Content Ingestion Developer

  • Location
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Job type
  • Salary
    $ 18 - $ 20 / Hour
  • Category
    Creative & Marketing - Digital

The Content Ingestion Developer is responsible for moving new content sets to production; working collaboratively with content owners, product managers, editorial, systems, and manufacturing staff to ensure that content supports product, platform, and manufacturing standards; sustaining the quality of ingested content; and contributing to process and system improvements.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Supports the evaluation process by providing input on usability of sample electronic feed and online content based on current system capabilities and product requirements.
• Works with management, providers, and internal departments to inform them of content structure and possible revisions needed to support product requirements.
• Develops acquisition, mapping, and transform flows to add content to product, migrate content to new manufacturing methods, and perform break/fix analysis and repair using modular and UI driven scripting applications.
• Creates filter specifications, transformation services or web harvesters, cross-referencing the structure of the data with the capabilities of system and product requirements.
• Supporting one or more pipelines, owns quality and timeliness of new content from project start to ongoing production.
• Consistently communicates status and maintain reports throughout all phases of new content, migration, project, and sustaining work.
• Participates in small and medium-scale product, and process improvement projects to support new product development, improve efficiency, quality, timeliness, and interdepartmental communication.
• Understands and contributes to a team driven, cross-departmental, Scrum environment.
• Shares functional and technical knowledge with other team members.
• Contributes to the creation and maintenance of business process documents within core departmental responsibilities.
• Contributes to problem solving, collaboration, process improvement, and information sharing.

Ideal Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Science, Liberal Arts, or Computer Science or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• 3 years of experience transforming scholarly and other content in a similar industry or through related coursework.
• Experience using regular expressions.
• Experience contributing to business and process requirements and related documentation.
• Proven record of communicating and working effectively with multi-disciplinary teams.
• Excellent written, verbal and listening skills to effectively communicate across multiple levels within the organization.
• Ability to use modular and UI driven scripting applications to develop and maintain content according to business requirements.
• Ability to review XML, XHTML and other markup and understand the mechanics behind website functionality.
• Ability to review and understand the function of SQL, basic Java, and Perl code.
• Ability to write detailed content transformation requirements.
• Ability to make recommendations for process and content product improvements.
• Ability to work in a Scrum/Agile environment.
• Ability to research and resolve issues in support of established requirements.
• Demonstrated knowledge of content structures and key metadata and their uses by researchers.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Strong interpersonal skills, with ability to professionally interact with a diverse blend of personalities to reach resolution, share knowledge, and maintain strong relationships.
• Capable of working independently and as part of departmental and interdepartmental teams.
• Excellent researching and problem solving skills, including the ability to analyze, evaluate, and determine solutions to business problems.
• Capacity to learn and master new technology.
• Ability to prioritize and work on multiple projects at the same time in a fast-paced environment.

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