The Senior Solutions Architect is a technical planning resource within the organization, and fulfills a coordination and leadership role in the development of technical strategies and solutions as related to business, applications, security, and infrastructure requirements for initiatives across various technical areas. Also has extensive technical knowledge and experience in multiple core technology areas and integration, along with strong planning and analytical skills. The Senior Solutions Architect is responsible for the architecture and design of leading edge infrastructure and enterprise wide solutions requiring multiple technologies. Also works as part of cross-functional teams that deal with the full spectrum of information management technology. Works with various technical across the organization to facilitate the development of technical standards. Must have the communication skills and ability to develop and present solutions to all levels of management, including executive levels. The Senior Solutions Architect participates in pre-sales information gathering, discovery, and interfacing with customers on technical and business teams -- establishing credibility in terms of experience, presentation and leadership of solutions development. The Senior Solutions Architect evaluates proposed new systems and system changes and additions, provides oversight into the decision process, integrates engineers into planning process for the assigned systems from a technical and operational view, and participates in project implementation.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Electrical Engineering or related field preferred, or equivalent experience (4 years).
Extensive technical knowledge of systems, databases, networks, operating systems and Information Management "Best Practices", including: local and wide area networking, network protocols and routing; network, server, and host operating systems; data storage and retrieval systems; system backup and recovery; IP networking, internet and intranet technologies; email, groupware, office automation and collaboration technologies; voice and/or data communications; voice and/or data networking; video conferencing and telemedicine; Windows95/98/2000 desktop OS; server hardware, software, and administration
Problem solving skills
Patience, strong customer service skills
Interpersonal communications skills
Ten years of increasingly responsible experience in large corporate systems environments with a wide variety of Information Management applications and technologies is recommended. Also requires specialized procedural knowledge of systems design, hardware/software, operations, problem resolution, system documentation, and project management.
Must include at least three years hands-on experience with similar hardware/software/systems in use at CHRISTUS Health.
Prior experience in a health care systems environment is a definite plus.
C. Licenses, Registrations, or Certifications:
Certified NetWare Engineer (CNE), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), or certification in Unix, Cisco, or other core technologies may be required.
Our Mission: WHY WE EXIST. To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our Core Values: WHAT WE BELIEVE IN.DIGNITY Respect for the worth of every person, recognition and commitment to the value of diverse individuals and perspectives, and special concern for the poor and underserved. INTEGRITY Honesty, justice, and consistency in all relationships. EXCELLENCE High standards of service and performance. COMPASSION Service in a spirit of empathy, love, and concern. STEWARDSHIP Wise and just use of talents and resources in a collaborative manner.Our Vision: WHAT WE ARE STRIVING TO DO. CHRISTUS HEALTH, a Catholic health ministry, will be a leader, a partner and an advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions that improve the lives of individuals and communities so that all may experience God's healing presence and love. Our Name and Symbol:WHO WE ARE. CHRISTUS is Latin for "Christ," and proclaims publicly the core of our mission. OUR NAME choice also recognizes the heritage of our two congregational sponsors, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio. Jesus Christ is the Incarnate Word, the Word of God made flesh. It is, theref...ore, only fitting that it is in another form of His name that our health ministries are called together. OUR SYMBOL Reflects the healing ministry of Jesus Christ - a combination of a medical cross and a religious cross. The flowing banner on the cross is a common symbol of the risen Christ, while the royal purple signifies Christ. The flowing banner also conveys a sense of motion as we move forward into a new era of service to our communities.