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The Chief Architect is responsible for partnering with key business and IT leadership and Project Managers Architecture Management leads for the purpose of supporting the IT strategic direction. The Chief Architect will integrate information from our client's business strategies to develop the overall strategic architecture, functionality, integration and quality for their technology portfolio. The Chief Architect will also be accountable for the health and effectiveness of all architecture services.

Job Duties:

Lead the development of an architecture strategy to support required strategic capabilities in conjunction with business and IT leadership.
Serves as a key member of the Strategy team that sets the company’s approved overall Strategy.
Coordinates multiple business development initiatives that are consistent with the approved company Strategy.
Identify requirements and sponsor initiatives to develop new enterprise services, components, standards, assets and frameworks required to support our client's business strategy
Rationalize and approve the plans and roadmaps developed for areas within the Application, Data and Technology domains.
Serve as point of escalation, review and approval for key issues, significant projects and decisions for all architecture domains.
Support Business Management by providing architectural and strategic consulting in the areas of IT Strategy, architecture principles, approach recommendations and best practices.
Partner with PMO Managers and VP of Strategy and Business Development to rationalize and approve business portfolio plans and roadmaps.
Support solution development by ensuring appropriate principles, standards, and architectural assets exist.
Acts as the primary point of contact for any special project assigned by the VP Strategy and Business Development.
Conducts and/or assists analyses and works with other assigned parties to meet overall needs of the client.
Adheres to policies and procedures as related to all aspects of IT contracting and legal processes as well as all financial management aspects to include compliance, capital management, operating budget management and security and controls.
Preferred Skills:

Must have demonstrated success as a chief architect at a large IT-services concern with significant background in leading and operating large-scale projects and divisions.
Must have considerable proficiency in understanding of the architecture discipline, processes, concepts, and best practices in and outside of the healthcare industry with a proven track record supporting business strategies with architectural platforms.
Must display a broad technical aptitude and knowledge and have detailed understanding what is happening in the industry in general.
Must possess and display strong strategic planning capabilities (approaches and processes, tools, deliverables)
Requirements:

Ideal candidate possesses at least ten years of consecutive architecture management experience with at least of 5 of those years at a director/executive leadership position.
Must possess demonstrable skill leveraging efforts within a matrix management organization.
Experience and expertise on development and management of enterprise architecture discipline in large, distributed organizations.
Bachelor’s degree in Business Management or Computer Science/Data Processing. Master’s degree highly preferred in Management Information Systems, Business Administration or related field or equivalent in work experience.
Candidate must have considerable proficiency of the architecture discipline, processes, concepts, and best practices.
Must have strong strategic planning capabilities (approaches and processes, tools, deliverables) and a strategic view of the information technology, trends and impacts of new technologies to the industry.
Must have considerable experience in developing/maintaining business solutions through the technical disciplines of application development and data management.
Must display sufficient technical knowledge to contribute to system-level decisions and to demonstrate credibility with peers, subordinates and stakeholders.
Candidate must be able to integrate enhanced technical business relationships with the business strategy to insure value creation.