Company: New York University
Location: New York
Posted on: May 28, 2023
The RLab, 16,500 square feet of co-working labs, classrooms, studios, and more, is the nation's first city-funded center for research, entrepreneurship and education in virtual and augmented-reality, spatial computing and other emerging media technologies.NYCEDC and the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment selected NYU Tandon School of Engineering as the administering institution and a consortium of participating universities, including Columbia University, CUNY, and The New School to manage and operate the space, along with a workforce development center at CUNY Lehman College in the Bronx. The new multi-university center is critical to the City's plans to establish New York City as the next global leader in VR/AR and related technologies and will create hundreds of new jobs in the field.
The Director of Technology will develop, execute and implement strategies to support creative and technical research, education, entrepreneurship and corporate innovation programs to advance virtual and augmented reality technologies and applications at the RLAB. Collaborate with the RLAB's Directors in the creation, development and execution of programs that meet the needs of entrepreneurs, students, fellows, grantees and other members of the Center community by convening exploration and developing new technologies for virtual and augmented reality. Supervise the Manager, Technology and Operations, and responsible for ensuring performance levels at the RLAB are achieved. Manage RLAB programs operations including equipment manifest (hardware and software) for the Center and its programs, including liaising with the architects and engineers engaged in the development of the facility at Building 22 in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Lead the specification, negotiation and purchase of the RLAB equipment and software manifest. Devise and manage a six-figure technology budget each year. Plays a crucial role in delivering on the multi-million dollar business model of this new publicly-funded center.
Required Education:Bachelor's Degree in a technical field such as engineering or related.Required Experience:Minimum of 6 years' experience and at least 3 years of previous management or supervisory experience. --- The successful applicant should have experience applying technology in augmented and virtual reality. --- Proven track record of technology management experience, including day-to-day operations and supervisory responsibility, in a nonprofit or a company; preferably with a background in higher education..Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:--- Ability to work easily with teams of engineers, designers, entrepreneurs and other members of the NYC Media Lab community, helping to introduce new applications of technology into their efforts. --- Well-versed and knowledgeable in design processes and has the technical abilities to produce prototypes- helping to bring new ideas to life. --- Should be familiar with current technological innovations in virtual and augmented reality. --- Successful track record of operating in successful organizations, including partnering to create new programs. --- Command of virtual and augmented reality technology and ecosystem. --- Familiarity with applied research methods and requirements. --- Demonstrated leadership and social savvy, excellent communication and interpersonal skills. --- Goal-oriented with disciplined time management skills.
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