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Information Architect

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Work type: Administrative, Full-Time
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Categories: Information Technology

Job Title: Information Architect

Reporting Relationship: Chief Data Officer

Unit: Central Administration

Department: Data Processing

Campus Location: Indianapolis Ed Center North

Summary of Position:    The Information Architect is responsible for the overall design and development of the information architecture at Indiana Wesleyan University. The Information Architect will translate business requirements into conceptual and logical data models with a focus on reducing redundancy of data and improving the efficiency in which it moves through systems. The Information Architect will lead efforts for designing data pipelines to make the appropriate data accessible for analytics and data users across the operational and academic departments at IWU.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops consistent structures, processes, and formats toward a standardized data management structure
  • Collaborates with key stake holders in defining data models and analytics to support organizational objectives, operational initiatives, and monitoring
  • Develops complex reports utilizing analytical tools and expertise to meet organizational requirements
  • Partners with the Enterprise Architect to influence, understand, and implement the Enterprise Strategy
  • Helps establish data maps for each line of business to achieve the Enterprise Data Strategy
  • Oversees the documentation of all architecture design and analysis work
  • Participates in due diligence of new software purchases and has an eye-to-the-market for technologies that can continue to support the vision of data and analytics at IWU
  • Supports solution development and Technology / Architecture selection activities and assesses technical architecture
  • Identifies and prioritizes critical data and analytics uses cases and assesses their requirements relative to architectural needs
  • Participates in data governance committees

Qualifications: According to Indiana Wesleyan University employment policy all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement.


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline (e.g., Information Systems)


  • Experience in gathering and analysis of system requirements
  • Experience with common data warehouse and data lake architecture concepts and best practices
  • Professional SQL programming experience

Required Skills

  • Ability to apply multiple solutions to business problems
  • Ability to rapidly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies
  • Interpersonal skills, including teamwork, facilitation, and ability to work collaboratively in a complex environment.


As a religious educational institution operating under the auspices of The Wesleyan Church, Indiana Wesleyan University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (42 U.S.C., Sections 2000e-1 and 2000e-2).

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.



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