Enterprise Architect

Location
Chicago, IL
Posted
Jun 12, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
About The Unit: The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is the second-oldest school in the U.S. and second to none when it comes to influencing business education and business practices. Since 1898, the school has produced ideas and leaders that shape the world of business. Their rigorous, discipline-based approach to business education transforms students into confident, effective, respected business leaders prepared to face the toughest challenges. Chicago Booth has the finest set of facilities of any business school in the world. Each of the four campuses (two in Chicago, one in London, and one currently in Singapore. The Singapore campus will move to Hong Kong in 2014) reflects the architectural traditions of its environs while offering a state-of-the-art learning environment. Chicago Booth is proud to claim: -an unmatched faculty. -degree and open enrollment programs offered on three continents. -a global body of nearly 50,000 accomplished alumni. - strong and growing corporate relationships that provide a wealth of lifelong career opportunities. As part of the world-renowned University of Chicago, Chicago Booth shares the University's core values that shape the distinctive intellectual culture. At Booth, they constantly question and test ideas, and seek proof. This extraordinarily effective approach to business leads to new ideas and innovative solutions. Six of the Booth faculty members have won Nobel Prizes for these ideas - the first business school to achieve this accomplishment. For more information about the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, please visit: http://www.chicagobooth.edu/

Unit Job Summary: The Enterprise Architect is responsible for architecting and designing systems and security architecture for The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business. The position facilitates the implementation of Booth's technology strategy. Additionally, the position is responsible for keeping aware of industry trends and best practices, recommending appropriate hardware and software upgrades, serving as a systems expert and advisor, managing assigned projects and training infrastructure and application development team members. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: -Collaborate with stakeholders, business representatives, and subject matter experts to design information technology systems and solutions. -Reviews solution options, researches and analyzes alternatives and recommends solutions to business and technology leadership. -Facilitates the establishment and implementation of standards, guidelines and policies that guide the design of technology solutions including architecting and implementing solutions requiring integration of multiple platforms, operational systems and applications across the enterprise. -Consult with and support faculty on technology enabled research. -Prepare proposals and cost estimates for IT systems and solutions. -Reviews, provides input and approves the application architecture, technical architecture and data architecture. -Reviews and approves technical processes, standards and software architectures used to develop, implement and support solutions. -Applies appropriate governance activities to encourage compliance with technology standards and directions. -Provides domain coaching to assigned technical staff. Will be asked to assist with management decisions and activities. -Provides expertise regarding the integration of applications across the organization. -Responsible for providing senior level expertise on decisions and priorities regarding the enterprise's overall infrastructure architecture. -Design and manage information security policies and procedures for information technology assets. -Update these policies and procedures regularly to meet changing demands of the organization.

Unit Education: Bachelor's degree in an information technology related discipline required. Training and certifications in information technology, computer networking, and database management preferred. Master's degree preferred, with advance coursework or training in Enterprise Architecture. Project Management training is preferred.

Unit Experience: At least ten years of progressive development and systems architecture experience required with a broad range of technologies and platforms. Project management experience, including the ability to plan and schedule architecture related projects and monitor their implementation, required. Cloud Computing and service-oriented architecture experience is highly preferred. Experience with both Agile/Scrum and traditional waterfall software development lifecycle is preferred. Experience with MVC, Sitecore, JSON/Restful APIs, web services, service and message bus options, XML/SOAP, HTTP, and mobile technologies preferred.

Unit Job Function Competencies: Deep knowledge of computer languages such as C#, .NET, Javascript, and HTML is required. Strong knowledge of operating systems (e.g. Windows, Mac OS, and Linux) and application servers required. Familiarity with security concepts and standards, such as OAuth, SAML, Shibboleth, PCI DSS, PII, encryption, and tokenization required. Familiarity with network architecture principles and concepts, including tiering, segmentation, DMZs, firewalls, load-balancing, failover, and disaster recovery required. Ability to define and understand key aspects of a problem and develop an integrated solution within a highly complex technical and business context required. Strong business and analytical thinking skills required. Ability to understand the business consideration of decisions, including cost/benefits of information technology solutions and the ability to assist in selecting cost effective solutions required. Excellent communication skills with the ability to solicit requirements and work with end users/customers required. Ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical staff required. Strong attention to detail and good interpersonal skills required.

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