Senior Integration Specialist

JOB TITLE: Senior Integration Specialist                                      

DEPARTMENT:  Office of Technology and Information Services  (OTIS)

REPORTS TO:  Director of Information Services

As the Senior Integration Specialist, you will play a critical role in defining the future of Information Systems at UArts.  This is an opportunity to build something right from the ground up.  You will be crafting a brand new integration strategy from scratch and developing mission critical data workflows with our Information Services team. You will be responsible for the end-to-end process of designing and implementing data integration workflows. Collaboration with the business stakeholders will be key in designing a scalable and efficient integration framework. This role involves working with  our 30+  on-premises and cloud enterprise applications to help UArts be efficient and automated for years to come.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Craft and implement a long-term integration strategy that is reliable, sustainable, and is aligned with the overall strategic goals of the university. 
  • Planning for the data integration process by developing common definitions of sourced data; designing common keys in physical data structure; establishing data integration specifications; examining data applications; examining data models; determining best-fit data interchange methods; assessing and implementing enabling an ESB solution; identifying factors that negatively impact integration; forecasting resource requirements.
  • Design and implement services based integrations using an ESB platform that is efficient and scalable.
  • Collaborating with partners (IT, Vendors, UArts Administrative teams) to build an extensive platform and set of integrations.
  • Maintain existing real time data integration operations including bug fixes and feature requests using Constituo, Ellucian Ethos, and other platforms.
  • Evaluate and build integrations with new or existing tools.
  • Build and maintain a data dictionary and manage our Data Governance committee.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the incumbent; they do not purport to describe all functions.  Incumbent may be assigned other duties, and the essential functions may change from time to time as necessary.


High School Diploma required, Bachelor’s degree preferred.


  • 4+ years of experience working with a real time services based integration platform like Talend ESB, Mulesoft, Constituo, or Informatica.
  • You have a deep understanding of SOA best practices methodology and ESB platforms.
  • Proven experience launching mission-critical data pipelines and workflows.
  • Extensive experience integrating with SAML, REST, SOAP APIs using JSON and XML.
  • Programming experience with an object oriented programming language (ex: Java).
  • Database knowledge and analysis - ability to read/write SQL queries, understanding of data normalization, data integrity, and data standardization and cleanup.
  • Bonus: Experience with any of our core applications: Ellucian Colleague Suite (Colleague, Self-Service, Ethos, Web Advisor, Experience), Blackboard Transact, Raiser’s Edge, Hyland Onbase.
  • Bonus: Experience in higher education and/or a creative community.


Competencies, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Your general awesomeness.
  • Fostering Teamwork – the success of this position is dependent on the ability to foster communication and teamwork within the Help Desk team as well as between the Help Desk team and the rest of the technical staff.
  • Customer orientation – this is a customer service position. Understanding and striving to meet the customer’s needs are paramount.
  • Analytical thinking – troubleshooting and problem-solving make up a large component of this job.
  • Technical expertise – this is a technical position. Technical proficiency is absolutely required.
  • Diagnostic information gathering – ability to listen, translate, record, and effectively communicate is essential.
  • Strong communication skills\able to document accurately existing and new data integrations.


Supervisory Responsibility:

  • None

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a staff member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a staff member encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The majority of the duties of this job are performed sitting. The employee will also spend a fair amount of time walking to where computers are, moving computers from one location to another, and crawling under desks to access ports.


About The University:

University of the Arts’ mission is simple: to advance human creativity. Established in 1876, UArts believes creativity is the most essential skill for success in today’s society and has educated generations of groundbreaking artists, performers, designers and creative leaders for more than 141 years.  After being granted university status in 1987, University of the Arts became the largest institution of its kind in the nation, offering programs in design, fine arts, media arts, crafts, music, dance, theater and writing. It now features 30 undergraduate arts majors, 15 graduate programs and the nation’s first PhD program in Creativity. UArts is also home to innovative centers across disciplines, including the Center for Immersive Media, Lightbox Film Center, Philadelphia Art Alliance and Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery. Learn more about UArts.


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