CGI Technologies and Solutions, Inc. VistA Technical Solutions Architect in Albany, New York

VistA Technical Solutions Architect

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Category:Information Technology

City:Albany, New York, United States

Position ID:J0816-1219

Employment Type:Full Time

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Position Description:

This Technical Solutions Architect will report to the Project Manager and is the lead technical role of the project . S/he will work collaboratively with the Client Technical Department Program Manager and Center for Information Technology staff. This position is primarily responsible for coordinating the planning, installation and configuration of the VistA system. This position is responsible for the infrastructure of the system, including the network and database, desktop & related peripherals and software infrastructure. In addition, the person in this role will be responsible for recommending and assisting in the development of strategies to create new and maintain existing data interfaces to the VistA system. The successful candidate will have experience with, detailed knowledge of, or a willingness to manage software development efforts according to the Agile Software Development Methodology.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

• Support the Project Manager from the technical perspective in status meetings with Steering Committee and VistA EMR Project Team as directed by the Project Manager.

• Support the VistA EMR Project Team and EMR Steering Committee and represent the technical component of the EMR Project at scheduled meetings as directed by the Project Manager.

• Evaluate existing network and proposed VistA EMR system design and provide recommendations on the most effective approach to installing, configuring and implementing the EMR at the Central Office and the associated Facility locations.

• Evaluate and provide recommendations for network, systems, peripherals and software at the Central Office and associated Facility locations.

• Coordinate the technical knowledge transfer of the EMR architecture and applications to appropriate client staff.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

• 10 years experience in computer systems and/or network management

• 5 years experience

• Technical team management

• Infrastructure design

• Technical architecture documentation, including network and systems diagrams

• Management of the technological aspects of VistA.


• Knowledge of technical architecture, data base administration and software development lifecycle

• Extensive working knowledge of the VistA foundation modules (Kernel, Fileman, Mailman, Patch Module, etc.), CACHE and the MUMPS programming language

• Customer service skills for working with the Executive Team, and various levels of the Clinical Informatics and Facility staff

• Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Visio and Adobe Acrobat

• Excellent English written and oral presentation skills and knowledge of organizational communication

• Subject matter expertise in computer security guidelines and tools related to VistA

• Experience with an Agile Software Development methodology and a willingness to develop and manage the development of EMR custom software

What you can expect from us:

At CGI, we’re a team of builders. We call our employees members because all who join CGI are building their own company - one that has grown to 65,000 professionals located in 40 countries. Founded in 1976, CGI is a leading IT and business process services firm committed to helping clients succeed. We have the global resources, expertise, stability and dedicated professionals needed to achieve results for our clients - and for our members. Come grow with us. Learn more at

This is a great opportunity to join a winning team. CGI offers a competitive compensation package with opportunities for growth and professional development. Benefits for full-time, permanent members start on the first day of employment and include a paid time-off program and profit participation and stock purchase plans.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position, however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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All CGI offers of employment in the U.S. are contingent upon the ability to successfully complete a background investigation. Background investigation components can vary depending upon specific assignment, or upon any US government security clearance if required. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, gender Identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, or other status protected by law. CGI will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with CGI’s legal duty to furnish information.


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