The Senior Student Information Systems (SIS) Architect will play a lead role in the evolution of Boston Universitys Information Services and Technology (IS&T) Student Systems and Auxiliary services. The Senior SIS Architect will collaborate on strategy with IS&T management; work with enterprise architecture to establish and execute architecture processes and procedures; define and deliver architectural artifacts related to the student and auxiliary systems landscape; evaluate, explore and introduce new technologies and industry standards; define common patterns, frameworks, reusable components and reference architectures; provide guidance and support to the student and auxiliary development team and participate in operational support and maintenance of various applications and integrations enabling university processes and systems.
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related field. Master's Degree preferred.
Over eight years of relevant IT work experience
Advanced experience with defining, maintaining and evolving application, technology, data, security and business architectures
Experience providing technical expertise and direction for the development of complex enterprise wide IT solutions that require in-depth knowledge across multiple technical areas and business segments.
Experience working on multiple concurrent complex projects
Experience with architecture frameworks such as TOGAF, Zachman, and FEA is expected
Experience with architectural documentation notation such as UML and BPMN is expected
Experience in Higher Education is desirable. Specifically knowledge of higher education processes such as recruitment, admissions, financial aid, student records management, curriculum management,student accounting, housing, dining, parking, etc.
Experience with Natural / Adabas applications is desirable
Experience with Student Information Systems such as Workday, PeopleSoft, Ellucian, Oracle Student Cloud, etc. is desirable
Experience with Salesforce.com and other SaaS vendors is desirable
Experience with quickly learning new applications and technologies in order to establish architectural direction and fit within the existing landscape
Advanced understanding of various non-functional aspects of applications and technology such as performance, reliability, scalability, availability, privacy, legal compliance, etc.
Experience with hybrid (cloud/on premise) architectures is highly desirable.
Experience with integration concepts such as EAI, SOA, ESB, Web Services, SOAP, REST, Messaging Services, API Management, Microservices, etc. is desirable
Experience with fundamental programming concepts, frameworks, languages and technologies such as SQL, C#, .NET, Java, XML, JSON, SOAP, REST is desirable
Knowledge of Cloud Computing fundamentals; specifically iPaaS, IaaS, SaaS, PaaS
Knowledge of Cloud Service Providers; specifically Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure
Experience estimating architecture and development effort and cost
Experience with agile development methodologies is highly desired
Experience with ITIL for service management is desirable
Experience collaborating with business and IS&T colleagues on requirements, design, security, infrastructure, networking, QA, etc. topics
Highly process-oriented, with proven success in solving business challenges through the design and implementation of process
Advanced oral, written and presentation communications skills
Collaborative and supportive approach to working with numerous and diverse groups of people
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
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