Software Preservation Program Manager

at Yale University Library (view profile)
Published January 19, 2023
Location New Haven, United States of America
Category Academic  
Job Type Full-time  
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Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $66,000
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency $111,300
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Pay Grade 24


Software Preservation Program Manager


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General Purpose:  Reporting to the Digital Preservation Manager, the Software Preservation Program Manager is responsible for managing and growing the Emulation as a Service Infrastructure (EaaSI) Program of work ( EaaSI is a world-leading program of work providing open-source software and services that make emulation practical for use in long term digital preservation workflows.


The successful candidate will have an opportunity to make a wide impact on the national and international memory sector by ensuring historic and valuable digital artifacts can be accessed by future generations using original software.


The Software Preservation Program Manager will manage: The budget of the EaaSI program of work. The computing infrastructure supporting EaaSI’s development and the hosted cloud instances of EaaSI. The software development process for the EaaSI software, including working with a team of developers predominantly based in Europe. The work of the Software Preservation Analyst who reports to the Program Manager. Communications, outreach, and marketing of the program with a goal of increasing the user base and ensuring an engaged and active community of users and contributors.


The Program Manager will also work to finalize and implement the business plan for the ongoing support of the program post grant funding. Additionally, the Program Manager will become proficient with Yale’s project management tools, services, and methodologies.


The position has grant-based funding through June 2024 with a strong possibility of moving to organizational funding following this.


This position participates in Yale’s “predominantly remote” working arrangement. No on-campus office will be assigned and working remotely will be expected.


Required Education and Experience: Minimum requirement of bachelor’s degree in a related field and four years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.



  • Demonstrated ability managing software preservation related work. Demonstrated ability with emulation and software preservation.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Proven project management ability.
  • Demonstrated ability presenting to large and small audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability working with distributed groups of stakeholders.


Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.


We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.


Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.