“Whatever good things we build, end up building us.” Can’t remember if it was Tony Robbins, Jim Rohn or Handy Manny who said that, but still we hold it dear, and it applies to enterprise architecture as well as to anything else. In this gig, you’ll have the chance to build and shape an entire order of human interactions in one of the most important contexts in which people must relate to one another: A complex, busy and highly prestigious medical center. If you’re a seasoned and passionate enterprise architect looking for your next big challenge with all its attendant awards, you’ll want to take a careful look at this rare opportunity.
Total ownership is basically what we’re talking about here: defining the architecture, managing technology standards and expanding the medical center’s use of data, systems and applications. You’ll be making sure that the structure can accommodate and is optimized for a plethora of entities and services (clinical, research, corporate), each with its own set of goals and tools (mobility, cloud, unified communications, social media) and all with the common objectives of the organization. Leaving no stone unturned, and leaning heavily on your framework(s) of choice (TOGAF, FEA, Zachman, etc.), you’ll do requirements analysis, model workflows, map the org, and conduct data modeling and management, thinking constantly about process, application, data and technical architecture. You’ll select the tools, applications and systems you find most appropriate, and develop your own methodologies, standards and metrics.
On top of this, you’ll create and manage enterprise repository, you’ll ensure the success of application rollouts, and you’ll handle migration of data and metadata. And, as the owner of the organization’s architecture governance program, you’ll also assume responsibility for training programs and communications designed to make architecture a core competency within the institution, and otherwise act as strategic advisor for key stakeholders within and beyond the IT function.
Hired Gun Proﬁle
This ain’t your first rodeo, not by any stretch. You’ve spent the last 15 years making of yourself a truly world-class EA, with solid expertise and hard-core experience in every conceivable facet of the work, whether it’s life cycle development, end-user computing, regulatory requirements, web services, security, big data, application integration, storage, data privacy — whatever. You’ve been there and you’ve done that, and done it well.
You pride yourself on the intellectual curiosity, rigor and organizational skills that allow you to define an architecture based on that ever-swirling soup of functional needs, technical architecture, interoperability requirements and analytics needs — and then to capture and communicate that vision clearly and unambiguously, and manage the bevy of projects from which it will pour.
You’re highly collaborative, with great respect for good ideas from any quarter — but you’re also clear-minded and decisive and a solid manager of people.
This employer is really looking for an EA who’s worked in the healthcare industry for at least five years.
The outfit in question is well known as a great place to work and many of the projects are absolutely cutting-edge. Combine that with the intellectual challenge and high degree of autonomy in the gig itself, and you’ve got what amounts to an unusually enticing opportunity, no doubt.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, creed, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.