Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) is a community of Information Technology professionals committed to delivering service and technological solutions in support of teaching, learning, research and administration. We are recruiting an IT workforce that has both breadth in their ability to collaborate and innovate across disciplines – and depth in specific areas of expertise. HUIT offers opportunities for IT professionals to learn and work in a unique technology landscape and service-focused environment. If you are a technically proficient, nimble, user-focused and accountable IT professional who also connects with the importance of collaborating well in a team environment, we are looking for you!
Reporting to the Senior Director of Harvard Enterprise Architecture, the Enterprise Architect will work with solutions architects and technologists across the University to help drive the definition and alignment of common technology principles and standards in support of academic, research, and administrative computing. The successful candidate has the opportunity to make a significant impact on the technology strategy of the Harvard IT community through collaboration, engagement, roadmap development, and innovation.
The EA will consult with IT teams across the University — both HUIT and in Harvard’s schools — on tough technology problems or in areas that need greater alignment and collaboration. In doing so, the EA will focus on clear business outcomes and value for the organization.
An essential requirement for this role is the ability to listen to multiple stakeholders, research and analyze effective options, effectively communicate solutions, and then drive alignment through virtual team structures to deliver successful outcomes for the university.
This role will also help produce and facilitate the creation of EA advisories — guidance, best practices, recommendations, and reusable patterns — for the benefit of the Harvard IT community. The EA will also be an advocate for the distribution and adoption of these advisories to other IT teams.
The EA will help facilitate and participate in the Harvard Architecture Review Group - a sub-group of HUIT’s Senior Leadership Team focused on peer-level architecture review, direction-setting, and rapid technology decisions.
The role will help create multi-year technology roadmaps and strategy — through ongoing collaboration with other IT departments, through industry knowledge, and through focused innovation in support of Harvard’s IT objectives.
The EA will be a presence in the higher education community and an advocate for both inter-operability and the creation and the re-use of reference architectures at Harvard.
In light of the global pandemic, all interview and onboarding activity for HUIT will be conducted via telephone & Zoom video conferencing. Temporary work from home arrangements will be required for this position through June, 2021, and it is not yet known when traditional on-campus work will resume. Additional detail will be provided to candidates during the interview process. Harvard continues to place the highest priority on the health, safety and wellbeing of its faculty, staff and students, as well as the wider community. Information and details can be found via Harvard’s Coronavirus Workplace Policies website: https://hr.harvard.edu/corona-virus-workplace-policies.
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More about HUIT:Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) is responsible for the strategy, planning, and delivery of information technology across the University. Our mission is to assure Harvard’s leadership in IT. We strive to make it easier for faculty, students, and staff to teach, research, learn and work through the effective use of information technology. HUIT’s core values are:
IT Academy (designed for IT Staff):HUIT’s IT Academy aims to enable each IT staff person to grow professionally and become a trusted partner to her or his team. The IT Academy is built on the belief that every IT staff member across the University (including technology employees at each school and campus) can grow in her or his area of expertise as well as building strong people and project management skills. Learn more here: https://itacademy.harvard.edu/
Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging:Harvard's commitment to Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging is rooted in our belief in drawing on the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity. Our community strives to uphold these beliefs by honoring the rights, differences, and dignity of others and embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values. Harvard aims to foster a campus culture where everyone can thrive, a key to which is ensuring that we each experience a profound sense of inclusion and belonging.
Total Rewards:Harvard’s Total Rewards Program is designed to attract, retain, and reward the performance of talented employees. Comprehensive benefits, generous paid time-off, access to education and professional development, and a vibrant campus with abundant cultural and recreational opportunities create a competitive and compelling total rewards package. As a Harvard staff member, you enjoy many perks that come with working for one of the top employers in Massachusetts.
Flexible work environment: HUIT supports flexible work arrangements where business needs allow.
Time off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program (TAP): Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
To learn more about Harvard’s Total Rewards program: https://hr.harvard.edu/totalrewards
Accessibility:Harvard University welcomes individuals with disabilities to apply for positions and participate in its programs and activities. If you would like to request accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact our University Disability Resources Department.
Basic Qualifications are the minimum threshold a candidate must meet in order to be considered for this role.
Additional Qualifications and Skills
The following Additional Qualifications are strongly preferred. If you meet some, but not all, you are still encouraged to apply; we value employees with a willingness to learn.