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UW-IT is the central IT organization for the University of Washington, providing technology solutions to all three campuses, UW medical centers and global research operations. UW-IT collaborates with University partners to advance teaching, learning, innovation and discovery at the UW.
UW-IT is currently looking for a Solution Architect who will support the UW-IT work on Finance Transformation, the University’s large scale project to modernize its finance operations, business systems and processes. The position is a role in the newly established UW-IT FT program (ITF).
The Solution Architect is responsible for architectural direction and alignment of all solutions within the scope of the ITF program. Solutions include remediation or retirement of multiple legacy financial systems as well as integration of enterprise IT services with the future financial system (Workday), such as document management, service management, or identity management. The Solution Architect must align and influence decisions across multiple teams, including: teams responsible for legacy systems, enterprise IT services, and integrations; the UW’s Finance Transformation program; and partner IT and business units at the UW.
The Solution Architect is expected to advocate for and lead implementation of appropriate solution architecture best practices, processes, governance, and standards within the UW’s enterprise architecture. This position will drive an overall program approach that enables the implementation of solutions in sustainable ways.
Bachelor’s Degree in Information Management, Computer Science
Minimum of five years of experience performing progressively more complex tasks in solution architecture
Experience making solution architecture decisions across multiple integration platforms and business systems
Experience making solution architecture decisions across multiple business systems
Experience leading decision-making in a complex organizational environment
Demonstrated background in multiple relevant technology platforms
Experience defining or managing team end-to-end software development processes
Demonstrated excellent written/oral communication skills, technical documentation skills, user liaison skills, and personal interaction abilities
Strong problem solving skills
Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision
Experience facilitating meetings, constructively addressing input and criticism, and resolving conflicts
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Experience with data deliverables as part of an ERP program team using Workday or comparable products
Proficiency in JIRA or similar project tracking/issue tracking tool
Experience as part of an Agile team
Experience in major research university setting
Knowledge of multiple business subject areas, i.e., Finance, Student, etc.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Work in an open office environment and contribute to collaborative team work focused on problem-solving.
Daily interactions with other team members, subject matter experts and stakeholders at all levels of the organization. While the general working hours are within Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., this position will, on occasion, need to adjust hours to accommodate the business needs and deadlines.
This position on the Finance Transformation Project is temporarily funded; continued employment is contingent on ongoing funding and performance.
This position is eligible for flexible remote work
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