ArchivesSpace is currently seeking a project developer for a specialized assignment to work on frontend upgrades and improvements. It is a remote position and has a flexible term. While it could be for as little as three months, there is a possibility of extension.

The job description is listed below and at All applications should be submitted via the LYRASIS website.

Please forward this to anyone you think might be interested, and feel free to reach out to our Tech Lead, Brian Hoffman, or Program Manager, Christine Di Bella, if you have questions, ideas for candidates, or if you’re interested yourself.

ArchivesSpace Project Developer (remote)

ArchivesSpace is seeking a project developer.

In search of a developer who can work within the multi-service architecture and the Java-based build system (Apache Ant), and who is also proficient with Ruby on Rails, Javascript (frameworks and build systems), and Twitter Bootstrap (or a similar framework).

This is a contract remote position for 3-6 months.

This is a full-time position but will consider part-time.

There is the possibility for the term to be extended.

Duties/Job Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Tech Lead and the rest of the development team, the contractor will upgrade JavaScript and Ruby dependencies to more recent versions (or in some cases alternatives), while maintaining test coverage and rewriting tests as necessary.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


Excellent command of git and be able to maintain a development branch that tracks the master branch.
Exceptional command of Rspec and be able to follow the principles of test-driven development.


Familiarity with library and archival metadata standards and practices (EAD, MARC).

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