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University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 179344
Appointing Department Web Address: http://www.washington.edu/uwit/employment/
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 05/20/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and education. 
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

If you would like to find out more about what it is like to work for UW-IT, as well as to get a feel for our culture and our people, visit us at our employment website.  

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 six consecutive years.

UW-IT is the central IT organization for the University of Washington, providing technology solutions 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. UW-IT is currently looking for a Solution Architect who will support the UW-IT work on Finance Transformation, the Universitys large-scale project to modernize the its finance operations, business systems and processes. The position is a role in the newly established UW-IT FT program (ITF).

The University of Washington, IT Finance Program (ITF) has an excellent opportunity for a Data Architect 2 who is a systems and process-minded individual interested in learning more about university financial planning and the academic business model. Reporting to the Manager of Data Architecture, the Data Architect position is a hands-on opportunity focused on assisting the Manager of Data Architecture in facilitating a change of culture away from customized, manual data-manipulation towards standardization, automation and simplicity with an emphasis on exposing and resolving data quality issues and business process problems rather than enabling them. The position incumbent will accomplish this task by providing support and/or instruction to ITF analysts on how best to leverage existing data sources and aid the Manager of Data Architecture in determining when new data sources need to be developed. This will all culminate in their production or facilitation of the delivery of solution artifacts including business process diagrams, concept and physical data models, Database Design/ETL Documentation, Standard Operating Procedures, Lineage, Data Definitions and other relevant metadata.

  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Administration of equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of four years' experience with data architecture strategy, design, and development.
  • Experience with data management activities and concepts including an understanding of best practices for enterprise data modeling and management.
  • Experience designing complex integrations with a focus on data modeling and data engineering.
  • Ability to lead the implementation of data-centric application development projects from beginning to end.
  • Experience in data governance capabilities, policy, process, and procedures.
  • Excellent time and priority management ability.
  • Excellent problem-solving/analytical abilities.
  • Demonstrated excellent written/oral communication skills, technical documentation skills, user liaison skills, and personal interaction abilities.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

    Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.

  • Experience working in a Scrum-Agile environment.
  • Exposure to the Workday suite of applications/modules.
  • Experience with Workday data model, security, integrations and data load capabilities.
  • Experience using Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) successfully to deliver on the unit and organizational goals.

    Work in an open office environment and contribute to collaborative team work focused on problem-solving. Daily interactions with other team members, subject matter experts and stakeholders at all levels of the organization. While the general working hours are within Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., this position will, on occasion, need to adjust hours to accommodate the business needs and deadlines.

    This position on the Finance Transformation Project is temporarily funded; continued employment is contingent on ongoing funding and performance.

    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 Workforce 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.
  • Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.


    Posted: 2020-05-21 Expires: 2020-06-20

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