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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. An ideal candidate will join the UC3 team, explore our current projects and priorities, build a plan for how we can best utilize our resources, and execute on that strategy. This will include working day-to-day as a Product Manager on software projects as well as engaging with community/stakeholders and with national and international initiatives within the digital library and scholarly research landscape.   

We are looking for an experienced professional with a full understanding of product/service development and production practices. This Senior Product Manager, Data Publishing position will focus on the successful development, outreach, and adoption of our data publishing services. These services include, through our partnership with Dryad, the product management of the Dryad platform. More detail about Dryad is available at Because this position will focus on UC-wide engagement on data publishing and continuous development of Dryad, it requires an enthusiastic advocate for research data management best practices, open source community building, and digital curation skills development.

A successful candidate will advocate for the needs of our constituents and translate those needs into detailed enhancements of diverse scope, size, impact, and budget.  This Senior Product Manager will have a large support network: the UC3 Director, other UC3 product managers, UC3 development team, other California Digital Library departments, plus the Dryad team and the library/IT teams across the 10 UC campuses.

As we look to recruit for the role, the work will continue and closely collaborate with key UC campus stakeholders and our internal/external partners to assess emerging research and industry trends to determine the trajectory of the data publishing portfolio and to fuel the development of long-range strategic plans and roadmaps.  

About UC3

This position is within the University of California Curation Center (UC3) at the California Digital Library (CDL), an administrative unit of the University of California Office of the President (UCOP). UC3 works within CDL and across the 10 UC campuses to deliver leading-edge digital curation services. We plan, create, maintain, enhance, and operate robust services responsive to the evolving needs of UC stakeholders. UC3’s current initiatives include digital preservation, research data management, data publication, persistent identifiers, and data metrics. Reporting to the UC3 Associate Director, this position is responsible for managing the development and maintenance of the Dryad service, including playing a key role in promoting and setting the strategic direction for Dryad. As a member of this dynamic team, a successful candidate will be asked to contribute to furthering our work advancing digital curation concepts across the UC community.

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