Architect II at Quest Diagnostics

Posted in Other 16 days ago.

Location: Secaucus, New Jersey

Job Description:

Job Description

The Architect-II has overall responsibility for the architecture and design of solutions that encompass multiple enterprise and strategic applications and technologies across multiple departments. The Architect-II is responsible for evaluating the requirements of a business or IT ask and both architecting an IT solution or perform vendor evaluations to determine if an external product can support the business ask or need. The Architect-II can also be responsible for developing a level of effort (LOE) to support any project request that they might get. Solutions may cover a broad spectrum of the business (i.e. laboratory, billing, logistics, patient services, finance, legal, etc.) and applications/ technologies regardless of the architect's primary area of expertise. The architect is responsible for the creation and presentation of a number of artifacts including, but not limited to architecture overview documents, solution sketches, data models, integration patterns, LOE estimates, vendor evaluation scorecards, design/code review reports etc. He/she is further responsible for leading other application architects, application developers & non-technical team members and provide design oversight and guidance at varying levels during project execution. Finally, the Architect-II is charged with collaborating with the other architecture functions (such as Enterprise Architecture and Infrastructure architecture) in the developing of various IT strategies and ensuring that the

  • Evaluates high level requirements from demand managers, analysts, other architects and business partners for completeness and accuracy

  • Engages with project teams and business partners across all spectrums of business to triage requests and determine solution options

  • Supports Enterprise Architecture and Infrastructure Architecture teams to develop enterprise strategies, blueprints, roadmaps etc. and provides governance services for those strategies,

  • Develops, documents and presents solutions to members of multiple architecture, development and infrastructure teams for purposes of solution development and or the gathering/refining of estimates

  • Leads and drives solution discussions both with business and other IT personnel

  • Drives and provides technical leadership for cross-functional projects from design through to deployment as needed

  • When required, leads the vendor evaluation process to evaluate technical capabilities of vendors on behalf of Quest Diagnostics. Works with other architecture and development organizations to perform vendor and technology assessments in support of project requests. Prepares and presents formal vendor evaluation artifacts

  • Provides input to RFPs and RFIs being presented to or developed by Quest Diagnostics on behalf of the IT organization

  • Organizes and leads cross-functional discussions within the IT and business organizations in support of solution development

  • Guides and directs cross-functional project teams throughout project execution life-cycle

  • Ensures both requests and solutions are in alignment with strategic goals

  • Manages solutions across multiple initiatives and teams simultaneously

  • Creates and presents solutions with varying options covering both tactical and strategic needs as necessary

  • Rules on technical or architectural disputes

  • Represents Architecture and/or IT organization as a whole in discussions with senior management and third parties (vendors, clients, joint venture partners, etc.)

  • Provides technical and business guidance to members of the other architecture and development organizations

  • Ensures adherence to established standards and processes

  • Provides managers with technical performance assessments

  • Recognizes new/evolving trends and ensures personal growth and skill maintenance as a contributor. Analyzes new technologies to resolve business problems

  • Works with vendors to better understand how features and interfaces of outside applications can facilitate the fulfillment of customer requests

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Required Work Experience:

  • 10+ years of demonstrated IT design and/or architecture experience

  • 9+ years demonstrated experience in Laboratory IT environment working with enterprise level systems

  • 10-15 years' experience working in large-scale, heterogeneous IT environments

Preferred Work Experience:

Physical and Mental Requirements:
Ability to multi-task, Analytical skills, Ability to follow verbal or written instructions, Thinking analytically, Communication, Using effective verbal communication, Using effective written communication, Handling stress & emotions, Concentrating on tasks, Making decisions, Adjusting to change, Examining/observing details, Sitting for long periods at a time.



Bachelor's Degree(Required)
Master's Degree(Required)

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