Sr. Software Architect at University of Houston in Houston, Texas

Posted in General Business 14 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

This position may be security sensitive requiring a criminal history investigation of the final candidate.

Responsible for providing technical and administrative support for various software systems ensuring technical consistency of finished product with identified needs in order to meet business and customer needs. Adopts a cohesive software development "top down approach" strategy to deliver overall product functionality that doesn't compromise user experience.

Job Duties
1. Works with software architecture to ensure that collaborators' software and integration patterns are consistent with project strategy.
2. Evaluates emerging technologies to identify opportunities, trends and best practices to strengthen development practices.
3. Collaborates with various teams to design, configure, and test integrations between internal systems and external vendors to ensure final product meets specified requirements.
4. Leads architecture standards that better translate strategic requirements into usable information architecture.
5. Defines and develops data migration strategies for existing systems that need to migrate to application software platforms
6. Delivers well-defined data design documentation and data models that guide and inform development teams.
7. Inspects project progress ensuring that teams stay on track for project completion.
8. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Job Requirements

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 Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of five (5) years of directly job-related experience.


Work Complexity
Requires an extensive knowledge of principles and practices within several professional fields. Work is broad in scope, covering one or more functional areas. Policy, procedure or precedent may actually be created and recommended by this position.

Change in Knowledge
The knowledge and technology used in the job changes frequently, requiring frequent study and training. Job may require recertification or continuing education.

Problem Solving
Requires extensive research that involves obtaining information through the coordination of numerous different areas of expertise, typically involving resources from outside the University. Problems and/or situations analyzed are extremely complex and often unprecedented.

Impact of Decisions

Inside Department

Outside Department

Outside University

Activities and decisions are highly complex. Significant independent action and judgment are required subject to university-wide policies.

Typically directs two or more levels of supervision and/or has management responsibility for multiple departments. Has a very significant level of input regarding hiring/termination decisions, performance management, salary increases and disciplinary actions and/or budget management.

Customer Service

Internal Service
Develops/implements customer related service programs.

External Service
Provides information to customers.

Environmental Conditions

Working conditions
Work is normally performed in a typical interior work environment which does not subject the employee to any unpleasant elements.

Physical Effort
Position is physically comfortable; individual has discretion about walking, standing, etc.

Physical Risk
Work environment involves minimal exposure to physical risks.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
Last updated: 05/01/2022

  • This position may be eligible for Alternative Work Arrangements.

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