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About the Opportunity: The Director of D.Studio will play a critical role in Information Technology Services, they will build and manage a team responsible for driving mature development practices that understand the creative process, lives for solving software architectural challenges, and loves bringing ideas to life through digital experiences.
Responsibilities: The Director of D.Studio will play a critical role in Information Technology Services, they will build and manage a team responsible for driving mature development practices that understand the creative process, lives for solving software architectural challenges, and loves bringing ideas to life through digital experiences.
The Director of D.Studio is responsible for overseeing a digital portfolio of tools that include myNortheastern, SAIL and NUGO. They also innovate on new product development and are responsible to deliver analysis, design, documentation, programming, and software to ensure product readiness for release and/or client use. They work closely with project managers, QA, Enterprise Applications, and Web/UX team members to ensure compliance with project needs.
The Director of D.Studio is an innovative, collaborative, and creative problem-solver who understands the value of technology as an enabler for organizational success. They are is an expert in current digital strategy trends and exhibits a strong track record of success in the digital space. This role requires a person who can communicate technology concepts clearly to a diverse set of constitutes including senior executives.
The ideal candidate will be experienced in a wide range of digital areas and will be a leader in understanding emerging digital technologies. They will acts as a champion and change agent in leading the organizational changes required to create and sustain enterprise digital capabilities. They must be adaptable and comfortable in an environment that thrives on innovation, flexibility and creativity and ensure that the university is developing the digital assets and capabilities that will be needed to survive and thrive in the midterm and long term.
Information Technology Services (ITS) is a partner in the advancement of teaching, learning, and research at Northeastern University. We forge pathways to academic and professional successes through secure, collaborative solutions that propel innovation on individual, institutional, and global levels. As a member of our team, you will be part of exciting technology initiatives not found at other universities. Learn more about our culture, benefits, and how you can bring digital learning to life with us.
Bachelor's degree required in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business, Management, or related field.
Ten or more years of work experience, preferably in business or IT management and ideally a combination of the two.
Five or more years of progressive leadership experience in leading cross-functional teams and enterprise wide programs, operating and influencing, effectively across the organization and within complex contexts
Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to work across business lines at senior levels to influence and effect change to achieve common goals.
Empathy for and identification with the leaders and employees in the organization affected by changes in the digital workplace.
Demonstrated leadership. A proven track record of successfully leading complex, multidisciplinary talent teams in new endeavors and delivering solutions.
Strategic technology planning experience. Experience in strategic technology planning and execution, as well as policy development and maintenance.
Analytical skills. Outstanding analytical and problem-solving abilities.
Ability to effectively guide and sustain people, process and technology change in a dynamic and complex operating environment.
Seriousness or presence ('gravitas') to develop a digital workplace program, as well as to sell and embed it in all levels of the business.
Fearlessness in suggesting or backing big ideas. Tenacity in focusing the information discovery process.
Excellent oral and written communication skills. These skills will be used to explain digital concepts and technologies to business leaders, and business concepts to technologists; and to sell ideas and processes internally at all levels, including the board and investors.
Minimum three years of experience working with SCRUM or Agile development environment
Multi-threaded coding experience, along with both asynchronous and synchronous code
Experience translating product requirements into design specifications
Experience with integrating with other systems through web services
Preferred Qualifications: N/A
Salary Grade: 15
Additional Information: A criminal background check is required for this position.
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.