About the job
The Technology Lead (TL) has primary ownership of the Nexus technology infrastructure, and is responsible for the implementation, management, and/or development of internal Nexus tools, applications, and systems to support learning and teaching at the New York University School of Professional Studies (SPS). As the lead technologist and head engineer, the TL supervises a team of developers to maintain and optimize the Nexus technology infrastructure that supports daily operations, on-going service commitments, and new learning/teaching initiatives. The TL also serves as the primary liaison with NYU Central Information Technology and the SPS Office of Information and Technology (OIT) on instructional technologies. In this role, the TL leverages technology to create community adoption plans and patron support models to guide educationally-grounded utilization of official NYU-supported software.
As the creative technologist in-chief, the TL also identifies and evaluates emerging technologies, conducts cost-benefit analyses, determines potential return on investment, and works with Nexus colleagues to architect, launch, and manage technologies to advance learning and teaching innovations. The TL works closely with the Director of Research and Development (DRD), the Director of Operations and Learning (DOL), and the Learning Experience Lead to use research-informed approaches to continuously enhance the Nexus technology infrastructure. The TL is an effective collaborator who applies best practices in product development to deliver inclusive, accessible, scalable technology-based solutions for the community.
Current Required Education
Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, information technology, or related field
Current Required Experience
5+ years experience in software engineering
Experience leading and building teams focused on system architecture and educational technology development.
Implementation of cloud infrastructure, and web and software applications.
Current Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Agile methodologies/software project management
SQL database programming
Complex system programming