Senior Manager, Solution Architecture

Job Summary:

The Senior Manager, Application Development is responsible for setting vision, direction and execution for the enterprise solution architectural function.

Essential Functions:

  • Work closely with Enterprise Architecture group, Business Services team, System Analyst team, Application Architects, project managers/leads, and team members to create solutions that promote architectural best practices
  • Provide leadership, vision, management goals, priorities, metrics, measures, recognition, and discipline
  • Drive a professional relationship between key business stakeholders and IT
  • Responsible for the team’s execution of planned and carryover work
  • Develop strategy and efficient processes to enable teams to get quality/efficient delivery
  • Understand IT needs and evaluate delivery process to drive continuous improvement
  • Liaise closely with other IT teams to optimize the use of systems and applications
  • Regularly assess the associated technology platforms to ensure that the platforms meet the required standards for reliability, availability, security, cost and performance, business value justification, regulatory compliance, and architecture
  • Develop, document, and maintain short and long-term plans for the delivery model
  • Raise the bar on talent by enabling continuous learning
  • Focus on business decisions required by technology, development status, problems and issues, project status and success
  • Represent IT in project and/or business meeting and engagements
  • Participate in departmental meetings/activities and contribute to a collaborative team environment
  • Develop career plans for staff based on their input and personal and team objectives
  • Responsible for managing teams and / or managers
  • Leverage personnel to develop new programs and systems in relation to assigned responsibilities
  • Coordinate and manage vendor relationships and accountability on project involvement and deliverables
  • Perform any other job duties as requested

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Computer Science or related field or equivalent years of relevant work experience is required
  • Master’s degree is preferred
  • Minimum of seven (15) years of IT Application Development experience is required
  • Minimum of three (5) years of Solution/Enterprise Architecture experience is required
  • Minimum of three (3) years of management experience is required

Competencies, Knowledge and Skills:

  • Problem solving capabilities
  • Technical coaching and mentoring skills
  • Project planning skills and abilities
  • Knowledge of IT architecture design and implementation (infrastructure or application development)
  • Effective technical programming, analysis, and specification skills
  • Process and/or workflow planning and design skills
  • Knowledge of Application Development tools and Enterprise Architecture (e.g. TOGAF)
  • Advanced system configuration skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft technologies (infrastructure or application development)
  • Strong knowledge of best practices relative to application development or infrastructure standards
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Ability to manage personal and team time effectively
  • Effective organization and prioritization
  • Knowledge of the healthcare and managed care philosophy and culture

Working Conditions:

  • General office environment; may be required to sit or stand for extended periods of time