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Digital Repository Architect

Posted: July 12, 2022
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Harvard University is looking for an experienced solutions architect to be responsible for the design of the University's digital preservation repository. The Digital Repository Architect will serve as the technology architecture lead for the Digital Repository Service (DRS) Modernization project across its discovery, planning, and implementation phases.

The DRS Modernization project is a multi-year effort to revitalize infrastructure and services preserving Harvard's digital scholarly resources and institutional records for future use by faculty, students, administrators, and staff, furthering the University's research, teaching, and learning mission and safeguarding its legacy. The project is an intense collaborative effort orchestrated across the Harvard Library, school libraries, and commercial vendors, and/or open-source development partners.

The Digital Repository Architect reports to the Digital Library Enterprise Architect in Library Technology Services, works closely with the Harvard Library Head of Digital Preservation, and is part of a team of analysts, change managers, and technologists assembled specifically for this project. The Digital Repository Architect leads a collaborative process, drawing on their own experience and expertise as well as that of the project team, the Digital Library Enterprise Architect, outside domain experts, library preservation leads, and stakeholders.

Harvard’s Library Technology Services team resides within Harvard University Information Technology, and builds, implements, and stewards solutions to fulfill the mission of the Harvard Library: to advance scholarship and teaching through the collection, creation, application, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge.
This is a fully benefited, full-time Harvard University position that has been funded through June 30, 2025.

For more information and to apply, please visit the listing in Harvard Careers: Digital Repository Architect, 58840BR: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?partnerid=25240&siteid=5341&PageType=JobDetails&jobid=1959520

Basic Qualifications:
- Minimum of seven years’ post-secondary education or relevant work experience

Additional Qualifications and Skills (The following Additional Qualifications are strongly preferred. If you meet some, but not all, you are still encouraged to apply; we value employees with a willingness to learn.):
- Experience in design of reliable and sustainable enterprise architectures or large-scale systems integrations for academic or research libraries or archives
- Knowledge of digital preservation practices, goals, and workflows, as well as supporting systems
- Strong consulting skills and adeptness at breaking down barriers to collaboration and partnership
- Demonstrated success organizing relationships between complex IT systems
- Demonstrated team performance skills, service mindset approach, and ability to act as a trusted advisor

Minimum of seven years’ post-secondary education or relevant work experience

Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) is a community of Information Technology professionals committed to delivering service and technological solutions in support of teaching, learning, research and administration. We are recruiting an IT workforce that has both breadth in their ability to collaborate and innovate across disciplines – and depth in specific areas of expertise. HUIT offers opportunities for IT professionals to learn and work in a unique technology landscape and service-focused environment. If you are a technically proficient, nimble, user-focused, and accountable IT professional who also connects with the importance of collaborating well in a team environment, we are looking for you!

Description

Harvard University is looking for an experienced solutions architect to be responsible for the design of the University's digital preservation repository. The Digital Repository Architect will serve as the technology architecture lead for the Digital Repository Service (DRS) Modernization project across its discovery, planning, and implementation phases.

The DRS Modernization project is a multi-year effort to revitalize infrastructure and services preserving Harvard's digital scholarly resources and institutional records for future use by faculty, students, administrators, and staff, furthering the University's research, teaching, and learning mission and safeguarding its legacy. The project is an intense collaborative effort orchestrated across the Harvard Library, school libraries, and commercial vendors, and/or open-source development partners.

The Digital Repository Architect reports to the Digital Library Enterprise Architect in Library Technology Services, works closely with the Harvard Library Head of Digital Preservation, and is part of a team of analysts, change managers, and technologists assembled specifically for this project. The Digital Repository Architect leads a collaborative process, drawing on their own experience and expertise as well as that of the project team, the Digital Library Enterprise Architect, outside domain experts, library preservation leads, and stakeholders.

Harvard’s Library Technology Services team resides within Harvard University Information Technology, and builds, implements, and stewards solutions to fulfill the mission of the Harvard Library: to advance scholarship and teaching through the collection, creation, application, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge.
This is a fully benefited, full-time Harvard University position that has been funded through June 30, 2025.

