Senior Educational Technologist

Salary: 77,400 - 132,400
Created: February 23, 2021


Job Summary

The Senior Educational Technologist will be responsible for the deployment of innovative tools and curricula, to be used by Harvard College’s largest course, Computer Science 50 (CS50): Introduction to Computer Science I, and more broadly in courses taught by other faculty members. The Technologist will report academically to the principal course instructor for CS50 and will work closely with other faculty members and departments across campus interested in integrating new pedagogical approaches and technologies into courses.

This position will offer opportunities for experimentation with the latest technologies and will involve deployment of non-traditional solutions to pedagogical problems. Ideal candidates will have strong backgrounds in software as well as interest in the production of educational content.

Job-Specific Responsibilities

  • Working with senior faculty on new forms of video capture, technology, and pedagogy
  • Budgeting for and procuring equipment
  • Managing and training teams of staff or students.
  • Researching equipment, including innovative ways to use new technologies in the classroom and field
  • Staying current with emerging technologies for cutting-edge technologies
  • Responsible for setup and maintenance of video-distribution infrastructure and software tools locally and in the cloud. Maintaining software tools, setting up, scaling and administrating servers, defining workflows, and defining media lifecycles, archival process and implementation
  • Designing teaching- and learning-centric spaces on campus and designing and implementing pedagogical tools.
  • Assigning individual and team projects
  • Promoting efficiency and quality of work
  • Mentoring new staff, liaising with other areas within SEAS and across university

Basic Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree
  • Seven years of relevant work experience

Additional Qualifications and Skills

Candidates ideally have fluency in Python, experience with SQL, C as well as web programming, including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.  Comfort with Linux and a command line as well as system administration experience.  Experience with virtualization is important.  Expertise with AWS cloud services, as well as, Docker.

Master's degree in computer science or equivalent experience is preferred. Experience in an academic environment and with teaching is very helpful.

Superior organizational, written and interpersonal communication skills are necessary, along with the ability to collaborate on and across teams.

Physical Requirements

This position requires operation of video and other equipment.

Working Conditions

The work is performed in office and classroom environments. 

Additional Information

  • This is a two-year term position.
  • Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to be considered for this position.
  • The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences does not provide visa sponsorship for administrative and staff positions.
  • Many SEAS employees are eligible for Flexible Work Arrangements, which may be explored during the interview process.

Commitment to Diversity
SEAS is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment. Some of our core values include respect for all, serving the greater good, and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

About SEAS
The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences serves as the connector and integrator of Harvard’s teaching and research efforts in engineering, applied sciences, and technology. Our core tenets are: educating broad-minded students; interdisciplinary research; integration across disciplines; and balancing theory, experimentation and practice to create an unmatched environment for learning and exploration. Through collaboration with researchers from all parts of Harvard, other universities, and industry, we bring discovery and innovation directly to bear on improving human life and society. For more information about us, please visit


Last updated: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 21:46 UTC