Dignity Health

  • Digital Solution Architect III

    Job ID
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    IT Digital Strategy
    Hours / Pay Period
    Dignity Health System Office
    San Francisco
    Optional Work Location
    Standard Hours
    Mon-Fri 8-5pm
    Work Schedule
    8 Hour
  • Overview

    Dignity Health, one of the nation’s largest health care systems, is a 22-state network of more than 9,000 physicians, 63,000 employees, and 400 care centers, including hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging and surgery centers, home health, and primary care clinics. Headquartered in San Francisco, Dignity Health is dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality, and affordable patient-centered care with special attention to the poor and underserved. In FY17, Dignity Health provided $2.6 billion in charity care, community benefit, and unpaid cost of government programs. For more information, please visit our website at www.dignityhealth.org. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.




    Position Summary:

    The Digital Solution Architect III role is to provide technology leadership for developing, integrating, and supporting Dignity Health’s patient and consumer digital products and services. This role will be responsible for specific application, database, network, infrastructure and/or engineering portfolios/platforms in partnership with Dignity Health’s business capability owners, external vendors and managed services partners. The Digital Solution Architect III will:

    1. Drive successful solution adoption from technology planning, investment decisions, implementation to ongoing operational support for several, highly complex platforms or portfolios
    2. Identify and accelerate the elimination of applications and infrastructure which are not Invest platforms
    3. Be responsible for improving the availability, security, compliance, interoperability, performance, and technology cost of assigned portfolios/platforms

    Qualified candidates must possess a combination of business, technical and leadership skills. They must be change advocates and innovators, quick learners, results-oriented, and creators of compelling digital technology roadmaps. They must seek out and synthesize IT and healthcare trends into multi-year technology investment plans. Mentoring and influencing others in a matrixed team environment is critical to success.


    Responsibilities Include:

    • Create, implement, and support IT portfolios and platforms which accelerate the transformation of Technology Services as a key enabler to Dignity Health’s growth strategy and fulfillment of Dignity Health’s mission and digital strategy vision.
    • Act as the Dignity Health Technology Services champion with internal and external stakeholders regarding security, compliance, feature and product roadmaps, remediation, and service level agreements.
    • Lead, mentor, and coach Solution Architects I & II to build their skills and readiness in technology, portfolio, and platform responsibilities.
    • Lead focused proof-of-concept activities for technology assessments, communicate findings, develop portfolio roadmaps, investment prioritization, and successful implementation and adoption.
    • Be known as the subject matter expert for their portfolios/platforms and actively collaborate with other Solution Architects on IT standards, innovation and integration opportunities to enable new value chains and business efficiencies.
    • Act as the IT standards owner for several technology, platform, or portfolio domains and facilitate a collaborative process to establish, gain consensus, and communicate R&D, Invest, and Disinvest product roadmaps
    • Drive adherence to IT strategy and IT standards in design processes for 3rd party services, products acquired, internal services, integrated hosted solutions, and hardware/software vendors.
    • Ensure that portfolio/platform performance meets or exceeds operational metrics for scalability, security, compliance, performance and quality in accordance with negotiated service level agreements.
    • Guide business owners and Technology Services teams to ensure the consistency of their components to the overall business capability, IT product architecture, and IT roadmaps.
    • Create solutions that drive progress toward approved standards and reduce the number of exceptions by proactive roadmap and investment prioritization with business and IT owners.
    • Lead IT portfolio/platform maturity by driving the technical aspects of the acquired and developed products by applying industry best practices and technical due diligence.
    • Proactively develop an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of the solution domain to implement the most current and relevant solutions.
    • Proactively drive the assessment and resolution of software, hardware, or process defects discovered throughout the pre-launch, post-launch, and quality review processes.
    • Ensure that financial planning and controls for IT portfolio/platform decisions provide a return on investment, cost savings, performance improvement and clearly link to the defined business strategy.
    • Participation in on-call rotations and working at a “hands on” level with Tier 3 technical support teams


    Minimum Qualifications
    • Requires
      • Deep expertise in several technical domains (i.e. application development, network, database, and infrastructure) is preferred and subject matter expertise in multiple technology areas, such as mobile solutions, open source systems, SOA, cloud computing, security and identity management, data warehousing and analytics, voice and data network architectures, storage technologies, and SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS relationships.
      • Strong time management and multi-tasking skills.
      • Knowledge of HIPAA and HITECH, Security Privacy plus, and Generally Accepted Privacy Principles (desired).
      • Career and technical progression from hand-on, development, design, and architecture to portfolio-level responsibilities including standards, strategy, product, and capability roadmaps.
      • Demonstrated leadership driving technology solutions from design through implementation thru a flexible staffing model which leverages cross-functional teams comprised of employees, vendors, outsource partners, and contractors across multiple locations.
      • Proven ability to drive complex technical solutions which may include both legacy and converging technology use at an enterprise level and business process change through education and partnership with stakeholders.
      • Demonstrated success in architecting large-scale and long-term technology transformation.
      • Proven ability to conduct research and direct technical evaluations of IT issues and products.
      • Deep awareness and understanding of emerging trends and technologies in IT and Healthcare.
      • Proven ability thru experience to diagnose complex technical problems in a multi-layered enterprise solution environment encompassing both vendor and custom built solutions.
      • Deep knowledge of information, software and technology infrastructure management principles, methods, standards, and techniques.
      • Communication and presentation skills appropriate for executive and ‘C’ level interaction.
      • Relentless pursuit of service excellence at both project and operational levels.
      • Ability to build and maintain successful relationships with operational/production leadership as well as strategic planners.
      • Demonstrated domain specific knowledge in multiple technologies is preferred, including but not limited to:
        • Microsoft .Net 4.5 framework, ASP.Net (MVC), C#, TSQL, Entity Framework
        • Common web technologies such as HTML5, Javascript, CSS, REST, and SOAP and web development integration approaches
        • SDLC tools on the Microsoft stack (Visual Studio 2015, C#, Visual Studio Team Services or TFS)
        • Hand-on experience with software development on Microsoft Azure (SQL Azure, App Services, Application Insights, Media Services, API Management, PowerShell scripting, etc.) 
        • Build and Release Management using Visual Studio Team Services (or TFS)
        • Infrastructure technologies such as load balancers, fire walls, clustering, encryption devices, SAN, virtualization, and cloud services
        • Agile software development and delivery methodologies

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Bachelor or Master degree in computer science, software engineering, or relevant degree preferred
    • Ten (10) years of experience in software development, design, and architecture preferred
    • Three (3) years of experience in the healthcare or medical industry preferred


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