Head, Digital Media Software Development (Software Engineering Leader)
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Location: Bloomington, Indiana,
Internal Number: 299756
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Department Specific Responsibilities
Manages the software development team that builds and supports Avalon Media System, Audiovisual Metadata Platform, and other applications in support of digital content preservation and access.
Serves as a member of the leadership team for the Libraries Technologies division of the IU Bloomington Libraries and participates in department, division, and organization-wide planning efforts.
Engages in collaboration with peers in other IU departments, including University Information Technology Services and other IU libraries, to coordinate development and support of software applications.
Represents IU in national and international technical collaborations in efforts such as the Samvera open-source digital repository community and International Image Interoperability Framework Consortium (IIIF-C) standards community.
Serves in software architect, high-level technical design, and project management roles on other projects as needed.
Provides highest level of operational leadership and coordination of assigned staff members to define software engineering methodologies and standards; provides direction and guidance on high priority software engineering projects/initiatives.
Establishes short-term business plans and long-term operational objectives, including managing project timelines/deliverables and developing resource plans for multi-project/multi-phase software engineering initiatives.
Conducts a variety of personnel actions to include, but not limited to hiring, promotion, performance management, and dismissal.
Manages high level assignments and allocation of technical resources, including negotiating and coordinating initiatives that involve staff in other departments/areas/teams; may coordinate large-scale software development projects with a wide audiences in support of academic initiatives.
Makes budgetary recommendations/proposals based on resource needs and ensures cost containment.
Researches and stays up-to-date on new industry software engineering standards, emerging technology, UX/UI design/philosophy, and accessibility standards; responsible for the implementation of new protocols/procedures to address business needs.
Works collaboratively with other software engineering leaders across departments in recommending standards, best practices, and related policies/procedures.
Prepares management reports and summaries for senior administration, executive, steering and advisory committees; acts as advisor to executive committees; serves on various university committees, communities of practice, and task forces related to software engineering.
Degree in computer science, business systems, or related field.
4 years software development or related experience
1years of management experience
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered
Proficient communication skills
Maintains a high degree of professionalism
Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills
Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
Excellent organizational skills
Excellent collaboration and team building skills
Effectively coaches and delivers constructive feedback
Instills commitment to organizational goals
Demonstrates excellent judgment and decision making skills
Effective conflict management skills
Builds and manages effective teams
Demonstrated skill in developing complex web applications using Ruby on Rails or Java.
Experience with relational database systems.
Knowledege of library software applications and standards.
Knowledge of digital repository software such as Fedora, Samvera, or DSpace.
Experience working with open-source software and communities.
Knowledge of audio and video file formats and streaming technologies.
Working Conditions / Demands
This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
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This position is eligible for remote work or to work a hybrid schedule (mix between remote and in-person work), subject to change in the future based on university policy and business needs.
A successful candidate for this position will receive a $10,000 sign-on bonus per the policies and guidelines of Indiana University.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.
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About Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
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