Department: Office of the VP Information Technology, Chief Information Officer
The director of web, emerging technology and innovation leads an existing web team and will establish a practice focused on emerging technologies and technology innovation. The position is responsible for the strategic direction of the group, ensuring alignment with the University’s mission and vision. The web team is responsible for the architecture, code, and uptime of the Rice University websites. It consists of web infrastructure and a custom web development team. The team partners with Public Affairs and other units on campus throughout the entire web project life cycle, assesses the requirements, determines the appropriate architecture, makes relevant recommendations, establishes an implementation plan, and executes according to the plan to produce innovative web-based solutions.
Additionally, this position establishes an emerging technology practice that embraces the accelerating tech-driven disruption. The emerging technology practice, as a cross-functional team, will monitor tech developments broadly, but dive deeply into a short-list of technologies from researching the trends to developing prototypes that highlight future use cases and surfaces opportunities which bring value to Rice University and stakeholders. The position will be responsible for the experimentation, research, and analysis with emerging technologies in support of the mission of the emerging technology practice. This position will leverage information and expertise across Rice University as well as our active participation in the Houston innovation ecosystem to identify, frame, architect and develop use cases of next-gen technology relevant to Rice University and our community.
The ideal candidate is a seasoned technologist with a passion for emerging technology and experience architecting and engineering products and systems. S/he will have strong analytical and communications skills along with the abilities to succeed in a start-up like environment and collaborate in a large, global organization. The position reports to the vice president of international operations and IT/CIO.
Position Status: Full-Time
Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.
Internal Number: 21962
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