Application Architect

Job Description

  • Be able to provide technical direction and lead a group of one or more developers to address a goal. 
  • Architect and design solutions to meet functional and non-functional requirements  
  • Create and review architecture and solution design artifacts 
  • Evangelize re-use through implementation of shared assets 
  • Enforce adherence to architectural standards/principles, global product-specific guidelines, usability design standards, etc.  
  • Proactively provide guidance on engineering methodologies, standards and leading practices  
  • Guidance of engineering staff and reviews of as-built configurations during construction phase  
  • Provide insight and direction on roles and responsibilities required for solution operations 
  • Identify, communicate and mitigate Risks, Assumptions, Issues and Decisions throughout full lifecycle 

Analytical/Decision Making Responsibilities:

  • Considers the art of the possible, compares various architectural options based on feasibility and impact, and proposes actionable plans  
  • Demonstrates strong analytical and technical problem-solving skills  
  • Ability to analyze and operate at various levels of abstraction  
  • Ability to balance what is strategically right with what is practically realistic  

Knowledge and Skills Requirements:

  • Leadership skills be able to inspire others and persuade 
  • Excellent technical architecture skills, enabling the creation of future-proof, complex global solutions  
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills that are required to operate as a leading member of global, distributed teams that deliver quality services and solutions.  
  • Ability to rapidly gain knowledge of the organizational structure of the firm to facilitate work with groups outside of the immediate technical team.  
  • Knowledge and experience in IT methodologies and life cycles that will be used.  
  • Familiar with solution implementation/management, service/operations management, etc.  
  • Maintains close awareness of new and emerging technologies and their potential application for service offerings and products.  

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years leading teams 
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalency (CS, CE, CIS, IS, MIS, or engineering discipline) or equivalent work experience  
  • Minimum of 10+ years overall IT industry experience 
  • Minimum of 3+ years in a application architecture role using service and hosting solutions such as private/public cloud IaaS, PaaS and SaaS platforms. 
  • Experience in designing mobile and web applications using micro-service based architecture 
  • Experience with Node JS or React Native application architectures 
  • Experience with API management and governance 
  • Experience with event driven or message driven architecture 
  • Experience in healthcare industry, exposure to FHIR, HL7 standards 
  • Experience in architecting and designing technical solutions for Microsoft-centric solutions based on industry standards using Azure IaaS, PaaS and SaaS capabilities. 
  • Experience with any of the following:  Azure, Azure Stack, Azure AD 
  • Experience with authentication (SAML/OAuth/OIDC), MFA, and RBAC 
  • Knowledge of cloud security controls including tenant isolation, encryption at rest, encryption in transit, key management, vulnerability assessments, application firewalls, SIEM, etc. 
  • Software development full lifecycle methodologies, patterns, frameworks, libraries and tools 
  • Experience in distilling complex technical challenges to actionable decisions for stakeholders and guiding project teams by building consensus and mediating compromises when necessary. 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with configuration management and automation tools  
  • Experience with relational, graph and/or unstructured data technologies such as MongoDB, SQL Server, Azure SQL, MySQL, Neo4j, Cassandra, Couchbase 
  • Knowledge of programming and scripting languages such as JavaScript, SQL, .NET, Java, Python, PHP, etc. 
  • Experience with machine learning tools such as Azure ML, IBM, AWS, etc. 
  • Experience coordinating the intersection of complex system dependencies and interactions 
  • Experience in solution delivery using common methodologies especially Agile but also Waterfall, Iterative etc. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of US health industry trends and standards  

Technical Requirements:

  • Exposure to infrastructure and application security technologies and approaches  
  • Familiarity with requirements gathering techniques.  

Certification Requirements (a plus):

  • Microsoft Azure stack, TOGAF, Zachman 
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