IT Manager of Software Development
Manager of Software Development
Full-time, Academic professional appointment
Reports to the AUL for ITPP
Manages the priorities and the resources of the Library's software development group in support of the Library's overall mission to serve the research and instructional information needs of the Illinois campus community. The Manager of Software Development contributes as a decision-maker and advisor in the Library IT, Library, and campus groups and to external organizations that depend on software and architecture strategies and solutions to support successful technologies and service programs, and advancements in the fields of library and information science.
- Working with Service managers for the Library's various technology services, and the IT Prioritization and Review Working Group (ITPRWG), the Manager of Software Development contributes substantively to setting the direction of systems and software services and decision-making;
- Supervises and mentors a group of software and database developers, both permanent and temporary appointments, who are responsible for both development and production support of Library software services; Determines individual developer project assignments and priorities;
- Develops the overarching architecture and technical strategies repositories, and the management of digital assets stored and used in those systems; Serves as the technical lead for the Repository, Scholarly Communications, and Digital content access and Management team.
- Plans, with staff and IT managers and PI's, for IT development and production support for externally-funded and internally-supported Library IT software development commitments; manages the software development staff and cost share contributions that are allocated from or to the Software Development group from temporary or permanent funds.
- Works closely with IT managers to establish change control processes in production technology activities across Main and Grainger Library IT environments;
- Works closely with IT managers, in particular with the Manager of IMS, on integrating software into the Library IT production environment.
- Identifies emerging trends and technologies relevant to library IT through participation in and contributions to conferences, professional associations, or other relevant venues.