Job Summary

In Getty Digital, the Collection & Content Management Systems (CCMS) team assists Getty Programs and departments through the administration of a suite of data management systems, technical project management, and digital preservation activities. We are seeking a Software Engineer to oversee our data models and work on Arches, our linked data management platform.  

The Software Engineer configures and further develops Arches to optimize the platform’s use for Getty operations. Arches in an open source platform built jointly by the Getty Conservation Institute and the World Monuments Fund (find out more about Arches here). Additionally, this position manages, coordinates, and carries out technical aspects of projects related to our data modeling efforts, working closely with content owners to develop semantic data structures using the Linked.Art ontology. Those structures reside in Arches.

This position reports to the IT Project Manager Specialist in charge of our Arches instances. Additionally, the Software Engineer will work with technical and content-focused teams across the organization, our consulting semantic architect, as well as external vendors, as needed. This is an opportunity for an engineer and/or information professional with engineering experience and a deep interest in cultural heritage, linked data, semantic technologies, data management processes, systems, and documentation. Desired candidates are both technical and interested in working directly with stakeholders. Excellent communication and people skills, attention to detail, the ability to work with little oversite, and a desire to continuously learn and expand their skill set is a must.

Getty, one of the most prestigious cultural heritage organizations in the world, is dedicated to furthering the study of the history of art, advancing conservation practice, and promoting public knowledge and appreciation of art. Our dynamic and beautiful campus is filled with art, archives and special collections, and a world-class research library. We offer paid vacation, every other Friday off, excellent benefits, and a strong dedication to balancing work and personal life. 

This position is a hybrid work environment opportunity; this is not a permanent remote assignment. The successful candidate must be a California resident when employment begins, and will be required to work one day per week on campus with the CCMS team.



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