• Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Contract

Do you have experience with library technology and are excited to help libraries further their mission?


If you answered yes to this question LYRASIS as the position for you.   We are seeking a Python DevOps Engineer, preferably with ops experience, to help us deploy, develop, and maintain various open-source library software products, with a specific focus on Library Simplified.  This is a remote position and is suited for an individual with open-source technologies experience and has a passion for solving technical problems.


Library Simplified is an open-source e-book content aggregator developed for public library use by the New York Public Library. It aggregates content from a library's e-book vendors, integrates with the library's ILS for patron access, and provides access to open eBook content. It provides all this content to library patrons for checkout and downloads via a mobile app called SimplyE.


This will be a temporary, contract position, initially for 4-6 months, with the possibility for an ongoing, permanent position in the future.


Duties/Job Responsibilities: 

  • Write effective, scalable code
  • Develop/debug back-end components to improve responsiveness and overall performance
  • Integrate user-facing elements into applications
  • Test and debug programs
  • Improve functionality of existing deployment infrastructure, including log aggregation
  • Review system logs (discern true errors from false positives) and translate errors into deployment updates yielding higher quality production log monitoring
  • Load testing
  • Help strategize a plan and then implement a staging/test environment separate from production application infrastructure
  • Assess and prioritize feature requests
  • Coordinate with internal teams to understand end-user/client requirements and provide technical solutions

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 



  • 3+ Years' experience as a Python Developer
  • Expertise in at least one popular Python framework (like Django, Flask or Pyramid)
  • Knowledge of object-relational mapping (ORM)
  • Familiarity with front-end technologies (like JavaScript and HTML5)
  • Ability to work in a remote located team
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent experience


The position is part of a geographically and institutionally distributed team, and, as such, applications from candidates interested in telecommuting are welcome.


About Us:                                                                                                                                         

LYRASIS partners with member libraries, archives,  museums, and other cultural heritage organizations to create, access and manage information with an emphasis on digital content, while building and sustaining collaboration, enhancing operations and technology, and increasing buying power. We collaborate with members to enrich, expand, acquire, digitize, host, support, manage and share their important, and often unique, collections.

A non-profit membership organization, LYRASIS was established in April 2009 with a collective history of legacy networks that dates back to 1936. LYRASIS continues its mission of supporting information professionals by offering creative solutions and increased savings opportunities.

With a diverse membership and large in scale, LYRASIS works closely with library and cultural heritage organization professionals and their staff to build and maintain valued relationships, making frequent connections with site visits, conferences, and e-communications.


LYRASIS provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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