Information Technology Architect Senior
Company: CHRISTUS Health
Posted on: September 21, 2022
The IT Architect Senior is responsible for design of IT systems
including system infrastructure, system security, application
architecture, software and data life cycle management. Provides
enterprise architectural framework for the design, development, and
deployment of information/business systems. Proactively drives the
prioritization of key technology enablers for achieving enterprise
level system objectives while ensuring scalability, reliability,
and availability of implemented systems. Provides leadership and
expertise to evaluate planned platform growth, increasingly
demanding enterprise service level requirements in order to
identify, design, and implement technology solutions that exceed
This role requires excellent collaboration and communication skills
to translate complex requirements into functional architecture.
Assists in the development of the information system vision and
strategy of the organization; assists in the development,
implementation, communication, and promotion of strategic and
Researches and participates in beta testing of new systems and
technologies in order to better evaluate their suitability to the
Evaluates proposed system acquisitions and provides critical input
to the decision-making process relative to compatibility, cost,
resource requirements, operations, and maintenance; develops plans
and recommendations to improve the performance and efficiency of
assigned systems; addresses all aspects of assigned systems,
including hardware, software, outside services, etc.; considers
cost-effectiveness, budget, and other resource issues in addition
to technical issues; develops and implements standards and
procedures for multiple areas of technology
Participates in development of enterprise standards, design and
implementation of proactive processes to collect and report data
and statistics on assigned systems; performs research and testing
to verify impact and advisability of system installations; assists
in development vendor support relationships
Maintains in-depth knowledge and current certification in various
areas of information technology
Responsible for infrastructure design, performance modeling and
Independently provides guidance and leadership on architecture
Demonstrates ability to lead team through complex system design and
Ensures architectures are flexible and support the business needs
by maintaining an understanding of business strategies and
Works with various technical resources across the team to
facilitate the development of technical standards.
Possesses communication skills and ability to develop and present
solutions to all levels of management, including executive
Participates in requirements gathering, discovery, and interfacing
with technical and business teams - establishing credibility in
terms of experience, presentation and leadership of solutions
Evaluates proposed new systems, system changes and additions,
provides oversight into the decision process.
Quickly and decisively acts in fast changing, unpredictable
situations, shows tremendous amount of initiative in tough
situations, is exceptional at spotting and seizing opportunities,
proactively plans projects and tasks within application.
Applies advanced level understanding of assigned clinical/business
operations, processes, and workflows. Discusses, and identifies
dependencies with project team members and stakeholders. Maintains
collaborative customer relationships; Ensures the needs of the
customer are fully represented in all updates.
Reviews and provides feedback on documentation written by others.
Articulates issues and complex concepts in appropriate manner based
on the audience.
Possesses the skill to develop strong and positive relationships
with management at all levels.
Demonstrates an advanced level of business strategies
understanding, applies expertise to help meet customer goals and
outcomes. Tackles new problems using experimentation, including
successes and failure experiences. Creative problem solving beyond
standard recommendations and practice.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or a
Minimum Eight (8) years of experience in large corporate systems
environments working with complex IT systems.
Minimum Eight (8) years of hands-on experience in infrastructure
engineering, software development, system administration, system
architecture, application architecture or data system
Minimum Eight (8) years of hands-on experience with system or
application performance modeling and tuning.
Keywords: CHRISTUS Health, Irving , Information Technology Architect Senior, IT / Software / Systems , Irving, Texas
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