software development experience including experience leading development teams.

  • Strong front-end development with React and other front-end tooling/frameworks.

  • Experience with backend development using either Python(preferred) or Java.

  • Adept in developing and utilizing REST APIs and other application integrations.

  • Strong troubleshooting, analysis, and problem-solving skills. 

  • Ability to effectively communicate and coordinate with developers on the team as well as senior technology and business leaders.

  • Passionate about mentorship.Leaders are expected to a

Preferred Qualifications:

  • AWS expertise including: EC2, Lambda, S3, Fargate, and Cognito.

  • DevOps abilities such as CloudFormation and/or Teraform, common CI servers, etc.

  • Familiarity with docker and deploying containerized applications.

  • Some expertise developing in Java is a plus.

  • Experience with search tools such as Lucene, SOLR, Elasticsearch, or OpenSearch is a plus.

Why Join Us?

  • Innovation: Be at the forefront of digital archival solutions.

  • Collaborative Environment: Engage with a vibrant community sharing the same passion.

  • Global Impact: Impact libraries and institutions around the globe.

  • Growth Opportunities: Benefit from vast avenues for professional development and learning.

We are excited to have you embark on this journey with us. If you resonate with our vision and have the required skill set, we welcome you to apply.

Working Conditions: Normal office environment.

ADA/EAA: The above statements cover what are generally believed to be the principal and essential functions of this job. Specific circumstances may allow or require some people assigned to the job to perform a somewhat different combination of duties.

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