HathiTrust is a global partnership of 150+ major research institutions and libraries based at the University of Michigan working towards its mission to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future. More than ten years after its founding, HathiTrust holds one of the largest set of digitized books managed by a non-profit organization, offering an unprecedented opportunity to steward the cultural record through increasingly connected work that develops capacity and sparks innovation. HathiTrust maintains a small central staff and relies upon distributed services hosted and maintained by several member institutions’ services. These include the University of Michigan (administration, preservation and access services); Indiana University and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (HathiTrust Research Center); and the California Digital Library (bibliographic metadata management of library-contributed metadata via the Zephir system).
Reporting to the Executive Director, and working out of HathiTrust’s offices at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, the Enterprise Architect will provide leadership for planning, developing, and maintaining HathiTrust’s current and future technology infrastructure, which supports a portfolio of activities that include collection aggregation and management, long term preservation, discovery and access, rights management, and computational research. The Enterprise Architect will work as a key partner with the Director of Services and Operations and other HathiTrust staff and technical teams at Research Center and California Digital Library to develop and articulate a coherent strategic vision for HathiTrust’s long-term technical direction, and lead that vision’s execution. HathiTrust anticipates significant investments in the next three to five years to update, redevelop, or replace many of the applications, APIs, and systems comprising the HathiTrust Digital Library, and the core systems and processes of managing our repository. The Enterprise Architect will define and prioritize those investments by leading the effort to assess needs, plan our technology roadmap, and implement it.
Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience. (For appointment as a librarian, an ALA-accredited master's degree or equivalent combination of a relevant advanced degree and experience is required.)
Demonstrated success in directing or leading teams responsible for the design, development, or implementation of major systems and applications.
Experience with digital architectures, standards, best practices, and protocols to support interoperability and content reuse.
Strong communication skills that include the ability to translate advanced technical concepts for non-specialists.
Demonstrated effectiveness in cross-organizational team environments with diverse stakeholders.
Proven ability to understand and analyze business needs and system processes and to develop requirements and specifications.
Understanding of the importance of inclusion as demonstrated through a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization.