Senior/Lead System Architect (IT ARCHITECT 5)

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The Enterprise Student Applications (ESA) department within Information and Educational Technology (IET) provides leadership, planning, management, and implementation for campus departments through 3 key technology units. The Student Information Systems (SIS) unit is responsible for the management, code development, and maintenance of core campus student data systems that includes Banner Student Information System, Banner SISWEB, and the Cross Campus Enrollment System (CCES). The SIS Operations and MyUCDavis unit is responsible for providing technology services for UA and OUR, and students via the MyUCD application. The SIS Operations unit provides comprehensive technological and analytical student system services by developing and delivering efficient solutions for users and campus processes. The Student Advising Technology unit which includes tools to support and enhance the educational planning process, for both students and advisors. The tools include the Online Advising Student Information System (OASIS) as well as an Advising Appointment System for coordinating student-advisor interactions.

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Under general direction of the Manager of Student Information Systems, function as system architect/team lead for core, campus-wide, and Student Administrative systems. Provide decision making, technical leadership, and oversight for entire campus software lifecycles. Work with a client community of departmental managers and administrative staff. Manage projects and planning by communicating project information, conducting demonstrations, design sessions, and providing support. Take the lead on highly complex applications and work with other team members to oversee each project’s overall success. Position serves as backup to the Manager of Student Information Systems.



Salary Range

$102,300/yr. – $237,100/yr.


Appointment Type


Percentage of Time


Shift Hours

Monday – Friday 8-5


Davis / Primarily Remote

Union Representation


Benefits Eligible


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  • Mental Demands: Analytical and Problem Solving, Customer Contact, Detailed Work, Multiple Concurrent Tasks, Training, Verbal Communication, Written Communication
  • Visual Acuity Requirements: Close Visual Acuity (e.g., viewing a computer screen; using measurement devices)
  • Equipment Used to Perform the Duties: Computer and Peripheral Equipment, Telephone


  • This position can be done primarily remote with the expectation that the employee must be available to come on site should management deem it necessary for meetings, support activities, emergencies, etc. No reimbursement of travel expenses, travel time not considered work hours.
  • Occasionally work flexible, alternate, and/or extended hours including nights and weekends to address specific operational needs. Occasional travel to locations on and off campus.
  • Vacation is restricted during peak work periods.
  • Adhere to workplace safety practices, read information communicated about workplace safety, complete required safety training on time, and report any workplace safety issues promptly to their supervisor or the designated safety coordinator.
  • Position is a mandatory reporter for known or suspected child abuse and requires that a statement acknowledging the requirement to report child abuse be signed.
  • The Smoke and Tobacco Free Environment policy is intended to provide a healthier, safer, and more productive work and learning environment for the entire UC community. The University of California prohibits smoking and tobacco use at all University owned or leased properties, or facilities operated by UC staff or faculty. Smoking and tobacco use are strictly prohibited in indoor and outdoor spaces, parking lots, residential space, and University vehicles.



  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, informatics or equivalent work experience.
  • Experience with UNIX based operating systems, and Oracle-based information systems in enterprise setting.
  • Experience with 3GL and 4GL languages including C or C++/Java.
  • Experience with management of large and highly complex projects.
  • Experience collaborating with functional users.
  • Skilled in writing advanced SQL, knowledge of a procedural language for SQL such as PL/SQL or T-SQL, Object Oriented programming concepts, and UNIX shell scripting.
  • Ability to function as technical leader performing critical tasks and functions, providing guidance in mission-critical, emergency situations.


  • Experience with the Banner Student Information System.
  • Experience with web-based APIs SOAP/REST/GraphQL.
  • Ability to conduct design sessions, customer focus groups, and product demonstrations effectively and professionally.
  • Analytical skills to research, evaluate, select, and implement enterprise grade architectures, software, tools, and hardware solutions.
  • Skill with document analysis efforts, programming objects, design efforts for management review, providing effort estimates for assigned projects, and writing test plans for multi-functional processes.
  • Written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, which include the exercise of tact and diplomacy, to maintain relationships with clients, central IT, campus department, and department colleagues and management.
  • Skilled in use of software packaging and release management processes, including utilizing issue and release tracking, GIT versioning software, and CI/CD practices and tools such as Jenkins.


Background Check

This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.

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