Under the general direction of the Director of Strategy, Architecture and Analytics , the Enterprise Architect will continuously improve LMU's business and technology architecture practices, methods, and decisions resulting in progressive digital transformation, better institutional services, and operational effectiveness. The EA will collaborate with ITS leadership to promote digital business strategy and coordination across product lines in conjunction with other University areas and external organizations. The ITS Enterprise Architect is responsible for delivering a university EA strategy, creating architectural standards, and providing related advisory services that drive technology decisions and practices across the enterprise. This role will help campus partners and ITS better understand, plan, align, enable, and mature the capabilities needed for LMU. The ideal candidate will have a good mix of business architecture and IT skills.
Position Specific Responsibilities/Accountabilities
Understanding and communicating business and solution requirements of current and future technology needs, working with stakeholders to develop an approach that fits the needs of LMU.
Collaborating with ITS teams to ensure continuous delivery of business outcomes and identify when it is necessary to evolve the architecture.
Provide assessment of current state technology architecture and recommendation of future technology architecture. Facilitate a gap analysis of LMU enterprise systems, including the documentation and inventory of interfaces.
Perform alternative analyses and market research of enterprise solutions. Identify, evaluate, and recommend solutions that meet business requirements.
Document and publish enterprise architecture standards and technology models and roadmaps. Develop Technology Reference Architecture, decision criteria, and patterns, including guidelines for designing and developing target state technology capabilities.
Provide architecture consultations and technology decisions aligned with future stat strategic architecture.
Tracking and applying innovative technologies, establishing them in the business and operating model to assess their potential, and using agile and lean approaches to evolve and manage innovation.
Documenting and publishing enterprise architecture standards and roadmaps, logical and conceptual architecture models depicting current and future state platform simplification opportunities, and technology advancement.
Maintain a broad knowledge of new industry standard technology tools and trends and apply that knowledge to architecture designs.
Prepare RFI/RFPs to support fit-gap and cost-benefit analyses. Maintain and assess an inventory of technical and business applications to identify duplication, complexity, and technical debt.
Facilitate the untangling of customized business processes and integrations in preparation for the modernization of future enterprise applications..
Represent LMU within internal and external communities and at professional organizations or associations, and serve on committees as required.
Leverage Customer Service and Organizational Change Management practices to establish trust, maintain effective relationships, and deliver program outcomes.
Perform other duties as assigned or requested.
A bachelor's degree in information technology, or related field or equivalent experience is typically required. The incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation/policy changes.
Minimum three (3) years as an Enterprise Architect facilitating business transformation projects.
Demonstrated proficiency in understanding enterprise architecture life cycle methodologies.
Knowledge of database systems.
Proficiency in project management methodologies such as Agile and Waterfall, and experience with project management tools such as JIRA, and ServiceNow.
Strong technical leadership and communication skills with the ability to drive the enterprise architecture roadmap and implementation.
Excellent collaboration and relationship building skills evidenced by the ability to directly partner and communicate with executives, technical team members, and stakeholders. Building relationships
Exemplary communication skills (both written and oral) evidenced by background in preparing comprehensive requirements, specifications, deployment procedures, testing plans, maintenance processes, and incorporating complex, highly technical information.
Ability to multi-task and work as an effective member of a team.
$82,600.00 - $121,800.00 Salary commensurate with education and experience.Loyola Marymount University, a Carnegie classified R2 institution in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education, seeks outstanding applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to inclusive excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. LMU is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment as defined by federal, state and local law. We invite all persons in the full diversity of their being, life experience, and beliefs to apply. (Visit www.lmu.edu for more information.)
Founded in 1911, LMU is a premier Catholic university rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. Our enrollment includes 5,962 undergraduate, 2,129 graduate and 1,278 law school students. Our 142-acre bluff-top campus is located in West Los Angeles and is among the nation's most beautiful and green campuses.