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Director, Application and Integration Architect

$85,000 – $100,000 yearly

Salem State University

Last Updated: 11/05/22

Job Description

The director of application and integration architecture is responsible for the strategy, design, documentation and development of the integration between systems. A by-product of the integration will be a data warehouse platform to be used as a decision-making asset for the university. The director of application and integration architect will possess the thought-leadership to develop critical relationships across the organization to create integrations to maximize operational efficiencies and data integrity. The director will be a key member of all projects that require an integration component and will be responsible for designing, documenting, and setting the future direction of integration development and support.

Salem State University values, celebrates and appreciates
diversity in all its forms and endeavors to create a space that reflects the campus community population which it serves. Our students come to Salem State University from 38 states and 48 countries and reflect the demographics of the greater Boston community in which we live. We are passionate about providing an experience for them and our fellow staff and faculty, where everyone can feel supported while they explore, learn, and celebrate their identities, similarities, and differences. We welcome you to come celebrate with us and become a member of our community.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Serve as an IT leader for system strategy and architecture
  2. Bring together resources to create an integration strategy centered on a data warehouse and integration platform
  3. Lead the architecture and development of enterprise data and integration strategies, including integration tools, services catalog, database design and structure, data warehouse strategy, data integrity, database tools
  4. Collaborate with other offices on campus to expand the use of the data warehouse as a decision support tool
  5. Document existing systems and the integration between systems. Develop and maintain the enterprise data model that is required to support data driven decisions
  6. Assist with the establishment and governance of information life cycle management. Help establish processes for governing the identification, collection, and use of university data
  7. Evaluate and test new solutions, work with user departments to implement upgrades and modifications
  8. Perform other IT-related activities as directed by the Board of Trustees, the President, or the Executive Vice President
  9. Demonstrates sensitivity to students, faculty, and staff of varying racial, ethnic, religious, gender, cultural, disability, sexual orientation and socioeconomic backgrounds
  10. Demonstrates sensitivity to students with a diversity of learning styles
  11. Serves as a role model and mentor for students as appropriate

Required Qualifications:

  1. A degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems or related field and five or more years of professional experience including IT administrative management experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  2. Considerable knowledge and experience with application development tools, ERP applications, Enterprise Database systems, Learning Management Systems, and other common higher education software applications
  3. Five or more years of experience managing web services, application architecture, ERP databases, robust business intelligence, decision support, and industrial analytical toolsets.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Ability to communicate technical issues effectively with both technical and non-technical staff
  2. Ability to work effectively with a wide-range of constituencies in a diverse technical environment
  3. Strong interpersonal and communications skills

Working Conditions:

Salem State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. For accommodation information or requests please email

Potential for Permanent Hybrid/Remote Work:
ITS is part of a project to move some administrative functions to a permanent remote/hybrid work model, including this position. The permanent remote/hybrid work model project is currently in Phase One. During this phase detailed plans and policies will be developed, including the identification and provision of shared, reservable space for the occasional on-campus work that members of department, including this position, may need to do. Applicants should be aware the position will be expected to be remote and, in the office, periodically and during times of demand. The university reserves the right to set the conditions and location of the employment, including changing to a more traditional in-house work model if that is necessary to effectively meet the mission of the university and responsibilities of this position.

Position related activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and interaction with computer equipment; occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 50 pounds and carry 40 pounds.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please apply online at and attach resume and cover letter.

Employment is contingent upon a completed background and CORI check satisfactory to the university. Internal candidates are not subject to background check.

This position is not eligible for H1B visa sponsorship.

Please note all newly hired staff and faculty, will need to be in compliance with Salem State University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement.

EEO Statement:

Salem State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.

Please Note:
If there is no application deadline associated with a position, it may be removed at any time and additional applications will not be accepted.

Company Details

Salem, Massachusetts, United States
Our Mission Salem State's mission is to provide a high quality, student-centered education that prepares a diverse community of learners to contribute responsibly and creatively to a global society, and serve as a resource to advance the region's cultural, social and economic development. Our Vision Salem State University will be a premier teaching university that engages students in an inspi...