Web Application Developer

Posted to IASSIST on: 2017-09-13

Employer: arXiv.org

Employer URL: https://arxiv.org/


We seek an experienced software developer to work on the next generation system of arXiv.org - the premier open access service for the sciences. For over 25 years, arXiv.org has allowed scientists to publish their papers ahead of publication in a journal via “pre-prints”, enabling rapid dissemination and sharing of their work across scientific communities. Around the world, arXiv.org is recognized as an essential resource for the scientists that it serves. Since arXiv’s inception in August 1991, more than 1.3 million scientific papers have been uploaded and shared. In October 2016, arXiv.org exceeded 10,000 submissions in a single month.

As a member of the arXiv “next generation” team (arXiv-NG), the new software developer will design and develop web services, user interfaces, and APIs using modern tools and best practices. The new arXiv-NG developer will join a team of arXiv developers and collaborators who are working to ensure that the next generation system continues the arXiv tradition while opening up many exciting new opportunities for linking open knowledge and open data. 

Cornell University Library (CUL) serves as the steward organization for arXiv.org, with the arXiv.org Program Director at CUL leading the arXiv organization with guidance from a Scientific Advisory Board, a Member Advisory Board, and an international community of scientific subject area moderators. Support for the development of the next generation arXiv comes from the Cornell University Library, the Sloan Foundation, the Simons Foundation, and a global collective of 200 institutional members.  

This is a benefits-eligible, two year term appointment.


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information science, or equivalent area of study with a minimum of 3 years of experience in collaborative software development projects
  • Programming experience in Python
  • Programming experience using web APIs and JavaScript frontend development frameworks such as React, Angular, Cycle.js, Ember, node.js, or other similar
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience developing production systems and robust web-based applications
  • Experience using source code version control systems (e.g., git) as well as platforms for technical documentation to ensure sharing of source code and technical specifications.

Archived on: 2017-10-03