DEPARTMENT OF TECHNOLOGY SERVICES (DOTS)
Traditional 235 work days
Salary Range: $88,799 - $111,000
Essential Functions and Objectives:
Applies engineering principles, techniques and scientific methods in a specific area of expertise (building, construction, technology, etc.). Responsible for solving technical problems and discovering new ways to improve the districts systems, infrastructures, processes and operations.
Designs, develops, and implements a complex blueprint to provide highly-complex, reliable, and scalable data systems to meet the organization's objectives and requirements. Analyzes organization's business requirements for database design, and executes changes to database as required. Lead the District's enterprise data strategy to aligning short term and long business objectives with the technology, processes, policy, and people. Oversee three primary domains of work including business alignment and delivery, technical design and execution, and process and policy structure. This role will also be responsible for reducing and/or controlling costs while increasing scalability and stability of the data environment.
- Determine the most effective utilization of assets and services (capital, equipment, facilities, and systems) to maximize product and output. Improve efficiencies by planning, studying requirements, researching, and producing.
- Reviews business needs, defines problems or opportunities, examines materials (charts, blueprints, drawings, technical specifications, etc.), formulate ideas, and selects solution approach. Plans and conducts research, devises studies, and keeps abreast of industry changes, new developments and technologies through publications. Defines and considers key scoping variables, such as: costs, resources, time, limitations, economic factors, etc.
- Reviews specifications and evaluates effectiveness of cost, reliability and safety by in-depth analysis of work flow, utilization, causation, quality output, risks, and production.
- Ensures efficient implementation of solutions, systems, and processes according to functional specification. Produces final designs, builds and maintains new solutions, monitors upgrades and modifications.
- Provides ongoing opportunities to help improve daily work skills; educates new team members, hosts meetings, mentors, and allows showcase of strengths. Ensures compliance with district by implementing and enforcing standard practices and procedures.
- Maintains a close relationship and regularly discusses workload and deadlines with the team. Report status to team members and managers, including cost, scope, quality, time, performance, and output to create a positive team atmosphere and keep everyone informed.
- Define tools, technology, and development approach that best meets organizational needs. Work with data operations on prototype support, operation coaching, and facilitating architecture design blueprints to operationally build a plan and action steps.
- Focus on data quality solutions, frameworks, models for governance management, establishing business glossaries, and metadata management. Improve data management approaches and perform requirements gathering, develop concepts of operations, and establish initiative roadmaps.
- Establish strategies for data management functions, business cases, and enterprise technology solutions. This would include supporting initiatives in early phase efforts for district planning, vendor solutions and enterprise efficiencies.
- As a liaison role, ensure departments know where to turn to for data needs. Adapt and address existing data management, workflow, warehousing to integrate and interoperate between new and legacy solutions.
- Align requirements from senior and/or business leaders with changes to data platforms and architecture initiatives to ensure efficient and effective solutions for projects and operational needs.
- Manage ongoing development to ensure the timely and accurate delivery of requests to stakeholders. Manage/oversee the user experience including design standards for delivering data.
- Introduce new data community engagement models to create awareness of data that is available for use to schools, departments, and district leaders. Oversee the design and implementation of data architecture from source to warehouse, marts, analytics, and visualizations.
Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:
- Seven (7) or more years of Data Architecture and/or Data Governance experience.
- Experience and proficiency with G-Suite products and/or Project Management Software (e.g. Google Sheets, Google Docs, etc).
- Preferred experience with data analytics.
- Strong attention to detail.
- Excellent interpersonal, analytical, critical thinking, problem-solving, and organizational skills.
- Ability to communicate effectively in a credible and confident manner at all levels in the organization, both orally and in writing.
- Ability to assess appropriate priorities and organize workload on multiple assignments.
- Ability to collaborate with others on challenging, time sensitive projects as a team player.
- Ability to work independently with minimal direction.
- Change Management certification or experience.
- Experience leading and implementing data governance.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, or other related.
- Master’s Degree preferred.
The mission of the DPS Department of Technology Services (DoTS) is to be a proactive partner enabling the success of every child. We support the students, families, and staff of Denver Public Schools by providing the infrastructure, tools, data, and support to enable effective educators and efficient operations. Our leading-edge technology work includes delivering custom portals for our students, parents, teachers, and administrators, managing one of the largest networks in the state of Colorado, providing unparalleled levels of customer support, finding new ways to get technology in the hands of our students, and much more. We believe that technology is a positive, enabling force for parent engagement, student engagement, educator effectiveness, operational efficiency, student safety, and student achievement. By joining us, you too will be enabling the success of every child!
About Denver Public Schools:
Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation. DPS is comprised of nearly 200 schools including traditional, magnet, charter and alternative pathways schools, with an enrollment of more than 90,000 students.
DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in the state in terms of student academic growth. Learn more at dpsk12.org.
Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.