Yale University, conveniently located between Boston and New York, offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Located in the heart of historic downtown New Haven with more than 100 local boutiques, national retailers, cafés, casual eateries, award-winning restaurants, and world-renowned theaters, galleries, and museums.
General Purpose: The Technical Lead, Digital Collections will manage the day-to-day operation of the Yale Library Digital Collections System. This position will provide operational and technical consulting excellence by partnering with clients to design, develop, implement, support, and provide training for ingest workflows and digital collections technology solutions. This position will oversee, monitor, and administer the functional and technical components of these tools, including digital collections specific platforms.
The position will require a successful candidate to create mutually beneficial relationships to provide consultative support for the respective user communities. The successful candidate will be technically adept, hands?on, a self?starter, passionate about technology, communicative, and collaborative. The position will work closely with the associated product owners and the library's senior leaders with strategic responsibility for these service domains. The Technical Lead is a member of the Yale University Library IT department, reporting to the Director of Client Services and IT Operations.
The Technical Lead will:
Manage ingest processes and queues, ensuring that collection content and associated metadata meet repository requirements.
Serve as the primary point of contact for technical support of current and future digital collections.
Provide ownership for the resolution of system failures and change management activities.
Provide project management support for digital ingest workflow process harmonization throughout the YUL and for digital collections migrations.
Manage and support digitization workflow platform, Goobi.
Manage and support legacy digital collections systems until their deprecation.
Work in collaboration with collection owners, digitization units, and Digital Preservation group to ensure that content is accessible and preserved.
Provide day-to-day and long-range administrative oversight of the YUL digital repository and associated systems.
Provide resource planning and infrastructure monitoring to optimize system performance for steady-state and bulk ingest activities.
Respond to client issues, including account handling, client communications, and answering queries from client and other in-house departments.
Coordinate staff service roles and responsibilities as digitization and repository services evolve.
Collaborate with the LIT Software Engineering and DevOps teams, as well as Yale central ITS, to ensure that appropriate stability, security, backup and software support are available for existing systems.
Develop and maintain technical and workflow documentation related to the digital repository.
Keep up to date on technology trends related to digitization, object repositories and metadata, digital archiving, and digital preservation.
Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at https://bit.ly/YaleCareers-67266BR. Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.
Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.
Required Education and Experience: Bachelor's Degree in a relevant technical field and a minimum of four years of related technical experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Excellent customer service skills, flexibility, and a strong commitment to innovation, creativity, and excellence. Proven ability to provide customer satisfaction, needs, and confidence in services.
Demonstrated business systems analysis and project management skills. Ability working to assess client requirements, matching technology to business needs.
Demonstrated experience working collaboratively and independently with various groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing team environment.
Demonstrated ability in developing, implementing, and supporting production ingest workflows for digital repositories.
Strong analytical, organizational, and facilitation skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Preferred Education and Experience: Hands-on experience working with cloud platforms including AWS. Knowledge of applications in the digital repository and preservation space (e.g., Goobi, Preservica). Knowledge of Unicode, XML, and other standards for library collection data’s electronic representations such as METS, MODS, MARC, EAD, etc. Familiarity crafting and executing SQL queries.
Internal Number: 67266BR
About Yale University
Since its founding in 1701, Yale University has been dedicated to expanding and sharing knowledge, inspiring innovation, and preserving cultural and scientific information for future generations. Yale’s reach is both local and international. It partners with its hometown of New Haven, Connecticut to strengthen the city’s community and economy. And it engages with people and institutions across the globe in the quest to promote cultural understanding, improve the human condition, delve more deeply into the secrets of the universe, and train the next generation of world leaders.
Yale offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include three major museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment... and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.