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Kuali Open Library Environment (OLE) Project Manager

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Created: February 12, 2015


The Kuali Open Library Environment (OLE) project is the first system designed by and for academic and research libraries for managing and delivering intellectual information.  An important element of Kuali software is its service-oriented architecture and use of enterprise class middleware, Kuali RICE.  Kuali RICE provides identity management, workflow, and the Kuali development framework.

Kuali OLE is a community of partners delivering an enterprise-ready, community-sourced software package to manage and provide access not only to items in their collections but also to licensed and local digital content. The Kuali OLE project features a governance model in which the entire library community can collaborate to own the resulting intellectual property.

Job Description

The OLE Project Manager oversees the development and support of software for the Kuali OLE and associated systems.  The Project Manager must have strong leadership, motivational, teamwork, and consensus-building skills in order to effectively set and accomplish strategic goals and objectives for OLE.  This position is responsible for leading an advanced team of system engineers through the system development process. The Project Manager is responsible for ensuring the stability and reliability of OLE, and for managing software releases and infrastructure upgrades as well as long range planning for the future technical direction of OLE.  This includes providing a technical migration path from one release to the next; while requiring minimal impact to implementing institutions.

The OLE Project Manager is a critical management position providing advice and support to the OLE Functional Council and OLE Board Chairs.   Under the direction of the Kuali Foundation Executive Director, this position ensures that the strategic and technological goals of OLE development are in line with and support the strategic goals of the Kuali Foundation as a whole.

The OLE Project Manager develops and manages the overall project plan for each release of OLE.   The Project Manager assists the OLE Functional Council in defining the scope of each software release based on contributed resources, complexity and potential risks.  The Project Manager also oversees the support and maintenance of previous releases of OLE software based on the priorities set forth by the OLE Functional Council.  The Project Manager will be responsible for overall budgeting and will report to the Board on status of revenues, expenses, and need for resources.

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