Job Title: Team Lead, Software Development and Systems
Supervisor Title: Manager, Educational Technology Development & Systems
Please complete your application on jobs.hr.tufts.edu job number 17001606
Department: Educational Technology Services / Tufts Technology Services
Viewing technology in the context of work, scholarship and campus life, Tufts Technology Services (TTS) is a university-wide service organization committed to delivering technology services that support Tufts’ mission of teaching, learning, research, and service. Understanding that IT enables innovation, TTS prioritizes holistic, human-centered design strategies to create timely and intuitive services, applications and tools that differentiate the Tufts experience.
Across our diverse and creative teams, we engage and focus our collective talent to strengthen Tufts’ strategic IT capabilities. To keep pace with our community’s emerging needs, we continue to evolve our competencies across four main families of practice, including Planning and Design, Service Delivery and Operations, Data Strategy, and Academic Technology.
Thinking and acting strategically with technology occurs through strong partnerships and an engaged community. Additionally, for technologies to take on integral meaning to our work, we also need reliable and consistent support in using them. With staff across all of Tufts’ campuses, as well as a 24x7 IT Service Desk, we collaborate with schools and divisions to meet the demands of a global, mobile community and to enable the broadest possible access.
Come join our collaborative, flexible work environment, where leadership is valued at all levels of the organization, and opportunities abound to work with leading technologies and learn new skills.
The Software Development Team Lead is responsible for managing and coordinating the work of the software development team of four professionals responsible for the operation of systems in support of health sciences education. This exciting new position will play a leadership role in the university’s move to our Next Generation Learning Management system including managing the integration or replacement of tools specific to health sciences education. The team lead will work with Educational Technology Services (ETS) colleagues to determine the best approach, document the architecture for the proposed solution, and work with the team to implement the solution. This position includes project management, resource management and software development responsibilities.
Resource and Project management:
Provides day-to-day supervision and operations of the health sciences technical team, which is comprised of a Principal Software Engineer, Senior Software Engineer, Programmer Analyst and a Systems Administrator. Provides advice, guidance, encouragement, and constructive feedback to staff. Communicates project and service objectives to team members. Manages and coordinates development efforts including managing the integration or replacement of tools and investigating new software, development technologies, and approaches that enhance development team effectiveness and address academic technology challenges and opportunities across the university. Responsible for ensuring team completes assigned tasks within committed timeframes and standards. Defines and recommends requirements to senior leadership. Escalates issues as needed. 40%
This description is not intended to be all-inclusive.
Employee may perform other duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
Minimum Required Experience, Education, Background, And Certifications/Licenses
Additional Preferred Experience, Education, etc.