Job Summary: JOB SUMMARY: The SharePoint Architect/Administrator demonstrates excellent customer service and performance in that their attitude and actions are at all times consistent with the University and the ITS Mission, Vision, and Values. This individual architects and manages all aspects of the University's SharePoint environments, both on-premises and cloud- based, including but not limited to: user facing layout/design, solution assessment/architecture/implementation, optimal use strategy/planning, web-part development/customization and technical support/guidance/monitoring.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Oversee the SharePoint server infrastructure, user access and application deployment -- taking the lead role in implementing SharePoint and related collaboration tools across the University.
Define, perform and support the installation, configuration, security, operation, enhancement, and maintenance of all servers and software related to SharePoint.
Lead and direct the planning and execution of tasks related to the evaluation of new SharePoint based initiatives (version upgrades, third-party solutions, and integration with other University systems).
Provide leadership and guidance on planning, architecting, and implementing one or more SharePoint environments. Investigate and comply with best practices, standards, and guidelines for architecting, managing, and implementing SharePoint solutions; in on-premises and cloud environments.
Analyze business requirements, assess alternatives, configure and develop SharePoint web parts, pages, navigation, and security models using best practices to enhance business needs using out of the box features and client side alternatives.
Provide and recommend reporting and analytics tools to ensure web content is current, relevant, and in compliance with established guidelines and policies
Under the direction of established governance maintain, document, and enforce policies and procedures regarding the current and future state SharePoint environment.
RELATED DUTIES: Consults broadly with IT Services personnel, faculty, staff, and administration in the use of technology as a primary communication vehicle.
At least three years of progressively responsible recent experience in SharePoint 2013 or higher. Five years preferred
Exposure to both SharePoint on-premises and cloud based via O365.
Demonstrated success in leading teams to define requirements and architect solutions on the SharePoint platform.
Effective oral communication and presentation skills. Ability to communicate highly technical complex issues and solutions to non-IT personnel and administrative leadership. Strong skills in listening to customer needs, restating those needs, documenting requirements, and articulating (in oral and written form) recommended solutions.
Interpersonal skills necessary to regularly interact will all levels of University personnel and representatives of outside agencies.
Ability to assess departmental workflows and recommend tools and components of the SharePoint infrastructure to provide streamlined automation.
Participation in governance committee(s) associated with SharePoint portal and web-based communication-related activities.
Working knowledge of best practice user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) designs and solutions. Ability to use methods and tools, and interpret data that measure UX and UI.
Fluent in out-of-the-box SharePoint tools and features such as site creations, web parts, lists, document libraries, workflows, etc.
Preferred Qualifications: PREFERED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field.
MCSE or MCSD with SharePoint focus.
Demonstrated dashboard development skills.
Demonstrated SharePoint web part application development skills.
Experience integrating ERP (Ellucian Colleague) or other enterprise applications with SharePoint.
About SVSU: Saginaw Valley State University is a comprehensive university with more than 90 programs of study for its nearly 9,000 students. Located on a suburban campus in Michigan's Great Lakes Bay Region, SVSU is committed to a supportive and empowering environment for students, faculty and staff. The Chronicle of Higher Education recognized SVSU as a "Great College to Work For" in 2016 and 2017.
SVSU emphasizes undergraduate teaching and learning, and community-based research. In 2015, SVSU received the Community Engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, a distinction achieved by only 7 percent of U.S. colleges and universities. By their senior year, 84 percent of students have engaged with community employers and agencies in internships, field placements or some other component of their academic preparation.
SVSU is establishing itself as a leader in STEM education for the Great Lakes Bay Region, partnering with businesses, foundations and school districts to improve students' performance in math and science at the middle school, high school and university levels.
More than 70 percent of SVSU freshmen live on campus in student housing. SVSU fields 17 varsity sports at the NCAA Division II level. The average class size is 23 students. For more information, please visit our website, http://www.svsu.edu.
The University creates opportunities for individuals to achieve intellectual and personal development through academic, professional, and cultural programs. By fostering an environment of inquiry and openness that respects the diversity of all whom it serves, the University prepares graduates whose leadership and expertise contribute to the advancement of a pluralistic society. The University serves as a cultural and intellectual center dedicated to the pursuit and propagation of knowledge.