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Director of Architecture and Custom Software at Sam Houston State University

Sam Houston State University

Last Updated: 10/13/21

Job Description

Director of Architecture and Custom Software at Sam Houston State University

Requisition 202100040ES

FLSA status Exempt

Department IT Solutions

Educational and Experience Requirement Bachelor’s Degree in Technology, Business, Project Management, or other related field. Six years of related experience with one year of professional management or project management experience. Additional education may be considered in lieu of experience.

Nature & Purpose of Position The Director of Technical Architecture and Custom Software will provide leadership, vision, and management to the IT Solutions department overseeing the technical architecture of the University’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system consisting of application and database infrastructure.

Primary Responsibilities

Provides leadership, vision, and management to the Architecture and Custom Software team. Develops departmental strategies and processes to optimize operations. Establishes guidelines for and oversees the requirements, specification, design, development, implementation and support of new applications and changes to existing computer systems and software packages. Conducts departmental meetings to review strategic goals and initiatives, promote team building and work to provide growth paths for staff. Plans, budgets, and supervises Architecture and Custom Software staff. Implements project management activities such as analyzing user requirements, procedures, and needs to ensure compliant, on-time and on-budget project success. Provides day-to-day supervision, conducts performance appraisals, and delegates work assignments for Architecture and Custom Software personnel. Recruits, hires, and provides appropriate training for Architecture and Custom Software staff. Ensures University practices comply with all policy and regulatory guidelines. Maintains the integrity and continual operation of the ERP system. Maintains security and privacy of the information systems. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications

Must be able to work collaboratively with faculty and staff in diverse disciplines toward the goal of information technology success. Maintains important contacts with other professional and managerial staff in other departments and divisions, University Administrators and Executives, State and Federal agencies, and outside vendors. This role requires a demonstrated ability to establish congenial work relationships and to communicate effectively within the department and workgroup, throughout the university with professional or managerial staff, and with outside vendors. Interprets and implements complex policies, statutes, and regulations affecting the department or university level. Work requires critical judgment, a high level of initiative, and complex reasoning to solve Division and University issues.

This position may be designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA).

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EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

Company Details

Huntsville, Texas, United States