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Lead IT Architect

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Position Information
Location:
Service Center
Hours:
Typically Monday - Friday 8 am to 5pm
Salary:
Salary Commensurate Upon Experience.
FLSA Status:
Exempt
Reports To:
Associate Vice President, Enterprise Arch & IT Shared Svcs
Criminal Background Check:
Pre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC's College Police department.
College Profile


Austin Community College (ACC) is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students each fall and spring semester. We embrace our identity as a community college as reflected in our mission statement. We promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriately applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.

As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:
  • Reflects the diversity of our community.
  • Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching.
  • Is attracted by the college mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities.
  • Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for underrepresented populations.
  • Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others.
  • Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC.
Our Mission


The Austin Community College District promotes student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training in its service area.

For more information, see http://www.austincc.edu/about-acc/mission-statement.Commitment to Equity and Inclusion


ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion of historically underserved and underrepresented populations. Through continual strategic community engagement and professional development of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, the college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and climate for equitable outcomes.

As an open-access and low-cost institution, ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body. Dedicated faculty members are excellent professors who help students achieve their educational goals and are sensitive to the diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds of our students. The College values and is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout the College community.General Statement of Job


This role is typically engaged as the highest-level technology expert across one or more architecture domains. The lead architect manages a team of solution architects and systems analyst working towards strategic application and data integration goals. Under the direction of the enterprise architect, the lead architect designs transition states and future states of integrations between a number of applications and data sources. The architect is responsible for delivering designs aimed at creating a streamlined hub-and-spoke architecture that supports a post-modern ERP enabled environment.Description of Duties and TasksEssential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


  • Supervises, trains, coaches, directs, coordinates, and disciplines personnel while adhering to organizational human resource policies and procedures as well as related employment laws. Recommends hire and termination personnel actions for positions supervised.
  • Leads a team of solution architects and systems analyst in their efforts to document low-level current, transition and future states for application and data domains.
  • Develops mid-level future-state designs for application and data domains.
  • Suggests updates and refines architecture documentation standards being used by the architecture team.
  • Understands business drivers and business capabilities (future and current state), and determines corresponding enterprise system designs to drive the organization's targeted business outcomes.
  • Designs and leads the implementation of enterprise-level architecture across a business applications and datasets.
  • Provides consulting support to the IT leadership team as needed.
  • Works with 3rd party partners including ERP vendor to realize the overall program vision of the new ERP implementation initiative.
  • Understands technology trends and the practical application of existing, new, and emerging technologies to enable new and evolving business and operating models.
  • KnowledgeMust possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.


    Strong people management skills with proven ability to motivate employees and get tangible results. Knowledge of all components of an enterprise technical architecture. Knowledge of the Open Group Architecture Framework. Excellent understanding of application development methodologies, infrastructure, cloud, and network architectures.SkillsMust possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.


    Maintaining an established work schedule. Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills. Effectively using organizational and planning skills with attention to detail and follow-through. Ability to analyze complex information, identify issues, and develop plans to address them. Effectively using negotiation and facilitation skills.
    Organizationally savvy, with a good understanding of the enterprise's political climate and how to navigate stakeholders. Ability to understand the long-term ("big picture") and short-term perspectives of situations.Technology Skills


    Use a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, and presentation software.Required Work Experience


  • Five years related work experience and one year supervisory experience.
  • Completion of the ACC Supervisor Certificate Series Program will satisfy the supervisory experience required for this position.
  • Preferred Work Experience


    Five years working as a solutions or enterprise architect on application and data domain related solutions along with 5 or more years application development experience. Ten years of progressively responsible IT experience, with sensitivity and commitment to business problem solving. Demonstrated experience in leading diverse teams of 4 or more people. Ten years related work experience.Required Education


  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Preferred Education


    Bachelor's degree in business information systems (IS), computer science or related field, or equivalent related IT experience.Special RequirementsLicenses/Certifications; Other


    Valid Texas Driver's License and reliable transportation for travel in the Austin area as required.Other Preferred Qualifications


    ITIL Certification preferred. TOGAF certification preferred.Physical Requirements


    Work is performed in a standard office environment.Safety


  • Supervise safe operation of unit. Facilitate safety inspections. Take reasonable and prudent actions to eliminate identified hazards. Ensure employees receive appropriate safety training and foster a workplace safety culture.
  • Information for This Posting Only


    This is a benefit eligible position funded through January 31, 2022 and is subject to renewal. The College is unable to support candidates who require sponsorship to work in the United States.
    ACC Benefits OverviewFull-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

    ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law.

    DisclaimerThe above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

    As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under the Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.

     

     

     

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    Job No:
    Posted: 1/9/2021
    Application Due: 1/22/2021
    Work Type: Full Time
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