Temporary, full time (one-year appointment with option for
The salary is disclosed within the application as an application
Under supervision of the Director of IT Planning and Engagement in
the Office of Information Technology, the Solutions Architect helps
generate solutions to address and meet various stakeholder
requirements and needs. In this role, you will work on a variety of
projects and will play a key part in making sure that end results
are designed according to the relevant patterns and analyses.
Effectively collaborates across technology teams and business units
through excellent communication skills, diplomacy and a positive
attitude. Responsible for performing job duties in accordance with
the mission, vision and values of the University of Central
Oklahoma. Hybrid/Remote option available
. Must complete
on-site orientation up to 30 days as determined by position.
Department Specific Essential Job Functions:
Responsible for designing, creating and executing analytical
products including standard reporting, custom reporting,
import/export data files and simulation models. Supports and
delivers on assigned PMO projects with requirements developed
through the collaborative effort of cross-functional teams and
clients. Work with teams to produce reports that provide valuable
insight for all areas of the business to enable continuous business
improvements with current practices, products and services
- Design and implement solutions.
- Comprehend business strategies and requirements and develop
necessary designs and plans to ensure projects and solutions
satisfy those needs.
- Act as a contributing member of the project team from project
inception to completion
- Actively listen to client problems and needs to implement that
information when creating solution plans.
- Provide advice and make decisions about which technologies
would be suitable to use for various projects.
- Consistently monitor the scope of projects
- Collaborate with project managers and other staff members to
develop budgets and timelines for solutions.
- Assess and evaluate risk as required.
- Maintain an understanding of how individual work and decisions
fit into the broader organizational picture.
- Keep skills updated and remain proactively aware of happenings
and current events in the industry.
- Mentor, educate, and train colleagues as requested.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science,
software engineering, or related field.
5+ years of work experience in a relevant role.
Proven history of generating innovative and effective
Professional experience working with and analyzing computer
hardware and software.
Excellent interpersonal communication skills to explain complex
technical topics in an easily digestible manner.
Experience with database management, operating systems, and proper
systems security best practices.
Willingness to work independently and as part of a team.
Broad understanding of various information technology topics.
Previous project management experience is preferred.
Agile task delivery experience is preferred.
Experience in understanding multiple coding languages.
Knowledge / Skill / Abilities:
Experience with developing solutions with Microsoft Power Automate
is a plus
Experience in software engineering and design architecture
Intermediate understanding of ERP systems, APIs (application
programming interfaces), and application integrations
General: Must possess strong customer service and interpersonal
skills. Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect,
organize, disseminate, and present significant amounts of
information with an attention to detail and accuracy. Excellent
verbal and written communication skills. Ability to communicate
technical concepts to non-technical users. Ability to facilitate
team interaction and client meetings effectively. Ability to work
independently or with specialized group and maintain courteous
attitude in dealing with students, faculty, and staff. Manage and
prioritize work effectively with minimal supervision. Proficient
with Microsoft Office Professional. Continually updates skills and
knowledge relative to the position and the technology industry.
Adheres to and complies with UCO’s shared values and the Office of
Information Technology’s Code of Ethics. This position may be
assigned 24x7x365 on-call rotation responsibilities and requires
the successful candidate to have high-speed internet access to
their residence, and maintain a smart phone on which to receive
telephone calls, email, SMS messages from servers and authorized
Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may
be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to
perform essential functions.