The Manager, Digital Projects is responsible for planning and managing all digital conversion, on-boarding, quality control, and curation projects. He or she will manage all projects from inception through completion, focusing on the digitization and quality control of content being converted to the NISO STS standard.
Responsibilities include managing external vendors, coordinating internal resources, specifying the digitization and conversion work, and overseeing quality control. He or she will work in concert with other XSB management to ensure work is being done efficiently, at the highest possible quality, and consistently with XSB’s mission, strategies, and goals. He or she will balance current projects with the longer-term vision of establishing a world-class base of standards content that is curated and improved upon continuously over time.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Manage all phases of digitization projects, including project requirements and scoping, project launch, project oversight, QA, and wind-down
Manage external vendors: define project scope, collaborate on SOWs, manage progress and schedules, and proactively respond to technical problems
Maintain all core specifications and documentation, including DTDs and schemas where appropriate, conversion specifications, and QA instructions
Work with XSB technical staff on tools for content QA and uploading
Work with XSB technical leadership and staff on a technical roadmap for the content QA and uploading tools and mechanisms
Develop and maintain detailed technical understanding of the product specification and the capabilities and technical roadmap of the XSB platform
Develop and maintain detailed technical understanding of XML markup language(s) for technical standards and specifications, including NISO STS
Develop and recommend new workflows, plan meetings with vendors and staff, and develop mechanisms to improve communication and reporting
Work with XSB technical and management teams and outside resources to specify, select, and help implement a system for content and document management, workflow, and reporting
Conceive of and lead other new initiatives that will help increase productivity, throughput, and quality for all digitization efforts
In coordination with XSB technical and management teams, work with prospective partners and clients on scoping and planning digitization and onboarding efforts
Coach and motivate other team members to achieve optimum performance levels
Quickly take ownership of projects
Technical Qualifications and Experience:
BS in a technical field or five or more years of equivalent experience
Project management certification or five or more years of equivalent experience
Three or more years prior experience leading XML digitization efforts for a Standards Development Organization (SDO), society, association, or related organization
Five or more years prior experience working with digital platforms in the STM space
Prior experience in a software development environment, working directly with software development teams preferred
Prior experience with agile software development methodology
Prior experience developing and documenting process documentation and best practices
Prior experience in vendor management
Prior experience with and/or exposure to XML technologies such as editors and underlying/related technologies such as schemas. DTDs, XSLT, and HTML
Organized, strong communication skills
You adapt quickly, and are comfortable not always having a long runway
You are curious and a life-long learner; we value individuals who can not only provide first-class solutions, but can also ask the right questions
You enjoy managing both the big picture and the details at the same time
You enjoy collaborating with external partners and vendors
You enjoy working in the context of larger industry initiatives, including standards bodies, government initiatives, and industry initiatives
You love developing new and better ways of getting work done, improving upon workflows, documenting new and best practices, and collaborating with others with the goal of continuous improvement
About XSB, Inc.
For nearly two decades, XSB, Inc. has developed unique semantic technologies to enable people, organizations, and machines to understand, share, and act upon large amounts of data and complex concepts. Our AI solutions drive procurement, design and manufacturing efficiency, resulting in dramatic savings of time, reduction of risk, and improvement of desired outcomes.
XSB is a small business located on Long Island NY (near Stony Brook University). We provide challenging work assignments & exceptional learning opportunities alongside some of the greatest minds in Computer Science. We also offer a supportive, flexible work environment with a focus on work-life balance, trust and personal responsibility. XSB employee benefits include competitive salary, generous paid time off, company paid medical, dental and life insurance, plus tuition reimbursement and a company sponsored 401k plan.