American Economic Association: Assistant Director for Information Technology at American Economic Association (Pittsburgh, PA) (Pittsburgh, PA)

Posted: Feb 16, 2020

The person in this role ensures successful implementation and support of IT applications, establishes standards and techniques for improving the development process, and supports decision-making in all areas of information technology and computer systems.

Applicant should have extensive experience with web design, specifically with full-stack LAMP architecture. We are looking for a leader with a practical approach, a solid technical background, and sound management skills. Extensive technical knowledge is essential. Experience within a small- to medium-sized business environment or academic setting is ideal.

Office environment is relaxed, but highly professional.   Highly competitive salary.  Excellent benefits, including fully covered health-care premiums for individuals, extraordinary employer matching for retirement plan, and generous paid time off.


  • Plans, assigns, and directs the tasks and activities of technical personnel involved in the analysis, design, and development of computer applications.

  • Reviews and analyzes existing applications and applications being developed to ensure efficiency and effectiveness. Looks for opportunities to enhance business processes.

  • Manages the application development team, including supervision, coaching, and performance management.

  • Conducts meetings with senior-level management to perform strategic planning and determine project priorities.

  • Oversees the entire application development life-cycle--planning, creating, testing, and deploying, including the selection of tools and methodologies.

  • Creates a supportive work climate that enables team members to develop professionally.

  • Emphasizes quality, creativity, and efficiency.

  • Assists director with decision-making in all areas of computer systems.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in IT-related field

  • 15+ years of cumulative development and management (or lead) experience

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, and planning skills

  • Expertise with web development

  • Expertise with LAMP architecture, CSS, Javascript, JQuery, and AJAX

  • Experience with database and system administration, with emphasis on UNIX/Linux systems

  • Ability to keep up with emerging technologies, security concerns, and updates to existing technologies

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