Position Number: S-2861 Type of Recruitment: External
Position Summary: The CMS Architect will be part of the University Communications Digital Strategy Team and responsible for aligning the external Sitefinity CMS platform with the strategic website roadmap. The Architect will develop project plans, including architectural specifications; collaborate with university departments concerning system and process requirements; evaluate new technologies and web development tools; establish and maintaining standards, methodologies, and frameworks for Sitefinity, .net and website development; provide technical leadership for all Sitefinity development, provide guidance related to system integrations with other university systems and ultimately ensure the long term maintainability of the Sitefinity CMS Platform. The architect will assist the Director of Digital Strategy with vendor management. The architect will mentor team members by providing guidance on current development best-practices, maintainability techniques and will reinforce best practice through code reviews, coaching and training.
Preferred Qualifications: Masters degree or equivalent, preferably in a technical field. Advanced experience and programming expertise in object-oriented languages, scripting languages. Proven experience designing and architecting solutions across a variety of systems and business processes. Proven experience providing solutions that integrate with enterprise applications and ERP systems. Experience with a variety of SDLC methodologies. Advanced experience with software development, modeling, and architecture tools, preferably Microsoft Visual Studio, Visio or similar tools. Experience with Sitefinity development and maintenance.
Duties & Responsibilities: Acts as technical and architectural lead on complex and high-visibility projects and requirements gathering initiatives. Establishes development technologies, design patterns, and methodologies that will contribute to advancing the organizational mission. Mentors team members on current development best-practices and documentation through direct reviews and training. Evaluates user requests concerning web design and development and provides architectural guidance for design and implementation of the solutions. Communicates system architecture needs to other teams responsible for components outside the purview of the web development team. Provides exceptional customer service to all faculty, staff, student, and third-party partners. Develops and tests specialized web site configurations and directs team members on the same. Communicates complex concepts and solutions effectively to both technical and non-technical parties. Provides guidance for proper access and use of university data sources, including, but not limited to, databases, enterprise applications, and ERP platforms. Evaluates and recommends web development languages. Consults with necessary individuals on campus as well as vendor representatives. Coordinates web design policies, procedures, and support on campus. Creates and maintains external web sites. Delivers solutions to maximize the value of requested initiatives. Assists with purchasing specifications for development hardware and software. Researches, collects and organizes information concerning university web compliance, regulations and mandates. Analyzes present systems, procedures, and practices; recommends changes or improvements. Ensures Application Architecture supports the Universitys mission and goals. Translates Business Requirements into Technical Specifications. Develops Solution Design Options, based on Business Requirements and Enterprise Architecture. Ensures that new solutions are designed to meet functional requirements, while also ensuring that service qualities (performance, scalability, extensibility), current and anticipated, are achievable. Manages risk identification and risk mitigation strategies associated with the Enterprise Application Architecture. Acts as a technical liaison with the Office of Technology (OIT). Performs related tasks as necessary. Other duties as assigned.
Supervision Exercised: None.
Employee Group: Professional & Administrative -Salary Staff Pay Level: Pay Range: $85,000 - $95,000 Division: President Department: University Communications Position Status: Regular Position End Date: Employment Status: Full Time FTE: 1.0 Position Type: 12 month Weekly Work Schedule: M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; evenings & weekends as required. Location: Mount Pleasant, MI Posting Ends: Open Until Filled: Yes
About the Department:
About CMU: Central Michigan University has a more than 125-year legacy of preparing students to become leaders and changemakers in their communities and in their personal and professional lives.
We serve nearly 15,500 students on our Mount Pleasant campus, in satellite locations around the state and throughout the country, and through flexible online programs. Many of our approximately 300 undergraduate, masters, specialist and doctoral programs in the arts, media, business, education, human services, health professions, liberal arts, social sciences, medicine, science and engineering are nationally ranked for excellence.
CMU leads the nation in leadership development programming through our Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute, and we are proud to be among only 5% of U.S. universities in the top two Carnegie research classifications. Our faculty work with graduate and undergraduate students in areas such as Great Lakes research, medical innovation, engineering technology and more.
