CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

Systems Architect

Location
Cranfield, United Kingdom
Posted
29 Aug 2018
End of advertisement period
16 Sep 2018
Ref
2798
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Systems Architect role is wide-ranging and offers exciting challenges; to provide technical design and development in large and complex environments for the university; to develop multiple strategies around application blueprint, digital vision and data migration; to make recommendations and lead technical transition for new integrated solutions and application architecture developed thorough understanding of business strategic requirements.

Organisation Cranfield University 
School/Department Information Services 
Based at Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire 
Hours of work 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday 
Contract type Permanent 
Salary £42,501 to £47,375 per annum with additional performance related pay up to £59,219 per annum 
Apply by 16/09/2018

Role Description

Cranfield is an exclusively postgraduate university that is a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management.

Information Services is a professional service unit that works in partnership with University governance structures to ensure that it meets the needs of staff, learners and researchers across all disciplines.

The Systems Architect role is wide-ranging and offers exciting challenges; to provide technical design and development in large and complex environments for the university; to develop multiple strategies around application blueprint, digital vision and data migration; to make recommendations and lead technical transition for new integrated solutions and application architecture developed thorough understanding of business strategic requirements.

Your key duties will include:

  • Working with business analysts and engaging with key stakeholders to establish requirements and ensure solutions are fit for purpose;
  • The design, development and testing of complex university-wide solutions in line with requirements and in consultation with relevant internal and external stakeholders;
  • Managing development, implementation, configuration, integration, documentation and complex support spanning various technologies and related systems
  • Keeping up to date with the latest tools, technologies and techniques that will enable us to deliver solutions faster and more efficiently.
  • Contribute in identifying and evaluating candidate solutions as alternatives to current solutions and to develop into new areas;
  • Use rigorous and structured planning, estimation, testing and project management techniques to deliver high quality, high availability solutions according to deadlines
  • Key contributions in effective governance and ownership for an architectural vision

To be successful in this role, you should have:

  • Extensive demonstrable experience of full lifecycle software development - analysis, development, testing and release using proven methodologies and an understanding of technology-driven projects
  • Knowledge of competing application frameworks including .NET & J2EE;  significant practical experience of at least one major application server and database technologies (Oracle; PostgreSQL; SQL Server; MySQL; NoSQL)
  • The ability to quickly familiarise with a variety of systems and business processes and architectural concepts
  • A strong focus on software quality, particularly experience with unit testing
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to engage effectively with stakeholder across various levels of seniority
  • A background of implementing digital strategy/technology projects and open source business experience.

You will be Educated to degree level in IT/Computer Science subject and/or equivalent experience with significant practical experience of software development. Certification at practitioner level in a recognised project management methodology or ISEB Business Analysis would be desirable.

At Cranfield we value Diversity and Inclusion, and aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together harmoniously with dignity and respect and realise their full potential.