Solutions Architect, Applications and Technology

Perth, Australia
20 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
03 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Your work area

UWA is making significant investments in the Information and Technology Services to enable its strategic direction and goals. UWA is also looking to utilise technology advancements to expand its services and create new and innovative teaching and research models.

Robust, flexible, integrated and agile enterprise architecture, information and technology services are vital to enabling the university strategic objectives.

Reporting structure

Reports To: Associate Director (Strategy and Architecture)

Your role

As the appointee you will be responsible for designing Application and Technology architecture domain and supporting high-level solution architecture, ensures the design of individual solution supports, and aligns with the overall Enterprise Architecture. You will provide technical and architectural guidance for IT projects across all business areas during the entire project lifecycle from pre-business case concept development to project completion.

You will work within a team of architects to ensure effective communication of UWA architecture principles, patterns and standards across all stakeholders. In this role, you will ensure that business requirements are in line with the overall strategic direction and vision, are well understood and communicated so that the appropriate enablers can be put in place.

Your key responsibilities

  • Design, manage and maintain institution-wide Application and Technology Architecture considering functional and non-functional requirements and ensure the design of individual solution supports and aligns with the overall Enterprise Architecture
  • Establish, develop and maintain institution-wide Application and Technology Architecture including technical reference models, integration model and associated standards
  • Co-develop and contribute to the technology transformation strategy, while ensuring implementation of best practices
  • Provide technical direction and guidance throughout the complete system development Life cycle
  • Develop, maintain and communicate Application and Information Architecture principles, standards, policies and processes across all stakeholders
  • Embed a culture of service excellence, innovation and continuous improvement founded on cohesiveness, teamwork and flexibility
  • Other duties as directed

Your specific work capabilities (selection criteria)

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent competency Certified in TOGAF 9 is desirable
  • Extensive experience in the establishment of Enterprise Business Architecture practices including Artificial Intelligence Strategy and Data Governance, and providing guidance and oversight of activities related to master data management, data quality, metadata management, business intelligence and analytics
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and high level consultation and negotiation skills
  • Proven ability to communicate with significant influence, and establish positive stakeholder relationships at all levels
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills and ability to negotiate competing priorities whilst always remaining fully customer-focused
  • Proficiency in a range of computing skills including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, internet, and email
  • Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of Application and Technology Architecture concepts such as business models, business motivation, business value, services and processes with extensive experience in business architecture development and strategic planning
  • Working knowledge of the Higher Education sector is desirable

Special requirements (selection criteria)

No special requirements


Workplace Health & Safety

All supervising staff are required to undertake effective measures to ensure compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 and related University requirements (including Safety, Health and Wellbeing Objectives and Targets).

All staff must comply with requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Act and all reasonable directives given in relation to health and safety at work, to ensure compliance with University and Legislative health and safety requirements. Details of the safety obligations can be accessed at

Inclusion & Diversity

All staff members are required to comply with the University’s Code of Ethics, Code of Conduct and Inclusion and Diversity principles. Details of the University policies on these can be accessed at,