Production Manager

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  


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  
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  
Demonstrated ability to address complex technical challenges with  
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.
To apply:

Please submit a cover letter and résumé to 

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.

Rebecca Kennison, Director
Center for Digital Research and Scholarship
Columbia University
330 Fifth Avenue, 12th Floor
New York, New York 10001
Tel.: 212-851-2812
Fax: 212-851-2801
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