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What You Will Do
Role Purpose
The Sr. Solution Architect strategically designs and implements complex technology solutions that meet business requirements that are fully aligned with enterprise and domain architecture guidelines.
Functional Responsibilities
  • Proficient in producing architectures and designs that involve the creation of new design patterns for moderate to high technological and business function complexity.
  • Provides end to end architecture for a project to ensure the detailed design and development remains consistent with the overall enterprise architecture.
  • Leads and advises on architect-initiated quality projects (e.g., scalability, maintainability; security; extensibility) to bring successful conclusion and implementation.
  • Identifies issues between the architecture and vendor solution implementation. Identifies solutions and formulate implementation and migration strategies.
  • Provides expertise in technical knowledge, methodology and framework, data integration and data flows, Enterprise Architecture, and software development and coding.
  • Communication and presentation skills with a high degree of comfort to large and small technical audiences.
  • Defines strategies for networking, server platform, desktop services, and security required to support relevant technical environments.
  • Leads orientation and planning review sessions with the local Information Technology project managers.

Technical Proficiencies
  • Information Systems knowledge
      • Maintains and applies up to date knowledge of discreet and integration information systems elements.
      • Resolves escalated problems; Identifies root causes; identifies customer needs and determines the appropriate approach to ensure resolution.
      • Solicits the input of appropriate technical experts.
      • Sets up and integrates new and enhanced information systems
      • Identifies means of integrating technical support requirements with enterprise processes and strategies.
      • Identifies technological opportunities to meet client needs.
      • Creates information systems solutions to meet the needs of business partners; Partners with appropriate technical consultants, experts and leaders.
  • Foundational Architecture Knowledge
      • Knowledge of the systems architecture used consistently within or across the organization or enterprise.
      • The architecture is defined and adopted as the standard against which decisions are made regarding design and development of all IT resources and assists across the enterprise.
      • Shows understanding of the concept and usefulness of foundation architecture in the development and deployment of software and hardware; integrates tasks with foundational architecture.
      • Understanding and adoption of the TOGAF Framework. Applies architecture principles.
      • Uses relevant tools and techniques in their own work area.
      • Provides guidance on the standards and guidelines to members of the development community.
      • Consults with development project teams in the design of the fundamental hardware and software that provides the infrastructure on which applications are developed and run.
      • Applies the evaluation criteria used for the selection of hardware, software and tools.
      • Ensures the completeness (Fit for purpose) of the architecture in ensuring pertinent requirements of stakeholders is inclusive.
      • Research the design of new architectural components. Assesses benefits and drawbacks of proposed changes.
      • Monitors emerging trends and assesses impact for the company.
      • Consults to multiple project teams in diverse environments.
      • Determines and explains the interrelationships of the various technologies and their respective roles with the architecture.
  • System Development Life Cycle Knowledge
      • Applies knowledge of how technology solutions process through life cycle phases of requirements analysis, solution design, development, testing, deployment and decommission.
      • Performs required tasks for one or more phases of the SDLC. Prepares status updates on how work is progressing through a phase.
      • Provides complete and accurate handoffs to others who are responsible for subsequent phases of work.
      • Meets project plan expectations and participates in resolving handoff issues. Coordinates required tasks for one or more phases of the SDLC. Consolidates status updates and resolves handoff issues or other problems.
      • Makes suggestions for shared tools, documentation standards and methodology.
      • Manages the SDLC for existing projects. Tracks and monitors performance across multiple SDLC phases.
      • Developes shared tools and documentation standards.
      • Participates in creating recommendations for design and implementation of methodology.
      • Mentors others.
  • Systems Thinking
      • Ability to plan and account for impacts of system development efforts across architecture system components, critical business processes, data and applications.
      • Conceptualizes the impact of changes to system platforms, as a result of system acquisition, system merger, or implementation of enterprise wide solutions.
      • Investigates the critical relationships between primary business, technology, and system platforms. Devises approaches that recognize the interdependencies of the key system components.
      • Researches the critical and underlying relationships between primary business, technology, and systems platforms. Devises approaches that integrate system components.
      • Plans improvements that take into account the critical, underlying and less apparent relationships between business, technology and systems platforms.
      • Devises approaches that integrate system components for assigned clients.
      • Conducts risk evaluations and resolves issues regarding significant changes and/or upgrades.
  • Innovation
    • Improves the organizational performance through the application of original thinking to existing and emerging methods, processes, products and services.
    • Employs sound judgment in determining how innovation will be deployed to produce return on investment.
    • Reacts open-mindedly to new perspectives or ideas. Consider different or unusual solutions when appropriate.
    • Identifies opportunities for innovation and offers new ideas; Takes the initiative to experiment.
    • Shares new ideas and consistently demonstrates openness to the opinions and views of others.
    • Identifies new and different patterns, trends and opportunities. Generates solutions that build upon, adapt, and go beyond transition and status quo.
    • Seeks to involve other stakeholders in developing solutions to problems.

Complexity of Work
  • Within the scope of the job, it requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment.

Qualifications: Education and Work Experience
  • High school diploma/GED with 10 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Bachelor's degree required.
  • 10 years of experience required.
  • 2 years of leadership or management experience required.
  • 5 years of leadership or management experience preferred.
  • Healthcare provider industry experience is preferred
  • Experience in facilities and access management systems like door access control systems, video surveillance systems, building automation systems, alarm systems, pneumatic tube systems, Infant security systems, temperature monitoring systems etc is preferred.
  • Experience in Enterprise content management applications, Enterprise faxing applications and business management applications is preferred

What You Will Need
  • High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Bachelor's degree required.
  • Master's degree preferred.

Work Experience:
  • 5 years of experience required.
  • 10 years of experience preferred.
  • 2 years of leadership or management experience required.
  • 5 years of leadership or management experience preferred.

Additional Preferences
No additional preferences.
Why Join Our Team
When you join Ascension, you join a team of over 150,000 individuals across the country committed to a Mission of serving others and providing compassionate, personalized care to all. Our inclusive culture, continuing education programs, career coaches and benefit offerings are just a few of the resources and tools that team members can use to create a rewarding career path. In fact, Ascension spent nearly $46 million in tuition assistance alone to support associate growth and development. If you are looking for a career where you can grow and make a difference in your community, we invite you to join our team today.
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
Ascension Technologies is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and affords equal opportunity to all associates and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status. For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the "EEO is the Law" poster:
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Candidate Location Eligibility:
Austin, TX
Chicago, IL

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What are Ascension Perks + Benefits

Ascension Benefits Overview

While the Ascension network expands across the United States, a common bond unites our caregivers at each ministry: the desire to provide compassionate, personalized care for all — especially those most in need. To ensure we are caring for the needs of our quality associates, we offer affordable, accessible care through our comprehensive benefits program. With many choices, you can select the plans that best meet your needs, providing security now and in the future

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

An Insider's view of Ascension

What is your vision for the company?

“I work with a bunch of creatives in the human-centered design field; we live in a constant state of curiosity and are always challenging assumptions. Our team focuses on uncovering the challenges that our patients and caregivers face and we ultimately hope to provide solutions to address any pain points"

Esha Bhargava

VP Experience Research, Clinical Products

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

“My goal is never to tell my teams how to do something. I want my teams to feel empowered to own their solutions in addition to the creative process it takes to get them there. When a team’s software exceeds the mark, I ensure they receive the recognition they deserve as part of their commitment to supporting our healthcare communities.

Michael Behm

Director of Software Engineering

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