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Payer Enterprise Architect

This role is at a Healthcare Payer in Phoenix and is an Enterprise Architect role within the CTO’s organization.   Overall it is combination of a Technologist/Architect who also has Payer side business knowledge (example:  deep claims and enrollment system experience).  This is a consulting assignment to start and could lead to FTE but no guarantees.

Position Details

As a member of delivery team, supports new development/project and production support, as the highest-level technology domain expert. Assesses business requirements; collects and identifies technical specifications; and develops technology solutions. Envisions and creates solutions that meet requirements; models pieces and infrastructure and points of integration; proves feasibility of a design; creates design artifacts required to deliver and maintain infrastructure; guides solution through to completion, implementation, and support in production.   With Application Development teams and Infrastructure, ensures new technology solutions are designed for optimal access and usefulness, and leverages existing technologies for specific technical domain(s), and understands system-wide impacts. Assists in near/mid-term roadmap creation, to address gaps and move towards future state architecture to support growth, optimization and innovation.

-Understand and document high-level requirements of the business and drive the definition of standards and best practices working with the Infrastructure and Application development teams.
-Establish domain specific standards, near/mid-term strategy, and roadmaps (0-18 months), in adherence to, and in support of Enterprise standards, strategy and roadmaps.
-Assist in creating the vision for future state technologies and architecture and participate in setting Enterprise standards and mid/long-term strategy/roadmaps (18-60 months), acting as domain specific subject matter experts.
-Responsible for domain specific content/collateral, based on the EA standards/ methodologies, to document the current state and future state architecture.
-Develop technology specifications and ensure that new technology solutions are designed for optimal access and usefulness, and leverage existing technologies when possible.
-Apply architectural and engineering concepts to design a solution that meets operational requirements, such as scalability, maintainability, security, reliability, extensibility, flexibility, availability and manageability.
-Participate and lead research and development efforts (proofs of concept, prototypes), as subject matter experts, when introducing new technologies.
-Provide technical expertise to propose level of effort projections, work breakdown structures and technical resource planning for proposed and current work to support the Project Management Office (PMO) and Project Review Board (PRB) Processes.
-Educate and influence others in order to gain buy-in on proposed solutions.
-Provide input to management throughout the project management lifecycle (PMLC).
-Assist managers with developing the service level agreements (SLAs) and deployment of key performance measures.
-Participate in various phases of the SDLC to perform QA/architectural review functions and to ensure adherence to Enterprise Architecture (EA) technology standards and project specific solutions architecture. (i.e., design reviews).
-Ensures technology solutions are production ready and meet the defined specifications, and that the solution can be maintained via production support methodologies and resources.
-Assist in IS Service Management policy and processes to effectively support domain. Assisted processes include Incident Management, Problem Management, Change Management, Knowledge Management and Performance Management.
-Review the ongoing implementation solution for improvement opportunities.
-Facilitate communications between IS workgroups and business stakeholders for technical issues and/or major changes; acting as the technical domain subject matter expert.
-Provide technical guidance to coach and mentor team members; provide performance feedback to manager(s).
-Keep current and informed of domain related technologies and best practices.
-Serve as technical owner and IT focal point for domain specific solutions.
-Provide coaching and mentoring to team members in the areas of technical skills and competencies.
-The position requires a full-time work schedule. Full-time is defined as working at least 40 hours per week, plus any overtime as requested or needed to perform job responsibilities.
-Perform all other duties as assigned.

Required Work Experience
-10 years of experience designing, building, and supporting large IT enterprise environments
-5 years of experience designing large-scale infrastructure and enterprise level solutions
-3 years of experience in IS/business experience, programming, engineering and/or systems analysis and a strong background in Infrastructure components such as Storage, Servers, Network and Virtualization

Preferred Work Experience
-3 years of experience in an Enterprise Architecture role
-3 years of experience with deployment / administration of Microsoft technologies
Preferred Education
-Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field
Preferred Certifications
-Technical Certifications in Microsoft SQL
-ITIL v3+ Practitioner Certification