Career Opportunity

Enterprise Software Architect (Systems Analyst, Principal #1798)
Software Solutions
$59,220 - $81,427
$59,220 - $103,635
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
March 22, 2022
Open Until Filled

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Reporting to a Supervisor, this position will be in charge of reviewing all applications within ISBE and setting up standards for coding and formatting. Participates in developing long-term strategic plans for software applications and looks at consolidation of older applications along with researching new ones; assists with the onboarding of department resources to ensure development standards and production release procedures are known and followed.

  • ​Drives change from within IT through communication with teams regarding processes, standards, and culture.
  • ​Reviews code prior to production release to ensure ISBE development standards are being met.
  • ​Provides architectural blueprints, roadmaps, conceptual diagrams, documentation, and technical leadership to IT teams.
  • ​Conducts summits with technologists, dev teams, and business unit staff to identify opportunities for innovation and to facilitate technology consistency within the organization.
  • ​Evaluates and recommends tools, technologies, and processes to ensure the highest quality product platform, and ease of use for the end user.
  • ​Collaborates with peer organizations, quality assurance and end users to produce cutting-edge software solutions.
  • ​Provides mapping for future of applications at ISBE, both short- and long-term.
  • ​Assists with the review and response to reports concerning penetration testing and audits.
  • ​Analyzes existing applications for consolidating and improvement.
  • ​Supports a vendor selection and analysis process by evaluating vendor architecture fit within the ISBE ecosystem.
  • ​Provides actionable ideas for innovation and business capability development using independent research and analysis of industry and technology trends.
  • ​Performs other duties as assigned.​
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or other IT related field and at least 10 years of experience performing development and application analysis work. (COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION)
  • At least 10 years of experience in, and a solid understanding of, software development, coding for large scale web or client-server applications and design and development of application service layers.
  • Experience using Microsoft products which include Azure DevOps (team foundation server), Visual Studio, SQL, SRSS, Teams, Word, and Excel.
  • Experience using Crystal Reports.
  • Experience using VB, C#, ASP.NET, VB.NET, MVC, JavaScript, and JavaScript libraries.
  • Experience with database design and data modeling.
  • Knowledge of both LAN and web-based application formats.
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to lead effectively.
  • Superior interpersonal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of agile development methodologies.
  • Extensive understanding of architectural styles and design patterns. ​​
  • ​​​Master's Degree in Computer Science and at least 12 years of experience performing development and application analysis work.
  • Professional certification in software architecture, frameworks, or languages.
  • Experience designing and implementing cloud infrastructure, platforms, and applications.
  • ​Knowledge of cloud-based application design and implementation.

ISBE provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. We actively foster a culture of inclusion and encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply.

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