Lead Architect

Company: Highmark Health
Location: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 06.NOV.2018


**Description** **Due to Department of Defense (DOD) contract requirements, the incumbent who fills this position must be a US citizen, and...



**Due to Department of Defense (DOD) contract requirements, the incumbent who fills this position must be a US citizen, and must also pass a background check.**

Within area of expertise (application, solution, information, technology, business), designs, develops, implements, supports, and optimizes architecture strategy from a leadership position to meet the most complex business capabilities and needs. Ensures completeness of the most complex architecture by adequately addressing all the pertinent concerns of its stakeholders from a leadership position. Ensures integrity of the most complex architecture by connecting various views of stakeholders, reconciling conflicting concerns, and showing the trade-offs made in so doing. Considers practicality and fitness for purpose in determining architecture to develop. Within area of expertise, leverages business and technology knowledge to enable and/or alter business processes, practices, organizations and systems. Maintains knowledge of emerging technologies and best in class industry business trends and practices. May take on role of Project Lead for special assignments. Mentors less experienced team members.


1. Leads to provide strategic consultation to business customers in defining or designing business processes, functions and organizational structures, as well as in researching, identifying and internally marketing enabling technologies based on customer capability requirements. Facilitates development of the most complex enterprise business solutions that combine knowledge of particular business processes and issues, general technological options, and process facilitation techniques. Leads and participate in enterprise strategy development, including environmental analysis, opportunity identification, value cases and business innovation portfolio development.

2. Specifies and designs large or the most complex systems, solutions, networks, infrastructure elements, or processes. Selects appropriate design standards, methods and tools and ensures that they are applied effectively. Leads reviews of others? system design to ensure selection of appropriate technology, efficient use of resources and integration of multiple systems and technology. Establishes policy for selection of architecture components. Evaluates and undertakes impact analysis on the most complex major design options. Ensures that the system architecture balances functional, service quality and systems management requirements.

3. Uses appropriate tools, including models of components and interfaces, to contribute to the development of the most complex architectures. Produces detailed component requirements, specifications and translates these into detailed solutions/designs for implementation using selected products. Provides advice on technical aspects of system development, integration (including requests for changes, deviations from specifications, etc.) and processes. Ensures that relevant technical and business strategies, policies, standards and practices are applied correctly.

4. Selects and uses tools and methods to establish, clarify, and communicate the functional and non-functional requirements of system users, their characteristics, and tasks. Identifies the technical, organizational, and physical environment in which the most complex products or systems will operate. Identifies, proposes, initiates, and leads significant improvement programs, taking responsibility for the quality and appropriateness of the work performed and the realization of measurable business benefits. Modifies existing process improvement approaches and/or develops new approaches to achieving improvement.

5. Leads the resolution of a variety of architecture and business problems and serves as a technical or business lead for highly complex project initiatives.

+ Communicates effectively will all levels of organization

+ Manages expectations of customers, partners and management

+ Participates in customer walkthroughs and plans; design and technical walkthroughs; and problem resolution and decision making

+ Interacts with departments across the organization as necessary, including the development and interpretation of highly complex requirements for peers and other staff.

6. Maintains an in-depth knowledge of specific technical aspects in area of expertise and provides expert advice regarding their application. The area of specific expertise may be any aspect of information or communication technology, technique, method, process, product, or application area.

7. Provides leadership and mentoring in the areas of expertise and architecture to their peers, developers, management and business users including technical expertise, coaching, and ad-hoc training by:

+ Preparing presentations on complex issues on the area of expertise

+ Presenting to their peers to ensure consistency to Highmark's strategic direction.

8. Other duties as assigned or requested.


Education, Licenses/Certifications, and Experience


Bachelor?s Degree in Information Technology*

10 ? 15 years s of experience in multiple IT disciplines and 5 ? 7 years of experience in business disciplines


Master's degree

+ Industry certifications

+ Health insurance industry business knowledge

**Knowledge, Skills and Abilities**

Critical Skills

+ Architecture in Java / Open systems or Mainframe

+ Exposure Process Automation, Blockchain, AI, Advance security techniques

Project Management Tools:




Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/ProtectedVeterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Apply Now


Free eBook

Loader2 Processing ...