Open Position at UCSD: Manager of Development

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Created: April 15, 2008


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UNIVERSITY LIBRARY, Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

Filing Deadline: 05/12/2008






Under the direction of the Assistant Department Head for Development/Digital Library Architect, the Manager of Development leads, directs, and coordinates the Development Unit of the Libraries'

Information Technology (IT) Department in the design, development, implementation, configuration, maintenance, documentation, and promotion of the UCSD Libraries' extensible Digital Resource Environment (XDRE).

XDRE is a large, complex, and highly scalable system of software and hardware components which provides a flexible Service Oriented Architecture for the development and delivery of a wide variety of applications with extensive storage and metadata requirements. XDRE integrates San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) grid-based Storage Resource Broker (SRB) middleware with World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) supported Semantic Web standards and technologies. XDRE is the software development framework upon which the libraries' Development Unit builds applications in support of the libraries' core mission: "to be leaders in providing and promoting information resources and services to the UCSD community". In addition, the Manager of Development provides leadership and assistance concerning various other software systems which either utilize or integrate with XDRE to support the Libraries'

public internet presence (, Digital Asset Management System (DAMS)(, internal business systems (, and is responsible for the UCSD top-level campus website (


The Manager of Development serves as manager and technical expert and collaborates closely with the Libraries' DAMS Project Coordinating Team and library business system users, as well as with the Operations Unit and Development Unit members.


The Manager of Development trains and supervises the Development team in all aspects of analysis, program design, and programming as well as job performance and hiring.


The Manager of Development confers and collaborates with the IT Management Group in departmental planning.




*Demonstrated advanced experience with project management including leading project teams.


*Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Java-based software development.


*Proven software engineering experience including software testing and integration, version control systems, and development/distribution methodologies.


*Demonstrated advanced system integration/problem analysis skills.

Demonstrated expert knowledge on computer systems design with comprehensive understanding of the integration of systems (hardware, software, and networks) and the ability to implement/integrate systems in an innovative manner, particularly applications which include the integration of directory and relational database services into web based applications, and applications which integrate information systems from different vendors into a unified user interface.


*Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects that are not necessarily well defined and to manage constantly changing priorities.


*Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills including proficiency skill to clearly and concisely communicate detailed information over the phone, in writing, and in-person; demonstrated experience to train and instruct others in the usage of departmental hardware and software resources, to develop and document department operating procedures, and to document system development activity.


*Proven skill to effectively recruit, supervise, motivate and evaluate staff.


*Demonstrated ability to develop rapport with key personnel, management, and staff in inter-departmental collaborative efforts. Ability to demonstrate tact, sensitivity, and diplomacy when representing IT Department in a socio-political environment. Demonstrated strong customer service values.



UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer that values a diverse workforce.








How to apply


Declan Fleming

Semantic Web


Published: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 09:18 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:48 UTC