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The California Digital Library is housed under the University of California Office of the President (UCOP).

Senior Product Manager

Join CDL as a Senior Product Manager

California Digital Library (CDL) is recruiting a Senior Product Manager to manage a portfolio of data publishing products and services offered by our digital curation program, the UC Curation Center (UC3). Our new Senior Product Manager will have the opportunity and mandate to set the direction of UC3’s data publishing portfolio, ensuring that UC3 are leading edge in their design and implementation and will provide transformative data publishing solutions that benefit the entire research community. 

Data Publishing is an exciting and rapidly evolving field. While it relies heavily on the practices and incentive structures of the wider scholarly communication landscape, data publishing is emerging as a platform for exploring ways to disseminate and interact with research outputs in new, more open and dynamic ways. 

We are looking for an experienced professional with a full understanding of product/service development and production practices. Our ideal candidate will also be an enthusiastic advocate for research data management best practices, open source community building, and digital curation skills development who can collaborate with key UC campus stakeholders and our internal/external partners to assess emerging research and industry trends so to determine the trajectory of the data publishing portfolio and to fuel the development of long-range strategic plans and roadmaps. 

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UX Content Specialist


Are you a detail-oriented practitioner who has strong hands on experience managing online content?

The California Digital Library (CDL) is looking for a User Experience (UX) Content Specialist to provide user-centered content and design services for websites and applications that we manage and maintain. Our ideal candidate has a strong user experience foundation with the ability to adapt product goals to meet end-user needs. This candidate would have strong working experience with CMS tools, be able to analyze user data, manage online content from a multitude of content owners, have strong editorial skills, and be motivated to learn and adapt any number of technical tools as needed to manage, monitor, and engage in the augmentation of CDL’s websites.

As a member of the CDL UX Team and reporting to the UX Manager, this position will work to support CDL program and service managers in the development, improvement, and maintenance of complex systemwide services, websites, and digital properties.

CDL welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from individuals from underrepresented groups. CDL seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University of California, and to offer our faculty and students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. 

Learn more and apply for this position.

Technical Team Manager


The Publishing, Archives, and Digitization (PAD) program at the California Digital Library (CDL) is seeking a Technical Team Manager to lead a collaborative, innovative, and high-performing team of developers. In this role, you will manage five direct reports who work on a large suite of exciting and complex projects in the areas of scholarly publishing, digital archives, and mass digitization. You will also work closely with project managers, CDL leadership, and external partners, providing strategic technical guidance in setting goals and direction for the program and the larger organization.

This position is an exciting opportunity for somebody with a passion for guiding strong technical teams to play a critical role in creating library tools that are used around the world to advance open scholarship and knowledge sharing. We value a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace and encourage applications from individuals who have worked to cultivate that kind of environment, including those who are members of underrepresented groups.

Applicants who wish to work remotely within California or on a hybrid basis will be considered.

For more detailed information and to apply, see the job posting at the UCOP Careers site

Senior Software Developer

Come join UC3’s growing software development team

The UC Curation Center (UC3) at the California Digital Library (CDL) is looking to grow our team of developers with an experienced full-stack Senior Software Developer interested in shaping the future of connected research outputs within the persistent identifier ecosystem.  

This position will lead development for the EZID (Python/Django) service and provide development support for the Research Organization Registry (ROR) to ensure the future discoverability, citability, and long-term stewardship of data and other scholarly outputs. This is an exciting opportunity to play a critical role in developing identifier services contributing to the open science infrastructure. 

UC3 is a creative partnership bringing together the expertise and resources of the CDL, the ten UC campuses, and the broader international curation community. We foster collaborative analysis, projects, and solutions to ensure the long-term viability and usability of curated digital content. We support identifier use and adoption, enriching CDL’s core infrastructure for publishing, data management, and preservation, and contributing to global identifier initiatives that can help to further amplify UC scholarship. Examples of tools and services include Merritt, EZID, DMPTool, and Dryad.

CDL values a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace and encourages applications from individuals who are part of underrepresented groups. For more information and to complete an application, please go to our job web site.



The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.