Columbia University’s Center for Digital Research and Scholarship
(CDRS), a new center within Columbia University's renowned Libraries/Information Services, is looking for a talented, motivated, and detailed-orientated person with diverse technical background, project management experience, and excellent interpersonal skills to oversee all aspects of digital products and projects produced by CDRS.
The Production Manager is responsible for creating the schedule, resource, and technical requirements for software platform development and projects and for managing those resources over the entire product life-cycle.
- Provide senior leadership on software development and other projects, direct the entire life-cycle of products and projects, and shepherd the development/production process.
- Provide managerial oversight for production and programming staff and take an active role on the management team.
- Identify technical requirements, investigate technology solutions, and generate functional specifications for current and prospective projects and products.
- Act as liaison to legacy clients and partners, implement transition plans for legacy projects, and manage related production work.
- Work with senior management to create budgets for projects.
- Develop and implement strategies for value-add products and services.
- Bachelor's degree and or its equivalent required. Advanced degree desirable.
- Minimum of 4-6 years’ experience (at least 2 years as project/production manager) in online media, software development, or related areas; library/academic technology or online publishing experience preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to address complex technical challenges with innovation.
- An easy-going, collaborative personality; strong communication and interpersonal skills; ability to direct and collaborate with Web designers, usability specialists, developers, project managers, and other stakeholders.
- In-depth knowledge of the technology needs and challenges faced by university researchers, faculty, and librarians.
- Strong proficiency with project management tools and methods.
- Good understanding of Web programming technologies, Web 2.0 technologies, and online communities.
- Knowledge of best practices and best-of-breed Web-based interfaces.
- Hands-on skills in AJAX, Flash, XHTML/DHTML, CSS, PHP, Python, and/or Ruby on Rails highly desired.
Please submit a cover letter and résumé to http://jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=110970.
One of the world's leading research universities, Columbia provides outstanding opportunities to work and grow in a unique intellectual community. Set in the Morningside Heights academic village, Columbia also presents the unmatched dynamism, diversity, and cultural richness of New York City. CDRS is a part of the Columbia University Libraries, which, grounded in collections of remarkable depth and breadth, are also building extensive electronic resources and services. The Libraries at Columbia are committed to collegiality, professionalism, innovation, and leadership.
We offer excellent benefits including 100% Columbia tuition exemption for self and family. Columbia will also pay 50% tuition for your dependent child who is a candidate for an undergraduate degree at another accredited college or university.