CDL Opening for Senior Product Manager
The California Digital Library (CDL) is a collaborative effort of the ten campuses of the University of California. As a UC systemwide library, CDL provides services to and on behalf of the UC system in partnership with the UC campus libraries. As a globally-connected digital library, CDL occupies a unique position between the local UC campuses and the global digital library infrastructure. The primary user base for CDL services and programs includes UC faculty, students, and library staff. The CDL is a unit within the UC Office of the President, has a staff of 70+ and is located in downtown Oakland.
This position is responsible for managing a portfolio of digital collections products and services that include Calisphere, Online Archive of California (OAC), and the UC Shared DAMS. The primary role of the Senior Product Manager is to assemble and lead cross-functional teams that support the daily operations of the products and services, to manage ingest and harvesting activities, and to guide the implementation of features to improve the use and effectiveness of the portfolio. The Senior Product Manager also guides staff in the development of value-added products and services, and works with key campus stakeholders and industry partners to ensure that this service suite continues to provide transformative digital collections solutions.
The position is responsible for evaluating new opportunities, technologies, and industry trends as they emerge, to determine if they can be adapted for increased utility of the portfolio. The Senior Product Manager will set the direction for each of the products within this portfolio, ensuring that they are leading edge in their design and implementation and that they address the needs of users — within UC and across the State of California.
The Senior Product Manager plays a pivotal role in shaping the trajectory for the portfolio, through participating in the development of long-range strategic plans and roadmaps. The position also leads strategic conversations and engagement with national and international initiatives within the digital library space.