From: Karen Meijer-Kline <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 17:17:01 -0800
The Public Knowledge Project at Simon Fraser University
(http://pkp.sfu.ca) is seeking full-time and part-time Software
Developers to join our team in providing the leading open source
platform for running academic journals, books, and conferences.
Reporting to the Lead Technical Architect, PKP Software Developers are
responsible for designing, developing, and implementing clear and
secure software solutions for a variety of PHP-based applications.
Duties also include conducting system analysis and recommending
changes or enhancements, actively participating in an international
developer community, conferring with users to better understand system
requirements and usability issues, investigating problem areas, and
Tired of commuting to the office everyday from 9 to 5? As a member of
the PKP team, you are able to work where you want, anywhere in the
world, during the hours that work best for you (apart from some
regularly scheduled team meetings). You will have opportunities to
travel, participate in conferences and workshops, and interact with a
growing international community of users in the academic, software
development, and publishing worlds. This is a fixed-term contract with
a probationary period and good potential for continuing work. Salary
is negotiable based on qualifications and experience.
• experience with current web development technology, especially PHP
• experience with SQL (esp. MySQL and PostgreSQL), Apache, and Linux
Additional consideration given for:
• knowledge of, or experience with, PKP software (e.g. Open Journal
Systems) or a similar open source project is valuable but not
• enthusiasm for open source projects and understanding of the
benefits of openness in general (open access, open standards, open
data, open access to information, etc.)
• experience with current user interface and user experience best
practices, using AJAX, JQuery, CSS, and/or similar tools.
Interested applicants should send the following:
• a cover letter containing a summary of their experience, and at
least two references;
• a copy of their resume; and
• code samples, ideally in PHP, ideally open-source (e.g. via a Github
to Brian Owen, Associate University Librarian ([log in to unmask]).
Postings will remain open until filled.
The Public Knowledge Project (PKP) is a research and development
initiative based at Simon Fraser University with many development
partners and supporters around the world. PKP has been developing
free, open source software for the management, publishing, and
indexing of journals, books, and conferences for 15 years. The PKP
software suite is comprised of four modules: Open Journal Systems,
Open Monograph Press, Open Conference Systems, and Open Harvester
Systems; as well as a variety of supporting software projects. Visit
PKP http://pkp.sfu.ca/ and have a look at the software and code.