Senior Solution Architect

  • HCA
  • Nashville, TN, USA
  • Jun 27, 2019

Job Description

SHIFT: No Weekends

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Why HealthTrust?

HealthTrust is the industry's leading group purchasing organization (GPO), providing sustainable savings for supplies and expert sourcing for medical device and purchased services. With an annual purchasing volume by our members of over $18 billion, membership includes over 1,400 not-for-profit and for-profit acute care facilities and 10,600 surgery centers, alternative sites and physician practices. Founded in 1999, HealthTrust is organized as a limited partnership. A wholly-owned, indirect subsidiary of HCA Holdings, Inc. is the general partner and operates the partnership, controlling the majority of voting interest of the GPO. All other GPO equity holders are all healthcare providers or are owned by healthcare providers. HealthTrust is the only GPO with a truly committed model-with member-driven decision making, compliant purchasing, and a national portfolio of unparalleled value.


The Senior Solution Architect is responsible for the enablement and guidance of enterprise solution architecture (ESA) for a defined business area. The Sr. Solution Architect will create business and technical architectures leveraging repeatable techniques, standards and guidelines. The Architect will analyze enterprise business drivers to determine gaps in capabilities and technologies. Through the use of agile techniques and Lean thinking, the Architect will help define and manage the evolution of the ESA portfolio through the use of roadmaps and building blocks. The Architect will consult with product and system engineering teams to understand fit to architecture and help guide design architectures to accommodate project needs. The Architect will help ensure designs align to strategic objectives, encourage simplification and maximize asset value of existing technologies and solutions. Working with other architects, this position will specify and collaborate on reference architectures that can be implemented such that technical and business capabilities are incrementally added to the organization. As a senior technical resource, the Architect will work closely with delivery teams to elaborate solutions into fully realized business products.

The Sr. Solution Architect will also foster research and look for disruptive technologies that can give our business a competitive advantage. The person who fills this role must also be able to coordinate with development managers, customer engagement leaders and product owners guiding them in the usage of delivered capabilities and services to ensure expected value is realized.


•Manages and executes solution-focused proof of concept design for existing technologies
•Leads solution architecture design to solve customers' most complex business and technical needs
•Creates logical architectures and reviews and approves changes
•Manages solution architecture development that addresses the customer's requirements and key challenges; aligns architecture to the customer's strategic plans and technology road maps
•Directs solution architecture effort in terms of quality, timeliness and compliance with requirements and expectations
•Evaluates emerging technologies that could have a positive impact on the organization
•Directs solution recommendation for buy-vs.-build selection processes
•Manages establishment of solution architectural standards for IT
•Educates use of approved methodologies, processes and toolsets defined within the architecture and planning group
•Identifies and organizes other pragmatic training as needed to ensure successful delivery of planned solutions
•Influence the enterprise technology strategy and architecture through representation of delivery and business concerns
•Mentors and trains junior solution architects

•Strong experience and demonstrated success in design and deployment of solutions required
•Enterprise architecture design and implementation required
•Communication and execution of IT strategies required
•Capable business modeler with experience in detailing and elaborating business domains and processing scenarios and functions required

•Value based decision making, System or Lean thinking required
•Laser focus on timely and incremental delivery of business value required
•Experience with 2 or more techniques and practices of Object-Oriented Analysis and Design, Service Oriented Architecture, Master Data Management, Product Development and Enterprise Application Integration patterns, techniques and tools required
•Experience in development with one or more technology stacks (e.g. C#/.NET or JEE) required
•Ability to drive documentation for scalable architecture required
•Business value justification and business case development preferred
•Understanding and practice of Domain Driven Design preferred
•Familiarity and practice of applying TOGAF or similar framework preferred
•Leading, developing and building teams preferred

Bachelor's Degree preferred

5+ years' relevant healthcare experience
•Healthcare IT Experience, Group Purchasing and Supply Chain Experience highly desired