Arts and Humanities Research Computing (DARTH) is hiring a student software developer to assist in Arts & Humanities faculty research projects.  The software developer may do back-end development such as querying databases and designing and building APIs, or front-end development, such as creating data visualizations with D3 and other JavaScript libraries. The primary role of the Student Software Developer will be to assist in the further development of an API for the data in the Giza Archives Project ( that powers the display of digital objects on the website, as well as the basic and advanced search features.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Current Harvard College student
  • Experience implementing current web development technologies, following programming standards, and collaborating with other developers
  • Interest in arts and humanities research, especially in relation to the digital humanities and emerging computational methods

Key Duties:

  • Build on, and improve, existing API written in Python and Django
  • Develop complex ElasticSearch search queries

Required skills and competencies:

  • Proficient in Python
  • Experience using a version control system, preferably git
  • Experience writing and using APIs
  • Familiarity with ElasticSearch or Lucene

Additional Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Django
  • Experience with SQL databases
  • Experience with D3 desirable

Pay Range: $20/hour

Submit applications and questions to Rashmi Singhal, Interim Director of Arts and Humanities Research Computing, at [email protected]. Please include a CV or resume, short cover letter, and a link to your GitHub profile or other code portfolio.