As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for five consecutive years. UW Information Technology (UW-IT) is the central IT organization for the University of Washington, providing critical technology support to all three campuses, UW medical centers and global research operations. UW-IT collaborates with University partners to advance teaching, learning, innovation and discovery at the UW. Enterprise Data & Analytics within UW-IT, provides leadership and support to UW academic and administrative units in delivering institutional data for decision making; manages the Enterprise Data Warehouse, business intelligence systems and tools and data management solutions; provides training.The Enterprise information, Integration & Analytics (EIIA) unit at the University of Washington (UW) is responsible for enterprise data management solutions, including the data warehouse, enterprise web services, enterprise integration platform, business intelligence and analytics. The unit provides consistent and reliable architectures, guidelines, standards, tools, and services for data analysis, design, modeling, delivery, and integration of institutional data.EIIA is now hiring an information architect responsible for information architecture, design, and modeling in support of new and existing data integration across its portfolio of enterprise applications.The emphasis and focus of this position is on the "global view" of UW institutional data, the supporting data architecture and blue-prints for this big-picture view, and the task to translate big-picture view into detailed implementation. The position is cross-cutting, requiring coordination and liaison to internal team roles as well as external groups to ensure broad data integration and business value for UW. This position requires the ability to understand and align data of native systems quickly and effectively. The incumbent is expected to work in a highly collaborative environment across matrixed organizations, including partners inside and outside of UW-IT.Requirements:Bachelors in Information / Library Science, Computer Science, EngineeringA minimum of four years of experience as an architect, developer or analyst, with demonstrable experience in:Requirements Analysis, Database Management, Dealing with ambiguity, Presenting Technical Information, Problem Solving, and Data ModelingDemonstrated experience with enterprise data integration principles and techniquesDemonstrated experience designing solutions for complex enterprise integration and reporting challengesDemonstrated excellent written/oral communication skills, technical documentation skills, user liaison skills, and personal interaction abilities. Desired:Experience in designing near-real-time systemsData and systems modeling (logical emphasis; both dimensional and normalized styles), including experience with data modeling toolsMetadata tools, techniques, and standardsEnterprise conceptual modelingAbility to guide decisions on data delivery methods and supporting data architectureExcellent collaboration skillsAbility to negotiate and drive effective decision-making with diverse audiencesStrong people skillsExperience leading change management activities as part of ERP system replacement and business transformationWorkday data integration experienceWorking with Agile / Scrum development methodologiesExperience in a major research university setting.Conditions:Work in open office environment.Application Process:The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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