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Enterprise Architect

Date Posted: Mar 19, 2020

Job Description

Job Title

Job Title: Enterprise Architect

Job Posted: December 5, 2019

Ending Date: Until Filled

Salary Range: $95,000- $130,000               

Benefits Eligibility: Successful candidates will be eligible for competitive medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage, as well as generous illness and/or vacation days.

Reports to: Deputy Executive Director of Technology Infrastructure

Location: Fisher Building, 3011 W. Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202


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Position Summary


As a critical member of the DPSCD’s Technology Infrastructure Team, the Enterprise Architect will be responsible for the enterprise level systems design, implementation, security and administration with a focus on the end-user experience and application services. The Enterprise Architect will develop best practices and strategies to maintain and manage the enterprise applications environment at DPSCD. This role is responsible for the security and management of critical systems such as unified communications, Office365 administration, and all facets of security (including cyber and physical).



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology or Business Administration



We are looking for talented people who are passionate about transforming Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) and making a significant difference in the lives of public school students, parents, principals, teachers, and central office employees.

  • Minimum of Seven (7) years’ experience in network infrastructure implementation and support.
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience leading a team of engineers in enterprise systems design, implementation and support.
  • Advanced experience in Microsoft Cloud Solutions including design, implementation, migration, operations and support of Azure / O365.
  • Strong background in network and cyber security including SIEM.
  • Knowledge and working experience of disaster recovery solutions and testing.
  • Experience in the deployment and administration of enterprise VoIP solutions.
  • Experience in enterprise Video Management Solutions with the ability to lead large scale physical security integration.
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in formal project management of enterprise level IT solutions.
  • Experience with the design of enterprise solutions along with the development and evaluation of scalable requests for proposals.
  • Evidence of strong, effective verbal and written communication skills with the ability to convey technical information to a non-technical audience.
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to changes quickly.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work in a fast-moving environment.

Position Job Responsibilities:


Under the direction of the Deputy Executive Director of Technology Infrastructure, the Enterprise Architect shall:


Essential Functions

  1. Lead and oversee all aspects of enterprise solutions including unified communications, integrated physical security, cyber security, O365, end-user device imaging and management.
  2. Work collaboratively with the Systems Architect on the design and expansion of cloud-based enterprise solutions including Microsoft Azure / Office 365.
  3. Design, coordinate, manage and deploy cloud-based enterprise solutions to add value to the long-term technology strategy for the District.
  4. Develop materials and training to promote and advocate for increased District-wide awareness of disaster recovery and cybersecurity efforts.
  5. Supervise, coach and mentor enterprise engineer team to achieve high-level results.
  6. Supervise and manage internal operations and maintenance activities, including remote monitoring and management system, respond to alerts, monitor health and seek improvement opportunities.
  7. Provide sound judgment for solving complex technical issues; effectively communicate about complex technical problems to management with recommendations for action to resolve the issue.
  8. Produce high quality project plans, reports, presentations and data displays for review and analysis by District stakeholders. Develop and maintain project schedules and task details by utilizing a district-wide project management solution and tools such as reports, tracking charts, checklists, and budget forecasting.
  9. Hold engineers as well as vendors accountable for tasks, deliverables and adherence to project timelines ensuring projects stay on-track.
  10. Manage vendor relationships and contracts including holding regular meetings, quality assurance and testing as appropriate.
  11. Lead the development and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures and Change Management process for enterprise systems operations including documentation, training and communication.
  12. Proactively measure key performance indicators, conduct performance assessments and system audits regularly to identify areas for improvement, possible risks and exposures for mitigation and proactive resolution.
  13. Develop appropriate real-time dashboards and insights to inform District stakeholders of the current health and maturity of all enterprise systems.
  14. Maintain familiarity with currently implemented and new technology, including new versions of software/firmware, implementation of upgrades, and changes to procedures/commands.
  15. Research, recommend and implement policy, processes and procedures, and serve as an agent to inform, advocate and administer new policies, procedures and change orders. 
  16. Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.





If you are a current Detroit Public Schools employee, presently employed with the district, you do not have to submit a fee related to obtaining the Detroit Public Schools security clearance.



If you are hired to fill a vacant position, you will be required to submit a Detroit Public Schools security clearance.

At point of offer to hire, please be advised that you will be responsible for a non-refundable payment of $64.50 via Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover Card, cashier's check, or money order, payable to the DPSCD Police Department. No personal checks or cash is accepted. DO NOT SUBMIT PAYMENT WITH APPLICATION.

Method of Application:


Applicants MUST apply through the online application system. ONLY applications submitted through the online application system will be considered for any posted position. All applicants are to attach a copy of their transcripts, most recent resume and cover letter. A copy of your valid teacher certification must be attached if certification is required for the position you are applying.

Applicants will receive an automated confirmation once they have successfully applied for a position.


Successful candidates are required to submit official transcript(s) at point of offer to hire. Teaching service outside of the Detroit Public Schools Community District must be verified by the applicant's employer(s) prior to hire.

It is the applicant's responsibility to provide all documentation (including copies) as requested. All documentation must be submitted along with the letter of interest. Documentation will not be accepted subsequent to the closing date of the announcement. Incomplete information will not be considered. Applicants requesting assistance during the application process should contact the Division of Human Resources via email at or office at (313) 873-6897.


DPSCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, transgender identity, disability, age, religion, height, weight, citizenship, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admissions opportunities.  Contact the Civil Rights Coordinator for more information at (313) 240-4377 or

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