IT Technical Director

Pennsylvania United States
11 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

The World’s First Business School

In 1881, American entrepreneur and industrialist Joseph Wharton established the world’s first collegiate school of business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Wharton’s pioneering vision was to produce graduates who would become ‘pillars of the state, whether in private or in public life.’ The Wharton School maintains a long tradition of educating visionary business leaders in academia, business, government, and not-for-profit organizations.

Today, Wharton has expanded the scope of this vision to become the most comprehensive source of business knowledge in the world – with over 225 faculty members, 95,000 alumni, 5,000 students across 10 academic departments, 20 research centers, and more than 9,000 executive education participants annually.

Organize and manage Learning Lab development workflow for all development projects including resource recruiting for faculty and researchers. Partner with Wharton Interactive to identify simulations and learning tools with commercial viability, managing relationship with faculty to ensure smooth transition of viable products to Wharton Interactive portfolio. Identify, implement and manage enhancements to the current teaching technology to improve student outcomes, provide learning analytics, and deepen relationships between faculty research and learning. Supervise all aspects of internal and external expansion plans and projects for the team including independent simulation development recruiting, 3rd party 24×7 customer support services, application enhancements, web presence, and blogging efforts. Work closely with Senior Director to set overall strategy as well as handle any major third-party simulation projects and manage external vendor oversight. Work closely with Senior Faculty and Senior

Administrators to develop simulations, learning analytics, and learning tools that enhance the Wharton Brand. Develop project scope and objectives through research and interaction with end users including faculty authors and students; reviews progress, evaluate results and recommends actions; develop or work with other programmers to create project specifications, database schema and security models; work with programmers to design, code, test, debug, and document applications. Schedule and supervise project work. Supervise direct reports.

5-7 Years of increasing responsibility in the management and development of learning and teaching application development. Bachelor’s Degree required, advanced degree or commiserate work experience preferred. Ideal candidate will have required expertise in game design theory, principles of Gamification and preferred with a strong background in mathematical modeling. Candidate required to have have experience in a supervisory role as well as experience managing diverse teams of contractors and PhD worker pools.

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.