Cambridge University Press

  • Cambridge

About the role:

We have an opportunity for an XML Architect to join our team in Technology, to provide technical and domain expertise, advice and guidance for XML content and its onward processing.

You will take responsibility for the quality of incoming XML, ensuring the XML conforms to well-defined standards. This will involve specifying, maintaining and updating DTDs, Schematron rulesets and associated QA functionality. You will also be responsible for the design and management of transformation scripts required across a range of Press digital products. These activities will be carried out with effective communication and collaboration with stakeholders across Publishing Groups, off-shore development teams and external service providers.

About you:

You will bring substantive experience and understanding of the use of XML and XSLT within the Publishing sector, and in-depth knowledge of XML (including schemas and tools), XSLT, XPath, XQuery, CSS and scripting tools. You will have some knowledge of both XML and relational database technologies.

You will have experience and understanding of existing industry standards (e.g. JATS, BITS, DocBook, EPUB, XHTML) and ancillary technologies (e.g. search and retrieval, industry metadata standards)

You will have a proven track record of delivering solutions using the technologies mentioned above in a digital publishing arena.

You must be able to contribute at any level to the development of complex digital projects under time constraints in a collaborative manner, whilst taking responsibility of your own part in the development.

You should be familiar with version control technologies such as Subversion.

You will be able to show that you have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal at technical and non-technical levels.

Ideally you will also have experience of agile development practices, and will be able to focus on tasks whilst also being able to prioritise workload effectively and appropriately.

You should have the ability to identify, implement and maintain required standards and processes.

About us:

Our global not-for-profit organisation is committed to the advancement of knowledge worldwide through our exciting publishing programme. You will be joining a diverse and collaborative workforce and you will be supported in your career ambitions to achieve your potential.

Help us achieve our mission, and you will have a career that is not only hugely satisfying but brings with it great benefits and a stimulating, supportive and flexible working environment.

Why us?

A great central Cambridge location, our office is only a ten minute walk from the train station and guided busway. Benefits include a staff incentive scheme, flexible working, free life assurance and a contributory pension scheme, 28 days’ annual leave, subsidised restaurant and café, free on-site gym and sports facilities, and season ticket travel loans.

Interviews will take place w/c 23rd April.

To apply, please complete the online application by 18th April.

Ref: JE18/68