The USF Tampa Library is seeking a 3D Applications Developer II to work in our Digital Heritage & Humanities Collections (DHHC) department.
The USF Libraries Digital Heritage & Humanities Collections (DHHC) initiative documents heritage sites, landscapes, and objects, and creates digital learning tools and collections that promote sustainable heritage tourism and interpretation strategies through the use 3D and imaging technologies. We work interdisciplinary with academic units, researchers, and students to provide technologies and teaching tools relating to 3D, including demonstrating the value for using our unique collections relating to our heritage research broadly into curriculum. Our research platform is heritage preservation, and our projects and collections are chosen to solve real world, global problems and build on research and outreach strengths for USF. Our mission revolves around creating important scholarship and research collections; creating teaching, mentoring, and curricular opportunities relating to 3D and imaging technologies; supporting and creating opportunities for faculty and student research with 3D and imaging tools, building capacities and strategic partnerships to increase digital collections; and developing world class research and digital strategies for heritage collections.
The 3D Applications Developer II works in the Digital Heritage and Humanities Collections program. Essential functions include systems analysis and development, 3D applications programming, and data base applications and analysis of 3D digital data methods, collection, processing, and analyzing for on-line collections. This position requires specialized knowledge of appropriate hardware and software relational to the capture, digitization, visualization, and analyses of 3D and specialized imaging data. On-line and visual application development with programming and software applications relational to 3D and image projection and processing are required. This position will apply professional experience and training in information technology and computer programming to the analysis, design, modification, and maintenance of 3D hardware and software application programs, integrated systems, and/or software solutions. The position researches, analyzes, and defines user requirements, especially relational to museum, classroom, and library utilization of digital 3D content and collections, develops systems and program specifications in the methods and applications for data collection, processing, archiving and file structure, and for digital collection and content development relating to 3D and imaging data. This position applies professional experience and training in information technology and computer programming to the analysis, design, modification, and maintenance of 3D hardware and software application programs, integrated systems, and/or software solutions. The position researches, analyzes, and defines user requirements, especially relational to museum, classroom, and library utilization of digital 3D content and collections, develops systems and program specifications in methods and applications for data collection, processing, archiving and file structure, and for digital collection and content development relating to 3D and imaging data.
Develops 3D models, outputs, applications, and analytic products derived from imaging and specialized 3D data collection techniques using appropriate tools to optimize resources and meet functional user requirements. This includes end-product digital collection content; virtual, augmented, and mixed reality production; data collection and processing relating to aerial and terrestrial-based 3D and 2D imaging and visualization methods and approaches; 3D terrestrial laser scanning and photogrammetry data acquisition, processing, analyses, and content development; 3D printing and fabrication applications, including software and hardware advanced knowledge.
Works with students, researchers, and faculty to build capacity and demonstrate applications and content use relating to digital collections, digital data acquisition, 3D fabrication, and 3D analytic users. Work in this area may involve the production of digital delivery systems, workshops, demonstrations, classroom activities, and research support and design.
Establishes critical development of applications and on-line database management, metadata structure, and quality assurance and control verification guidelines and checks for digital archives and collections relating to 3D, 360, spherical imagery, thermal imagery, and other advanced types of 2D and 3D data content delivery and archival development.
Creates, develops, and enhances content capture, management, and delivery options relating to digital collections with external with broad-based USF, agency, government, not-for-profit, industry, and other partnerships. These activities are in areas of innovation development and delivery of advanced and unique on-line content development, maintenance, databases, and standards for virtual digital collections.
Establishes, enhances, and implements workflows and procedural methods internally with units of the library (Digital Scholarship, Special Collections, and Metadata groups). Develops and implements best practices for operations, remaining current with advances and changes in the 3D and 2D imaging ecosystems, and maintaining relevancy with efficient workflows and methods relating to digital heritage applications development, field methods, advanced imaging techniques, digital tools, and collections and research outputs.
Develops classroom, on-line, and virtual content using 3D and digital collections in support of teaching needs and content created by and made available through the USF Libraries system.
Creates 3D and mixed reality content that enhances 3D digital collections to be widely used and distributed through the USF Libraries platforms. Works with units outputting data to repositories and collections to better incorporate, standardize, and share 3D digital collections. Creates applications and tools to assist in the broader utilization of 3D content and 3D fabrication products.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS or other field involving software and analytical training and two years of IT related work experience; or a Bachelor's degree with no specific required field and three years of IT related work experience, OR a Master's degree and one year of IT related work experience, OR a combination of six years of IT related work experience and validated training. Preparation for a relevant IT certification is considered to be related training.
A Master's Degree and 3 years of related experience. Experience working with 3D and other visualization software; 3D acquisition technology, including photogrammetry, lidar TLS, and structure light tools such as the Faro Arm and LLP, Faro Focus TLS scanners, Leica Geosystems RTC360, and Artec3D structure light family of scanners. Previous experience should include photogrammetry for scientific documentation of cultural heritage and optimizing digital imaging tools and outcomes. Cultural heritage imaging certification training; FAA Part 107 Drone Pilot; Artec3D Gold Certification; and Certified Scrum Product Owner through Scrum Alliance are preferred.
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