Enterprise Systems Architecture Manager (0532U) 14901
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Enterprise Applications in the Office of the CIO and Information Services and Technology leads the operations of campus software solutions that support the university's primary administrative, human resources, finance and student systems. Enterprise Applications (EA) is part of Information Systems and Technology.
The objective of EA is to bring value to campus through a department-wide continuous cycle of improvement and feature enhancements in a suite of tightly integrated custom and purchased systems. To ensure the success of these mission-critical systems, EA is staffed with a blend of technical and functional experts who will test and implement new features, respond to campus needs, and keep all systems running optimally throughout the academic cycle and financial year. EA partners with areas across the university to ensure systems support efficient and effective operations, while introducing cutting edge functionality to best support students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members.
The Office of the CIO and Information Services & Technology (OCIO/IST) believe in and foster a workplace environment where people can bring their diverse skills, perspectives and experiences toward achieving our goals through a process of critical inquiry, discovery, innovation, while simultaneously committing to making positive contributions towards the betterment of our world.
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Leads the architecture of enterprise IT infrastructure, up to and including the most complex and advanced, from conception to post deployment. Works on issues that impact design of future products or technologies. Works independently and in close coordination with direct reports in developing IT strategies and technology roadmaps, up to and including the most complex and advanced, based on core IT, business and operating objectives. Serves in a senior advisory / consultative role for major IT projects and initiatives. Sets technical direction; plans, controls and provides technical deliverables; and manages project schedules and scope. Manages release planning for internal team/direct reports and coordinates release planning across teams. Manages and coordinates knowledge transfer for sustaining support services
Ensures standards and framework compliance by providing well-documented standards, data models, and information system diagrams. Participates in the architecture review of all critical system designs and provides technical guidance in the selection and implementation processes. Independently performs feasibility analyses, up to and including the most complex and advanced, on current and potential future projects.
Acts as Campus steward for overall IT architecture. Serves as top consultant to leadership. Leads a team of IT architecture professionals or provides guidance to large teams who develop highly complex systems. Recommends major and critical purchases impacting all aspects of the architecture.
Determines technical strategy and scope, partners with business system analysts and user experience designers, and develops realistic estimates and proposals for IT services.
Prepares and presents project proposals to management and user departments. Serves as top consultant to management.
Balances the long-term (or *big picture*) and short-term implications of individual technical decisions. Has expert understanding of the broader impact of work efforts across architectural system components, critical business processes and applications.
Interacts with peer managers across the organization. Interaction frequently requires the ability to gain cooperation from others, conducting presentations of technical information concerning specific projects and schedules.
Manages issues, projects and initiatives of moderate scope, complexity and impact. Oversees system architecture cost estimates, budgets, and schedules.
Establishes and recommends changes to policies, practices and processes which affect the department. Emphasis on process improvement that results in efficiencies.
Monitors operational and budget processes, staff FTE, finance, human resources and space planning. Emphasis on hardware expenses, chargebacks and planning to adjust infrastructure with budgetary constraints. Selects, onboards, develops, coaches and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the technical team. Provides direction to employees following established campus policies and management guidance.
Administers campus policies that directly affect subordinate employees and their assignments.
Establishes and monitors security systems and processes, appropriate firewall standards and criteria with responsibility to ensure accurate maintenance of these through subordinate staff. Manages the security of a campus information systems' application and infrastructure.
Takes on assignments as identified by the supervisor. Delegates work, monitors work and ensures objectives associated with timelines and deliverables are being achieved.
Manages feasibility studies for infrastructure and administers a suite of application software.
Establishes system architecture standards and program documentation requirements and ensures compliance through design reviews.
Reviews current status of system applications, and prioritizes and prepares recommendations for systems improvements. Monitors design processes and prepares reports on system projects.
Advises on selection of major and critical technological purchases impacting all aspects of the campus enterprise architecture.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training. Required 2-5 years of experience managing an information technology organization.
Knowledge of software, database, infrastructure or other IT functions. Knowledge relating to the design and development of software across the organization.
Knowledge of other related areas of IT. Ability to apply department processes and procedures to work.
Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate technical information to technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization.
Ability to understand business needs and how business systems can support those needs.
Demonstrated ability to work with others from diverse backgrounds.
Self-motivated and works independently and as part of a team. Demonstrates problem solving skills. Able to learn effectively and meet deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to translate business needs into long term architecture solutions. Expertise relating to the design and development of software across the organization.
Enterprise-level understanding of and experience with key modeling and description languages used to map highly complex business processes to architectural components, develop common, large-scale data resource architectures, and create reference frameworks.
Significant experience with the integration of highly complex, diverse, internally and externally developed implementations of business functions to build enterprise class, scalable systems.
Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with executive-level management on a regular basis.
May require skills in web software, web software language and object oriented software concepts. May require knowledge of network protocols and how they are used on a large (campus / medical center / OP-wide, institution-wide or beyond) network. May require advanced knowledge of data storage, processing analysis and visualization technologies and how they are used in administrative and / or academic endeavors at a large, top-tier research university or medical center.
Expert knowledge of data storage, processing, and analysis and how they are used in administrative, medical and / or academic endeavors.
Expert knowledge of information management, and campus / medical center / OP business processes and strategic goals.
Salary & Benefits
Salary commensurate with experience.
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Please include, as part of your application a brief (1-2 paragraph) statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in your professional experience.
Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental to our UC Berkeley Principles of Community, which states that “every member of the UC Berkeley community has a role in sustaining a safe, caring and humane environment in which these values can thrive.”
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.