Solution Architect Sr
Location: Chapel Hill
Posted on: January 11, 2022
Job Title: Solution Architect
Duration: 12+ months
Serve as the senior architect on a given full Software Development
Life Cycle project and vendor work, developing, maintaining, and
reviewing application architecture throughout the project. May
include leading proof-of-technology activities.
Provide leadership in the research, development and adherence to
application standards and patterns, application portfolio strategy
for solutions, integrations, and infrastructure.
Provide leadership with service level agreements and processes
(i.e., Walkthrough and Approval processes, Program/System
documentation, Status Reporting, Escalation, Change Management,
Problem Management, Software Development Methodology, etc.).
Serve as the senior architect responsible for the planning and
design of both on-prem and cloud-based infrastructure
Drive adherence to existing and evolving security requirements to
ensure a robust and secure environment for which to deploy
Serve as Lead Project Architect on a project team (including users,
developers and/or vendors), to plan, coordinate, analyze, design,
review and implement application systems and/or enhancements to
existing systems to meet current and future needs.
Ensure vendor work is accurately and thoroughly reviewed and meets
all applicable standards; identify gaps and/or opportunities in
work to meet long term corporate goals.
Contribute to and apply IT industry best practices.
Participate in and lead a cross-functional IT Architecture groups
that review designs from an enterprise perspective.
Participate in the design review process and support the overall
Enterprise Architecture Management process.
Also, influence and drive change to architecture processes,
strategies, and standards, as needed.
Accountable for key design reviews and recommendations to
management and IT governance, including selection and review of
structural elements and their interfaces, by which a system is
composed; Behavior as specified in collaborations about those
elements; Composition of these structural and behavioral elements
into larger subsystems; Architectural system that guides this
organization; Architectural documentation creation and
Support pre-project efforts in terms of working with the user team
or vendor during meetings/presentations, crafting conceptual
solutions, assisting with time estimates, and documenting
Develop Solution Architecture Models and Documentation (key written
project deliverable). Oversee and approve the creation of
Provide technical expertise/coaching for others; facilitate the
development and provide direction on integration design patterns
around services and interfaces; work hands-on often with delivery
teams; and monitor application architecture related to other areas
of IT, the business community, and outside vendors to ensure the
relevance of architecture to meet business needs.
Create or review IT plans that manage clear and realistic
expectations of what technology can offer in terms of products,
services, and delivery mechanisms.
Establish, maintain, and review enterprise architecture models to
enable applications development and decision-supporting activities,
consistent with IT plans.
Support and mentor less experienced architecture staff.
Bachelor's Degree and 10 years of progressive experience in a
combination of development, design, infrastructure/data center
and/or related IT disciplines.
If no degree, 12 years of progressive experience as stated
Must have at least 3 years of direct infrastructure, system,
application and/or other solution architecture experience.
Experience should include significant background leading broad and
complex technical work with proven success in the design and
delivery of quality scalable IT solutions on time, on budget and in
compliance with applicable requirements.:
Exposure to multiple, diverse technical integrations, technologies,
and processing environments, including cloud and SaaS
Familiarity with front-end development, micro-services, and cloud
computing is required.
Strong experience in solution design principles and practices,
system development methodologies, and software life cycles.
Experience coordinating vendor solution delivery and partnering
effectively with vendors to meet business needs.
Experience in multiple architecture disciplines is preferred.
Experience leading technical teams, especially hands-on and able to
coach teams on new technologies and practices.
Prefer candidates with understanding of the following:
Regulatory and legislative impact on health plans, specifically
HIPAA requirements placed on cloud tenants.
Health insurance and plan administration. Front-end web development
SOA and micro-services
Converged infrastructure planning or design.
Middleware and client-server technologies. Vue.js and GraphQL are a
plus. AWS, Kubernetes, Elasticity, Interoperability, and other
subject matter expertise in healthcare technologies.
Every Enterprise Initiative that is determined to have architecture
impact requires an assigned LPA.
Role: The LPA provides leadership and is accountable for all
architecture deliverables (Architecture Specification being the
primary deliverable) as well as for the overall success of the
project's architectural aspects.
This person serves as the key point person for communication
between the project team and the Architecture Practice.
Process: Architecture leadership determines and assigns the LPA at
the time the project is initially assessed for IT impact.
The LPA will pull in supporting architecture roles as required by
Architecture Impact: Generally, consult the architecture practice
to the team. This can often be a quick discussion.
We look for new vendors, new functionality (even for existing
vendors), new integrations, and any impacts to architecture
specialties (i.e. infrastructure, security, etc.).
Create project specific deliverables, contribute to shared assets,
support project management activities, collaborate on design and
delivery, support other architecture documentation.
Assist with project management activities, scope and requirements
activities, and support other work outside of projects on an as
Experience with object-oriented system architectures utilizing use
cases, ArchiMate or Unified Modeling Language (UML), Visio,
Draw.io, and TOGAF or the Rational Unified Process (RUP) or similar
methodology is preferred.
Strong leadership and mentoring skills, including team leadership
and work organization/coordination.
Excellent influencing and consultative skills; and the ability to
proactively identify and resolve issues and opportunities.
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