Time Commitment & Compensation: $10,000/month, 3.5 months | Appointment Date: October 2018

INTRODUCTION

The Division of Libraries, Center for Data Science, and Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University seek a developer to work on an innovative, IMLS-funded project working to preserve interactive web applications for data journalism. These applications are typically made of a database, a web server, a web application and a frontend. To fully capture these disparate parts, the Project Team will work to integrate ReproZip (an open source tool for reproducible research) and open source front-end web archiving tools (e.g. Webrecorder) into one tool to fully capture functionality of modern interactive web applications. The project team includes data journalists, librarians, and software engineers.

DESCRIPTION

We are looking for a talented developer who is passionate about creating tools and infrastructure to support web archiving. Candidates will work collaboratively to build a tool that will transform and streamline preservation of web applications. For this project, the Developer will add open-source web crawling functionality to ReproZip to fully capture interactive web applications. This prototype will be tested with data journalism applications and updated as new functional specifications emerge.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Developer will work with ReproZip developers. Reporting to the Project Manager, the Developer will be tasked with completing two essential parts related to this project work:

  1. Continue development of ReproZip by adding web-crawling functionality to capture full-scale interactive web applications and writing accompanying documentation.
  2. The Developer will work with the Project Team to update the prototype functionality as testing continues.

QUALIFICATIONS

TO APPLY

Please submit your CV, 3 recent project examples, and contact information for two references to [email protected].