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Information Technology Architect

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Posting Details

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Official Title Information Technology Architect
Department Pathway
Position Type BYU Pathway Worldwide
Position Summary

A successful Information Technology Architect will work collaboratively with BYU-Pathway’s President’s Council to deliver high quality education both locally and remotely. The architect will transform what the leadership wants to accomplish into distributed, event-driven, and API enabled IT systems that will scale appropriately and yield outstanding user experiences. He/She will accomplish this work through partnerships with CES, ICS and other Church departments all in the name of supporting BYU-PW’s mission, initiatives, and priorities. Primary areas of stewardship include:

• Building an IT culture adept and agile in supporting online academic and administrative needs
• Ensuring technology adequately supports the quality of experience for an online student body
• Collaborating with senior leadership to align IT’s efforts with BYU-PW and LDSBC’s goals and strategies
• Allocating limited IT resources in support of priority initiatives and projects
• Leading BYU-PW toward increased, sustainable efficiency through appropriate use of technology

Work Location:
The BYU-Pathway Worldwide team is currently transitioning from Rexburg, Idaho, to Salt Lake City, Utah. The selected candidate for this position will be relocated to Salt Lake City or the surrounding area upon hire.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Education and Experience:

The requirements for this position would most typically be met with a relevant master’s degree, such as Business or Computer Science, plus progressive managerial experience (10-15 years) or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Professional experience must demonstrate exceptional leadership ability, including the capacity to strengthen and empower employees to fulfill their responsibilities with ever-increasing excellence.

Management experience must include budgeting, supervising technical personnel, and project planning. In addition, this role requires an understanding of programming, network operations, system management and security, distributed systems, APIs, event-driven design, and other key IT functions. An understanding of project management and capacity planning is essential as is the ability to make information technology efficient and service-oriented.

Skill Set:

Leadership and Management: First and foremost, the Information and Technology Architect must be extremely effective at maintaining innovation and deference within the CES I.T. portfolio team. Powerful strategic thinking and analytical abilities are required. Organizational effectiveness and wise resource management is expected. A demonstrated ability to see an organization’s future needs and successfully plan for them is critical. Managerial accounting ability is necessary for purchasing responsibilities, managing large budgets, etc.

Interpersonal Skills and Communication: The capacity to forge successful working relationships is essential. Collaborative relationships will be necessary with administrators, the online community, external contacts, and a wide range of individuals. Superior communication skills, both verbal and written, are required. The employee must be approachable, empathetic, and humble. A natural inclination to be trusting of employees and others is essential.

Technology: The employee must have a thorough understanding and working knowledge of large distributed systems using current and relevant technology. The employee should be familiar with industry changes and innovations in IT infrastructure, programming, online delivery, and instructional design.

Problem Solving Capability: Given the breadth and complexity of information technology in the online environment, the employee must have demonstrated ability to find solutions through collaborative analytical evaluations among many competing priorities. The incumbent must facilitate decision-making efficiently and in a manner that empowers IT management and respects everyone involved. Decisions must align with institutional priorities and reflect wise stewardship.

Work Schedule

Typical Monday through Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm work schedule, with an expectation for additional work hours as needed; possibly some weekend and holiday work on occasion; some travel for technical seminars or other meetings may be necessary.

Anticipated Start Date December 2017 or January 2018
Pay Rate General information available to applicants.
Posting Date 10/11/2017
Closing Date 11/01/2017
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions

Please attach your resume, cover letter, and any letters of reference (optional) at the time your application is finalized and submitted. Attachments can be either a MS Word document or a .pdf file (recommended). Letters may be addressed to the Selection Committee.

Please complete each section of the application in detail; do not overlook completing the employment experience section as it requests some information not commonly found in resumes. Failure to provide requested information within the application will affect consideration of your materials.

The application includes screening questions specific to this posting. When completing your materials, please plan for sufficient time to answer the questions. Answers can be up to 1200 characters, including spaces.

Contact Info

Brittany Shipp
Employment Coordinator
BYU-Idaho Human Resources
(208) 496-1710

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Online Employment Website
    • Public Job Posting
    • Referred by a BYU-Idaho employee
    • Referred by a non-BYU-Idaho employee
    • Social Media Site
    • Fireside
    • Email
    • Other
  2. If other, please describe.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Why are you interested in working at BYU Pathway Worldwide?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Briefly describe an actual work experience that illustrates your ability to influence the culture of an organization.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Describe a successful technology implementation you have led or contributed to. What role(s) did you play?

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Reference 1: Applicant submitted, non-confidential
  2. Letter of Reference 2: Applicant submitted, non-confidential
  3. Letter of Reference 3: Applicant submitted, non-confidential