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Senior Solutions Architect

Requisition #: 469165
Location: Johns Hopkins Health Care, Hanover, MD 21076
Category: Information Technology
Work Shift: Day Shift
Work Week: Full Time
Weekend Work Required: No
Date Posted: Jan. 13, 2022

Johns Hopkins HealthCare is seeking an Enterprise IT Architect / Senior Solutions Architect who defines the structures of solutions and architectures to address complex business and technology problems. The IT Architect acutely understands the broader business or technology objectives and using abstraction, generalization, integration, technical, and organizational experience, designs solutions to meet said objectives. Solutions are exhibited as business, enterprise, or IT architectures and can include systems, applications, and process components. The IT Architect is expected to design solutions to address the most complex technical challenges in the environment.

Job Scope/Complexity:
  • The Senior Solutions / Enterprise IT Architect typically involves applications and integration of a broad variety of products, technologies and services, and various architectural styles and domains.
  • The IT Architect is involved in strategic technology planning and oversees solution architecture using and/or defining enterprise protocols in the design, implementation, performance, and documentation of technologies and systems.
  • Ensures that appropriate technologies and protocols are applied when analyzing and translating business requirements into functional/technical specifications and designs.
  • Using functional specifications and designs, produces high level framework used by more junior IT staff and partitions large systems into components that enable parallel solution development by multiple teams.
  • The scope of a technology specialization is described in the supplemental, however all IT Architects have a centralized and enterprise breadth.
  • Work complexity is extremely high, spanning the entirety of a specialty for the JHHC enterprise.
  • IT Architects are the technical experts for their domain and comprehensively understand the specifics of the technical implementation

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with, and frequently lead, other technical experts, architects and subject matter experts to contribute technology elements for the enterprise.
  • Develop guiding principles, standards, and best practices consumed by execution teams.
  • Responsible for IT vision, strategy, technology innovations, and architecture services of enterprise infrastructure and applications; design, document and implement a strategic roadmap for assigned technologies.
  • Address highly complex problems by meeting with clients to observe and understand current processes and the issues related to those processes. Provide written documentation of findings to share with the client and other IT colleagues.
  • Tracks a broad range of emerging technologies to:
    • Determine their maturity and applicability to the enterprise
    • Assess the relative impact to IT strategy and interprets meaning to senior IT leadership team
    • Lead and manage strategic activities, including adoption of enterprise products and continuous integration strategies

    Design, Development & Deployment
    • Develop, manage and maintain standards; partner in the development, management, establishment, and enforcement of technical standards.
    • Support the translation of business and technical objectives into solution architecture requirements, application of multiple technical solutions to business problems while leveraging enterprise solutions.
    • Provide support and enforcement of compliance with enterprise support and identify opportunities to fully leverage offerings to the benefit of the enterprise.
    • Develop detailed tasks and project plans by analyzing project scope and milestones for highly complex projects in order to ensure product is delivered in a timely fashion according to lifecycle standards.
    • Provide experienced leadership for strategic planning in designing and developing comprehensive, innovative and integrated solutions.
    • Oversee and mentor junior staff by reviewing tasks and milestones for quality standards and provide guidance in system/application design and development.
    • Integrates multiple cross functional processes and disciplines to meet business and technical requirements by bringing perspective from all architecture domains (process, system, application information, data, and security).
    • Experience with Azure implementations
    • Experience with HealthCare

    Implementation & Maintenance
    • Oversee changes by adhering to the change management policies and procedures for any given project to communicate to all parties the nature, significance, and risk factors of the solution.
    • Monitor changes and resolve highly complex problems requiring the highest level of technical expertise by responding as they occur, by reviewing all processing and output of the newly implemented solution, and by proactively ensuring the solution works successfully in order to satisfy the customer requirements and to provide a smooth transition to the new solution.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills to effectively lead change, and communicate with business and IT staff.
    • The ability to embrace change, adapt to the unexpected, and focus energies, people, and solutions on practical and positive results.

    Who we are:

    Johns Hopkins HealthCare (JHHC) is the managed care and health services business of Johns Hopkins Medicine, based out of Hanover, MD. JHHC is a $3B business serving nearly 500,000 active members with lines of business in Medicaid, Medicare, commercial, military health, health solutions, and venture investments. JHHC is a leader in provider-sponsored health plans and is poised for future growth.

    Many organizations talk about transforming the future of healthcare, at Johns Hopkins HealthCare, we are setting the pace for change within the healthcare industry. We develop innovative, analytics-driven health programs in collaboration with provider partners to drive improved quality and better health outcomes for our members and the communities we serve. If you are interested in improving how healthcare is delivered, and have a passion to be at the forefront of change, JHHC is the place to call home.

    Please note : US citizenship is required for this position as it falls under the terms of a government contract (to ensure compliance with DODPSP).

    If you reside in one of the following states, this position can be considered for virtual work: MD, VA, FL, PA, DE, or District of Columbia

    Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

    Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are drug-free workplace employers.
    More Information on Johns Hopkins Medicine
    Johns Hopkins Medicine operates in the Biotech industry. The company is located in Baltimore, MD and Columbia, MD. Johns Hopkins Medicine was founded in 1996. It has 30027 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 173 open jobs at Johns Hopkins Medicine, click here.
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