Senior Applications Architect

Job description

Elgin Community College
Elgin, IL
Senior Applications Architect

Elgin Community College serves over 9,000 students at every stage of their educational journeys, including university transfer programs, career and technical education, continuing education classes, and adult basic education. As a community, we pride ourselves on nurturing a welcoming campus where every person—students, staff members, faculty members, and campus visitors—feels valued. The work of each ECC employee is central to the college's mission, and as an employer, the college fosters a positive environment through professional challenges, excellent benefits, and opportunities for recognition and camaraderie.


Provide enterprise application programming, analysis and problem solving services as related to the integration of enterprise applications, database services, hardware services, and network/communication connectivity services.

Essential Responsibilities:
1. Provide enterprise application programming, analysis and problem solving services to client groups. Evaluate the needs of the end users; develop cost effective solutions that will meet the needs of the end users.

2. Develop systems solutions using in-house and/or third party tools as necessary. Oversee implementations to ensure cost-effective and timely delivery of products and services.

3. Maintain databases and servers during implementation and integration of applications systems enhancements.

4. Provide IT staff and user training of new applications and system enhancements.

5. Provide follow-up and ongoing technical support to end user groups.

6. Research industry trends and make recommendations to IT management regarding new applications and enhancements to improve the College's use of data.

7. Serve as the backup system administrator for Ellucian Colleague and related systems.

8. Serve as primary system administrator for various systems as assigned.

9. Resolve problems escalated to the highest level with advanced level of problem resolution skills.

Other Responsibilities:
1. Perform other job-related duties as assigned which pertain to the job description.

1. Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from four-year college or university; or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

2. Computer Science or Engineering degree.

3. Five years experience in software development, integration, and system administration.

4. Experience with a number of industry standard development platforms and environments.

5. Experience with network architecture and workstation/server hardware and software.

6. Experience with education industry software/databases preferred.

7. Some combination of experience with Ellucian Colleague, Envision, Colleague Studio, Webadvisor, Ellucian Selfservice, Ellucian Studio, Unidata, SQL, Informer, Perceptive Content/ImageNow, Synoptix, Touchnet, Colleague EDX, .Net/C++, Powershell, Javascript, JSON, web development, Sharepoint, Callfire or comparable technology.

8. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

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Elgin Community College is an Equal Employment, Equal Access Employer committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce.




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Job No:
Posted: 4/10/2019
Application Due: 6/9/2019
Work Type:
Salary: Commensurate with experience