Occupational Category (Staff Positions Only): Professional
Hiring Salary: Monthly-Staff
Department: Infrastructure and Support
Bachelor's degree with a major in computer science or related field from an accredited institution. Six years relevant experience in directly related field. A combination of education, experience, certifications, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
The Technical Architect is responsible for providing highly advanced technical work involving the design, development, maintenance, and troubleshooting of the university enterprise systems and their related components; assessing gaps or errors in the technical infrastructure; and recommending, designing, and implementing technical solutions.
Primary Responsibilities (Staff Positions Only):
Develops training materials for technical staff ensuring that they have the skill set to meet the needs of their campus constituents. Has a fundamental understanding of the application and system business processes. Responsible for planning, documenting, defining, and evaluating technical integration information for major applications, systems, and related components. Assists with defining and documenting technology platforms and dependencies for multiple environments (development, test, production, etc.). Promotes campus collaboration and communication. Recommends and implements technical solutions. Creates accurate and reasonable estimates and timelines. Works with data/system owners, data custodians, Office of Information Technology Services staff, and contracted resources in upgrading systems and reports to new versions. Identifies and documents gaps or errors in the technical infrastructure, and collaborates with team members to find feasible ways to resolve them. Researches and gains expertise on software, hardware, and integration techniques. Provides daily support of enterprise systems. Participates in user review, verification, and testing sessions as directed and develops test plans, performs tests according to these plans, and documents the results. Ensures that architectural components optimally address business requirements. Leads/participates in technical and infrastructure requirements engineering initiatives. Coordinates with other architects, project managers, and team leads to ensure the development matches the system model. Monitors emerging technologies and technical releases from product vendors to evaluate applicability toward current efforts. Understands, documents, and monitors application and system layering dependencies and component dependencies. Understands and monitors impacts to and dependencies between existing technical and network environments. Defines and directs proof-of-concept tasks for proposed architectural interactions. Monitors software product, supporting tools, and platform licensing taxonomies for compliance and readiness. Defines, plans, proposes, and selects enabling technologies to support packaged or custom applications. May plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others. Trains others. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Internal Number: 21162
About Sam Houston State University
For more than 130 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The Measure of a Life is its Service", echoes across SHSU's six colleges and beyond its Texas campus through student research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more. Named for Sam Houston, Texas' greatest hero, SHSU continually strives to honor its historical roots through academic excellence that includes exceptional teaching from faculty members who care as much about their students' success as they do about furthering the knowledge of their fields. While embracing its legacy, SHSU also strives to meet the needs of contemporary students, both traditional and online. With over 20 bachelor's and graduate degrees available entirely online, and more in development each semester, SHSU Online is quickly becoming one of the best online universities in Texas.