Architect II- Virtual Location
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You will work for the world leader in the industry, with a career where you can expand your skills and knowledge. You’ll have a role where you can act with professionalism, you can inspire colleagues, and you can care about the work we do and the people we serve.
At Quest, we are on a continuous journey of discovery and development. It’s this attitude that has made us an industry leader and the #1 Diagnostic Lab in the US. For those joining us, we offer exciting and fast moving career opportunities where you can affect change at a rate unheard of in many organizations of our size and scope. While we invest in and develop technology to drive our innovations, our ongoing success relies on our people.
- The Architect-II has overall responsibility for the architecture and design of solutions that encompass multiple enterprise and strategic applications and technologies across multiple departments. The Architect-II is responsible for evaluating the requirements of a business or IT ask and both architecting an IT solution or perform vendor evaluations to determine if an external product can support the business ask or need. The Architect-II can also be responsible for developing a level of effort (LOE) to support any project request that they might get. Solutions may cover a broad spectrum of the business (i.e. laboratory, billing, logistics, patient services, finance, legal, etc.) and applications/ technologies regardless of the architect’s primary area of expertise. The architect is responsible for the creation and presentation of a number of artifacts including, but not limited to architecture overview documents, solution sketches, data models, integration patterns, LOE estimates, vendor evaluation scorecards, design/code review reports etc. He/she is further responsible for leading other application architects, application developers & non-technical team members and provide design oversight and guidance at varying levels during project execution. Finally, the Architect-II is charged with collaborating with the other architecture functions (such as Enterprise Architecture and Infrastructure architecture) in the developing of various IT strategies and ensuring that the solutions that they lead are in support of strategic goals for the company – both business and IT.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Evaluates high level requirements from demand managers, analysts, other architects and business partners for completeness and accuracy
Engages with project teams and business partners across all spectrums of business to triage requests and determine solution options
Supports Enterprise Architecture and Infrastructure Architecture teams to develop enterprise strategies, blueprints, roadmaps etc. and provides governance services for those strategies,
Develops, documents and presents solutions to members of multiple architecture, development and infrastructure teams for purposes of solution development and or the gathering/refining of estimates
Leads and drives solution discussions both with business and other IT personnel
Drives and provides technical leadership for cross-functional projects from design through to deployment as needed
When required, leads the vendor evaluation process to evaluate technical capabilities of vendors on behalf of Quest Diagnostics. Works with other architecture and development organizations to perform vendor and technology assessments in support of project requests. Prepares and presents formal vendor evaluation artifacts
Provides input to RFPs and RFIs being presented to or developed by Quest Diagnostics on behalf of the IT organization
Organizes and leads cross-functional discussions within the IT and business organizations in support of solution development
Guides and directs cross-functional project teams throughout project execution life-cycle
Ensures both requests and solutions are in alignment with strategic goals
Manages solutions across multiple initiatives and teams simultaneously
Creates and presents solutions with varying options covering both tactical and strategic needs as necessary
Rules on technical or architectural disputes
Represents Architecture and/or IT organization as a whole in discussions with senior management and third parties (vendors, clients, joint venture partners, etc.)
Provides technical and business guidance to members of the other architecture and development organizations
Ensures adherence to established standards and processes
Provides managers with technical performance assessments
Recognizes new/evolving trends and ensures personal growth and skill maintenance as a contributor. Analyzes new technologies to resolve business problems
Works with vendors to better understand how features and interfaces of outside applications can facilitate the fulfillment of customer requests
Perform other duties as assigned.
Education Preferred: BS degree in Computer Science, MIS, or related technical field.
Work Experience: 10+ years of demonstrated IT design and/or architecture experience
9+ years demonstrated experience in Laboratory IT environment working with enterprise level systems
10-15 years’ experience working in large-scale, heterogeneous IT environments
10+ years working with laboratory billing applications
Other: Has deep technical expertise in one or more technology domains
Demonstrated in depth understanding of multiple enterprise level and strategic applications supporting the multiple business functions (Lab, Commercial, Sales, Marketing etc.)
Demonstrated ability to influence with credibility across business functions or technologies with analysis (based on prior experience).
Demonstrated ability to represent IT in senior management level discussions and with third parties
Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, oral/presentation and written communication skills in both technical and non-technical language.
Strong leadership, project and team building skills – ability to lead teams and drive projects and initiatives by working effectively with others with a demonstrated ability to work cross-departmentally.
Demonstrated ability to deliver under tight timelines with minimal oversight and input
Strong collaborator – willingness to share ideas, documentation and best practices.
Conceptual and analytical thinker – ability to extract, analyze and document complex business and technical requirements/strategies from customers and IT team members.
Physical and Mental: Ability to multi-task, Analytical skills, Ability to follow verbal or written instructions, Thinking analytically, Communication, Using effective verbal communication, Using effective written communication, Handling stress & emotions, Concentrating on tasks, Making decisions, Adjusting to change, Examining/observing details, Sitting for long periods at a time.