Kettering Medical Center APPLICATION ARCHITECT in Miamisburg, Ohio

Description Responsibilities

  • Evaluate the selection and development of new infrastructure systems/technologies, and perform due diligence on the IT infrastructure used by potential business acquisitions. Ensure that infrastructure platforms fit into the overall IT architecture and can be successfully integrated with existing systems.

  • Understand the inner workings of infrastructure platforms as well as the interfaces between platforms. Analyze the design and integration of existing systems and advise management of changes that will improve system reliability, availability extendibility, functionality, and performance. Identify and eliminate and redundancies in infrastructure/interface functionality.

  • Receive notification of new infrastructure requests through the help desk ticket system. Investigate client requests; gather business requirements, key drivers, objectives, functions, features and technical specifications; and help select appropriate solutions that fit into the KHN IT architecture.

  • Perform technical due diligence on new packages, tools sets, middleware and system upgrades. Assess technology/infrastructure feasibility, costs, integration, interoperability and scalability; determine key integration points and the performance impact on existing systems. Provide actionable recommendations to management.

  • Collaborate with architects and IS team members in the definition and design of infrastructure solutions. Work with IS teams to map infrastructure deployment and enhancements to operating platforms. Lead the enhancement and maintenance of infrastructure systems in collaboration with IS teams as assigned.

  • Serve as a subject-matter expert on project teams as requested. Recommend solutions for new business requirements that comply with set architectural standards. Complete technical assignments.

  • Receive and resolve escalated incidents tied to the underlying design/architecture of specific infrastructure systems. Implement break-fixes and document changes for communication to the appropriate IS team.

  • Proactively research and evaluate emerging technologies that meet current and future business requirements.

  • Monitor changes in business environment and requirements that may affect infrastructure and technology designs. Modify infrastructure architecture standards as needed to address business changes.

  • Document infrastructure/technology frameworks, architectures, workflow, processes, software, operating system environments, and system interfaces. Ensure that all information is available for IS team members to understand infrastructure architectural standards and to use them in development projects.

  • Train and coach others on infrastructure architecture standards, procedures, and best practices.

  • Advise and collaborate with IS teams on the enhancement and maintenance of infrastructure systems and technologies.

  • Assist in the identification and documentation of business risks posed by new and existing technologies. Prepare solutions to reduce or eliminate risk in the technical environment. Assist in the establishment of procedures to audit systems for risk.

  • Validate that all infrastructure platforms protect patient data in compliance with HIPPA, KHN-specific regulations, and other requirements.

  • Review infrastructure/platform logs. Check for errors, backup completion, intrusions, and other issues. Coordinate the resolution of identified issues with the appropriate IS and customer teams.

Requirements Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field

  • 10 years of experience in infrastructure/platform development and design

  • 5 years of experience serving as a lead technical/architecture analyst with strong project management experience

  • 5 years of development experience with healthcare business applications/enterprise systems

  • Extensive knowledge of application and infrastructure architecture methodologies

  • Experience in evaluating, selecting, and leveraging technologies in multiple types of businesses and environments

  • Data and process modeling experience

  • Knowledge of a wide variety of operating systems, technology platforms, etc.

Requisition Number: 16-6313



Location: Admin Support Building

City: Miamisburg

State: Oh

Shift: First

Job Status: Full-Time

Temporary: No

Hours per Bi-Weekly Pay Period: 80