Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) is a community of Information Technology professionals committed to delivering service and technological solutions in support of teaching, learning, research and administration. We are recruiting an IT workforce that has both breadth in their ability to collaborate and innovate across disciplines - and depth in specific areas of expertise. HUIT offers opportunities for IT professionals to learn and work in a unique technology landscape and service-focused environment. If you are a technically proficient, nimble, user-focused and accountable IT professional who also connects with the importance of collaborating well in a team environment, we are looking for you! HUIT actively supports a balance of remote and on-site work arrangements for Massachusetts residents with other requirements for out-of-state residents.
Reporting to the Managing Director for Library Technology Services, the Manager of Library Software Engineering is a member of a high-performing leadership team which focuses on development and implementation of world-class solutions to fulfill the mission of the Harvard Library: to advance scholarship and teaching through the collection, creation, application, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge. This is an ideal opportunity to work at the intersection of scholarship and technical innovation, and in an organization that values creativity, collaboration and diverse perspectives and backgrounds.
The Manager supervises a team of library software engineers responsible for developing, enhancing, and maintaining an extensive portfolio of Library applications and platforms. They will assume a lead role, in collaboration with the Managing Director, Architect, peer managers, and the software engineering team, in designing world-class and modern solutions. They will serve as a leader in the department in developing industry-class software development practices and workflows and will be a core contributor to the development of a culture of collaboration and openness within Harvard and beyond.
The Manager of Library Software Engineering will serve as a mentor and coach to all engineers in the department and will help identify, coordinate, and lead skills and professional engineering activities with the objective of building organizational capacity and developing people. In collaboration with peer managers, they will help determine the composition of project teams and allocate resources to support the requirements of a complex and dynamic portfolio. The Manager will also be a leader in the broader global digital library community.
Typical Core Duties
Responsible for effective staff management, including hiring and orientation, training and development, workflow and performance management, and the promotion of an inclusive and innovative work environment
Participate fully in software development life cycle
Lead development of technical solutions to deliver business requirements
Participate in long term strategic planning for the application portfolio(s)
Establish and maintain internal/external stakeholder relationships
Abide by and follow the Harvard University IT technical standards, policies and Code of Conduct
Job Function Information Technology
Department Library Technology Services
Time Status Full-time
Union 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Salary Grade 059
Pre-Employment Screening Identity
EEO Statement 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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Minimum of seven years' post-secondary education and/or relevant work experience
Additional Qualifications The following Additional Qualifications are strongly preferred. If you meet some, but not all, you are still encouraged to apply; we value employees with a willingness to learn.
Strong knowledge of server and storage architectures, as well as cloud based solutions; including authentication, authorization, account provisioning, identity management, and directory services, and proven experience designing systems that integrate with / incorporate these services.
Proven ability to capture, understand, document and convey complex business needs and processes, translate them into functional requirements and system specifications, and develop a supporting technical solution at an abstract level, and detailed technical specifications (including choice of implementation technologies).
Experienced with Agile methodologies, processes and tools, and proven experience integrating agile methods into a department.
Knowledge of key trends in digital developments in research libraries including open source community projects, linked open data, bibliographic standards, metadata schemas, digital repositories, and Artificial Intelligence.
Sophisticated understanding of how information is organized and used to support the academic and research missions of the university.
Certificates and Licenses
Completion of Harvard IT Academy specified foundational courses (or external equivalent) preferred
Work is performed in an office setting
In light of the global pandemic, all interview and onboarding activity for HUIT will be conducted via telephone & Zoom video conferencing. Temporary work from home arrangements will be required for this position through December, 2020, and it is not yet known when traditional on-campus work will resume. Additional detail will be provided to candidates during the interview process.
Internal Number: 123235920
About Harvard University
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.