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Senior Application Architect

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20001159 Requisition #

The Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine Department of Medicine Administration is seeking to hire either a Lead Application Developer (PIA4) or Senior Application Architect (PIA5).  We will advertise for both classifications but select one candidate. 


The Senior Application Architect (PIA5) will design high level architectures that match the academic needs of the College of Medicine.  This individual will manage a team of application and database developers to support educational, research, and administrative processes in the College of Medicine as well as provide leadership on strategic direction for technology practices and evolve service management practices. 

The Roy J. and Lucille A Carver College of Medicine is a highly ranked medical school where students learn to become accomplished clinicians and top-flight researchers and educators.  Students come to Iowa to study medicine in a program that uses case-based learning as the basis of their education.  With its emphasis on problem-solving skills, early exposure to patients, and enhanced community-based experiences, UI medical students typically earn impressive scores on Step 1 of the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination and successfully "match" with top-quality residency programs around the country. 

Our mission is to inspire and educate world class health care providers and scientists for the people of Iowa and our global community. 

Benefits Highlights

  • Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans. 

The University of Iowa offers a generous benefits package, including 24 days paid vacation per year to start and paid sick leave.  Complete information regarding the full benefits package may be viewed at:  https://hr.uiowa.edu/benefits/fpsm

Education Required

Master's degree in Computer Science, business analytics or related technical field or equivalent combination of education and experience. 


Experience Requirements

10+ years’ experience working in an academic setting


5+ years’ experience managing application development and database management staff


Excellent communication skills and extensive experience in working with customers.


Knowledge and experience with project management and software development methodologies


Knowledge and experience with programming using two or more of the following technologies:

Microsoft SQL



Demonstrated job-related experience with and/or commitment to diversity in the work/academic environment.


Desirable Qualifications

5+ years’ experience leading complex software development or data projects in a variety of domains


Experience working in academic medicine, especially in Education or research


Experience in data warehousing


Experience in data analytics

Application Process:  Please attach a cover letter and resume (under submission relevant materials) and 3 references as part of the application process.  Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.  Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check and education verification.  This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization. 

Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or fsds@uiowa.edu.  For jobs in UI Health care, please contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543.

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