Takin.solutions is a company that offers ICT solutions for Cultural Heritage, from consultation to full implementation, depending on the needs of its clients. The goal of Takin.solutions is to offer quality, integrated digital solutions in the field of cultural heritage, whether it be for memory institutions, archaeological projects or within the context of interdisciplinary initiatives.
Takin is particularly specialized in the creation
and management of semantic data, database management, and cultural heritage
documentation. It focuses on digital documentation throughout the data management life cycle
from data acquisition through curation, transformation, presentation and visualization on the
mission of both the research and preservation of cultural heritage.
LEARN ABOUT US
Takin.solutions is a consultation and services company for the implementation of information management solutions in the cultural heritage sector. A partnership between George Bruseker and Denitsa Nenova, the company builds on the years of hands-on, international experience of its founders in the field of information management in cultural heritage.
We are a flexible, dynamically developing company offering a broad range of services for data acquisition, management, analysis and presentation. Our passion is to work with customers to develop integrated solutions that look at how the parts of a particular problem fit to the whole of an overall data management strategy. We are interested in the goals of our customers both for the short term, but also the long term. We work together with you to figure out your overall needs and how they can most effectively and economically be achieved. In all these domains we offer consultancy, implementation and/or training according to your requirements.
GEORGE BRUSEKER, PHD
Chief Executive Officer
George Bruseker is a researcher in digital humanities focussing on conceptual modelling and the use of semantic data in research. He is a co-founder and CEO of Takin.solutions Ltd. George has a PhD in philosophy from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and over 15 years of experience in managing ICT projects in the cultural heritage field. He has worked respectively for the British School at Athens, Qatar Museums and the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH) where he most recently held the position of coordinator of the Centre for Cultural Informatics. He has held a Marie Curie Experienced Researcher post at ICS-FORTH (2015) and was a fellow of the Digital Society Initiative and the Swiss Art Research Institute (2019). His research interests lie in conceptual modelling, semantic data workflow, data provenance questions, and the democratization of knowledge.
DENITSA NENOVA, PHD
Chief Executuve Officer
Denitsa Nenova is a professional archaeologist and a co-founder and CEO of Takin.solutions Ltd. Her academic background is in archaeology, database solutions for Cultural Heritage (CH), and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), with a proven record of 20 years of experience in the field. Denitsa has a PhD in Archaeology from University College London and two Master degrees in relevant fields. Her main expertise is in the fields of digital archaeological documentation, semantic reference data models and their archaeological application, landscape archaeology, aerial photography and airborne-scanning technology, photogrammetry, Mediterranean and Balkan Bronze Age and Iron Age archaeology, and archaeological ceramics. Denitsa works on several international projects and has been recently involved as a postdoctoral researcher in two Horizon 2020 initiatives.
Knowledge in cultural heritage stands on the basis of correct data acquisition, accurately capturing and recording facts regarding the past with the appropriate techniques for the object of study and documenting this capture itself. Takin.solutions offers consultancy in choosing appropriate methods for primary data capture, services in implementing these methods and support in implementing international metadata standards describing primary data.
In the digital era, the production of quality cultural heritage data is only made sustainable and viable under an overall data management plan and strategy. The organization of information for the present and the future is not only an important responsibility of researchers and professionals but increasingly an institutional and academic necessity. Increasingly, funding is tied to the articulation of data management plans requiring a complete projection of the data life cycle of a project’s work. Moreover, the creation and maintenance of data according to international standards not only offers to the academic community as a whole but enables researchers to benefit from data integration today in order to link to major reference datasets in order to expand their resources for carrying out their analysis and research. Takin.solutions has expertise in all areas of data management and in particular in managing semantic data contributing to the Linked Open Data web movement.
The ability to amass and manage large amounts of cultural heritage data is something that researchers and institutions can start leveraging when they are able to apply advanced data analysis techniques to the data in question. In cultural heritage many of the questions related to datasets pertain to spatial and statistical questions regarding the data. Carrying out this analysis requires knowledge of both the basic tools such as GIS but also the correct statistical techniques. Data analysis also requires the ability to read, shape and leverage data from different sources and in different formats. Takin.solutions brings together the skills necessary to perform these tasks as part of your overall data lifecycle.
OUR PORTFOLIO OF CLIENTS
Swiss Art Research Infrastructure
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
Semantic Data Management Consulting, Semantic Data Implementation Training
Canadian Heritage Information Network
Conceptual Modelling, Semantic Data Management Consulting
Humboldt Innovation Humboldt University of Berlin
Conceptual Modelling, Data Mapping, Semantic Data Project Project Management
Bilotheca Hertziana Max Planck Institute for Art History
Conceptual Modelling, Data Mapping, Semantic Data Project Project Management
WE ARE HIRING
Full Stack Software Developer
We are looking to hire you as full stack software engineer in our company. The position will engage you in the cutting edge of semantic data management solutions in the CH sector. You will explore the implementation of existing software solutions in the Semantic CH sector, specifically: user oriented platforms for semantic data and the tools for data modelling, mapping and data migrations from data sources to such LOD platforms as appropriate. You will also be in charge of the development of convenient ETL pipelines crucial for the successful transportation of data between source and the target platforms. These solutions will be deployed and supported for specific customers and projects as appropriate. You will, moreover, have the opportunity to co-design, develop and support Takin’s own software solutions for semantic data management. After a successful initial collaboration period with Takin’s team, you will be encouraged to participate in the development of the strategic direction of the company and to help shape its technical evolution especially through the recruitment of new talent. Takin.solutions values the core character of being able to work equally efficiently as a team member and autonomously. We value and will enthusiastically welcome a team member with a flexible mind, resourcefulness and the ability to learn and employ new skills. As Takin grows, we aim for all our team members to grow with it.
You will be working as a Full Stack Software Developer and reporting to the CEOs of the company
The position is full-time, 40 hrs a week (a standard fixed working week in Bulgaria)
Initial trial period of three months will apply
Implementation and Support of Project Semantic Software
Support of ETL processes
Development and support of Takin’s own software solutions
Technical maintenance and development of company’s website
Proven experience as a Software Developer, Software Engineer or similar role
Experience and interest in Open Source projects
Experience with such backend technologies as Django, Python, Bonus, PostGre, PostGIS
Experience with database formats and languages such as XML, JSON, and SQL
Experience with Webserver setup employing NGinx, Apache or similar
Ability to learn new computer programming languages and relevant technologies
Remote work capabilities
Resourcefulness and troubleshooting aptitude
Proficiency in English language
Good communication skills
BSc/BA in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field or MA/MSc in Digital Humanities
Familiarity with Triplestore database
Familiarity with IIIF Server
Familiarity with search and analytics engines such as Elasticsearch
Experience with or interest in Semantic Web technologies
Experience with relational databases and their application in the Cultural Heritage sector
Experience with SparQL and RDF
Experience with setup and management of Linux libraries and dependencies
Perks & Benefits
Flexible work schedule
Work - remotely - on a collaborative and competent team
Enrichment of skills
Work on international projects
You will be entitled to 20 business days of paid vacation per year.
To apply for the position listed above, please fill out this form or contact us directly .