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Enterprise Architect - OIT Innovation Architecture

The University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, TX

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Position Title:

Enterprise Architect - OIT Innovation Architecture


OIT Innovation Architecture



Job Family:

Information Technology

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Work Schedule:

  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Open to:

External and Internal


Salary is commensurate based on qualifications and relevant experience.


Funding expected to continue

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University Information:

The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area that is home to over 7 million people, one of the fastest-growing tech economies in the United States, and a wide array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. UTA is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. The University is committed to providing access and ensuring student success, and to a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of discoveries by our community of scholars. With an enrollment of more than 40,000 students, UTA is the second largest in the University of Texas System. As a result of its combination of rigorous academics and innovative research, UTA is designated as a Carnegie R-1 “Very High Research Activity” institution. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list and is among the top 30 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). UTA is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and it has one of the top 5 most ethnically diverse undergraduate student bodies in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). Its approximately 270,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 24 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to UTA’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.

Furthermore, UTA is poised to experience widespread growth in the near future. The university recently launched the first phase of its RISE 100 initiative aimed at recruiting 100 new tenure-system faculty to amplify research standing and position UTA as a leader in key scholarly areas; more details are available at The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to join UTA during an exciting period of growth and contribute as the university broadens its impact.

Job Summary:

The Enterprise Architect will serve as a pivotal team member in shaping and implementing our organization’s technology and business strategies. The architect has a deep understanding of enterprise-level systems, applications, and infrastructure, coupled with the ability to align these components with the overall business goals and objectives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Strategic Planning:

  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to understand business goals and objectives.
  • Evaluate and recommend emerging technologies and trends to ensure the continuous evolution of the enterprise architecture.
  • Develop and maintain application portfolio to document enterprise applications configuration, rationalization, and lifecycle.
Architecture Design:
  • Define and maintain guiding principles to ensure consistency and efficiency across the enterprise.
  • Establish and maintain the framework and processes for enterprise application lifecycle management.
  • Consult with stakeholders and peers on enterprise system design, procurement, implementation, management, and documentation.
  • Review and advise on designs of proposed, active, and completed implementation projects.
Technology Roadmap:
  • Develop and maintain a framework of product roadmaps that aligns with business priorities.
  • Provide guidance on the adoption of new technologies and the retirement of outdated systems.
  • Collaborate with product owners to maintain documentation and product rationalization and roadmaps to ensure that technology initiatives align with the desired future state of enterprise architecture.
Collaboration and Communication:
  • Communicate complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders and facilitate collaboration between different departments within the organization.
  • Establish and maintain standards for application documentation (runbook, playbook, functional specification)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in applicable field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in educational technology, computer technology or a related field
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with deploying and managing enterprise applications.
  • Demonstrated experience working as part of a large project in an advisory or expert role.
  • Project management experience.
  • Experience with enterprise architecture (ie TOGAF, NIST)
  • Experience with visual documentation tools (ie. Visio, LucidChart)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of computing in a large enterprise environment including networking, PC support, cloud infrastructure, web publishing, database systems, and software development processes.
  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.
  • Excellent written communication, analytical, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Strong understanding of business processes and the ability to align technology solutions with business goals.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Other Requirements :

  • All Information Technology staff – regardless of their unique position – are expected to perform their assigned duties in a manner consistent with professional standards, with full awareness of responsibilities toward managing personal and institutional data, with priority regard to delivering customer service, with an understanding of the 24/7 nature of IT and the responsibilities that creates for them as individuals, and in a constructive and effective collaboration with colleagues.

CBC Requirement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to conduct a criminal background check on any applicant who is under final consideration for employment with the University.

EEO Statement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA or The University) to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, and/or veteran status. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and gender expression. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. Constitutionally-protected expression will not be considered discrimination or harassment under this policy. It is the responsibility of all departments, employees, and students to ensure the University’s compliance with this policy.

ADA Accommodations:

The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to 817-272-5554 or email

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.

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