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Discover.  Innovative.  Collaborate.  Inform. A few words we use to describe a career at OCLC.


OCLC, a worldwide library services organization headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, is a leader in information technologies and innovative online services. With office locations around the globe, OCLC employees are dedicated to offering premier services and software to help libraries cut costs while keeping pace with the demands of our information-driven society.


The Data Architecture Group and Data Service engineering team are challenged with identifying, designing and developing products and services that will advance our information retrieval offerings to web scale.  Through our innovative systems using the latest technology, we are leaders in our industry at delivering creative solutions to help our members and partners with their missions. 


We are looking for a Lead Semantic Web Software Engineer with a considerable experience in agile software development; experience with semantic web technologies (RDF, OWL, triple stores, linked data) preferred.  You will be challenged to design and develop large-scale, highly peformant applications and services leveraging a wide variety of open source and commercial technologies.

  • Be able to collaborate on Conceptual, Logical and Physical data models at an enterprise scale
  • Meet with business stakeholders and other technical team members to 
    gather and analyze application requirements
  • Design, develop and implement applications from prototype through to implementation

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Strong desire to innovate and develop new technology
  • 5+ years professional programming experience (Java a plus)
  • Familiarity with RDF, OWL and SPARQL. 
  • Experience using web protocols, applications and containers
  • Experience with typical web application design patterns (e.g., MVC and DAO)
Job Category:


Career Level:

Management (Manager/Director)

Job Type:

Full Time/Permanent




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