Central is home to 17 mens and womens Division 1 sports including football, basketball, gymnastics, baseball, wrestling and more. Our student-athletes achieve great success in competition and in the classroom, capturing Mid-American Conference championships and maintaining an average cumulative GPA of 3.17.
CMU is located in Mount Pleasant, a community that blends the best of small-town living with big-city amenities. Its part of the culturally varied and vibrant Great Lakes Bay Region that also includes Saginaw, Bay City, Midland and the states largest Native American community, centered on the Saginaw Chippewa Isabella Reservation in Mount Pleasant.
Area residents enjoy the mix of outdoor activities, cultural events, shopping and dining options, and family attractions. Other major Michigan destinations and attractions - Lansing, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Traverse City, wineries, beaches, golf and ski resorts, and many more - are within easy reach of the citys central location in Michigans Lower Peninsula.
CMU employees enjoy access to a nationally recognized wellness program along with health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.
CMU Leadership Standards: Central Michigan University is a place where we value students and work for their success, where we act as family, and where employees are engaged, appreciated and have extraordinary opportunities to make a difference.
We intentionally maintain and strengthen the hallmark CMU culture that sets us apart from our peers by expecting CMU leaders and employees to model the following Leadership Standards and develop them within their teams.
Message to Applicants: Central Michigan University is dedicated to fostering a broadly diverse and inclusive campus that respects all social identities, experiences, and perspectives. In an effort to further this initiative, we are especially interested in candidates who will advance and promote an inclusive and supportive environment for every member of our university community.
You must submit an on-line application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position.
Cover letters may be addressed to the Hiring Committee.
CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sex-based stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight (see https://www.cmich.edu/offices-departments/OCRIE). If you wish to see 'EEO is the Law' posters, please click here. CMU does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, including admission and employment, and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 not to discriminate in such a matter. Inquiries about the application of Title IX can be made to CMUs Title IX Coordinator, the US Department of Educations Assistant Secretary, or both. CMUs Title IX Coordinator can be reached at: Phone: 989-774-3253 Office: 103 E. Preston St. Bovee University Center, suite 306 Mount Pleasant, MI 48858 Email: [email protected]
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Founded 125 years ago, Central Michigan University is a major, national university with 26,000 students, more than 30 remote locations in the U.S. and Canada, and 225,000 alumni worldwide.CMU offers more than 200 academic programs at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels. Academic excellence is found in programs considered among the best in the nation, such as engineering, information systems, neuroscience, physician assistant, physical therapy, sales, logistics, fashion merchandising and design, advertising, marketing, public relations, and broadcasting. Central has been a pioneer in extended learning for nearly 50 years, and its online programs for undergraduates and the military, as well as its online MBA and online graduate education for teachers and school leaders, are nationally ranked.Central Michigan University expands its academics with immersive, hands-on opportunities such as research, volunteering, study abroad, internships and leadership experiences. The fourth-largest university in Michigan began with the mission of addressing a demand for teachers prepared and qualified to lead classrooms and educate future generations. That commitment to fulfil...ling unmet needs continues today through many newer programs, including our College of Medicine, which in May 2017 graduated its first class of doctors dedicated to serving medically underserved communities.Employees have access to fitness facilities and a nationally recognized wellness program as well as health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.With student-athletes who are expected to perform equally well in the classroom and on the field, CMU is a member of the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference. CMU Athletics regularly earns accolades for student excellence in the classroom (almost 30 percent of our students were honored in spring 2017 for GPAs of 3.5 or higher) and on the field, with frequent men’s and women’s championship seasons in sports such as football, basketball, gymnastics, field hockey, soccer, baseball and softball, and wrestling. Central is located in a quaint, tight-knit community in the heart of central lower Michigan. Our community offers a robust mix of outdoor opportunities, family attractions, restaurants and brew pubs. Mount Pleasant’s small-town life is complemented by cultural activities on campus, including concerts, plays and guest speakers. Mount Pleasant is an hour or two from most Michigan destination spots, including Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Ann Arbor, as well as the state’s sunset beaches, golf and ski resorts, and our famous “Up North” communities, state parks and lakes.