Why This Role is Important to Us:
CCA IT is undergoing a transformation, with many strategic initiatives this year, including, standing up a teradata data warehouse, implementing a care management system. Improving processes around data receipt, implementation of MDM and DQ processes.
The Solution Architect is responsible for complex analysis and design of systems solutions across multiple technical and business environments. Working closely with both business partners and application developers across the enterprise, this position acts as subject matter expert for multiple integration suites and various technical platforms.
The role requires an equal balance of technical expertise, gained through current, hands-on involvement in developing real-world systems, and excellent interpersonal skills allied with the ability to quickly develop strong working relationships in high pressure environments.
The Solutions Architect is expected to carry out a wide range of activities, from actively writing code as a senior member of the development team and breaking down complex problems and identifying steps towards solutions, through to coaching individuals and engaging with non-technical people at all levels of seniority.
A Solutions Architect can define and design a solution from technical requirements or business requirements. Understand the current Integration and Data Architecture, but also look to other solutions to meet either technical or business needs. Ability to document the overall architecture and how a solution will fit into this architecture. Need to detail specifications around the architecture including system and support requirements.
A key part of the Solutions architects’ role will be to design the architecture around the transition from old to new systems.
What You'll Be Doing:
Provide hands-on technical leadership, in the development, operation and ongoing improvement of complex, transformational digital services serving CCA’s constituents.
Act as the technical authority in prospective, information gathering and scene setting meetings with other departments, evaluate technical proposals from external suppliers, and make implementation recommendations to senior stakeholders.
Lead the rapid development of user-driven prototypes to identify technical options and inform architectural approaches, working with colleagues and vendor team members to write tests, code and documentation for new and existing systems.
Work with external vendors to ensure that their system architectures are robust, scalable, open and secure, with appropriate overall system design and integration points/APIs, to deliver a high quality user experience.
Advise on, manage and implement agile delivery projects, providing guidance, mentoring and training in agile technical delivery and evolutionary software architecture to CCA departments, partners and external agencies.
Research and prepare senior level technical reports for executive management and manage special technology projects and initiatives as assigned
Perform and evaluate cost analyses and vendor comparisons for large scale projects and recommend moderately complex systems investments to management and customers based on results of independent
assessment of current and future healthcare architecture landscape.
Merges industry point of view with broad technical knowledge to generate value propositions and approaches to solve client business challenges.
Maintain knowledge of current and emerging technologies/products/trends related to architectural solutions
Engages consultatively with clients in order to draw out underlying business and technology issues, understand the client drivers, requirements, and to validate the solution options
Leads teams of solution professionals and subject matter experts in the development of integrated, cost-effective solutions that meet the client’s requirement.
Identifies and evaluates solution risks and creates strategies and plans to mitigate those risks
Represents the solution during governance reviews.
Assists in transition planning and handoff of the solution to delivery.
What We're Looking For:
Bachelor’s, computer science, systems engineering, information technology, or a related field required. Master’s degree desired.
Minimum 10 years of progressively responsible work experience including at least 5 years in Healthcare payer, provider, vendor or Pharmaceuticals.
Experience organizing and performing prototyping and proof of concepts.
Experience with Database design, Sql programing and ETL.
Experience with vendor selection processes.
Experience implementing IT solutions for business use.
English, Bilingual preferred.