Data Services Manager

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Created: February 6, 2013


Digital Library Technologies (DLT), a unit within Information Technology Services at Penn State University, is seeking a Data Services Manager to lead the development of new data services to support teaching, research and outreach at Penn State.

The Data Services Manager will be responsible for the development of services to support data throughout its lifecycle, including long-term archival data storage, preservation, and management, the management of restricted data, and database hosting. The Data Services Manager will collaborate with diverse constituencies at Penn State (ITS, the IT Leadership Council, the University Libraries, and researchers/faculty) and with our peers nationally, to design, develop, and implement sustainable data services that meet existing and emerging needs.

This job will be filled as a level 3, or level 4, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Master’s degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 3. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. The successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge of and experience with data management infrastructure, specifically storage and repository technologies, standards, and practices; maintain an awareness of emerging trends and developments in the data storage and repository domains; have knowledge of information management practices and principles such as metadata, data lifecycle, and digital preservation practices.

The Data Services Manager will be passionate about working hands-on with technology; have excellent problem-solving skills; demonstrate proven ability to lead complex and cross-organizational projects; provide outstanding customer service; and have excellent interpersonal communication and relationship-building skills.

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