The Director of Technology is a key operational leader in the organization, leading all aspects of the company’s technology infrastructure and development.
Set and lead WSF’s technology strategy and daily operations
Office infrastructure: oversee and guide acquisition and maintenance of WSF’s office software and hardware, including hands on maintenance. Ensure functionality and efficiency of use
Digital operations: supervise and guide WSF’s digital operations and web infrastructure such as domain and web-host management; CDN monitoring and maintenance; server maintenance and upkeep; IT security monitoring and management; website maintenance and upkeep
TV studio equipment: oversee and maintain the TV studio infrastructure
Live events technology operations: oversee and manage an external technology team, as well as technical project management.
Build quality assurance and data protection processes, including emergency management protocols
Establish and monitor KPIs and IT spending to assess technological performance
In-depth knowledge of web systems architecture, design and development
General understanding of broadcast technology
Hands on experience with complex project management
Outstanding communication, interpersonal and leadership skills
Excellent organizational and time-management skills
Effective negotiation and vendor management skills
Proactive problem solver
Attention to details
10 to 15 years of web systems architecture, design and development experience
5 - 7 years management experience in a media or technology environment
MA in Engineering, Computer Science or similar relevant field
Company Description: The World Science Foundation produces original live and digital content that brings scientific discovery, insight and perspective to a broad general audience.
Our flagship live event, The World Science Festival, is an unprecedented annual tribute to imagination, ingenuity and inventiveness. Through programming that spans a broad range—from vibrant discussions and debates to works of theatre and film—world-class scientists, leading thinkers, and renowned artists take science out of the laboratory and into the streets, theaters, museums, and public halls of New York City, making the esoteric understandable and the familiar fascinating. The week-long New York Festival has drawn more than a million and a half visitors since its launch in 2008, with millions more viewing the programs online.
The Foundation’s live events and theatrical productions tour nationally and internationally. In March 2016, the Foundation launched the World Science Festival Brisbane, bringing its distinctive programming to new audiences and establishing the first annual Festival outside of New York.
World Science U is the Foundation’s online education initiative, where students and lifelong learners can dive more deeply through artfully produced digital education content presented by world-renowned scientists.
The World Science Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in New York City.