HIX Application Tehcnical Architect Integration Manager

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POST DATE 8/26/2016
END DATE 12/19/2016

Confidential Company Boston, MA

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The Sr. Application Technical Architect/Integration Manager reports to the Technical Lead/Release Manager. They are responsible for ensuring adherence to contractual obligations and project best practices associated with non-production environment. In addition, the individual in this position evaluates vendors' movements such as; database upgrades, middleware changes, etc., and advises management on issues/risks associated with such changes. They recommends process improvements and oversees the activities of the Architect Review Board.

Their time is spent on several major functions on a rotating basis:


Monitors vendors' technical activities related to hosting infrastructure to ensure adherence to contractual obligations and industry best practices associated with non-production environments;

Provides metrics and status reports on non-production environments performance quality, trouble tickets, issues resolution, etc.

Evaluates vendors' technical roadmap; provides input on infrastructure implementations such as database upgrades, middleware changes, etc. Advises on risks/risk management strategy for such implementing these strategies;

Oversee the activities of the Architecture Review Board;

Evaluate vendors' technical documentation for software releases and provides feedback to improve the quality of these contractual deliverables;

Recommends process improvements associated with vendors' practices for maintaining the non-production environments;

Reviews and provides feedback on detailed technical architecture documentation;

Researches and maintains knowledge in emerging technologies and possible application to the project;

Provides technical solution recommendations. Act as highest level technical expert: partners with software and infrastructure providers to realize strategic goals; addresses aspects of architectural complexity, compatibility and platform diversity;

Appraises IT and business partners of technologies and trends; proactively identifies opportunities for using technology for realizing business and IT strategy;

Engages in architectural governance processes; conducts peer review of artifacts developed by other architects, designers and technology partners;

Works with Solution Integrator to ensure systems meet critical non-functional needs;

Liaises with vendors to ensure systems and integrations remain cohesive and adequately support enterprise wide purpose, reuse and scalability;

Assists in troubleshooting technical problems within the hosting infrastructure;

Acts as an internalconsultant, advocate, mentor and change agent;

Produces as required and requested such documentation, diagrams and other architectural artifacts that may be required by the project.


People who will be successful in this position are those who:

* Bachelors or Master's Degree with 5-7 years, preferably in a healthcare environment, government experience a plus.
* Excellent communication skills used to communicating with IT and business management, technology vendor and third-party delivery partners.
* Must be a self-starter, have a broad technical background, possess both critical-thinking and analytical skills and must be able to manage and prioritize many tasks at any given time.
* Infrastructure fundamentals (disaster recovery, data replication, application hosting).

* Experience in the following technologies:

* Experience across both Java and .Net
* SQL Server, PL/SQL,
* Web services, SOAP, RESTful, SOA
* Object Oriented Programming
* Unit Testing, Continuous Integration knowledge of SharePoint, ALM a plus