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I&T Systems Architect #2205-379110-01

Date Opened
Friday, May 20, 2022 11:00 AM
Close Date
Monday, June 27, 2022 8:00 PM
Innovation & Technology
  • $95,000 - $120,000 Commensurate with Experience
Employment Type
  • Full Time


The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 17th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 872,498 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.

Also known as the Queen City, Charlotte is home to the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We work hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play. Join us in helping to keep our City thriving, ensuring upward mobility and advancement in the workplace.


The purpose of this position is to develop and maintain strategic plans, system designs, and other architectural artifacts needed to select and implement technologies that are required to align IT infrastructure, systems and investments with business needs. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Roadmap Development
  • Defines technology roadmaps by studying current & future states of technology / business
  • Identifying market & organizational trends
  • Maintaining awareness of security & regulatory mandates / other risks that influence roadmap decisions
Standards and Model Development
  • Develops technology standards & models by working with technology / business partners to identify best practices for the City of Charlotte Performing & organizing studies of enterprise architectures
  • Studying other models to broaden knowledge
  • Analyzing needs impacted by standard
Proposal Creation
  • Produce technology proposals:
  • cost estimates
  • staffing impacts
  • implementation timelines
  • risk assessments
  • cost & benefit analyses
  • articulation of impact on business goals
  • Proposals should be “signature-ready” 
Proposal Solicitation & Review
  • Guides technology investment by contributing to language in departments’ technology solicitations:
  • technical requirements
  • architecture diagrams, etc.
  • reviewing technology proposals
  • Ensuring proposals meet architectural requirements
  • Contributing to implementation contract language when proposals are accepted
Solution Architecture
  • Develops architectural descriptions & designs for needed solutions Understanding of presented business requirements
  • Conducting meetings with stakeholders
  • Analyzing current & potential technical requirements
  • Researching vendor offerings / market trends / independent analyses Stay abreast of direction of technologies
  • Completes other related tasks by facilitating discussions
  • Communicating potential technology solutions
  • Serving as translation source between businesses & technological needs & gaining individual business understanding

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Strong team building & facilitation skills
  • Ability to quickly understand the City’s business
  • Apply industry best practices 
  • Ability to lead & communicate effectively with all levels of organization / executive & senior leadership 
  • Strong writing / presentation development / excel skills / influencing / presentation / persuasion skills
  • Strong ability to effectively do market / industry research & analysis
  • Strong change management & organizational alignment skills
  • Ability to assimilate to new environments & subject matters quickly 
  • Strong customer service skills

Preferred Qualification

  • Master’s degree in Computer Information Systems / Computer Science / Business Administration / Public Administration / directly related field with three (3) years of relevant experience
  • Ten or more years of direct technology industry experience

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree with five (5) years of relevant work experience or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the essential job duties 

Conditions of Employment

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Please note that all job offers are contingent upon an applicant successfully passing a new hire background check, drug screening, and proof of COVID-19 vaccination. If an applicant does not pass the background screening or vaccination requirement, the offer will be rescinded

The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How To Apply

Apply online.

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The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.

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The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

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