The University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking an Associate Head, Software Development Department to join the Library & Information Technology division.
The Associate Head takes a leadership role within UNC Libraries’ highly collaborative Software Development Department. The person in this position advocates for and leads the implementation of robust software development and systems analysis practices, including automated testing, software documentation, user-centered system design, and the responsible stewardship of software inspired by DevOps practices. The University Libraries is active in and committed to open source development and communities and the Associate Head will have opportunities to contribute to open source software projects in a variety of ways. Mentorship of staff and the continued cultivation of healthy, diverse, and inclusive working environments is an essential requirement for any position in our department. The UNC Libraries has fostered a community of learning and collaboration and presents many opportunities to learn new skills and to take on a range of technically challenging projects with support from senior staff.
Education and Experience:
Qualifications Experience mentoring software developers and developing a supportive and rewarding team culture. Experience working collaboratively and communicating effectively with software stakeholders coming from a range of technical backgrounds. Experience developing server-based and browser-based software. Experience transferring data between systems via APIs. Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. A commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment where differences and complexities in background, cultures, values and viewpoints are valued.
Preferred Experience working in a library or academic setting Experience supervising technical staff. Experience with agile development methodologies. Experience with computational research (e.g. data science) methods. Experience working with Machine Learning systems and models. Familiarity with practical applications of artificial intelligence concepts. Experience working with application frameworks (e.g. Ruby on Rails, Django, Laravel, or Angular). Experience applying DevOps techniques in partnership with infrastructure management colleagues. Experience with test driven development and/or continuous integration.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Internal Number: 161684
About The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Carolina rates among the nation’s great institutions of higher education, set on an historic and beautiful campus that celebrates all four seasons. Carolina’s students, faculty and staff come here from around the world, bringing varied cultural, racial and ethnic heritages that help make UNC-Chapel Hill a thriving intellectual center. We’re repeatedly ranked the nation’s best value in higher education for students seeking to earn a college degree – the University has garnered the top spot each time since the ranking’s launch in 1998.Whether you’ve just started your career, are new to academia or are a seasoned professional with assorted campus experiences to draw on, we hope you will find a great place at Carolina.