The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee ofÂ USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the âTrojan Family,â which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university a great place to work. Â
We are currently seeking a Technical Solutions Architect to join the Digital Repository department within the USC Libraries. This position provides technical leadership, analysis, and design across business, information, technical and solution viewpoints and enterprise architecture. The Technical Solutions Architect works with business teams and stakeholders to scope projects and define high-level requirements. The position will develop appropriate enterprise level application and custom integration solutions and ensure that system architectures are functional, robust and appropriate for the Digital Repositoryâs specific business and technical needs. The position defines multiyear architectural evolution and roadmaps for Digital Repository services. The Technical Solutions Architect conducts research in emerging technologies and continuously identifies technologies with high-potential business value and develops and integrates technology acceleration and innovation processes.
This is a full-time 5 year, fixed-term position.
The annual base salary range for this position is $147,475.37 - $164,000. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidateâs work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.
Must have a Bachelorâs degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or a related field. Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education
A graduate degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or Engineering is preferred.
Must possess a minimum of 10 years of experience managing, designing, and implementing complex technical solutions.
Must have recognized experience in at least one IT discipline (Networking, Information Security, High Performance Computing, Cloud Computing, Software Engineering, IT Infrastructure)
Must have demonstrated ability to lead in a highly matrixed, heavily federated organization through a combination of influence, partnership, and authority. The ability to create original concepts/theories for various projects and to work independently.
Must have the ability to develop and maintain key relationships necessary to achieve business objectives.
Must have extensive knowledge in the use of Project Management and Enterprise Architecture methodologies and tools.
Must have strong leadership skills.
Must have Linux/Unix knowledge.
Must be familiar with Media Assess Management workflows
Must have experience developing and deploying prototypes to scalable pipelines and applying software development lifecycle principles.
Must have excellent written and oral communication skills, able to provide both detailed information as well as summaries to varied audiences.
Must have substantial knowledge of security concepts and best practices.
Must have experience with network attached storage, storage area networks, tape storage systems, firewalls, network security, network routing.
Must have the ability to build strong, positive working relationships and rapport with diverse groups of team members.
Provides technical leadership, analysis and design of IT systems,for the Digital Repository.
Partners with business teams and stakeholders to scope projects and define technical and budgetry requirements. Develops appropriate enterprise-level solutions including all new systems, major enhancements to existing systems and adapting existing solutions. Manages system design and development through release and support.
Ensures that system architectures are functional, robust and appropriate for the specific business and technical needs. Reviews technical team deliverables for compliance with architecture standards, guidelines and leverages best practices. Ensures delivered solutions are monitored, have a support plan, and adequate business controls.
Defines multi-year architectural evolution and roadmaps for USC Digital Repository.
Conducts research in emerging technologies and continuously identifies technologies with high-potential business value and specifies their appropriate usage in developing business solutions.
Provides day-to-day technical support for USCDR IT systems and technical leadership for the USCDR IT support staff.Â Ensures that failures, incidents or end user problems are resolved in a timely manner.
Develops and integrates technology acceleration and innovation processes with the overall project management practices, Engineer-to-Engineer processes, and software development lifecycle.
Serves as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) to individual projects in the areas of IT architecture and technology selection decisions.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
Minimum Education:Bachelor's degreeCombined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience:10 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise:Recognized subject matter expertise in at least one IT discipline (Networking, Information Security, High Performance Computing, Cloud Computing, Software Engineering, IT Infrastructure) Excellent presentation and communication skills. Demonstrated ability to lead in a highly matrixed, heavily federated organization through a combination of influence, partnership, and authority. The ability to create original concepts/theories for various projects and to work independently.Preferred Education:Master's degreePreferred Field of Expertise:A graduate degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration or Management. Recognized subject matter expertise in multiple IT disciplines (Networking, Information Security, High Performance Computing, Cloud Computing, Software Engineering, IT Infrastructure). Strong analytical, research and conceptual skills. Ability to develop and maintain key relationships to achieve business objectives essential. Extensive knowledge in the use of Project Management and Enterprise Architecture methodologies and tools. Strong leadership skills.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations.
As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.