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ERP Application Technical Architect

Position Type:  Full-Time, Salaried

Department:  1160 DAS-IMSD

Compensation Range:  $83,463.23 - $99,262.85
Closing Date:  Open until filled

Job Summary

The Application Technical Architect is responsible for architecting and designing comprehensive solutions and guiding the development teams to successful implementation of that architecture. The architect will play a crucial role in establishing the architectural vision and direction, guide multiple teams in executing solutions, monitor emerging technologies, provides advice and guidance, and performs technology evaluations. The Application Technical Architect will work closely with engineering teams and will play a key liaison role between the various technology teams and evaluate and support existing technical solutions already in use across Milwaukee County to determine fit for purpose re-usability.


Job Duties:

  • Configures, runs, tests and maintains current applications, systems & solutions version upgrade at a senior level. Leads the process to model the data from a holistic approach while providing best practice guidance.

  • Configures, runs, tests and maintains current applications, systems & solutions version upgrade at a senior level. Leads the process to model the data from a holistic approach while providing best practice guidance.

  • Converts requirements into technical specifications. Supports the architecture, creation, planning, installation, and implementation of interfaces and other integration as necessary. Primary support resource for ERP applications.

  • Ensures security, compliance and integrity of systems and data. Creates, implements, maintains and tests DR procedures for applications. Ensures Change control and support ticketing processes are executed by defined procedures.

  • Practice strong personal management routines; effectively participates in the IMSD performance management process to drive goals & performance; Works effectively in a matrix environment & develop a culture of collaboration; Ensures IMSD reputation for solid delivery.

  • Completes all administrative tasks required for the position, including time reporting and documentation. Provide supervision to other analysts and act as lead architect/developer within projects or maintenance related tasks. Assist management in developing procedures.

  • Ensure that the data resources support a strategy of trusted data. Support BI and reporting initiatives to create an end user reporting environment. Use a data driven approach to drive process improvement for all supporting activities.

  • Provides technology guidance to departments in the development of RFP, RFI, Bid, etc. Technical liaison in scoring received RFP, RFI, Bid, etc.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience

Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, or related field with at least Five (5) years of experience in projects in multiple technologies and functions; Microsoft environment; SQLServer; JavaScript; HTML; XML; and Webservices AND two years of experience in packaged applications; working knowledge of integrated ERP systems (Infor); high-level understanding of General Ledger’s, receivable, payable, purchasing, Human Resource systems and the associated business practices is required.  Advanced knowledge of all related computer and software applications, such as word processing and spreadsheets is required.  Possession of a valid driver’s license is required at time of filing application and maintained during incumbency required.


 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  Exchange of basic information with internal and/or external contacts.  Maintain sensitive or confidential information.  Explain and gather information, answer queries, or provide assistance to internal and/or external contacts.  Persuade, conform or recommend course of action with internal and/or external contacts. Read, write and comprehend simple instructions, reports, short correspondence and memos.  Speak effectively before both internal and/or external groups.  Read, analyze, and interpret safety rules, operating/maintenance instructions and procedure manuals, scientific/technical journals and procedures, government regulations, financial and legal documents.  Understand and follow instructions.  Execute decisions within limits of standard policy and procedures.  Interpret and adapt to established practices and procedures using independent judgement to meet situations to which applications are not clearly defined.


Special Instructions: This Original Examination is open to current residents of the state of Wisconsin.  In accordance with Rule III of the Civil Service Rules a non-competitive examination will be held for this position.  The non-competitive examination will consist of a review of candidate materials, education and related experience.

Milwaukee County offers a comprehensive blend of benefits designed to make your life better both inside and outside of the workplace. Milwaukee County conducts criminal background checks and pre-employment drug testing.

Milwaukee County is an Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability genetic information or protected veteran status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing, background checks and pre-employment physicals subject to job requirements. If special accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.