Enterprise Architecture & Data Services Manager | Minnestar

Minnesota IT Services

Working Title: Enterprise Architecture & Data Services Manager 
Job Class: Information Systems Manager
Agency: Minnesota IT Services

  • Job ID: 76410
  • Location: St. Paul
  • Telework Eligible: Yes – #LI-Hybrid
  • Full/Part Time: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Unlimited
  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 05/03/2024
  • Closing Date: 05/23/2024
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Minnesota IT Services / MNIT Services – MMA
  • Division/Unit: Department of Public Safety/Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
  • Days of Work: Monday – Friday
  • Travel Required: No
  • Salary Range: $42.93 – $73.46 / hourly; $89,637 – $153,384 / annually
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 216 – Middle Management Association/MMA
  • FLSA Status: Exempt – Executive
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities: Yes

The work you’ll do is more than just a job.

At the State of Minnesota, employees play a critical role in developing policies, providing essential services, and working to improve the well-being and quality of life for all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota is committed to equity and inclusion, and invests in employees by providing benefits, support resources, and training and development opportunities.

Join the 2,600+ professionals of Minnesota IT Services (MNIT) who connect Minnesotans to services that will improve their lives. This position serves our partners at the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) within the Department of Public Safety (DPS). MNIT BCA provides comprehensive IT operations and support services, custom application development, and dedicated business-specific support functions for investigative and specialized law enforcement services. You will support an agency that partners with law enforcement, public safety, and criminal justice agencies to prevent and solve crimes. 

Job Summary

As an Enterprise Architecture & Data Services Manager, you will provide technical and strategic direction in support of the Minnesota Justice Information Systems (MNJIS) section at the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA). This position provides oversight to the enterprise architecture, business intelligence, data services, database administration, and user experience teams. This position is responsible for defining technology strategies to support MNJIS objectives and setting the vision, goals, and measures of success for the Enterprise Architecture and Business Intelligence functions. This position is also responsible for developing and driving enterprise architecture standards and measures for creating and maintaining supportable and sustainable information technology services within the organization. As a member of the MNJIS Management Team, this position will participate in long-term, organizational planning by creating the MNJIS four-year strategic plans and is responsible for implementing strategies to meet MNJIS, BCA, DPS, and MNIT strategic goals.


This position requires an employee to be onsite at the work location 3 days per week.

  • Telework for Minnesota IT Services allows an employee to perform work from a telework location and an employee may be required to be in the office based on business needs and other dependencies in St Paul, MN
  • Only candidates located in Minnesota and bordering states (Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wisconsin) are telework eligible.


Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must clearly demonstrate all of following qualifications on their resume:

This position requires minimum of five (5) years of experience working in a complex IT development environment planning, designing, developing, implementing, and maintaining IT systems and services AND two (2) years of supervisory experience. Supervisory experience should cover multiple areas such as: selecting, orienting, and training employees; coaching, counseling, and performance managing employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results, etc. Two (2) years of experience in a Systems Architect classification or two (2) years of experience in an external IT Architect role may substitute for the required supervisory experience.*

Experience must include:

  • Ability to evaluate current processes and assess for improvements and different approached to complex technology problems to meet business solutions.
  • Broad awareness of and experience with all phases of a secure Systems Development Lifecyle (SDLC).
  • Thorough knowledge of the methods and techniques of systems analysis and design
  • Project management/leadership
  • Agile/scrum development methodologies, with development cycles that span multiple revisions.
  • Ability to deliver effective verbal or written messages that facilitate a mutual understanding on both parties.
  • Customer service skills that include active listening, empathy, and problem-solving.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field.
  • Experience working in an environment with strict regulatory, security, and compliance requirements such as law enforcement or criminal justice systems.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders (both technical and non-technical) including, but not limited to, staff, agency peers, agency management, and customer groups using a variety of communication styles and approaches.
  • Knowledge and experience with advanced supervision, staff development, team development, program management and evaluation.
  • Group facilitation/management skills, including the ability to resolve conflicts through negotiation, influencing, persuasion, and consensus building.
  • Strong ability to identify, conceptualize, analyze, and solve a broad range of complex problems and recommend effective and integrated solutions.
  • Ability to plan strategically, appropriately, and effectively set priorities, and adapt to a quickly changing environment.

Additional Requirements

It is the policy of Minnesota IT Services that a successful candidate must pass all legally required checks prior to employment which may consist of the following:


  • SEMA4 Records Check (applies to current and past state employees only)
  • Criminal History Check
  • Reference Check
  • Social Security and Address Verification
  • Education Verification
  • CJIS Background Check
  • Drug screen (BCA & Some DPS positions)
  • Other legally required checks

Minnesota IT Services will not sponsor applicants for work visas, including F-1 STEM OPT extensions. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

Job Type: Full-time
Compensation: $42.93 - $73.46 / hourly - $89,637 - $153,384 / annually
Compensation Type: Salaried
Location: St. Paul, MN - Hybrid
Posted by Karla Larson on May 6, 2024