For more information and to apply, please visit the listing in Harvard Careers: Digital Repository Architect, 58840BR: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?partnerid=25240&siteid=5341&PageType=JobDetails&jobid=1959520

Skills

Basic Qualifications:
- Minimum of seven years’ post-secondary education or relevant work experience

Additional Qualifications and Skills (The following Additional Qualifications are strongly preferred. If you meet some, but not all, you are still encouraged to apply; we value employees with a willingness to learn.):
- Experience in design of reliable and sustainable enterprise architectures or large-scale systems integrations for academic or research libraries or archives
- Knowledge of digital preservation practices, goals, and workflows, as well as supporting systems
- Strong consulting skills and adeptness at breaking down barriers to collaboration and partnership
- Demonstrated success organizing relationships between complex IT systems
- Demonstrated team performance skills, service mindset approach, and ability to act as a trusted advisor

Education

Minimum of seven years’ post-secondary education or relevant work experience

Company Description

Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) is a community of Information Technology professionals committed to delivering service and technological solutions in support of teaching, learning, research and administration. We are recruiting an IT workforce that has both breadth in their ability to collaborate and innovate across disciplines – and depth in specific areas of expertise. HUIT offers opportunities for IT professionals to learn and work in a unique technology landscape and service-focused environment. If you are a technically proficient, nimble, user-focused, and accountable IT professional who also connects with the importance of collaborating well in a team environment, we are looking for you!

Position Overview

Company

Harvard University

Location

CAMBRIDGE, MA

Job Type

Full time

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Listing Contact

Anthony Moulen

anthony_moulen@harvard.edu 617-496-4010

Position Details

Description

Harvard University is looking for an experienced solutions architect to be responsible for the design of the University's digital preservation repository. The Digital Repository Architect will serve as the technology architecture lead for the Digital Repository Service (DRS) Modernization project across its discovery, planning, and implementation phases.

The DRS Modernization project is a multi-year effort to revitalize infrastructure and services preserving Harvard's digital scholarly resources and institutional records for future use by faculty, students, administrators, and staff, furthering the University's research, teaching, and learning mission and safeguarding its legacy. The project is an intense collaborative effort orchestrated across the Harvard Library, school libraries, and commercial vendors, and/or open-source development partners.

The Digital Repository Architect reports to the Digital Library Enterprise Architect in Library Technology Services, works closely with the Harvard Library Head of Digital Preservation, and is part of a team of analysts, change managers, and technologists assembled specifically for this project. The Digital Repository Architect leads a collaborative process, drawing on their own experience and expertise as well as that of the project team, the Digital Library Enterprise Architect, outside domain experts, library preservation leads, and stakeholders.

Harvard’s Library Technology Services team resides within Harvard University Information Technology, and builds, implements, and stewards solutions to fulfill the mission of the Harvard Library: to advance scholarship and teaching through the collection, creation, application, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge.
This is a fully benefited, full-time Harvard University position that has been funded through June 30, 2025.

For more information and to apply, please visit the listing in Harvard Careers: Digital Repository Architect, 58840BR: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?partnerid=25240&siteid=5341&PageType=JobDetails&jobid=1959520

Skills and Experience

Basic Qualifications:
- Minimum of seven years’ post-secondary education or relevant work experience

Additional Qualifications and Skills (The following Additional Qualifications are strongly preferred. If you meet some, but not all, you are still encouraged to apply; we value employees with a willingness to learn.):
- Experience in design of reliable and sustainable enterprise architectures or large-scale systems integrations for academic or research libraries or archives
- Knowledge of digital preservation practices, goals, and workflows, as well as supporting systems
- Strong consulting skills and adeptness at breaking down barriers to collaboration and partnership
- Demonstrated success organizing relationships between complex IT systems
- Demonstrated team performance skills, service mindset approach, and ability to act as a trusted advisor

Education

Minimum of seven years’ post-secondary education or relevant work experience

Company Description

Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) is a community of Information Technology professionals committed to delivering service and technological solutions in support of teaching, learning, research and administration. We are recruiting an IT workforce that has both breadth in their ability to collaborate and innovate across disciplines – and depth in specific areas of expertise. HUIT offers opportunities for IT professionals to learn and work in a unique technology landscape and service-focused environment. If you are a technically proficient, nimble, user-focused, and accountable IT professional who also connects with the importance of collaborating well in a team environment, we are looking for you!

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