The Harvard University Library is seeking a visionary leader in the field of digital library technology for the new position of Digital Library Architect. The Digital Library Architect will provide leadership in the architecture and design of large-scale, innovative library systems for one of the greatest research libraries in the world. Overview The library system at Harvard provides a wide range of services to students, faculty and researchers at Harvard as well as throughout the world. With a collection of more than 15.8 million volumes, a vast collection of primary-source materials, a digital preservation repository containing more than 7 million objects, and licensed access to more than 8,000 electronic resources, the Harvard University Library is the largest university library in the world. The Harvard University Library is committed to maintaining its excellence in the digital era. Over the past 10 years, Harvard has developed a technical infrastructure that incorporates digital content into library collections and services. Critical goals in the coming years include the evolution of a coherent and usable resource discovery and delivery environment as well as the long-term preservation of digital scholarly content. Duties and Responsibilities The Digital Library Architect will play a key role in the design of digital library infrastructure, systems and services. This is an opportunity for someone with energy and vision to help guide one of the major digital library programs in the country, and to work with a knowledgeable, creative, and collegial team. The Digital Library Architect will be expected to * help articulate digital library issues within and outside the University; * monitor, interpret and guide the integration of developments in Internet technologies; * participate actively in the architecture and design of systems and services to support the storage and preservation of digital collections as well as resource discovery and access across all library collections -- both digital and print; * provide advice and consultation to units across the University; and * contribute to national developments in the field. Education and Job Requirements * Masters degree in computer science, information management, science, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience * 8+ years of relevant professional experience * Demonstrated ability to thrive in a complex, collaborative environment * Deep knowledge of and interest in emerging trends in Internet technology and standards in digital libraries * Excellent interpersonal skills as demonstrated by the ability to interact with others in a consistently positive manner, exercising discretion and tact * Excellent oral communication skills that demonstrate the ability to effectively convey and explain information and tactfully deal with diverse people, situations and ideas * Excellent written communication skills that demonstrate the ability to draft clear and concise specifications, documentation and reports * Strong analytical skills as demonstrated by the ability to draw conclusions in a logical, systematic way * Strong project management skills, including the ability to plan assignments and monitor performance for collaborative projects that cut across organizational boundaries * Sophisticated understanding of how information is organized, accessed, and used to support the academic and research missions of the University Location: Cambridge, MA; Full Time: 9am-5pm; Grade 59 For salary and benefit information, please visit the following web site: http://www.employment.harvard.edu To apply to this position, please visit this web site: <http://jobs.harvard.edu/jobs/summ_req?in_post_id=36789>http://jobs.harvard.edu/jobs/summ_req?in_post_id=36789 For more information please visit our web site at http://hul.harvard.edu/ois Harvard University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.