From: Digital Public Library of America 
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Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2016 9:45 AM
To: Melody Clark <>
Subject: New Job Opportunity: Director of Technology

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Job Opportunity: Director of Technology
The DPLA has an opening for the position of Director of 
The Digital Public Library of America seeks a Director of Technology to lead 
its staff of developers and technologists, and to further DPLA’s mission to 
bring together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and 
make them freely available to all. A belief in this mission and the drive to 
accomplish it over time in a collaborative spirit both within and beyond the 
organization is essential.
The Director of Technology will be responsible for the overall technology 
vision for the DPLA, and in consultation with the DPLA senior staff, will 
develop of new initiatives and cross-institutional partnerships. The Director 
of Technology will report to the Executive Director.
The Director of Technology will:

  *   Orchestrate the design, implementation, and improvement of DPLA’s core 
infrastructure, user-facing applications, and back-end systems.
  *   Oversee and a manage a team of four developers, and work with external 
contractors as necessary.
  *   Act as the primary technical contact for outside organizations, partners, 
and developers.
  *   Cultivate and develop the culture and values of the DPLA Technology 
 and the larger organization.
  *   Support the philosophy of open source, shared, and community-built 
software, frameworks, and technologies.
  *   Be conversant and comfortable with a broad range of technologies used by 
the cultural heritage sector, and engage with cultural heritage communities and 
consortial efforts.

  *   Experience with managing developers and technologists in the cultural 
heritage or non-profit sectors, with a demonstrated capacity of building an 
environment for success for technical teams.
  *   Demonstrated experience working effectively in a team environment and the 
ability to interact effectively with stakeholders.
  *   Demonstrated experience contributing to or managing collaborative open 
source software projects.
  *   Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  *   Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
  *   A high degree of emotional intelligence and empathy.

  *   Experience with architectures, standards, and protocols to support 
interoperability and reuse within and beyond the cultural heritage sector.
  *   Demonstrated experience with technical project management, grant writing 
and administration, and/or development and oversight of RFP processes.
  *   Demonstrated desire to learn new technologies or programming languages.
This position is full-time. DPLA is a geographically distributed organization, 
with headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts. Ideally, this position would be 
situated in the Northeast Corridor between Washington and Boston (with a 
preference for Boston), but remote work based in other locations will also be 
considered. While not a requirement, a history of working effectively in a 
distributed organization is helpful.
Like its collection, DPLA is strongly committed to diversity in all of its 
forms. We provide a full set of benefits, including health care, life and 
disability insurance, and a retirement plan. Starting salary is commensurate 
with experience.
About DPLA
The Digital Public Library of America strives to contain the full breadth of 
human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to 
records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science. Since 
launching in April 2013, it has aggregated more than 14 million items from over 
2,000 institutions. DPLA is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit.
To apply, send a letter of interest detailing your qualifications, resume and a 
list of 3 references in a single PDF to<>. First 
preference will be given to applications received by September 30, 2016, and 
review will continue until the position is filled.














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