Administrative Systems Architect
Open Date: 02/20/2018
Date Initial Screening Begins:
Minimum Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and additional two years of experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Special Instructions to Applicant: East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. Candidates must also submit a cover letter/resume, and a list of three references, including contact information, online.
Job Duties: This position serves as the lead technical resource within Enterprise Information Systems to ensure that the overall administrative systems architecture is maintained in a manner consistent with standards, security, best practices, and maintainability. The position ensures alignment between both functional and technical requirements making sure that business needs are met in a compliant manner developed for optimal performance. The Administrative Systems Architect will be responsible for maintaining the application Inventory and documenting administrative system environments including software, hardware, and networking components. Documentation will also include integration points and interfaces, both real-time and file based, between administrative applications including on-premise, cloud, and hybrid systems. The Administrative Systems Architect should be familiar with integration technologies including XML, JSON, Web Services, and WSDL. The Administrative Systems Architect will aid in designing new systems and redesigning existing systems for hardware refreshes. New system design will include working with vendors, business units, and across ITCS teams, to ensure system architecture satisfies business requirements, complies with university best practices and policies, and maintains appropriate performance. This position will work proactively to review both hardware refresh timelines and vendor technology roadmaps, to determine the impact of refreshes, or migration to cloud, on the administrative systems environment. The Administrative Systems Architect will serve as the liaison between Enterprise Information Systems and various teams within ITCS including Systems, Networking, Enterprise Applications, Database Administration, and Security. The Enterprise Architect should be familiar with formal architecture frameworks, such as TOGAF, and will serve as a primary resource in this area. The Administrative Systems Architect will should have exemplary communication and analytical skills and be comfortable working within, and outside of, ITCS. The position will work to ensure that administrative system architecture adheres to ITCS Security policies, standards, and guidelines, and approach security from a holistic view across several domains such as application, system, and networking. The position will inventory 3rd party system architecture and technologies, and stay abreast of current threats to the environment, working closely with vendors and ITCS teams to resolve security issues and determine impact. This position will also include performing load testing to ensure acceptable performance of administrative applications. The individual should have experience with load testing tools, such as JMeter. The position will work closely with the IT Director and Enterprise Information Systems Supervisors, to facilitate long term planning to account for trends that would impact the administrative systems environment. The individual will need to research and understand environmental impacts of migration to cloud, hybrid cloud environments, API management tools, containerization, etc.