Global Solutions Architect, Information Technology

The Global Solutions Architect is a senior member of the IT Department who is responsible for developing global technology standards and applying them to the design and implementation of Juilliard’s new campus in Tianjin, China.


Design and architect information and computer systems that meet specific Tianjin campus needs. Examine current systems architecture and solutions, and work with administrative and technical staff to recommend solutions that result in more effective systems. Consult on technology infrastructure acquisitions and vendor selection for the technology build out of the Tianjin campus. Coordinate and partner with other Juilliard stakeholders and departments to provide thought and technical design leadership with respect to transitioning existing technology platforms from a single-campus design to a global, multi-campus design. Provide expertise in technology solutions to support current and future business needs, and to ensure the successful implementation and adoption of IT services at the Tianjin campus. Lead design sessions and workshops with appropriate administrative and academic departments to evaluate tradeoffs amongst design, risk, and technology decisions for the Tianjin campus.


Bachelor’s degree Minimum of 7 years of global IT experience that includes at least 2 years of hands-on network engineering, DevOps engineering, or systems architecture Demonstrated experience developing enterprise architectures to meet business requirements in higher education environments Experience with cloud solutions, virtual platforms, storage platforms, and operational management practices and frameworks Understanding of security, risk and compliance frameworks, disaster recovery, high availability architectures, hardware, operating systems and networking connectivity Expertise with enterprise technology issues and best practices, systems design, architecture and systems integration. Strong working experience with sever hardware and server operating systems Expert knowledge of Active Directory and Windows domain management Solid understanding of TCP/IP networking and associated security protocols Experience installing, configuring, and maintaining diverse server hardware and associated equipment Expert knowledge of VMware virtual server environments and storage area networks (SANs) Ability to work a flexible schedule to accommodate time zone differences between New York and China, including the ability to travel to/from China

Additional Skills:

A demonstrated capability in working with global technical resources and personnel Experience in managing external system and network integration vendors The ability and interest in documenting processes and procedures Excellent verbal communications skills with particular attention to tactfully communicating technical concepts to non-technical users A facility for self-managing multiple projects in a deadline-driven environment A focus on promoting teamwork and maintaining a positive working environment Chinese (Mandarin) fluency is a plus

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