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Solution Architect

Company: U.S. Renal Care
Location: Plano
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

USRC's greatest strength in being a leader in the dialysis industry is our ability to recognize and celebrate the differences in our diverse workforce. We strongly believe in recruiting top talent and creating a diverse and inclusive work climate and culture at all levels of our organization.

The Solution Architect proactively and holistically leads and supports Enterprise Architecture activities that guide the development and management of a portfolio of solutions. Solutions include projects, products, systems (including applications, technologies, processes, and information), shared infrastructure services and shared application services and components to enable and drive targeted business outcomes.

The Solution Architect has a deep understanding of business goals, objectives and business outcomes and creates deliverables for managing the organization's portfolio of target-state, interim and current-state solutions.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. - Other duties and tasks may be assigned.
Translating Business Strategy into Solution Architecture
Understands business drivers and business capabilities (future and current state) and determines corresponding enterprise system designs and change requirements to drive the organization's targeted business outcomes.
Understands emerging technology trends and disruptions and the practical application of existing, new, and emerging technologies to enable new and evolving business and operating models.
Translates business and technical requirements into an architectural blueprint and documents all solution architecture design and analysis work.
Owns and drives deliverables such as standard definitions, capability models, reference architecture models and design patterns to help align and accelerate projects and ongoing technology investment.
Acts as a consultant to internal teams on a broad range of technologies, platforms, and vendor offerings to drive targeted business outcomes.
Leading Solution Design and Analysis
Leads evaluation, design, and analysis for the implementation of solutions across a group of specific business applications or technologies based on enterprise business strategy, business capabilities, value-streams, business requirements and enterprise standards.
Creates architectural designs to guide and contextualize solution development across products, services, projects and systems.
Creates reference architectures focused on detailed design principles, decision points, detailed APIs, major systems and dependencies between business and IT.
Manages and develops the architecture for a portfolio of projects or products, working closely with application development, network, infrastructure, security and operations teams.
Analyzes the business-IT environment (run, grow and transform the business) to identify critical deficiencies, technical debt, and recommends solutions for improvement.
Designs and directs the governance activities associated with ensuring solution architecture assurance and compliance.
Defines the principles, guidelines, standards, and solution patterns to ensure solution decisions are aligned with the enterprise's future-state architecture vision.
Facilitates the evaluation and selection of software product standards and services, as well as the design of standard and custom software configurations.

Facilitating and Collaborating to Deliver Business Outcomes
Consults with application, infrastructure, and security teams on solution options analysis and technology selection.
Support the Enterprise Architect in the development of the IT architectural vision and roadmap to deliver against organizational objectives.
Support the development and implementation of tactical plans to implement cybersecurity capabilities designed to improve the security posture of the company.
Partner with the Enterprise Architect to establish domain-specific reference models for business and technology capabilities for use in strategic planning and analysis
Actively promotes GUEST customer service standards; develop effective relationships at all levels of the organization.
Participates in team concepts and promote a team effort; performs duties in accordance with company policies and procedures.
Regular and reliable attendance is required for the job.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
Requirements include:

Bachelor's degree in computer science, information-technology, engineering, system analysis or a related field, or equivalent experience.
Minimum of seven years of experience in at least two IT solution development disciplines, including technical or infrastructure architecture, network management, application development, middleware, database management or cloud development.
Exposure to multiple, diverse technologies, platforms, and processing environments.
Good understanding of strategic and new and emerging technology trends, and the practical application of existing, new, and emerging technologies to new and evolving business and operating models.
Good understanding of product management, agile principles and development methodologies and capability of supporting agile teams by providing advice and guidance on opportunities, impact, and risks, taking into account technical and architectural debt.
Experience working in the Hospital & Healthcare industry is helpful, but not required.
Experience developing architecture blueprints, strategies, and roadmaps.
Experience delivering presentations to senior-level executives and technical audiences.
Experience with architecture, design and implementation of cloud computing service models including SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS.
Experience with business use cases leveraging AI / ML technology and frameworks.
Experience with information modeling, database technologies and predictive analytics.
Experience with systems integration across multiple platforms in a hybrid cloud environment.
Knowledge of major EA frameworks such as TOGAF, Zachman, DoDAF.
Knowledge of various backend development languages like .Net, Java, Go and Python.
Knowledge of various database technologies such as MySQL, MongoDB, MS SQLServer and Oracle.
Knowledge of various frontend web development languages such as JavaScript, HTML and CSS.
Knowledge of various aspects of an enterprise technology architecture including business, information, data, network, and security.
Knowledge of widely used cybersecurity frameworks such as NIST, ISO 27001 / 27002, SOC2, HIPA, FISMA, etc. and key security controls.
Understanding and knowledge of SDLC methodologies (such as waterfall, spiral, agile software development, rapid prototyping, incremental, synchronize and stabilize, and DevOps).
Knowledge and understanding of different modeling languages (such as UML, BPMN and ArchiMate).
Understanding and knowledge of IT standards and general controls.
Excellent analytical, planning, organizational and technical and skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Displays intellectual curiosity and integrity.
Motivated and driven by achieving long-term business outcomes.
Ability to work effectively in a team environment and partner with cross-functional teams.

U.S. Renal Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veteran.
Additional Information

Keywords: U.S. Renal Care, Plano , Solution Architect, Other , Plano, Texas

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