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Director of Technology Innovation

Job Type : Permanent, Full Time

Salary :

The Director of Technology Innovation will lead a team of technologists to incubate new and novel software/data initiatives that drive growth and explore new markets for Taylor and Francis. This role operates within the Taylor & Francis technology organisation and reports to the VP, Architecture and Innovation. This role will develop and maintain a roadmap of technical innovation and drive the R&D processes for the company. In this role, the director will have a wide range of responsibilities from hands-on prototyping and development to evangelising the benefits of technological change.

Key Accountabilities:

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Provide effective hands-on leadership to a global team working across the organisation to explore technical solutions for new products and services

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Collaborate with the product strategy team to help define technical direction and solutions for transformative product and technical opportunities

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Manage, motivate, retain, and recruit a world-class team of technologists to deliver cutting edge initiatives

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Cultivate relationships and effectively communicate with stakeholders across the enterprise

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Gain organisational commitment and understanding for new and novel initiatives and investments

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Seek to continuously improve the R&D processes and tools

Knowledge and Qualifications

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Demonstrated history of success in defining and delivering innovative technical/software solutions

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Demonstrated understanding and application of cutting-edge areas of technical investment in AI and/or data science

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Demonstrated knowledge of academic publishing and/or adjacent market segments, key competitors, and related technology practices / trends is strongly preferred

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Proven ability to evangelize the outcomes and benefits of technical investment in R&D

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Significant experience of current hands-on experience in software development, architecture, and R&D

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