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Do you thrive in a customer-centric environment, interacting and guiding stakeholders and helping them to identify technology roadmaps and solutions to address their challenges?
Are you interested in working in a team that facilitates lifelong relationships between alumni, parents, and friends and the university?
Are you interested in playing a critical role in defining and implementing the next generation of technologies that will help to enable Cornell's philanthropic and engagement efforts? Are you skilled in data architecture and implementing systems into a complex, integrated technology ecosystem?
If you are a dynamic and motivated individual who embraces IT change and challenges as opportunities, and wants to lead, collaborate and influence in your next role, then the Solutions Architect just may be the perfect opportunity for you.
What you will do:
The Solutions Architect will lead the practice and technical vision to optimize the value of advancement, fundraising, and alumni engagement technology solutions and services.
This role will bridge the gap between business problems and technology solutions. It encompasses the components of business, information, and technology architectures. This role will evaluate existing and new systems/integrations within the enterprise environment.
This person must understand how all parts of the business model work together including processes, operating systems, and application architectures. This person must have breadth of technology experience including but not limited to architecture, data (synchronization, integrations, workflows, analytics), APIs and application software systems (hosted, on-premise and SaaS). Understanding these processes, they will be able to design a specific solution that fits the environment best.
This role will functionally report to Cornell Information Technologies (CIT), the university central IT organization with a dual reporting relationship to Alumni Affairs and Development (AAD).
Serve in an IT capacity and bridge the gap between IT and the business.
Define and maintain a system and data architecture strategy encompassing all advancement and engagement-related systems.
Develop and maintain a deep understanding of the business needs of AAD program areas (both in the central university office as well as college and unit departments) and their dependence on technology, and work with them to identify and implement technology solutions that support their business goals.
Partner with technology-supporting organization in AAD including Information Technology Services, Business Intelligence, and Digital to maximize value and deliver solutions that support our work to engage alumni, parents, and friends.
Find the best technology solution among all possible to solve existing business problems.
Play a critical role in defining the technology ecosystem that will ultimately replace the current system of record.
Describe the structure, benefits, behavior, and other aspects of software to project stakeholders.
You should have...
Bachelor's degree in Information Systems with a minimum of 5 years' experience with IT project coordination/leadership, architecture, design or management of enterprise software, preferably cloud-based services and vendor packaged "off the self" configurable solutions, or an equlvanet combination of education and experience. Desired experience as a lead or project manager in deployment of enterprise applications / platforms and services.
Extensive experience developing and maintaining an overarching system and data architecture encompassing numerous integrated applications.
Extensive knowledge about systems and data architecture (synchronization, integrations, workflows, analytics), APIs and application software systems (hosted, on-premise and SaaS).
Experience leading or managing complicated, large-scale IT projects/assignments
Bachelor's degree in Information Systems with a minimum of 5 years' experience with systems and data architecture, design and management of enterprise software, preferably cloud-based services and vendor packaged "off the shelf" configurable solutions. Desired experience as a technical lead in deployment of enterprise applications / platforms and services.
Desired experience in advancement fundraising and engagement systems
Desired past experience in software development and database architecture
Potential for Ongoing Remote:
This position is located in Ithaca, New York. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the University's need to limit the number of on-campus employees, the successful applicant will be asked to perform this role remotely at a location of their choice in the United States. Ongoing remote-work status in the United States will be an option, even once the campus permits more employees to work on campus, with a requirement of travel to Ithaca on an as needed basis.
The New York Convenience of employer guidelines require New York State individual tax reporting and withholdings for this position. Additional individual state income tax filings may also be required if working temporarily outside New York State.
What we offer:
Great benefits that include educational benefits, access to a plethora of wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, health care options to choose from, generous paid leave provisions: 3 weeks of vacation, 12 university paid holidays (including end of year winter break through New Year's Day) and superior retirement contributions.
An active and diverse community to work and thrive in! Cornell is situated in picturesque Ithaca, New York, the heart of the Finger Lakes. Ithaca is home to two academic institutions, state parks, waterfalls, gorges, and a wide range of art galleries, theaters, eateries, wineries, and breweries. Ithaca has something to suit all ages and interests!
No Visa sponsorship is available for this position.
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