1) The Application Architect is responsible for architecting, designing and developing systems and applications for The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.Â
2) The position facilitates the implementation of Boothâ™s technology and application strategies.Â
3) Additionally, the position is responsible for keeping aware of industry trends and best practices, recommending appropriate hardware and software upgrades, serving as a systems expert and advisor, managing assigned projects and the development of applications and application integrations.
4) Collaborate with stakeholders, business representatives, and subject matter experts to design information technology applications and solutions.
5) Reviews solution options, researches and analyzes alternatives and recommends solutions to business and technology leadership.
6) Facilitates the establishment and implementation of standards, guidelines and policies that guide the design of technology solutions including architecting and implementing solutions requiring integration of multiple platforms, operational systems and applications across the enterprise.
7) Prepare proposals and cost estimates for IT systems and solutions.
8) Reviews, provides input and approves the application architecture, technical architecture and data architecture.
9) Defines technical processes, standards and software architectures used to develop, implement and support solutions.
10) Applies appropriate governance activities to encourage compliance with technology standards and directions.
11) Provides domain coaching to assigned technical staff; assist with management decisions and activities.
12) Provides expertise regarding the integration of applications across the organization.
13) Develops web applications and application integrations using various technologies including C#, .NET and SQL Server.
14) Responsible for providing senior level expertise on decisions and priorities regarding the enterprise's overall application architecture.
15) Provide technical support, training and mentoring to the application development team.
2) Strong knowledge of operating systems (e.g. Windows, Mac OS, and Linux) and application servers.
3) Familiarity with security concepts and standards, such as OAuth, SAML, Shibboleth, PCI DSS, PII, encryption, and tokenization.
4) Ability to define and understand key aspects of a problem and develop an integrated solution within a highly complex technical and business context.
5) Strong business and analytical thinking skills.
6) Ability to understand the business consideration of decisions, including cost/benefits of information technology solutions and should be able to assist in selecting cost effective solutions
7) Excellent communication skills with the ability to solicit requirements and work with end users/customers; must be able to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical staff.Â
8) Strong attention to detail and good interpersonal skills.
1) Bachelorâ™s degree in an information technology related discipline.
2) Masterâ™s degree with advance coursework or training in Enterprise Architecture.
Licenses and Certifications
1) Training and certifications in Information Technology and database management.
1) At least ten years of progressive development and systems architecture experience with a broad range of technologies and platforms.
2) Cloud Computing and service-oriented architecture experience.
3) Project management experience, including the ability to plan and schedule architecture related projects and monitor their implementation.
4) Experience with both Agile/Scrum and traditional waterfall software development lifecycle.
5) Experience with MVC, Sitecore, JSON/Restful APIs, web services, service and message bus options, XML/SOAP, HTTP, and mobile technologies.
2) Cover letter
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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