Solution Architect, Alumni Development Information Systems
December 8, 2017
Office of Development
Do you enjoy working in a challenging and creative work environment? Are you looking for an environment that values and recognizes your contributions and encourages you to shape your own career path? Do you like being surrounded by the best and brightest? If so, we are looking for a sophisticated and driven Solution Architect to join our team at Alumni Development Information Systems (ADIS) and help us solve high-value, complex business problems with IT technology. This is a unique opportunity to help determine the strategic direction in every technology channel we work in.
At Stanford you'll enjoy a better quality of life while taking pride in working for the greater good. Here your work really does make the world a better place. And you will be a key member of the one of the most successful higher education fundraising and alumni relation organizations in the world.
The Solution Architect is responsible for designing comprehensive, stable, and secure technology solutions for the Stanford Alumni Association (SAA) and Office of Development (OOD) while partnering with our in-house, on-campus, and external technical experts.
Be a thought leader as the Alumni and Development Information Services group drives a radical technology change from our existing on-prem systems into a best-of-breed, loosely coupled, cloud based infrastructure. You will partner with various Technical Architects to plan out the details of new solutions for our business clients. Some of the technologies you will be working with are: Salesforce, browser and native mobile applications, Content Management Systems, Marketing Automation, Business Intelligence, Datawarehouse, Operational Data Store, SSO with campus identity systems, and security.
This position reports directly to the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of SAA/OOD. This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.
Act as the conceptual source for solutions involving more than one area of specialization and/or innovative system design.
Conceive, design, optimize, and integrate information technology based solutions to complex business problems.
Troubleshoot highly complex problems for which the analysis and resolution require extensive knowledge of many diverse system components.
Develop long range technology plans.
Design highly secure systems that meet or exceed Stanford's security requirements.
Provide leadership and IT solutions for complex problems.
Identify applicable new technologies through research, collaboration with peers, and participation in standards organizations, industry groups, panels, etc.
Plan and coordinate IT efforts with a high degree of dependence upon their individual unique technical contributions.
Opportunity to work on University-wide task forces and committees related to strategic planning efforts for IT across the entire organization.
Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Leland and Jane Stanford founded the University to "promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization." Stanford opened its doors in 1891, and more than a century later, it remains d...edicated to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. The University's thriving diverse community is comprised of nearly 7000 undergraduate students, 9000 graduate students, 2000 faculty members, 1900 postdoctoral scholars, and over 11,000 academic and administrative staff in seven schools including several interdisciplinary research centers and institutes. The campus spreads over 8000 contiguous acres and nearly all undergraduates live on campus. Stanford offers bachelor's and master's degrees in addition to doctoral degrees (PhD, MD, DMA and JD) plus a number of professional and continuing education programs and certifications. More at http://facts.stanford.edu and http://www.stanford.edu.
Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.