Senior Software Solutions Architect
The Senior Software Solutions Architect will focus primarily on leading solution design efforts for the delivery of technology solutions, according to the Christian Care Ministry(CCM) SDLC process. The process includes delivering requirement specifications through detailed design in support of delivery; and ensuring organizational alignment in terms of timelines, commitments, and status. The development projects are critical, high value initiatives that are part of a larger enterprise IT strategy.
During the project design efforts, the Solutions Architect will lead the team of Enterprise Architects, Data Architects, and UX Research/Designers, and will partner with PMO, IT Infrastructure, Production Operations, and Security/Compliance teams, to design solutions that will be implemented by CCM IT Delivery teams, in order to provide efficient, value-based services to CCM Internal Users and to CCM Members. Additionally, the Solutions Architect will work closely with Enterprise Architects to ensure the successful realization of the enterprise architecture roadmap and strategy.
The Solutions Architect – with a background in the various technologies and stacks (NodeJS/React/Postgres, Salesforce, .NET/SQL Server, Web Services and ESBs) – will work on the solution design related to various elements of CCM’s platforms, and will address business/user impact, application integration, data integration and migration, security, networking, deployment, and user access. Conduct requirements-gathering from end users, stakeholders, and other SMEs.
Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities
Translate requirements into end user / stakeholder readable Functional Design Specification (FDS) documents
Translate approved FDS documents into viable Technical Design Specification (TDS) documents
Act as technical design liaison with PMO, Client, Vendor Partners, and other technology teams
Properly scope, design, and size project delivery efforts
Provide direction and guidance on the solution architecture to the IT Delivery teams
Make technical trade-offs to balance competing concerns (such as usability, scalability, data integrity, performance, etc.)
Serve as Product Owner for Agile Software Delivery teams
Participate in Design and Sprint sessions following Scrum methodology
Manage time effectively, communicating project status accurately to Project Managers
Apply architectural and engineering concepts to design solutions that meet CCM’s standards for scalability, maintainability, security, reliability, extensibility, flexibility, availability, and manageability
Design within the enterprise architecture framework, adhering to architecture principles, modeling and design standards, reference architectures, and design patterns
Work with the Enterprise Architects to design reference architectures and roadmaps to best align with business strategy
Demonstrate leadership by taking initiative in team building, influencing, conflict management, and problem resolution to facilitate success
Support vendor evaluations; responsible for providing recommendations and assessment scoring
Navigate across the IT organization (networking, security, interfaces, etc.) to identify non-functional requirements that would not be clear to the business
Drive the sourcing of new solutions to help generate improvements to processes
Introduce, develop, and maintain tools, practices, and processes to help the organization scale, design best-in-class architecture, and develop test and release automation
Develop and maintain technical standards, policies, and procedures
Perform all job functions consistent with CCM policies and procedures, including those which govern handling PHI and PII
Essential Skills & Abilities
Direct experience in building and managing complex solutions based on Cloud technologies; including private, public, and/or hybrid cloud solutions
Deep experience in the software development life cycle best practices, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, QA, Database architecture, build processes, testing, deployment, and the management of technical debt
Strong hands-on Full Stack application development experience that includes experience across languages and projects
Knowledge of data protection operations and legislation (e.g. GDPR, HIPAA)
Working knowledge of platforms (Node/Express/React Stack/Salesforce/.NET), cloud technologies (Heroku, AWS S3), Integration (ESB, Mulesoft, Express Gateway), Data (MS SQL, Postgres, SSIS, SSRS), network, infrastructure, security, IAM, SAML, SSO, LDAP, Active Directory, OKTA, UML, OOAD (Object Oriented Analysis & Design), architecture tools (Sparx-ea, Visio, Embarcadero), business process modeling and collaboration tools (Jira, MS Teams, Confluence)
Serve as a proven expert of technology with expertise in the design, creation, management, and business use of large enterprise applications
Ability to quickly adapt to different working environments, build relationships, and be able to lead teams efficiently for success
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, multi-project environment, meeting commitments and deadlines
Expertise in understanding business needs (including drawing out those unstated), and then meeting them with technology
Ability to lead assessment of development budgets and schedules
Core Competencies/Demonstrable Behaviors
Communicates effectively - Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences
Manages complexity - Making sense of complex, high quantity and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems
Customer focus - Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.
Tech savvy - Anticipating and adopting innovations in business-building digital technology applications
Optimizes work processes - Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, engineering or closely related field with 10-12 years’ experience in software design and implementation of complex IT projects required
8-10 years of progressively increasing leadership responsibility in a directly related area during which both professional and management capability have been clearly demonstrated required
Experience with complex data analysis, data migrations, system integration, and development
Experience working with integration middleware or enterprise system bus technologies.
Master’s degree preferred
Agile software development experience (certified Product Owner preferred)
Experience in a healthcare-related field preferred
Experience as a Solution Architect in the health plan industry preferred
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" relationship.
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