Development Analysis Specialist
Development Analysis Specialist
Mar 21, 2019
The Development Analysis Specialist will generate new ways of thinking about information technology and performance data-driven projects that result in growth opportunities and competitive advantages in the art and design educational marketplace. You will generate and develop ideas that are consistent with the vision for Pratt by directing and collaborating with other administrators and faculty on the genesis of new product concepts for all of the IT units. In line with advanced knowledge of the consumer, business, and performance requirements of the institute, you'll develop concrete insights which feed into the development of advanced product concepts through the use of new technologies or processes.
- Deliver proof of concept by turning concepts and new product visions into reality. You will own the planning, process and project details that create the framework for consistently delivering new never been done before innovations.
- Drive the development of innovation projects turning concept ideation into reality by working in, or with multi-disciplinary teams to include, Academic Computing, Enterprise Systems, Educational Technology, Interactive Services, and 3rd party consultants.
- Define the protocol and establish a scope of testing required to prove and validate a concept. Testing feedback from faculty and administrators will direct product refinement and improve product performance.
- Meet complex challenges with imaginative state of the art approaches supported by feasible solutions.
- Drive the preparation of reports and presenting results that demonstrate product and manufacturing readiness, and concept directions. In addition, you'll clearly and concisely communicate the knowledge and best practices required to assist the transition of technology to product.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Education: Masters degree in Architecture, Industrial Design or Computer Science.
Experience: A minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience, typically in development, design, engineering, research, and/or production.
Knowledge and Skills:
- Demonstrated advanced skills and abilities in ideation and research.
- Thorough knowledge of advanced product construction concepts, including but not limited to: Computationally driven workflows (grasshopper), GIS, Python, SQL, Excel, dashboard creation, report automation, web Reporting tools, web languages, environmental analysis, simulation, and sustainability concepts.
- Comfortable with equipment and tools for hands-on concept development, and directing creators to facilitate initial concept prototypes.
- Ability to work directly with administrators and faculty ask probing questions, learn from their insights and translate insights/concepts into prototypes directly addressing their needs.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills meeting facilitation and presentation.
- Demonstrated leadership capability, including the ability to motivate and mentor others within the workgroup.
- Advanced project management skills, including short term and long range project planning.
- Understands connectivity between institutional operations and innovation.
- Strong team player: successful collaborator.
- Embraces ambiguity and understands that failure is part of the creative innovation process.
- Ability to prioritize workload, build an individual portfolio of exploration work, and manage multiple projects at a time.
- Prefer deep expertise in one or more of the following areas Product Knowledge, Creative & Innovative Problem Solving, Innovative Thinking, Project Management & Planning, Visioning, Development, Engineering, and Research.
Please submit your cover letter and resume. If you are selected for an interview, please be prepared to provide at least 5 References via our on-line reference tool system. At least 2 of your References must be, or have been, your direct managers.