Director of Technology

Springboard Collaborative - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Full time

About the opportunity:

Springboard Collaborative invites talented and passionate candidates to apply for the position of Director of Technology. The Director of Technology is responsible for overseeing all technical aspects of Springboard and growing the organization through the use of technical resources. The Director of Technology will amplify Springboard’s impact by leading the development, integration, and scaling of Springboard’s technology platforms, including the Springboard app, our student data and communication platform, and an online learning management system.

The DoT will partner with the CEO, the Product Manager, and the software engineering team to implement technical systems and innovations that extend impact beyond direct service programs. Using a collaborative and iterative approach, the DoT will translate the organization’s technical vision into well-designed implementation plans to ensure that Springboard’s innovations meet the needs of the systems we seek to transform.

The DoT is well-versed in current technological trends with strong strategic and systems thinking abilities. The successful candidate will be innovative and practical with the willingness to work with materials, systems, and people in a fast-paced, service-oriented environment. This is a tremendous opportunity to lead and support an entrepreneurial team in maximizing the impact of a rapidly growing, cutting-edge organization.

Responsibilities:

Establish the technical vision including overall architecture, selection of technologies, and tie-in to company strategy

- Develop technical aspects of the company’s organization to ensure alignment with its strategic goals.

- Work closely with all functions to align technical vision with company strategy and customer needs.

Create a detailed implementation plan for developing, integrating, and scaling Springboard’s technology platforms

- Translate the technical vision into well-designed implementation plans to attain Springboard’s strategic goals.

- Work with the Product Manager(s) and Systems Coordinator(s) to develop the Springboard mobile application, student data platform, and teacher learning management system.

Evaluating and implementing new systems and infrastructure

- Work closely with engineers to implement and improve the system infrastructure to ensure functionality, efficiency, and scalability.

- Establish a culture of excellence in engineering that translates into a quality product experience for the end user.

- Build quality assurance and data protection processes.

Leads all aspects of the company’s technological development

- Develop organizational best practices to hire and retain top talent.

- Mentor and coach direct reports toward high performance and career development.

- Ensure Springboard’s technology offerings achieve product-market fit, as demonstrated by user data and revenue.

- Define technology standards and best practices and ensure they are effectively adopted by all teams.

- Communicate technology strategy to partners and investors.

Required skills, qualifications, and characteristics:

- Significant experience in software development, leading, and managing engineering teams

- Exceptional knowledge of data, web & mobile technologies and architectures, existing and emerging

- BS/BA in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field; MS or other relevant graduate degree

- A collaborator who can articulate the rationale behind technical decisions, while also being receptive to constructive criticism

- A big picture thinker with an ability to think at high level about product strategy and vision

- A problem solver who asks the right questions and can quickly iterate to a final, well thought-out solution.

- A communicator with an ability to actively communicate, inspire, and motivate all levels of staff

- A relationship-builder with an ability to negotiate and to work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders

- Commitment to excellence and willingness to actively seek ways to improve systems

While this description is meant to provide a comprehensive overview of the responsibilities of the Director of Technology, we are seeking candidates who demonstrate flexibility and can adapt to evolving needs.

Compensation:

Springboard Collaborative will offer salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

To apply:

Please email your cover letter and resume to jobs@springboardcollaborative.org

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Role

Engineering

Experience Level

Senior Level

Springboard Collaborative

Springboard Collaborative's mission is to close the literacy gap by coaching teachers, training family members, and cultivating reading habits so that our scholars have the requisite skills to access life opportunities.

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