Position Description: The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Information Technology Services organization is seeking a Data Architect with an exceptional commitment to service excellence to join the team. As the Data Architect, you will be an integral member of the Learning Management System program team, collaborating with diverse and talented team members to enable a world-class, integrated teaching and learning experience for faculty and students that sets the standard for teaching excellence, academic achievement, and inclusivity.
The Data Architect supports the development of data modeling standards, guidelines, leading-edge practices, and approved modeling techniques and approaches. The Data Architect manages the data architecture for Canvas LMS, identifies teaching & learning requirements and technical designs, and supports prototyping and testing.
General responsibilities include: Develops and maintains a repository of documentation related to data architecture standards, protocols, frameworks, and techniques; participates in regular touchpoints with department leaders, data teams, and vendors; conceptualizes data architecture by identifying business requirements, designs, prototypes, testing, and training; contributes to overall data modeling standards, guidelines, leading-edge practices, and approved data modeling techniques and approaches; develops conceptual, logical, and physical data models; supports the development of data strategies by building roadmaps and processes that meet current and anticipated future needs; gains insights into customer pain points, challenges, and needs for data; contributes to identifying business value opportunities for customers, partners, and key stakeholders in administrative and academic units. Learns and adapts quickly to new situations, changing priorities, and disruptive technologies; participates in the innovation and continuous improvement process by leveraging the latest industry knowledge and taking the initiative to experiment with new ideas and technologies; continually develops skills, knowledge, and abilities to maintain currency with new developments in data architecture, data integrations, APIs, and data management; researches and makes recommendations on data tools and services. Analyzes broad problems and escalations by analyzing trends and performing root cause analysis. Engages with system and business owners to identify and recommend solutions for problem resolution and prevention. Aligns decision-making with the organization's vision.
The Data Architect will help drive the vision for Technical Implementation Team and UCLA LMS strategy while working closely with team members and management to implement and support effective solutions for development. Maintains currency with technology, standards, and best practices. Supports process improvement efforts within the team and across the UCLA LMS team.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
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UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.