Solutions Architect - Temp (27816)

Employer
University of Central Oklahoma
Location
Main Campus - Edmond, OK, 73034
Closing date
Oct 21, 2021

Job Details

Job DetailsJob Location Main Campus - Edmond, OKPosition Type StaffJob Category OTRS IneligibleDescription Job Type:

Temporary, full time (one-year appointment with option for renewal)

Position Overview:

Under supervision of the Director of IT Planning and Engagement in the Office of Information Technology, the Solutions Architect helps generate solutions to address and meet various stakeholder requirements and needs. In this role, you will work on a variety of projects and will play a key part in making sure that end results are designed according to the relevant patterns and analyses. Effectively collaborates across technology teams and business units through excellent communication skills, diplomacy and a positive attitude. Responsible for performing job duties in accordance with the mission, vision and values of the University of Central Oklahoma. Hybrid/Remote option available. Must complete on-site orientation up to 30 days as determined by position.

Department Specific Essential Job Functions:

Responsible for designing, creating and executing analytical products including standard reporting, custom reporting, import/export data files and simulation models. Supports and delivers on assigned PMO projects with requirements developed through the collaborative effort of cross-functional teams and clients. Work with teams to produce reports that provide valuable insight for all areas of the business to enable continuous business improvements with current practices, products and services

  • Design and implement solutions.
  • Comprehend business strategies and requirements and develop necessary designs and plans to ensure projects and solutions satisfy those needs.
  • Act as a contributing member of the project team from project inception to completion
  • Actively listen to client problems and needs to implement that information when creating solution plans.
  • Provide advice and make decisions about which technologies would be suitable to use for various projects.
  • Consistently monitor the scope of projects
  • Collaborate with project managers and other staff members to develop budgets and timelines for solutions.
  • Assess and evaluate risk as required.
  • Maintain an understanding of how individual work and decisions fit into the broader organizational picture.
  • Keep skills updated and remain proactively aware of happenings and current events in the industry.
  • Mentor, educate, and train colleagues as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications Qualifications Required:

Bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science, software engineering, or related field.

5+ years of work experience in a relevant role.

Proven history of generating innovative and effective solutions.

Professional experience working with and analyzing computer hardware and software.

Excellent interpersonal communication skills to explain complex technical topics in an easily digestible manner.

Experience with database management, operating systems, and proper systems security best practices.

Willingness to work independently and as part of a team.

Broad understanding of various information technology topics.

Qualifications Preferred:

Previous project management experience is preferred.

Agile task delivery experience is preferred.

Experience in understanding multiple coding languages.

Knowledge / Skill / Abilities:

Experience with developing solutions with Microsoft Power Automate is a plus

Experience in software engineering and design architecture

Intermediate understanding of ERP systems, APIs (application programming interfaces), and application integrations

General: Must possess strong customer service and interpersonal skills. Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, disseminate, and present significant amounts of information with an attention to detail and accuracy. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical users. Ability to facilitate team interaction and client meetings effectively. Ability to work independently or with specialized group and maintain courteous attitude in dealing with students, faculty, and staff. Manage and prioritize work effectively with minimal supervision. Proficient with Microsoft Office Professional. Continually updates skills and knowledge relative to the position and the technology industry. Adheres to and complies with UCO’s shared values and the Office of Information Technology’s Code of Ethics. This position may be assigned 24x7x365 on-call rotation responsibilities and requires the successful candidate to have high-speed internet access to their residence, and maintain a smart phone on which to receive telephone calls, email, SMS messages from servers and authorized OIT personnel.

Physical Demands:

Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Organization

The University of Central Oklahoma prepares future leaders in an opportunity-rich environment, ideally located in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Central offers an innovative learning community to its more than 17,000 students, where teaching comes first, a commitment seeded in the university's roots as a teaching college. Students at Central develop personal relationships with more than 450 full-time faculty, 450 adjunct faculty and over 850 staff, like 2008 U.S. Professor of the Year, Dr. Wei Chen, who are committed to transforming lives.

With 117 undergraduate majors and 59 graduate programs, Central is a smart investment for students dedicated to their future success. Notable academic programs include Forensic Science, Music Theatre, Mass Communications, Accounting, the region's only accredited Professional Golf Management program, Jazz Studies and the Academy of Contemporary Music at UCO, located in downtown Oklahoma City's Bricktown district.

Central's appealing 210-acre campus is on track to become a certified botanical garden, offering both a pleasing learning and living environment and a source of pride for students, employees and alumni. In fact, Central is ranked among the top universities nationally in residence life and as one of the top universities to work for by the "Chronicle of Higher Education." Central is also an official U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Site, and hosted the 2010 World Sitting Volleyball Championships on campus.   Founded in 1890, Central is the state's first public institution of higher learning, and continues to cultivate creativity and innovation in every corner of campus, bringing to life its core values of Character, Community and Civility each day.

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MISSION

The University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) exists to help students learn by providing transformative education experiences to students so that they may become productive, creative, ethical and engaged citizens and leaders serving our global community. UCO contributes to the intellectual, cultural, economic and social advancement of the communities and individuals it serves.

VISION

UCO will become one of the Top 10 metropolitan universities of our kind in the United States by providing a transformative education as well as development experiences that help learners achieve their highest level of leadership potential.

CALL TO ACTION

The University of Central Oklahoma transforms each student by focusing our resources on the Central Six tenets of transformative learning. 

All students will be transformed with:

  • Discipline Knowledge
  • Leadership
  • Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities
  • Service Learning and Civic Engagement
  • Global and Cultural Competencies
  • Health and Wellness

Transformative learning is a holistic process that places students at the center of their own active and reflective learning experience.

About Edmond/Oklahoma City Metro

The University of Central Oklahoma is located in Edmond, a part of the growing, thriving Oklahoma City metropolitan area. At Central, our students, faculty and staff get the best of both worlds - the "small town" feel of Edmond, with the big city excitement of the Oklahoma City metro. Both the Edmond and the Oklahoma City metro consistently rank nationally among the safest, most affordable and most exciting places to live. In fact, Edmond recently ranked among the best places to live in the nation by Money Magazine and Family Circle magazine, and Oklahoma City ranked sixth in the nation for the "Best Places for Young Adults" by Portfolio.com. From year-round arts, music and theater offering, to exciting sporting events like the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder, to first class shopping, dining and more, Edmond and the Oklahoma City metro offer a diverse, active, culturally enriched lifestyle that's on the move to even bigger and better opportunities.

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