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Information Technology Services
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This position is posted at level 2 and 3.

 

School/unit description:

 

The LOCKSS Program makes the award-winning LOCKSS distributed digital preservation software platform, used worldwide by libraries to preserve and provide authoritative access to digital content, including scholarly communications, Web archives, and institutional repositories. It also operates digital preservation networks like the Global LOCKSS Network (GLN), delivers digital preservation services to organizations like the CLOCKSS Archive, and supports other digital preservation initiatives, all powered by the LOCKSS software. It is an internationally recognized part of the Stanford University Libraries (SUL) portfolio, having a major programmatic impact on the operations of memory organizations globally.

 

Position summary:

 

The LOCKSS Program seeks an Operations Manager to oversee delivery of digital preservation services in the Global LOCKSS Network (GLN), CLOCKSS Archive, and other LOCKSS-based digital preservation networks. You will be responsible for the LOCKSS Program's portfolio of content processing pipelines, coordinating tasks incumbent on the LOCKSS Applied Preservation Services (APS) team, communicating with publishers and publishing platforms, and reporting to the LOCKSS Program Manager as well as CLOCKSS Archive leadership. Are you organized, an excellent communicator, and passionate about digital preservation and access to information? Join our dedicated team and become the LOCKSS Program's familiar face among the scholarly publishers and publishing platforms who are the LOCKSS Program's partners.

 

In this role, you will:

 

  • Develop a thorough understanding of LOCKSS content processing operations, to run them with efficiency and provide excellent digital preservation services to the LOCKSS Program's partners.
  • Serve as a responsive technical point of contact for inquiries from publishers, the CLOCKSS Archive, and other stakeholders in the GLN and other digital preservation networks.
  • Collaborate with the LOCKSS team and partners to determine deliverables, create project plans, track current and pending processing and development work, and drive it to completion.
  • Translate partner business needs into actionable internal tasks, and conversely, translate internal business needs into actionable partner requirements.
  • Identify and champion opportunities for process improvement through workflow adjustments and technical investment.

To be successful in this role, you will bring:

 

  • Bachelor's degree and eight years relevant experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Experience in the areas of digital preservation, Web archiving, or digital libraries, or demonstrated ability to pick up skills in areas like these quickly.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, including the ability to bridge functional and technical resources by communicating effectively with individuals of varying systems expertise and business needs.

 

In addition, preferred requirements include:

 

  • Experience with project management and typical support ticketing and task management and tracking systems.
  • Familiarity with scholarly communications, content publishing platforms, bibliographic metadata formats, and/or digital repository systems.

 

Why Stanford is for you:

 

Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:

 

  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more.

 

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

 

Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

 

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

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