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IT Architect


UF Information Technology Classification*

This is an expert position responsible for planning, designing, developing, and implementing architecture for systems, applications, security, or other highly specialized phases of IT architecture.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Determines specification, plans, designs, and develops most complex and business critical solutions
  • Provides design recommendations based on long term IT organization strategy
  • Develops strategy and direction for IT solutions
  • Responsible for leading the design and support of enterprise wide solutions and architecture
  • Develops enterprise level solutions that integrate across applications, systems, and platforms
  • Facilitates the establishment of standards and procedures to guide the design of technology solutions.
  • Provides high-level technical guidance for budget estimates, bids, purchases, technical documentation, and user consulting.
  • Assists with risk identification and risk mitigation strategies associated with the architectures.
  • Researches/maintains knowledge in emerging technologies and application to the organization
  • Develops standards and procedures which promote component reuse across organization
  • Acts as internal consultant, advocate, mentor and change agent
  • Assists with project estimation

Education and Experience

Master’s degree and two years of appropriate experience; or a bachelor’s degree and four years of appropriate experience. Appropriate college coursework or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.

Licensure and Certification



This position may include supervisory responsibility.

*Reserved Classification – Use of this classification outside of UFIT requires prior approval by Classification and Compensation


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