Position DetailsPosition Details Job TitleEnterprise ArchitectPosition Number8102395Job CategoryUniversity StaffJob TypeFull-TimeFLSA StatusExemptCampusRogers Park-Lake Shore CampusDepartment NameENTERPRISE SYSTEM SERVICESLocation CodeENTERPRISE SYSTEMS SERVICES (07180A)Is this split and/or fully grant funded? NoDuties and Responsibilities
Under general direction, this position provides oversight to the enterprise architecture program and associated services.
The Enterprise Architect is responsible for providing architecture, vision, problem anticipation, and problem solving on an enterprise level. The individual in this position anticipates IT industry future directions and relates to future technology needs and projects. The position involves interfacing across several channels across the university, acting as a visionary to proactively assist in defining directions for future projects. The incumbent must remain continuously aware of business, technical, and infrastructure issues and act as a sounding board or consultant to aid in the development of creative solutions. The Enterprise Architect may be called upon to provide any level of project management for single or multiple projects. The position requires a high degree of collaboration and detailed communication across multiple teams.
In addition, the Enterprise Architect directs the execution of the architectural vision for all IT systems, whether hosted locally or in the cloud, ensuring that architecture conforms to enterprise blueprints and strategic plans. The incumbent directs the architecture and design implementation effort for the organization, provides technical and architectural direction within ITS, develops technological road maps and tool-kits while keeping up-to-date with emerging technologies and recommends business directions based upon these technologies, translates complex business problems into sound technical solutions, and provides technical leadership. The Enterprise Architect must stay constantly attuned to emerging technologies and recommend institutional directions based on those technologies.
• Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Science or Engineering or equivalent experience. Relevant industry experience, aptitude, and the ability to learn while applying knowledge and skill-sets is important.
• 4 to 10 years of experience in information technology, application development, infrastructure support, cloud computing, program/project management, consulting or related experience.
• A minimum of 2 years of technical leadership and architecture experience, including demonstrated experience working in the design and development of large-scale applications in a distributed computing environment.
•Knowledge of business models, operating models, financial models, cost-benefit analysis, budgeting and risk management.
•Familiarity with information management practices, system development life cycle management, IT services management, information security, infrastructure and operations, and EA and ITIL frameworks.
•Knowledge of business ecosystems, software as a service (SaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), SOA, APIs, open data, microservices, event-driven IT and predictive analytics.
•Exposure and understanding of existing, new and emerging technologies, and processing environments.
•Experience in creating and defining new architectural models and explaining complex problems or situations.
•Project planning and management skills, including ability to identify and assess risk to determine action.
•Ability to plan architectural requirements three to five years in advance and aid others in accomplishing annual goals.
•Experience and thorough knowledge of secure systems.
•Experience conducting business case analysis, including cost-benefit analysis is preferred, but not required.
•Must be detail oriented, results focused, possess effective written and verbal communication skills.
•Strong customer relationship, internal consulting and project management skills.
•Ability to prioritize and work on multiple projects at the same time
•Must have ability to work independently and in team settings.
•Experience in configuring and maintaining transaction-based systems.
•Some exposure to disaster recovery and business continuity plans and processes for an information technology or technical organization.
•Experience in Higher Education is a plus, but not required.
•Demonstrated excellent verbal, presentation, written communication and documentation skills. Effective communication skills are essential to the success of this position. Individual must be able to work effectively and appropriately with peers, staff, faculty and students.
•Core consulting skills such as business writing and presenting, and analytic comparisons.
•Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
•Ability to understand and apply concepts such as resource utilization, work effort, percent to complete and project health.
•Must be detail oriented, results focused, possess effective written and verbal communication skills, and be able to support change management initiatives.
•Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Generates creative solutions; Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in both group and individual problem solving situations. Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance.
•Ability to be flexible and adaptable to changing environments and business situations.
•Proactively manages change through existing change management processes, and project risks through early identification, negotiation and/or escalation when required.
•Great attitude and strong work ethic; Ability to work independently and in team settings; Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality and follows ITS and other university policies regarding data security and protection; Balances team and individual responsibilities; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others; Able to communicate technical ideas and concepts to non-technical audiences; Excellent oral and written communication skills.
•Diversity – Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educates others on the value of diversity.
•Ethics – Treats people with respect; Works with integrity and ethically; handles sensitive and confidential issues and materials appropriately.
•Supports organization’s goals and values; Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Adapts strategy to changing conditions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Strong administrative and organizational skills.
ITIL Certification is a plus, but not required.Computer Skills
•Proficient in Microsoft Applications (Project, Excel, Word, Visio, and PowerPoint).
•Exposure to enterprise architecture and/or technology inventory solutions (such as iServer)
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Do you have a bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Science or Engineering or equivalent experience?
- * Do you have a minimum of 4 years of experience in information technology, application development, infrastructure support, cloud computing, program/project management, consulting or related experience?
- * Do you have a minimum of 2 years of technical leadership and architecture experience, including demonstrated experience working in the design and development of large-scale applications in a distributed computing environment?
- * Why do you want to work for Loyola University Chicago?
(Open Ended Question)
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application