Ann Arbor, MI or Remote
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Grant-funded position for 36-months
December 3, 2021

Ithaka: Software Engineer, JSTOR Access in Prison Initiatives

ITHAKA is seeking a Senior Software Engineer, who will play a critical role in making JSTOR freely available to all Higher Education in Prison (HEP) programs.  Since 2007, JSTOR has been committed to expanding access to its digital library inside prisons , providing pilot programs with both offline and direct access solutions. As we expand our support for prison education, we seek a software engineer who is dedicated to further developing solutions, scaling the access to these solutions, and maintaining this infrastructure.This role is best performed by a person with a high level of natural curiosity, that is eager to learn, with a proven inclination to action and a burning desire to have a positive impact in society. The role will involve moving forward on concepts that are loosely defined. Someone that is self-motivated and able to work with relatively high-level direction will do best in this role.The Software Engineer will be a member of a two-person team dedicated to expanding access to JSTOR for incarcerated learners. This team will be part of JSTOR Labs (, a team dedicated to expanding access to knowledge through the development of innovative tools and services. This is a fixed-term, grant-funded position for 36-months.

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