Head, Application Development Services (0664U), Library Administration - 61274
University of California, Berkeley
Location: Berkeley, California
Internal Number: 4763956
Head, Application Development Services (0664U), Library Administration - 61274
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The Library Information Technology (Library IT) Department, a department within the UC Berkeley Library, is charged with the design, development, management, and maintenance of flexible and reliable technology environments for the Library, specifically: the development and management of digital collections and services and their associated digital discovery and access platforms; creation of digital content; digital preservation tools; the development of a fully accessible and responsive library web presence that applies user experience principles and strategies; the development and support of server-based technologies for the delivery of library services; the maintenance of library management and discovery systems; the management of the library's computing services including desktop support, software, and library labs for library staff and public; and the development and delivery of frameworks and applications to support collaborative storage, delivery, and preservation of information resources. The digital and library technology applications and collections developed and managed by Library IT are research vehicles that are used by library patrons ranging from UC Berkeley faculty, students, and staff, other institutions' faculty and graduate students, and the general public.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: November 17, 2023
Lead a team working to deliver multiple concurrent projects.
Establishes programming standards and program documentation requirements.
Reviews current status of system applications and prepares recommendations for application improvements.
Develops proposals to improve or streamline processes and procedures, in conjunction with industry best practices in application development.
Prepares reports and statistics on a wide range of applications.
Participates in the development and monitoring of policies and procedures for department operations to improve efficiencies.
Provides guidance, leadership, and mentoring to a team of Application Services professionals.
Manages and delegates applications programming assignments. Interacts with peer managers and supervisors across the organization.
Leads search committees for application review and hiring of new employees.
Conducts performance evaluations and ratings, handles conflict resolution, coaching, mentoring, and staff development.
Provides direction to employees following established policies and management guidance.
Creates a strong culture of teamwork to ensure the quality of daily operations, effective interdepartmental collaborations, and the timely achievement of objectives.
Coordinates with the Head of DevOps and other Library IT staff to build services and tools that support the Library.
Applies advanced software concepts to analyze, plan, design, develop, modify, debug, deploy, and evaluate complex software for functional areas.
Performs complex data analysis and tests / debugs complex software, working directly with stakeholders.
Understands, applies, and enforces complex programming security practices.
Act as the solution architect for projects by defining the technical pattern and providing team members with guidance on how to implement solutions.
Collaborates with key staff and managers across departments on identifying issues with system applications and prepares recommendations for systems improvements.
Participates in and leads the evaluation of 3rd party software applications to ensure they conform to UC Berkeley and UC Office of the President standards.
Develops and documents application systems back-up and disaster recovery procedures.
Serves on library and university-wide committees and task forces; participates in local consortia and regional and national associations.
Continually acquires new knowledge and updates skills to enhance professional performance in all areas of responsibility.
Keeps abreast of developments, trends and issues in the library field.
Professional Development and Other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of service-oriented architecture and design patterns.
Experience with prioritizing tasks and managing time efficiently to meet deadlines.
Experience with project management methodologies (e.g., Agile, Scrum, Kanban) and tools.
Demonstrated skills in managing technical staff, including, conducting performance evaluations, mentoring, staff development, and experience handling conflicts within the team or with stakeholders in a constructive manner.
Experience in the management of ongoing technology and development, to include the identification and integration of suitable emerging technologies.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively present technical topics to individuals and groups with potentially varied levels of technical sophistication.
Knowledge and skills to write software requirements and specifications, including, functional goals gathering, design, modification, implementation and deployment.
Advanced skills associated with software design, modification, implementation, and deployment.
Knowledge of application security best practices and the ability to ensure that software is developed with security in mind.
Self-motivated and works independently and as part of a team.
Ability to be flexible, open-minded, and comfortable with changing responsibilities and duties as new and additional needs become known.
Ability to think strategically and broadly and to understand the implications of Library IT applications and services and how they affect the stakeholders and the Library as a whole.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Awareness and understanding of emerging technologies and trends in software development.
Experience in leading change management activities and managing their impact across the department or division.
Experience in managing different work-streams and coordinating tasks with internal teams.
Strong decision-making skills to address technical challenges and make strategic choices.
Familiarity with REST APIs, SQL and relational databases, Ruby and Rails, HTML5, and CSS.
Experience with continuous integration and/or continuous delivery workflows and tools.
Experience in working in a higher education environment, libraries, archives, galleries, museums or other culture heritage institutions.
Salary & Benefits
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's Compensation & Benefits website.
Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.
The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $104,880.00 - $134,000.00.
This is a 100%, full-time (40 hours per week), career position that is eligible for full UC benefits.
This position is exempt and paid monthly.
How to Apply
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Please include, as part of your application a brief (1-2 paragraph) statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in your professional experience.
Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental to our UC Berkeley Principles of Community, which states that 'every member of the UC Berkeley community has a role in sustaining a safe, caring, and humane environment in which these values can thrive.'
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