POSITION SUMMARY: Reporting to the Director for Administrative Services, the Lead Solutions Architect focuses on managing data as an institutional asset across applications and utilizing modern technology to host and integrate modern business applications. The position will convert requirements into the architecture and design to constitute the blueprint for a solution. This role must think strategically about current and future states of administrative technologies including all integration points. The Lead Solutions Architect supervises a team of engineers and design technology professionals focused on designing and implementing administrative technologies. The role serves as a mentor and provides technical guidance to application developers, administrators, analysts, and engineers throughout Technology Resources. This role will be part of a highly collaborative Administrative Technology Services team.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Design the installation and integration of administrative applications ensuring data is managed as an institutional asset across applications.
Conceive, optimize, design, and integrate information technology based solutions to complex business problems. Supervise a team of engineers and design technology professionals.
Partner with Director for Administrative Services to facilitate the development and maturation of an administrative services governance framework including a design and implementation methodology; Ensure methodology remains in line with Software Development Life Cycle Guidelines.
Balance architectural strategy with the strategy of the Enterprise.
Provide motivation and guidance during the systems development life cycle.
Ensure that solution architecture aligns with the roadmaps for enterprise architecture
Partner with the Manager for Enterprise Administrative Services & Development, Application Services Manager, and Associate Director for Project Management and Business Analysts to develop and manage all services within the administrative service portfolio.
Act as liaison with managers of other (non-administrative) technology services (learning management system, email, calendar and other collaboration and end user computer services, etc.)
Represent Administrative Services on committees and groups focused on the design/selection and implementation of Administrative Services
Manage Consultant and/or Contractor relationships to assist with the design/selection and implementation of Administrative Services deliverables when relevant.
Help resolve Enterprise Administrative Services support issues. Work with appropriate management and staff to identify root cause; followed by a resolution of the issues.
Stay abreast of technological advances, and vendor strategy; continuously research better ways to accomplish tasks, integrate new technologies, and provide Berklee the best Administrative Services based on Berklee’s needs.
Supervise a team of engineers and design technology professionals.
Other duties as assigned.
Self-motivated and highly engaged.
Ability to work in a team environment and lead cross-functional teams.
Knowledge of IT Service Management best practices. (e.g. ITIL).
Knowledge of modern project management tools and methodologies, including project charters, planning, work breakdown structures, risk analysis, etc.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in both verbal and written formats with both technical and business staff.
Excellent organizational, and time management skills
Ability to effectively and appropriately prioritize competing needs
Salesforce (SFDC) knowledge a plus.
Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail.
Ability to build strong partnerships with clients in a wide range of roles, across the institution.
Intellectually curious, loves a good challenge.
Bachelor’s Degree in business systems, computer science, information technology, or related field.
5-7 years experience in administrative service application architecture, integration and development with a focus on data governance.
Minimum of 3 years experience in designing and managing the integration of a complex portfolio of administrative services.
Experience developing and/or architecting on-prem and cloud-hosted and business applications
Experience with object oriented development
The above information on this position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by individuals within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship.
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.
*** Application Instructions Specific to this Position ***
Currently enrolled Berklee students may not apply for staff or faculty positions.
Applicants who are both interested and qualified should submit the following materials:
Cover letter that addresses the applicant’s capabilities and experiences.
A resume or CV.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. The position will remain open for applications until filled.
Berklee College of Music is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.
Berklee provides a diverse and inclusive work environment
We all share a universal love for listening to, and creating music
The mission of Berklee College of Music is to educate, train, and develop students to excel in music as a career. Developing the musicianship of all our students is the foundation of our curriculum. We believe that the lessons and qualities derived from that work?the self-discipline needed for excellence, the empathy required of music making and the openness and inquisitiveness essential to creati...vity?are critical to achievement in any pursuit, musical or otherwise; and that music is a powerful catalyst for personal growth, which is central to any collegiate experience. Founded on jazz and popular music rooted in the African cultural diaspora, our comprehensive curriculum is distinctly contemporary in its content and approach, and embraces the principal musical movements of our time. Through a course of scholarly and practical learning experiences integrating performance and writing, our curriculum covers the variety of influential styles, relevant technologies, and career opportunities open to today's music professional.