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Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.
The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.
Posted Job Title
IT Solutions Architect
Job Profile Title
Information Technology Architect
Job Description Summary
Information Systems & Computing (ISC) is the University of Pennsylvaniaâ™s central IT organization, providing infrastructure and services upon which Pennâ™s numerous Schools and Centers build their unique tools and capabilities. ISCâ™s 270-plus employees work closely with the Universityâ™s IT organizations in order to create, deliver and support products and services that help Schools and Centers operate efficiently and effectively. We strive to be easy to work with, and to serve as a trusted advisor to Pennâ™s IT community, faculty, staff and students in support of an environment of discovery and progress. ISCâ™s focus on customer service and the high-quality, cost-effective, reliable implementation of modern IT solutions advances the mission of the University, as well as that of each individual School and Center. At Penn, technological freedom and departmental autonomy represent dearly held core values. ISC supports those ideas by providing foundational services and cogent counsel, empowering individuals and departments to employ their distinct strengths in support of their goals. Over the course of nearly three decades, ISC has helped constituents connect and thrive in an ever-changing technology environment. This rich base of experience allows us to respond to client, marketplace and economic needs in order to improve and optimize delivery, ensure the satisfaction of those who depend on our services, and consistently deliver lasting value to the broader University community.
Lead projects to design, develop, acquire, implement and support frameworks and tools used for application development, delivery, and integration. Establish architecture, design patterns, policies, standards and best practices. Provide technical guidance and support delivery of integrated application solutions. Ensure quality deliverables/releases by contributing to design sessions, coding, and code reviews; promote adherence to technical, quality assurance, data integrity, and security standards; collaborate with application development and project teams to ensure that use cases and system requirements are understood and actionable.
Design, develop, acquire, enhance and maintain complex, business critical applications and integration solutions across a variety of platforms to support the University community. Verify stability, interoperability, portability, security and scalability of system architecture; select appropriate design solutions and ensure compatibility of system components; create high and low-level design documentation, explaining requirements to developers, overseeing progress, and producing documents that monitor progress; assess work effort; provide timelines for completion of work and deliver within set expectations; translate business requirements analysis into technical design specifications and development. Respond to demands created by diverse tasks, complicated assignments and/or fluctuating volume of assignments.
Bachelor's degree and a minimum of four years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Expert in terms of application solutions architecture, design, and implementation. Demonstrated mastery of multiple programming languages, operating systems, middleware products and integration methods; expertise in process redesign, systems analysis/design with prior experience designing and implementing large-scale multi-tier web-based applications; demonstrated understanding of and experience with software development processes (SDLC, QA, Testing, Waterfall, Agile, CD/CI, source code control, change management) and selecting the appropriate approach dependent on varying situations. Familiarity with AWS application development and deployment capabilities and with low-code application development platforms such as OutSystems highly desired. In-depth understanding of the following: object-oriented analysis and design principles, standards-based APIs, enterprise service bus, microservices architecture, message queues, application containers, serverless computing, NoSQL and relational databases, application security principles.
Highly organized with experience providing project leadership.
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
Information Systems and Computing
$72,837.00 - $205,981.00
Affirmative Action Statement Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Internal Number: JR00004739
About University of Pennsylvania
Penn has a long and proud tradition of intellectual rigor and pursuit of innovative knowledge, begun by Benjamin Franklin in 1740. That tradition lives today through the creativity, entrepreneurship, and engagement of our faculty, students, and staff. Academic life at Penn is unparalleled, with an undergraduate student body of 10,000 from every U.S. state and around the world. The entering class of 2015 is the most talented and diverse in Penn's history. Consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the country, Penn welcomes an additional 10,000 students to our top-ranked graduate and professional schools.