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Job Req ID:  63344

Solution Architect

Project MUSE is a multi-million-dollar electronic database platform which hosts content from scholarly publications including journals, books and other content types. Project MUSE is a division within Johns Hopkins University Press, one of the largest of the US-based university presses.  In continuous operation since 1878, the Press has been and remains a leader in scholarly book, journals and digital publishing.  


We are currently looking for a Solution Architect  (Business Solution Analyst) to join the Technical Team at Project MUSE. The role reports to the Manager, Publishing Technologies.  This role involves interacting with internal and external parties to gather business requirements, and propose solutions incorporating existing and new functionality of our state-of-the-art publishing platform. This position will solve problems for internal workflows along with our serving platform. Integrating data to and from many different systems, such as the fulfillment systems, metadata system, discovery systems to name a few.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Interact with various constituencies at MUSE and the Press to identify and analyze business requirements.
  • Highlight customer and industry trends in product development conversations.
  • Introduce the overall technical vision for a particular project.
  • Create robust project plans.
  • Design innovative forward-thinking solutions.
  • Create technical specifications for implementation.
  • Identify new features and functionality.
  • Evaluate and prototype APIs to create efficiencies.
  • Standardize document specification and project plans.
  • Understand and perform data migrations.
  • Ability to formulate and communicate strategy.
  • Support all teams with technical knowledge as required, including giving demonstrations, creating documentation and assisting where needed.
  • Capable of managing several initiatives simultaneously.
  • Work with the managers to capture, analyze, decompose system requirements, develop document, and test design solutions that meet those requirements.
  • Assist in troubleshooting, managing, and reporting problems.
  • Weave equity, justice, and inclusion principles into all aspects of the work. 


Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor’s Degree and five years related experience required.


Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Experience in a directly related role (e.g., business analyst or solution architect) required.
  • Prior hands-on web software development experience required.
  • Hands-on web software development experience with knowledge of SQL, Perl, Java, Python, XML, HTML, CSS, JavaScript required.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Experience in project management techniques.
  • Experience with release management processes.
  • Experience in software development processes, source control and issue tracking systems.
  • Knowledge of 508 compliance and ADA accessibility standards.


Classified Title: Business Solution Analyst
Working Title: Solution Architect 
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PE 
Starting Salary Range: $69,140 - $95,005 annually
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Mon-Fri, 8:30 am - 5 pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: Homewood Campus

Department name: ​​​​​​​MUSE Tech Services 
Personnel area: Academic and Business Centers


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.


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