How to Apply
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position, and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
Note: This position will be a full-time, three-year term appointment with the possibility of renewal.
HathiTrust is a global partnership of 150+ major research institutions and libraries based at the University of Michigan working towards its mission to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future. More than ten years after its founding, HathiTrust holds one of the largest set of digitized books managed by a non-profit organization, offering an unprecedented opportunity to steward the cultural record through increasingly connected work that develops capacity and sparks innovation. HathiTrust maintains a small central staff and relies upon distributed services hosted and maintained by several member institutions’ services. These include the University of Michigan (administration, preservation and access services); Indiana University and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (HathiTrust Research Center); and the California Digital Library (bibliographic metadata management of library-contributed metadata via the Zephir system).
Reporting to the Executive Director, and working out of HathiTrust’s offices at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, the Enterprise Architect will provide leadership for planning, developing, and maintaining HathiTrust’s current and future technology infrastructure, which supports a portfolio of activities that include collection aggregation and management, long term preservation, discovery and access, rights management, and computational research. The Enterprise Architect will work as a key partner with the Director of Services and Operations and other HathiTrust staff and technical teams at Research Center and California Digital Library to develop and articulate a coherent strategic vision for HathiTrust’s long-term technical direction, and lead that vision’s execution. HathiTrust anticipates significant investments in the next three to five years to update, redevelop, or replace many of the applications, APIs, and systems comprising the HathiTrust Digital Library, and the core systems and processes of managing our repository. The Enterprise Architect will define and prioritize those investments by leading the effort to assess needs, plan our technology roadmap, and implement it.
For additional information about HathiTrust’s technology environment please consult the following:
Technological Profile: https://www.hathitrust.org/technology
Preservation Policy: https://www.hathitrust.org/preservation
Trustworthy Repository Audit and Certification (TRAC) Documentation: https://www.hathitrust.org/trac
HathiTrust is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and encourages all employees to fully incorporate their diverse backgrounds, skills, and life experiences into their work.
- Provides overall technology leadership for HathiTrust.
- Defines and refines as needed short, medium, and long term roadmaps and strategies for technologies best suited to support HathiTrust’s preservation and access mission.
- Sets priorities for technical development to support and maintain core services and functions of HathiTrust.
- Works as a partner with Director of Services and Operations, program officers, and other HathiTrust staff to identify and pursue transformative service solutions that support HathiTrust’s strategic objectives.
- Works closely with staff and management at the University of Michigan Library, California Digital Library, and the HathiTrust Research Center to oversee relevant enterprise-wide planning, resource allocation, and scheduling, to ensure effective integrations across services and systems.
- Proposes changes in process, policy, practice, and standards as they relate to infrastructure in use at HathiTrust to address the needs of various user groups.
- Researches and maintains knowledge in emerging technologies and solutions, and service life-cycle and process frameworks to solve business problems.
- Serves as a member of the Executive Director’s management team.
- Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience. (For appointment as a librarian, an ALA-accredited master's degree or equivalent combination of a relevant advanced degree and experience is required.)
- Demonstrated success in directing or leading teams responsible for the design, development, or implementation of major systems and applications.
- Experience with digital architectures, standards, best practices, and protocols to support interoperability and content reuse.
- Strong communication skills that include the ability to translate advanced technical concepts for non-specialists.
- Demonstrated effectiveness in cross-organizational team environments with diverse stakeholders.
- Proven ability to understand and analyze business needs and system processes and to develop requirements and specifications.
- Understanding of the importance of inclusion as demonstrated through a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization.
- Knowledge of key trends in digital developments in research libraries, including open source community projects, linked open data, bibliographic standards, metadata schemas, and digital repositories in the cultural heritage sector.
- Sophisticated understanding of the principles of digital preservation and information discovery, as well as their application in large-scale environments.
- Demonstrated understanding of object-oriented design and test-driven development in modern programming languages.
The University of Michigan offers excellent benefits and wellness opportunities.
This position receives 24 days of vacation a year, paid sick leave with provisions for extended benefits, as well as opportunities for professional development and travel. TIAA-CREF and Fidelity Investments retirement options are available.
Librarian appointments carry with them increased expectations regarding professional development, professional engagement, research, and service, in keeping with the library's process for librarian promotion and advancement. The actual salary offered may vary based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. Review of applications will begin May 6 and will continue until the position is filled. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.