The Center for Academic Excellence and Support in the School of Professional Studies seeks an individual to serve as a Technology Lead. The Technology Lead (TL) has primary ownership of the Nexus technology infrastructure and is responsible for the implementation, management, and/or development of internal Nexus tools, applications, and systems to support learning and teaching at the New York University School of Professional Studies (SPS). The TL engages in work to enhance the NYU SPS Learning Ecosystem across the following areas: Learner-Centric Course Architecture; Goal-Driven Technology Adoption; Incubation of Faculty Labs and Initiatives; Learning Data and Research; and Design Sessions and Solutions Events for Internal and External Clients. As the lead technologist and head engineer, the TL supervises a team of developers to maintain and optimize the Nexus technology infrastructure that supports daily operations, ongoing service commitments, and new learning/teaching initiatives. The TL also serves as the primary liaison with NYU Central Information Technology and the SPS Office of Information and Technology (OIT) on instructional technologies. In this role, the TL leverages technology to create community adoption plans and patron support models to guide educationally-grounded utilization of official NYU-supported software. As the creative technologist in-chief, the TL also identifies and evaluates emerging technologies, conducts cost-benefit analyses, determines potential return on investment, and works with Nexus colleagues to architect, launch, and manage technologies to advance learning and teaching innovations. The TL works closely with the Director of Research and Development (DRD), the Director of Operations and Learning (DOL), and the Learning Experience Lead to use research-informed approaches to continuously enhance the Nexus technology infrastructure. The TL is an effective collaborator who applies best practices in product development to deliver inclusive, accessible, scalable technology-based solutions for the community.
Bachelor's Degree in computer science, engineering, information technology, or related field
Master's Degree in computer science, engineering, information technology, or related field
5+ years experience in software engineering. Experience leading and building teams focused on system architecture and educational technology development. Implementation of cloud infrastructure, and web and software applications.
Serverless computing. Mobile application development. Familiarity with higher education technologies. Implementation of SaaS solutions. Vendor management. DataOps.
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Agile methodologies/software project management. Continuous integration/testing/deployment. Object-oriented programming. SQL database programming. Complex system programming. Web development
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
JQuery. Python. Java. Open source software. Education technology landscape. Ability to learn and teach multiple technologies to support learning and teaching. Knowledge of NoSQL. Node.js. React. HTML5. Docker. Jenkins. Machine learning. R/R Shiny.
In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $100,000 - $150,000. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.
Since 1934, the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYU SPS) has been a deeply respected institution of higher education that is grounded in applied learning. From its early years, training returning World War II veterans to fulfill the nation’s urgent need for skilled technical workers, it has evolved into a professional education powerhouse that offers 20 graduate degrees, 14 bachelor’s degrees for undergraduate students, four associate’s degrees, and a plethora of continuing education courses and credentials.
NYU SPS is a thought leader, and serves as an incubator for new ideas in industries that are constantly changing. We prepare students for in-demand jobs in fields including real estate, hospitality and tourism; global affairs; global sports management; publishing; marketing and public relations; project management; executive coaching and organizational consulting, human capital management; information technology, management and systems; translation; publishing and professional writing. NYU SPS is focused on building skills that open doors to opportunities in emerging fields and global markets. NYU SPS faculty members are leading experts in their areas of discipline, with a hands-on approach that encourages students to push beyond their limits and to break new ground.
NYU SPS is committed to inclusion, diversity, belonging, equity, and access throughout the School.
NYU aims to be among the greenest urban campuses in the country and carbon neutral by 2040. Learn more at nyu.edu/nyugreen.
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