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The IT Solutions Architect will oversee the design and constitute the blueprint for the solution converting business requirements into technical solutions. The IT Solutions Architect will be responsible for the development of the technology solutions and mapping the business requirements to system/technical requirements to ensure they are in line with the enterprise architectural plans. The IT Solutions Architect will work closely with the director of architecture to design, document, and gain support for existing and new architecture standards across the IT enterprise. Working with Business Analysts and business operations staff, this role will be responsible for the development of the technology solutions supporting business priorities and mapping the business requirements to system/technical requirements to ensure they are in line with the enterprise architectural standards. This position will provide prescriptive guidance to operational support teams which align with TriWest’s architecture standards across network, operating systems, and virtualization, as well as mid-tier technologies such as application integrations, Federated authentication, and security applications.
The IT Solutions Architect maintains awareness of current and emerging technologies, information security contractual requirements and IT solution standards; aligns with TriWest’s mission and support priorities of the business to deliver quality care to our customer base; represents a collaborative approach to solutions with business operations representatives and senior leadership; approach problem solving with an “anything is possible” attitude.
Education & Experience
• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience • 8+ years of relevant IT experience in software development, application implementation/support or infrastructure implementation/support • Working knowledge of all components of typical solutions found in a large/enterprise IT environment • Experience defining and implementing technical solutions using customer defined objectives • Experience translating business needs into technical requirements. • Experience applying multiple solutions to business problems.
• Advanced Technical degree • 10+ years of relevant IT experience in software development, application implementation/support or infrastructure implementation/support • Experience working with Virtualized servers and/or Private Cloud Computing • Experience working in Healthcare and/or as a federal sub-contractor • Experience in a role where influencing others was key to the success of the position • Experience with Security standards and frameworks like FIPS, FISMA, FedRAMP, NIST, DIACAP, HIPAA • Industry certifications which may include any of the following Open CA, CITA, EACOE, CEA.
• Serve as a key member of the architecture team responsible for supporting IT and business operations • Interface with business representatives and vendors to understand the needs of the business. • Work with other professionals to design solution architecture for business. • Suggest and implement programs and initiatives for the Architecture team and IT organization. Leverage experience and knowledge to meet strategic objectives while resolving business, product, and technical challenges, • Provide input on prioritizing activities of the larger team; helping IT leadership and project managers to manage the resource load associated with new initiatives. • Capture and share best-practice knowledge amongst the solution architect community. • Ensure compliance to solution architectural design standards in the implementation of projects. • Render technical support services on project implementation to the project team. • Explain technical issues and IT solutions strategies to stakeholders and non-technical professionals.
• Identify and mitigate existing business risk or risks associated with solution architecture. • Work with Project Managers and Business Analysts to develop high level project schedule resources plan for implementation projects. Lead and collaborate cross-team to ensure successful delivery of solutions. • Regular and reliable attendance is required. • Other duties as assigned.