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Digital Production Developer (71101)
Company: Pratt Institute
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 04/27/2024
Job Categories: Education, Collegiate Faculty, Staff, Administration
Job Description
Digital Production Developer (71101)

Digital Production Developer (71101)

Location: Brooklyn

The Digital Production Developer role is designed for someone proficient in the technical aspects of digital fabrication technologies and eager to broaden their knowledge by creating innovative workflows and refining data analysis systems. This critical position within our organization combines managing digital fabrication facilities with leading development projects that push the limits of digital manufacturing and design workflows.

The successful candidate will oversee a portion of the daily operations of the ITL, ensuring equipment is maintained, safety protocols are followed, and projects are completed to the highest standard. In addition to operational duties, this role requires a proactive approach to development, involving research into new fabrication technologies, materials, and methods that can enhance the lab's productivity, creativity, and efficiency.

The ideal candidate will possess a unique blend of technical expertise, leadership qualities, and a forward-thinking mindset. They should have a strong background in digital fabrication technologies, experience in project management, and a track record of innovation in a similar role. Excellent communication skills, the ability to work collaboratively across teams, and a passion for education and development within the field of digital fabrication are essential.

Position Duties
  • Key responsibilities include managing a team of student work-study operators and production assistants, providing training and support to lab users, coordinating with customers on projects, and leading the development of new applications for digital fabrication that align with the organization's strategic goals.
  • Develop new tools and workflows around IT data analytics
  • Turn concepts and new product visions into reality, managing planning, processes, and project details.
  • Define the protocol and establish a scope of testing required to prove and validate a concept.
  • Meet complex challenges with an imaginative state-of-the-art approach supported by feasible solutions.

With the Digital Production Managers:
  • Evaluate and implement new equipment.
  • Head the training and management of student workers.
  • Head the advisement and training of facility users in the safe and proper use of digital fabrication equipment.
  • Assist in the development of communication campaigns for internal and external audiences.
  • Continual and consistent approach towards applying contemporary workflows to operations and evolving efficiencies.
  • Ensure optimal functionality of all fabrication equipment and peripherals, including hardware and software support.
  • Contact and coordinate with hardware or software vendors for service.
  • Prepare materials documenting both end-user procedures and technical methods.
  • Assist in the development of efficient digital file submission, processing, and troubleshooting.
  • Perform various administrative duties relating to the operations of production facilities.
  • Implement facility policies and protocols.
  • Provide any additional support to ITL operations and all other duties as required.

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent.

Experience :
  • Previous experience in digital fabrication productions.
  • Two years minimum experience in 3D design software, including file creation and advanced design integrity troubleshooting.
  • Operational experience with varied hardware or digital fabrication equipment, including setup, configuration, and deployment.

Skills :
  • An ability to be flexible, work as part of a team, and work independently are desired in this role.
  • Ability to gather source information quickly with astute attention to detail.
  • Willingness and ability to contribute to documentation, protocol, and knowledge transfer for efficient use of equipment.
  • Strong organizational skills, data entry, and data management.
  • Professionalism in communication skills with both faculty and students is a must.
  • Advanced Knowledge Proficient in the use of CAD/Vector-based software (Rhino/AutoCAD/Adobe/Etc).
  • Proficient in the use of Word Processing and Spreadsheets.
  • Experience or interest in fabrication software (Fusion 360/RoboDK/HAL/Grasshopper/Etc).
  • Receive job submissions and optimize for material handling.

  • Must have a demonstrated ability to work independently and juggle several complex tasks simultaneously, as well as have excellent verbal, written, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

Salary, Benefits, and Faculty Support:

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The salary range for this position is $75,000-80,000. Pratt Institute provides a comprehensive benefits package with the flexibility to meet the varying needs of a diverse group of individual employees.

Benefits include:
  • 403B Retirement Program
  • Supplemental Retirement Account
  • Tuition Benefits for Employees and Dependents
  • Tuition Exchange Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - commuter, medical, dependent care
  • Child care Benefit
  • Basic life and AD&D insurance provided by Pratt
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Care Coverage
  • Reduced teaching load in first year (1 course release)
  • Sabbatical leave, as described in the Collective Bargaining Agreement
  • Additional Perks - free entry to select museums and cultural institutions, free use of campus recreation facilities

About Pratt Institute:

Pratt Institute provides the creative leaders of tomorrow the professional knowledge and experience to make a better world. A world-class and internationally ranked college with programs in art, design, architecture, liberal arts and sciences, and information studies, Pratt offers nearly 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

The Institutes impact expands beyond its 25-acre residential campus in Brooklyn to cutting-edge facilities throughout the borough, a landmark building and public gallery in Manhattan, as well as an extension campus, Pratt Munson College of Art and Design in Utica, New York. On Governors Island, Pratt is a core partner on the Stony Brook University team selected to develop the New York Climate Exchange, a research and educational hub poised to establish New York City as the global leader for the most pressing issue of our time: climate change. Another extension of Pratts campus is the Research Yard, a 20,000-square-foot facility that brings together the research activities of Pratt Institute under one roof in the Brooklyn Navy Yard (BNY).

Application Instructions:
To apply, visit https://apply.interfolio.com/143641

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion or belief, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, marital or domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.Pratt Institute recognizes and values the benefits of a diverse workforce.

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