The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health's Department of Information Technology is seeking a Web and Application Development Manager to lead the School's programming and application team in support of the SPH website, a diverse portfolio of SPH web applications, and a number of systems, processes, and reports that integrate with Harvard University's my.harvard student information system.
The position reports to the Director of Customer Engagement and Technology Services and manages a talented team of three Senior Web and Application Developers, a Webmaster, a Database and System Administrator, and a Senior IT Support Specialist. Responsible for team's training and development plans, mentoring, performance management, recruiting, and other managerial responsibilities. The position will also receive additional support from the Department's Project Manager and external consultants as required.
The Harvard T.H. Chan of Public Health is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – including fostering respect for all, serving the greater good, and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. To learn more about the Chan School's mission, objectives, and core values, please visit our website here.
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3- 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year. Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date. Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service. Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools. Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute. Wellness Options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services. Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
Join the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to support our mission of health research and education, and to be a part of the oldest institution of higher learning in the country!
Salary Grade: 058
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, advanced Excel skills
Knowledge of information technology applications, processes, software and equipment
Highly specialized knowledge of a specific technology
Demonstrated team performance skills, service mindset approach, and the ability to act as a trusted advisor
Bachelor's and/or Master's Degree in IT, management, or related field preferred
Significant experience with open source and mobile technologies preferred
Experience building and developing diverse, inclusive and collaborative teams preferred
Outstanding organizational and time management skills preferred
Strong written and verbal communication skills, with experience effectively explaining issues and solutions to non-technical audience preferred
Experience collaborating with community stakeholders and with other IT professionals (i.e. - server administrators, security managers, etc.) preferred
Solid portfolio of and experience with websites and web applications preferred
Understanding of security principles for the web preferred
Interest in public health, teaching and learning, research, and the business of higher education preferred
WordPress experience including knowledge of WordPress Codex, WP core, WP APIs, and Multi-user WP (including an understanding of custom themes, parent/child themes, custom post types, and custom plugin development) preferred
Understanding or willingness to learn laravel framework preferred
Experience with third party APIs (Google Analytics, Facebook, Twitter) preferred
Understanding of mobile responsive design preferred
Understanding of web server administration including Amazon Web Services (AWS), CloudFront, S3, and CDN preferred
Coding experience with PHP or other languages preferred
Relational database design experience preferred
Experience with GIT, JIRA, ServiceNow, versioning software, bug tracking preferred
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 47627BR
About Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.