We have a number of job vacancies open at the moment, in both the Ingenta and Vista divisions of Ingenta.

I wanted to highlight a couple of the engineering and technical roles as I'm keen to fill them as soon as possible. All of these roles are Oxford based.

In our Metadata Team, responsible for looking after the content loading, distribution, and reference linking services, we're after a software engineer with Perl and XML wrangling skills to help maintain and enhance this infrastructure. Ultimately we'll be moving this infrastructure to our new loading architecture (based around asynchronous messaging) and fully integrate it with our new "MetaStore" based on RDF.

In our Publishing Websites Team, who are responsible for building bespoke publisher sites for clients like the OECD, World Bank and IMF, we're recruiting for two positions. A Senior Software Engineer with J2EE experience to contribute to development of the overall platform and customized functionality; and also a Web Developer with strong Javascript and CSS skills, ideally with experience of JSP, PHP or other templating technology.

I think all these roles offer a great opportunity for anyone looking to work in a dynamic environment with a range of technologies. We make significant use of open source kit and are fairly aggressive about adopting new technologies, e.g. RDF. So there's plenty of opportunity to not only develop new skills, but also bring your existing skills into the mix and contribute to development of our overall platform.

There's quite a few interesting projects happening ranging from back-end stuff like the MetaStore which should appeal to markup and semantic web geeks, as well as web site builds in which we're keen to explore Web 2.0 technologies. The department is small enough that there's plenty of opportunity to take responsibility for application areas, champion new approaches and techniques, and influence our technology direction.

We're also looking for a Unix system administrator in Oxford, so if hardware and networking is more your style, we're interested in hearing from you too.

If you want more information on any of the positions then drop me a line at ldodds@ingenta.com, and/or send in your CV as described on the job postings.