Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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We have an outstanding opportunity for an Information Architect to be the structural designer of Capital Planning & Development's shared information environments. This position serves in a leadership role in developing a comprehensive building related information management system that will support of the UW's effort to make a generational shift in the way building and space related data is used to make decisions.
Reporting to the Director of Applications, this role will collaborate with all of the groups within CPD, Facilities Services, Office of Planning and Management, Environmental Health & Safety, and academic and administrative units to develop a campus-wide data program to assist in managing and preserving accurate facility-related asset information. This role will act as the product owner for the University's repository of facility-related asset information, collecting feedback, collaborating with related groups, advocating for enhancements, and driving maturity in this area. The position participates in and leads campus initiatives, committees, and task forces related to data management and storage. The position tracks international developments in facility-related data curation and participates in campus, regional and national discussions regarding cooperative data curation activities and services, especially around Building Information Management (BIM) practices.
This role will also lead ongoing training on the systems supporting our BIM strategy as the landscape evolves. With Business Analysts reporting to it, this position will lead efforts to understand what information is important to assist in decision making within the department and outside of the department and presenting it in a digestible way. It will provide strategic guidance to the CPD applications team and coordinate with other applications team to create mechanisms for information to flow across applications. This position ensures that records are managed pursuant to the records retention schedule, and oversees responses to public records requests.
This position requires demonstrated leadership skills necessary to work through complex cross departmental data requirements. The creation of an actionable set of interrelated building and space information is new to the University of Washington, so it will require a high degree of diplomacy and relationship management, as well as broad technical knowledge of existing and emerging applications.
Experience implementing shared systems as we work to create a cross departmental asset inventory repository of information, as well as a broad understanding of structures used by applications that could be connected, such as indirect cost recovery, scheduling, work order management, etc. will be important.
This position will require creative approaches to data integration to support diverse needs of clients across the campus.
By creating accessible interrelated information of buildings and space, the University will be able to optimize its resources, increase space utilization, decrease cost of maintenance, reduce the deferred maintenance backlog, and more effectively plan projects. This savings to the University will be millions of dollars annually.
This position will also help create a culture of data driven decisions about the use of our capital resources.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
30% Lead in cross-departmental strategy discussions and develop a roadmap for maturing practices and technologies around BIM; understand, refine, and promote available resources and services to primary stakeholders (engineers and capital projects staff); build relationships across all stakeholder groups that deal with facility-related asset information; works across departments to build agreement on shared data standards for facility-related asset information, such as standard metadata and master data; identify relevant industry standards for potential use at the UW
20% Investigate and document data flows of facilities and space information across the University. Understand current capabilities around capturing space information. Identify gaps in data structures that prevent or impede managing facilities information requirements. Implement repeatable processes for capturing data definitions and structures, and understanding data flows and transformations across a widespread and varied business and technical landscape.
20% Work with groups within CPD and outside the department to understand how information is used and create a framework for the presentation of the information.
20% Coordinate with users (internal and external) to constantly improve access to information and the use of it to support decision-making.
10% Direct work of the Business Analysts, space analysts, and CAD Drafters as they support an analytical decision making process within CPD.
1. Knowledge of current strategies for integrating building information, in the absence of a large enterprise system. 2. Leadership of a cross departmental team, and advocacy for the adoption of shared data standards and optimization of available resources. 3. Strategic direction for the organization and presentation of information, so that it can effectively assist in decision making.
Supervises the Business Analysts, GIS Analysts, Space Analysts, and CAD Drafters to build broad and accurate repository for building related information.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Sciences or related field.
Six to eight years of relevant experience.
Experience working in a high-volume environment.
Higher education experience.
Proven competency in managing or developing: -Business analysis -Business intelligence -Data analysis (source-to-target mapping, data definitions, data profiling, data quality assessment) -Data modeling: conceptual, logical, dimensional (preferably with tools like Erwin or ER Studio) -ETL design or development -Master data management: product/person/location; data cleansing; deduplication; golden record management.
Experience crafting and modifying SQL queries, preferably using SQL Server development tools (SQL Server Data Tools; SQL Server Management Studio; Visual Studio).
Proven track record of interfacing with both technical and non-technical resources for gathering and synthesizing business and systems information.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to analyze and interpret complex concepts.
Ability to lead a group of employees or team both directly and indirectly
Ability to concentrate on a wide range of loosely defined complex situations, which require application of creativity and originality with little direction.
Ability to work in a team environment in a collaborative manner
Ability to synthesize large amounts of complex data into meaningful conclusions and recommendations
Ability to structure documents to effectively communicate complex information and help drive alignment and decision-making.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Background in project management, program management, product management, business process management a plus.
Experience working in higher education
Experience with Building Information Modeling (BIM) or BIM-enabled software
Conditions of Employment:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
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