Technical Lead, Digital Workplace
Library - Client Services & IT Operations
University Job Title
Technical Lead, Library
None - Not included in the union (Yale Union Group)
Administration & Operations
Compensation Grade Profile
Manager; Program Leader (25)
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Outside of campus, within Connecticut
221 Whitney Ave
New Haven, CT 06511
Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
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Computing and Information Systems
Total # of hours to be worked:
The Technical Lead for Digital Workplace will take a leadership role in guiding and managing the solutions used to connect, engage, and extend the business capabilities for Yale Library employees. This position will provide consulting excellence by partnering with clients to design, implement, support, and train staff on digital workplace applications, including intranet, productivity, and collaboration tools. This position will oversee, monitor, and administer tools such as Microsoft 365 (OneDrive, SharePoint, Teams).
The Technical Lead will maintain a broad and detailed mastery of these tools, and the internal operations of the units served. The position will standardize and promote tools, processes, and best practices for using these platforms across the organization. The position will require a successful candidate to create sustainable relationships to provide consultative support to service user communities. The successful candidate will be technically adept, hands‐on, a self‐starter, passionate about technology, communicative, and collaborative. The Technical Lead is a member of the Yale University Library IT department, reporting to the Director of Client Services and IT Operations.
1. Assists in the development of technical and functional plans, strategies, and service goals; investigates new products and technologies; evaluates user needs and implements systems and solutions to best service the community; conducts evaluation and/or proof of concept work to better understand requirements and solution design; develops system documentation and procedures; develops training materials and end-user communications, and provides end-user training. 2. Oversees new and existing systems and services; manages and coordinates system upgrades, enhancements, new release installations, and special projects related to systems and services in functional areas. 3. Oversees, coordinates and monitors systems and services to ensure reliable performance, data integrity, and timely and accurate completion of jobs which include, but are not limited to; application administration and configuration, database loads, data extracts and transfers, the creation of database analysis and statistical reports. 4. Coordinates and assists in the creation of specifications for new programs and system enhancements related to core applications; establishes and administers project plans and schedules. 5. Transitions newly implemented systems to production status by coordinating, testing, documentation creation and training; establishes production schedules; manages related communication. 6. Consults with users and IT functions to diagnose and resolve complex problems; develops troubleshooting and problem resolution programs to ensure a high level of service and efficiency; influences and collaborates with end users and IT functions to maximize the delivery of service and efficiency. 7. Maintains a deep understanding of functional and domain knowledge pertaining to related technologies and services, as well as keeps abreast of industry trends. 8. Demonstrates a commitment to excellent service; ensures services meet established service standards; disseminates service metrics that demonstrate the value of the service to the institution. 9. May perform other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor's Degree in a relevant technical field and a minimum of four years of related technical experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Skill/Ability 1:
Excellent customer service skills, flexibility, and a strong commitment to innovation, creativity, and excellence. Ability to provide customer satisfaction, needs, and confidence in services.
Required Skill/Ability 2:
Demonstrated ability developing and implementing solutions for web-based collaboration, business document management, business workflows, and other intranet-type services using industry best practices.
Required Skill/Ability 3:
Demonstrated business systems analysis and project management skills. Ability working to assess client requirements, matching technology to business needs.
Required Skill/Ability 4:
Demonstrated ability in delivering, implementing, and supporting digital workplace solutions that meet business needs using Microsoft 365 collaboration tools. Ability evaluating and adopting new tools and functionality as platforms evolve.
Required Skill/Ability 5:
Strong analytical, organizational, and facilitation skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
Experience with Microsoft 365 applications such as OneDrive, Planner, SharePoint, and Teams. Experience supporting content management platforms such as Box.com; collaboration and communications platforms such as Slack and Zoom; work management platforms such as Asana, Basecamp, Jira, Shiftboard, Trello, Timely.
Preferred Licenses or Certifications:
Microsoft 365 Certified Fundamentals, Microsoft 365 Certified: Teamwork Administrator Associate
Background Check Requirements
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