208 Hesburgh Library
Notre Dame, IN 46556
o: (574) 631-3353
e: rfox2@nd.edu

Robert Fox Portrait


About

Rob is the manager for the Web and Software Engineering Unit for the Hesburgh Libraries. In this role, he is responsible for providing leadership and consultative services regarding how the library can take advantage of web based technologies, while managing a highly skilled team of software developers and specialists in the areas of design, user experience, analysis and change management. As a hands on manager, Rob is also involved in the design and development of applications in his role as a member of the software engineering team.

Managerial

  • Lead and manage a team of four software engineers, a user experience specialist, web analyst, and web developer
  • Overall responsibility for the majority of the library web assets and services
  • Responsible for the training and development of unit staff in order to promote growth, efficiency, innovation and continuous improvement

Software Engineering

  • Consultation regarding the overall strategy for the integration and development of library software projects
  • Promote the use of software infrastructure and web standards
  • Works with the broader software engineering team in order to design and implement software that best fits the strategic needs of the library
  • Develops sustainable and reusable software components and module service oriented architecture

User Engagement

  • Provide direction and focus to web analyst and user experience specialist in order to improve library web based services
  • Regular interaction with internal and external stakeholders in order to foster communication about the best way to engage library patrons via the web
  • Promote regular analysis of the usage of library web assets in order to facilitate proactive decision making regarding the library's use of the web