Open Access publication platform manager, technical development and implementation of service (m/f/d)

German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB), Hannover

As the German National Library of Science and Technology our future-oriented services ensure the infrastructural requirements for a high-quality supply of information and literature for research in science and industry. Our services as a university library secure the local supply for the Leibniz University Hannover.

The Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology, program area B, usage and information services, is looking to employ an

Open Access publication platform manager, technical development and implementation of service (m/f/d)

to work in the field of publication services at March 2020.

The position is permanent and the regular weekly working time is 39.8 hours (full-time). The position is generally suitable for part-time work. Depending on the qualification (Bachelor/Master), the successful candidate will be grouped either in pay scale group 12 or 13 TV-L.

TIB is building a new publication platform for conference publications and journals based on open source technologies. The platform is geared to modern user expectations and current technical possibilities. It will fulfil essential requirements for Open Access publications for conference publications. The platform will be tested in a permanent quality and further development process, adapted to changing requirements and optimised for the important function in the scientific publication process.

Your tasks

  • technical implementation of the platform including configuration, testing of new features, technical adaptation of workflows and interfaces
  • continuous technical design and positioning of the platform
  • development of technical adaptations of the publication software
  • coordination of further development work with the worldwide community and within TIB
  • cooperation with the IT department of TIB, which operates the virtual servers for the platform

Your qualities

  • university degree (Bachelor's or Master's degree or comparable), preferably in computer science or a related field
  • very good knowledge of English
  • experience in setting up, maintaining and operating digital services
  • agile, goal- and solution-oriented way of working with proven implementation competence
  • knowledge in the development, adaptation and configuration of web applications
  • experience with academic publication software
  • communication and cooperation skills


  • knowledge of the Open Access and academic landscape and of academic publishing
  • knowledge of Open Journal Systems or Open Monograph Press
  • experience with software development in PHP
  • experience with (international) collaboration in software projects
  • willingness to develop and implement your own concepts and ideas

What we offer

  • an innovative, international working environment of a research library with digital services
  • a modern workplace in a central location of Hanover with a collegial, attractive and versatile working environment
  • comprehensive and intensive training in an interesting and varied field of activity
  • flexible working hours (flexitime) as well as offers for reconciling work and family life, such as mobile work
  • an employer with a wide range of internal and external further education and training measures, workplace health promotion and a supplementary pension scheme for the public sector (VBL)
  • discount for employees in the canteens of the Studentenwerk Hannover as well as the possibility to use the various offers of the University Sports Hannover
  • a salary according to the provisions of the collective agreement for the public service in the German states (TV-L).

If you are interested, questions regarding the position can be addressed to Mr. Tullney, Head of publication services, by email at marco.tullney(at)tib.eu.

How to apply

To submit your application, please click here.

Paper applications are also possible on an equal basis. In this case, please send your complete application documents with the subject 63/2019 before January 27, 2020 addressed to

Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB)
Frau Julia Komnick
Welfengarten 1 B
30167 Hannover

or alternatively as a single PDF document file to Bewerbung(at)tib.eu. For applications in digital from, please send a PDF file with a maximum size of 10 MB.

Who we are

The TIB is a foundation under public law of the State of Lower Saxony. With around 550 employees and a budget of around 50 million euros, it is one of the largest information infrastructure facilities in Germany.

TIB is an equal opportunity employer, providing ideal working conditions, and continuously taking action to enable its employees to combine career interests with family life. It wants to promote equal career opportunities for women and men in particular and therefore urges qualified women to apply.

Severely disabled candidates with comparable qualifications will be given preferential treatment.

Please note that your application documents will not be returned, and application and travel costs cannot be reimbursed.

We look forward to receiving your application!

For more information about the TIB, please visit: www.tib.eu/en/