Overview: Reporting to the IT Manager, the role has two main areas of responsibility: (1) Data Stewardship - Support the storage, organization, quality, and fitness for purpose of bibliographic and publishing-process data, metadata, and assets, as collected, maintained, and shared throughout the publishing lifecycle; (2) Solutions Architect - Support HUP's new public-facing website by overseeing systems integration, data migration, and future development work, including periodic architecture evaluations, research emerging technologies, and propose enhancements.
Data Stewardship (70%):
Ensure that project, product, and process data are collected and safeguarded for consistency, accuracy, and ease of use for internal and external stakeholders.
Participate in the development and implementation of consistent metadata standards and policies to facilitate the organization, retrieval, and dissemination of assets and data.
Provide information governance and ensure best practices for information and content management are utilized in conjunction with applicable industry standards (BISG, ISO, etc.).
Perform or direct data maintenance and troubleshooting activities, as necessary, to ensure continued data quality.
Employ knowledge of data systems, relational data structures, scripting, and data transformation techniques to develop and maintain peripheral solutions in support of evolving business needs.
Partner with leadership and a data governance committee to establish the business goals, policies, and procedures directly related to data acquisition and management, considering the short and long-range planning initiatives of the Press.
Solutions Architect (30%):
Partner with internal and external stakeholders to identify, prioritize and plan enhancements to the HUP website.
Work with leadership to define functional and technical requirements for website enhancements and system integrations.
Develop and execute test plans to assure compliance with system requirements and HUP's security, data privacy, and digital accessibility policies.
Develop, document, and maintain code that supports the website and system integrations.
Manage project activities to proactively manage risks and to assure on-time completion.
Manage relationships and activities with third-party technology vendors.
Provide regular status reports and/or presentations to internal stakeholders including the HUP leadership team.
Minimum of two years' post-secondary education or relevant work experience
Additional Qualifications and Skills
Minimum two years' additional post-secondary education or relevant work experience
Knowledge of information technology applications, processes, software and equipment
Advanced knowledge of ETL (Extraction, Transformation, and Loading), reporting and database technologies
Advanced communication, technical and project management skills
Demonstrated team performance skills, service mindset approach, and the ability to act as a trusted advisor
Certificates and Licenses
Completion of Harvard IT Academy specified foundational courses (or external equivalent) preferred
Work is performed in an office setting
Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging: Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.
Harvard University supports a hybrid workplace model which will actively support some remote work. Specific days and schedules for on-site work and remote work will be discussed during the interview process. Please note hybrid workers must reside in a state where Harvard is registered to do business (CA, CT, GA, IL, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VA, VT, and WA).
The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up to date on CDC-recommended vaccines.
Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.
Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.
Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.
Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.
Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.
Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.
Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.
Hybrid (partially on-site, partially remote)
Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.
EEO Statement We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.