Applications Architect Lead - WUIT - EA Process & Strategy
Washington University in St. Louis
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Internal Number: JR66788
This position is responsible for the development of flexible architectural standards with a vision that anticipates and supports future business and technical needs. Provides expertise regarding the integration of applications within the line of business. Has in-depth knowledge of state-of-the-art programming languages and object-oriented approaches in designing, coding, testing and debugging programs. Researches and maintains knowledge in emerging technologies and their application to the business. Responsible for work that is highly complex and varied in nature. Recognized internally and externally as a technical expert and critical technical resource across multiple disciplines.
In WashU IT Enterprise Applications, our goal is to promote an engaging work environment that motivates our team members to reach their full potential by bringing their whole selves to work. We encourage a culture of excellence that celebrates diversity, innovative thinking, and collaboration. We are dedicated to exceeding expectations of our university partners and communities we serve, which is only achieved by working together and respecting one another.
We seek candidates who embrace diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace where everyone feels valued and inspired.
This work is normally performed in the Washington University offices located at West Campus, North Campus, and/or the Med School Campus offices. There will be some activities that require trips to other University offices and offsite locations. Provide after-hours support as needed.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Articulate and demonstrate the value of the architecture and new solutions to organizational imperatives.Â
Utilize understanding of the mission to develop an overarching technology strategy that supports the organizational needs by the cost effective delivery of IT solutions.
Develop and implement architecture standards in collaboration with enterprise architects.
Establish and oversee the architectural governance for the organization and align the IT portfolio with the strategies that help meet the organizational vision.Â
Deliver aligned and agreed to technical architecture strategies and roadmaps for the organization with an emphasis on reducing complexity and simplifying the environment.Â
Ensure technology solutions are architected appropriately for availability, security, accessibility and scalability.
Technical Architect: Collaborate with application development teams to develop programming and development standards and best practices. He/she would be regarded as a resident expert in the programming tools and will monitor the lifecycle of these products. Create design patterns, reusable objects, new scalable techniques and approaches for effective and efficient solutions development. Investigate new trends, patterns, and capabilities in the industry that can be adopted by various application development teams to improve overall productivity. Assist teams with complex support problems.
Solution Architects: Develop a deep understanding of the organization's business and line of business applications to provide strategic direction, guidance and integration of products and services. He/she will manage a portfolio of products and will be considered as a resident expert on these products and their implementations. Collaborate with the academic, research, clinical, and administrative teams. Work closely with the business alignment leads to evaluate projects and initiatives.
Standards and oversight
Accountable for architectures and designs that adhere to standards and can be effectively implemented, managed, and efficiently operated.Â
Define and discern key aspects of a problem and develop an integrated solution within a broad business context of significant impact.
Review emerging technologies and platforms for applicability to business requirements and imperatives.
Act as an internal consultant, advocate and change agent.
Coach or mentor junior staff.
Disciplined project management methodology including documentation and implementation standards required to meet project milestones.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Graduate degree in information management, management of information systems, computer science, engineering or a related field.
Experience working in a higher education research University.
Experience with large scale application development and support models (Agile-Scrum).
Experience with best of breed application portfolio and/or ERP.
Experience with technology transformation and integrating large and small package products.
Experience with .NET development, web services, SOA, microarchitecture.
Ability to learn quickly and adapt to new circumstances.
Excellent written, presentation, and oral communication skills.
Knowledge of enterprise and line-of business applications and application lifecycle.
Ability to effectively communicate technical issues.
Flexible and willing to work extended hours as necessary and recognize the need to do so.
Ability to adjust scheduled time.
Ability to adjust to abrupt changes in priorities and strategy.
Strong diplomacy, negotiating, and facilitation skills.
Ability to interact comfortably with all levels of management.
Demonstrated skills in project management and analysis, negotiation, systems analysis, leadership, process improvement, strategic planning.
Ability to recognize archetypes and design patterns within applications and business processes.
Ability to work independently, accurately, and proactively.
Proven ability to creatively solve problems and to influence outcomes through persuasion, effective communications and relationship building.
Excellent analytical and organizational skills including ability to adapt to a dynamic project environment and manage multiple projects.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to build relationships, influence outcomes, and to deliver effective presentations to a variety of audiences.
Demonstrated leadership skills such as conflict/issue resolution.
Ability to organize and work effectively in a matrix organization with cross-functional project teams from various departments and locations.
Ability to execute an IT application architecture strategy in support of business goals and objectives and anticipating future needs of the organization.
Ability to execute on an architecture vison to minimize future maintenance challenges and anticipate future needs of the organization.
Bachelorâ™s degree in a technical discipline such as computer science, information systems, engineering or a related field, plus six years of experience in high-level information technology professional roles in one or many roles such as architect, product engineer or product manager.
Demonstrated expertise in leading technical design projects during all phases of development and deployment and on-going maintenance.
Demonstrated progressive experience successfully designing, delivering and/or supporting IT business solutions for large-scale organizations.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in transforming architecture of deployed applications without business disruption.
$86,700.00 - $152,600.00 / AnnuallyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/ to view a summary of benefits.
Washington University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to an individualâ™s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability status, protected veteran status, national or ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation. Women, minorities, protected veterans and the disabled are strongly encouraged to apply.
Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment â“ fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.
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