We are a successful, fast-growing Berkeley-based company with about 60 employees. We value a friendly, collaborative environment where technical and non-technical colleagues work together to create great software, serve our customers, and create the future of academic publishing and scholarly communications solutions. Read more about the bepress mission and story.


Associate Consultant, bepress Consulting Services

We are looking for an associate consultant to support the students, faculty and scholars who we serve with our online solutions.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborating with university faculty and librarians to launch new projects in their repositories, guide them in best practices, and troubleshoot unusual problems
  • Training clients over phone and email to help them use and customize our templated systems
  • Liaising with all teams at bepress to provide your clients with comprehensive, well-informed support for all their repository needs
  • Providing general assistance to the bepress team as needed. This may include, but is not limited to, filing feature requests, product testing, HTML editing, and providing feedback to help streamline or expand our services as our growing business requires.

Required qualities and capabilities

  • Bachelor's degree
  • High attention to detail
  • Basic HTML
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills—primarily for phone and email interactions/trainings
  • Ability to pick up new technologies quickly and independently
  • Deep familiarity with MSOffice programs (e.g., MS Word, Excel) and the Internet
  • Enthusiasm and a willingness to contribute beyond a narrow job description
  • Humor and patience

Preferred qualities and capabilities

  • 1-3 years' experience with similar responsibilities
  • Basic CSS and XML
  • Familiarity with converting MS Word documents to PDFs
  • Familiarity with academic publishing, library sciences, and university culture are big pluses
  • Start date ASAP

To apply

This is a full-time position with great benefits and a busy but casual atmosphere. If you have the above, we want to meet you right away. Salary commensurate with experience.

Please send your cover letter and resume to , c/o Jonathan Cadle.


Sr Software Engineer - Python

We're looking to add great team members - we use Django on the back-end and modern front-end frameworks including Angular. We're building the next generation of our SelectedWorks product, so the fun thing is that we are creating a whole new platform and client and expanding the functionality of one of our main properties. We work in the academic space, helping faculty and other authors connect with their peers and community to share ideas and research.

This post on our website will give you a pretty good overview of the product that we’re in the process of redefining: http://works.bepress.com/features.html

Skills & Requirements

Our typical stack includes Django/Python/PostgreSQL on the backend, plus HTML5/CSS3/Javascript on the front end. For services and messaging we’re using Redis, Celery and Solr among others. We're pretty big on front-end frameworks as well - Bootstrap, Angular, etc. We believe in agile methodology. We believe in building things fast, but right. We use GitHub, Jira Agile, and Moqups as part of our daily workflow.We’re looking for developers with at least five years in the industry and with at least one product under their belt written in Python/Django/Javascript/Angular.

If this seems like a fit to you, we'd love to talk!

About bepress, Inc.

Bepress was built by scholars to serve the needs of scholars. In the late 1990's, academic journals were plagued by slow turnaround times, limited access, and unreasonable prices. Publishers wanted to maximize profits, while editors wanted to maximize readership and share ideas. In 1999, UC Berkeley Professors Robert Cooter, Aaron Edlin, and Ben Hermalin banded together to launch a sustainable alternative: Berkeley Electronic Press, now simply called bepress. Over the years, the core mission has remained unchanged: to provide effective publishing and research dissemination services that keep control in the hands of scholars and libraries. All of these things we do come from who we are. We are a small and dedicated company with diverse employees, too many advanced degrees, and a shared love of academia. Our supportive work environment translates into creative thinking, good listening skills, and personalized customer service.

To apply

Please send your cover letter and resume to Rick Doty at