Title:                     IT Solutions Architect/Project Manager
Position:              Full-time Salaried/Exempt
Reports to:         VP of IT
Division:              Shared Services/All Divisions
Location:             Paducah, KY
Position Overview:
This position will be responsible for providing technology solutions that meet the business needs of Marquette. This includes performing and/or managing every aspect of the IT solution development life cycle. In this role, you should be an excellent communicator who is able to translate complex business requirements into functional technology solutions. You will require practical experience in gathering functional business requirements, identifying, or designing aligned software solutions and then managing complex technical projects through development and implementation.

Principal Responsibilities:
  • Design, build or acquire, and implement functional technology solutions that add value to Marquette.
  • Establish relationships with all departments, across all divisions, to become the point of contact for technology assisted business solutions and ideas at Marquette.
  • Investigate, analyze, and understand company needs to define and document functional requirements.
  • Plan and design the structure of assigned technology solutions.
  • Communicate and validate solution designs with all impacted business customers.
  • Evaluate and select appropriate software or hardware and suggest integration methods.
  • Determine and define clear deliverables, roles, and responsibilities for assigned resources, as required for specific projects or initiatives.
  • Assign and oversee the daily tasks of assigned project resources and 3rd parties to ensure they are actively working toward established milestones.
  • Hold regular project team and customer meetings to review progress and address challenges and project risk.
  • Assist with solving technical problems when they arise.
  • Ensure the implementation of agreed architecture and infrastructure.
  • Assist in establishing and implement training processes and strategies for all technical personnel.
  • Work closely with the VP of IT and CFO on developing and implementing IT strategic vision across Marquette.
  • Promote positive change culture and process improvement initiatives as assigned or observed.
  • Additional IT project, management and related tasks as assigned.
  • Degree/Certifications in Computer Science or a related field to an IT Solutions Architect and/or Project Manager
  • Proven experience in software design and development, project management and object-oriented architecture
  • Hands-on experience in implementing and managing Agile software development methodology.
  • Working familiarity with modern coding languages, ideally html5, JavaScript, .NET, AngularJS, PHP
  • Design experience with cloud technologies (e.g. VMware, Azure) databases (e.g. SQL), json, and noSQL/nonrelational DBs
  • Previous mobile App development/design experience a plus
  • Demonstrated experience with Project Management processes, strategies, and methodologies.
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with all levels of employees and management in the organization.
  • Ability to link and apply existing technology capabilities to achieve business strategies and goals.
  • Ability to analyze and resolve complex issues/problems, both logical and interpersonal
  • Effective verbal, written and presentation communications skills.
  • Experience interacting and managing vendors, contractors, and others.
  • Strong sense of personal accountability regarding timelines, decision-making and supervising assigned resources.
  • Ability to predict project challenges and seek to proactively head-off obstacles.
  • Availability outside of normal office hours when needed, to support the needs of a 24/7, 365-day business.
  • Job may require up to 15% travel, in US for short durations.