Technical Manager Stanford University United States

Technical Manager

University Libraries, California, United

 

A strong candidate is identified for the position.


JOB PURPOSE:

Help lead and manage Digital Library Systems and Services (DLSS), the information technology arm of the Stanford University Libraries. As part of the DLSS senior management team, this role exercises major programmatic impact on information services supporting research, teaching and learning. This includes supporting systems development through the full software development lifecycle—from conception and design to development, release and production support—as well as broad stakeholder engagement including library staff, patrons, university administration & IT colleagues, and the extramural library community. Stanford Library’s digital services impact and support the University’s entire academic enterprise.



CORE DUTIES*:

• Lead and manage all business, technical, and education activities (e.g. application development, installing, configuring, and maintaining servers, routers, firewalls, workstations, and network equipment).
• Exercise full management responsibility for a technical group, including recruiting, hiring, training, developing, evaluating, and setting priorities.
• Ensure work completion within schedule, budgetary, and design constraints; make decisions about analysis, design, and testing; solve complex technical problems; provide alternative methods for achieving goals when necessary.
• Provide strategic planning for own work group; may assist higher level management in broader scope strategic planning for a large, complex, university-wide function or major initiative. 
• Create procedures and guidelines to ensure compliance with university policy and federal and state regulations.
• Develop and manage budgets for projects or work groups.
• May oversee or assist in preparation and submission of documentation, such as proposals, progress reports, or other contractual requirements.
• Monitor technology trends and evaluate emerging technologies for adoption and implementation.
• Work collaboratively with colleagues to leverage the university/school's investments in information technology.

* - Other duties may also be assigned


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education & Experience:

Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant work experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Detailed understanding of relevant technical knowledge and problem resolution.
• Strong customer relationship skills, consensus building skills, and ability to establish effective working relationships in a diverse environment.
• Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate, and develop staff.


Physical Requirements*:

• Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
• Frequently sit, grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
• Occasionally stand/walk, use a telephone.
• Rarely writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.


* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.


Working Conditions:

• May work extended hours, evenings and weekends.


Work Standards:

• Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
• Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
• Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.


Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Job Code:  4806
Pay Code:  L


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