The Associate Enterprise Architect provides overall direction, guidance, definition and facilitation for the development of current and future architecture required to meet organizational needs, goals, and strategic direction. Responsibilities include the development of strategies aligning IT to the organization, advocacy and support of current IT strategies, identification and analysis of the organization’s drivers to derive useful context, and analysis of the current IT ecosystem to detect critical deficiencies and recommend solutions for improvement.
Architects interface across all departments, acting as visionaries to proactively assist in defining the direction for future projects. They conceive strategies, solutions, build consensus, and sell/execute solutions. They are involved in all aspects of the project life cycle, from the initial kickoff through the requirements analysis, design, and implementation. Additional responsibilities may include establishing overall architectural viewpoints and oversight of organization standards and policies. Architects identify major system interfaces, business capabilities, needs, and existing architecture weaknesses and opportunities for systems.
Serving in this role requires an individual to be a self-starter, working both independently and as a team member. Effective communication skills in interfacing with organizational partners and the IT community are required. Architects are also responsible for educating and guiding others on architectural standards, principles, methodology and trends. They must have significant business knowledge and have expertise within two or more areas of information, solution, and/or technical architecture in which they concentrate. Architects are expected to mentor and coach less experienced staff and provide knowledge transfer across the organization.
Associate Enterprise Architects work within the Enterprise Architecture group within the Office of the Chief Technology Officer and are direct reports of the Director of Enterprise Architect.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Experience leading across functional business and technical teams in a large environment.
Demonstrates strong administrative, organizational and leadership skills, including competence in planning and organizing services and directing staff.
Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills; adeptness at assessing needs and setting priorities.
Demonstrates ability to anticipate risk, think analytically and minimize potential problems.
Demonstrates the ability to interact with all levels of the organization in a team-based setting.
Demonstrates a high level of initiative and independence.
Demonstrates advanced to expert level knowledge and understanding of architecture, application design, system engineering and integration
Develops and maintains a strong working relationship with staff, peers, business leaders, business partners and vendors.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM, Information technology, Computer Science, or related IT field required.
Minimum of eight (8) years’ experience in multiple IT areas required, with a minimum of 2 years relevant experience in two or more domains, such as, data, network, application, systems required. Other domains not listed will be considered
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is typically performed in an office environment.
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.
ABOUT GEISINGER: Geisinger is a physician-led health system comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. Geisinger serves more than 3 million people in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient AtlantiCare, A member of Geisinger. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine became the newest member of the Geisinger Family.
We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. * Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh Food
Farmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencing
programs, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.
Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers.
What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.