Software Architect

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 011400 - Extension Center for Tech Outreach
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Professional
Position Open Date:

Position Function:

The Extension Center for Technology Outreach at Mississippi State University invites applications for a software architect. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing and managing the full software development life cycle process of a development team as well as designing, coding, and testing application software.

Salary Grade:  17

Please see Staff Compensation Structure or Skilled Crafts and Service Maintenance Compensation Schedule for salary ranges.  For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Lead software development efforts from a technology perspective. This includes being fully involved with all technical activities within the development team (software development life cycle activities, code reviews, research, etc.) and mentoring of developers.

The software architect will perform the following: Design user interaction models and workflows; Design, code, and test application software solutions; Create prototypes; Author detailed specifications and project level documentation; Effectively communicate conceptual ideas; Establish standards and best practices; Provide status reports and updates of projects to the project manager; Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems or related area, 4 years experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with multi-tier system development; experience building and supporting mission critical applications, running in a highly distributed manner; considerable knowledge of configurations, maintenance, and inner workings of application servers; experience creating and reviewing estimates and effort reports form development team.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

A thorough understanding of information systems, relational databases, object oriented programming, and backup and recovery procedures.
Demonstrated ability to analyze data, solve problems, and prioritize and organize work to achieve stated goals.
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills; master of user interactions design skills; ability to work independently and collaboratively.
Ability to prioritize and manage work to critical project timelines in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to develop new approaches to complex design problems; must be organized, have an eye for detail, and be able to put ideas into a tangible form.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
Sitting: required to be able to sit for long periods of time, as typical days will involve sitting at a PC or workstation.
Dexterity and visual activity: required to be able to use computer screens and keyboards.
No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
Nor or very limited physical effort required.

Instructions for Applying:

Link to apply:

Apply online and submit a resume, cover letter, and the complete contact information for at least 3 references.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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