Plans, organizes and implements computer systems and solutions.
Evaluates existing systems and makes recommendations. Sets
standards for system management support.
- Assumes project level responsibility for planning, evaluating,
installing and maintaining data systems.
- Closely monitors the performance of specific
computer/communications network components to ensure system
availability and verify smooth system operation.
- Leads, mentors, performs and consults on the development and
execution of testing related activities, including but not limited
to risk analysis, test plans, test case or results analysis;
coordination of testing activities, diagnosis of application or
process deficiencies and/or problems.
- Makes recommendations concerning possible software purchases,
evaluates and recommends acquisition of hardware and equipment.
Recommends changes to increase the operating efficiency of hardware
- Develops job control and programming standards; performs
internal departmental studies and develops departmental procedures;
may coordinate the conversion of existing systems to meet the needs
of new computer hardware and software.
- Contributes to the definition of changes in methodologies,
technical architectures, and practices and organization that would
improve the operation of the department and it customers.
- Reviews application systems to determine their impact on
computer operating environments including hardware needs and
estimating the financial impact of the new application
- Analyzes and documents problems with vendor-supplied software
and generates documentation for submission or software problems to
vendor; contacts outside resources for input to resolve software
problems and applies corrective action.
- Provides technical assistance and training to lower level
System Analysts, operations personnel, and other district personnel
as required to assure proper understanding and utilization of the
computer facility; may direct the work of others.
- Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Additional Posting Description:
The incumbent of this position would primarily be responsible for
data analytics, data visualization and data governance. She or he
will work very closely with external and internal data related to
the research enterprise of University of Houston and other research
universities around the nation. Understanding of semantics and
syntax of data would be equally important. The incumbent would be
expected to understand the context of analysis along with providing
sound technical know-hows in problem solving.
Bachelors and 5 years experience
Requires a thorough understanding of both theoretical and practical
aspects of an analytical, technical or professional discipline; or
the basic knowledge of more than one professional discipline.
Knowledge of the discipline is normally obtained through a formal,
directly job-related 4 year degree from a college or university or
an equivalent in-depth specialized training program that is
directly related to the type of work being performed. Requires a
minimum of five (5) years of directly job-related experience.