IT Solutions Architect


On Site
Full Time


Technical Support
Business requirements
Design documentation
Business operations
Operating systems
Emerging technologies
Information security
Problem solving
Software development
Software implementation
Cloud computing
Solution architecture
IT management
Architectural design
Project implementation
Project management
People skills
Computer literacy
Information management
Time management
Organizational skills
Attention to detail
Team building
Microsoft Servers
Health care
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Regulatory Compliance
Microsoft Outlook
Value engineering

Job Details

Job Summary

The IT Solutions Architect will oversee the design and constitute the blueprint for the solution converting business requirements into technical solutions. The IT Solutions Architect will be responsible for the development of the technology solutions and mapping the business requirements to system/technical requirements to ensure they are in line with the enterprise architectural plans. The IT Solutions Architect will work closely with the director of architecture to design, document, and gain support for existing and new architecture standards across the IT enterprise. Working with Business Analysts and business operations staff, this role will be responsible for the development of the technology solutions supporting business priorities and mapping the business requirements to system/technical requirements to ensure they are in line with the enterprise architectural standards. This position will provide prescriptive guidance to operational support teams which align with TriWest's architecture standards across network, operating systems, and virtualization, as well as mid-tier technologies such as application integrations, Federated authentication, and security applications.

The IT Solutions Architect maintains awareness of current and emerging technologies, information security contractual requirements and IT solution standards; aligns with TriWest's mission and support priorities of the business to deliver quality care to our customer base; represents a collaborative approach to solutions with business operations representatives and senior leadership; approach problem solving with an "anything is possible" attitude.

Education & Experience

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience 8+ years of relevant IT experience in software development, application implementation/support or infrastructure implementation/support Working knowledge of all components of typical solutions found in a large/enterprise IT environment Experience defining and implementing technical solutions using customer defined objectives Experience translating business needs into technical requirements. Experience applying multiple solutions to business problems.

Advanced Technical degree 10+ years of relevant IT experience in software development, application implementation/support or infrastructure implementation/support Experience working with Virtualized servers and/or Private Cloud Computing Experience working in Healthcare and/or as a federal sub-contractor Experience in a role where influencing others was key to the success of the position Experience with Security standards and frameworks like FIPS, FISMA, FedRAMP, NIST, DIACAP, HIPAA Industry certifications which may include any of the following Open CA, CITA, EACOE, CEA.

Key Responsibilities

Serve as a key member of the architecture team responsible for supporting IT and business operations Interface with business representatives and vendors to understand the needs of the business. Work with other professionals to design solution architecture for business. Suggest and implement programs and initiatives for the Architecture team and IT organization. Leverage experience and knowledge to meet strategic objectives while resolving business, product, and technical challenges, Provide input on prioritizing activities of the larger team; helping IT leadership and project managers to manage the resource load associated with new initiatives. Capture and share best-practice knowledge amongst the solution architect community. Ensure compliance to solution architectural design standards in the implementation of projects. Render technical support services on project implementation to the project team. Explain technical issues and IT solutions strategies to stakeholders and non-technical professionals.

Identify and mitigate existing business risk or risks associated with solution architecture. Work with Project Managers and Business Analysts to develop high level project schedule resources plan for implementation projects. Lead and collaborate cross-team to ensure successful delivery of solutions. Regular and reliable attendance is required. Other duties as assigned.


Coaching / Training / Mentoring: Actively foster actions required for desired business outcomes through ongoing constructive feedback.

Communication / People Skills: Ability to influence or persuade others under positive or negative circumstances; Adapt to different styles; Listen critically; Collaborate. Strong verbal and written communications skills are a must, as well as the ability to work effectively across internal and external organizations

Computer Literacy: Ability to function in a multi-system Microsoft environment using Word, Outlook, TriWest Intranet, the Internet, and department software applications.

Coping / Flexibility: Resiliency in adapting to a variety of situations and individuals while maintaining a sense of purpose and mature problem-solving approach is required.

Independent Thinking / Self-Initiative: Critical thinkers with ability to focus on things which matter most to achieving outcomes; Commitment to task to produce outcomes without direction and to find necessary resources. Ability to learn independently using multiple learning styles, much of the available content on relevant topics is only available in written form and will be most easily consumed by "Verbal (linguistic) learners".

Information Management: Ability to manage large amounts of complex information easily, communicate clearly, and draw sound conclusions. Ability to read, understand, and maintain information found in white papers and documentation on advanced technical concepts. Ability to stay focused on researching technical concepts for extended periods of time

High Intensity Environment: Ability to function in a fast-paced environment with multiple activities occurring simultaneously while maintaining focus and control of workflow.

Multi-Tasking / Time Management: Prioritize and manage actions to meet changing deadlines and requirements within a high volume, highly demanding environment.

Organizational Skills: Ability to organize people or tasks, adjust to priorities, learn systems, within time constraints and with available resources; Detail-oriented.

Team-Building / Team Player: Influence the actions and opinions of others in a positive direction and build group commitment.

Technical Skills: Knowledge of Microsoft server principals, architecture and support; General knowledge of data communication architectures, design, and support; General knowledge of the technology impacts on business and how to integrate technical plans to support enterprise business function; Business problem-solving skills; Understanding of project management concepts and techniques, including metrics. Ability to balance how architectural decisions and potential compromises might affect long-term ("big picture") and short-term objectives

Company Overview

Taking Care of Our Nation's Heroes.

It's Who We Are. It's What We Do.

Do you have a passion for serving those who served?

Join the TriWest Healthcare Alliance Team! We're On a Mission to Serve !

Our job is to make sure that America's heroes get connected to health care in the community.

At TriWest Healthcare Alliance, we've proudly been on that important mission since 1996.


We're more than just a health care company. We're passionate about serving others! We believe in rewarding loyal, hard-working people who are willing to learn as they grow. TriWest Healthcare Alliance values teamwork. Join our team, fulfill your responsibilities, and you may also be considered for frequent pay raises, overtime opportunities to earn even more, recognition and reward programs, and much more. Of course, we also offer a comprehensive and progressive compensation and benefits package that includes:
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Generous paid time off
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan (with matching)
  • Short-term and long-term disability, basic life, and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid volunteer time

Equal Employment Opportunity

TriWest Healthcare Alliance is an equal employment opportunity employer. We are proud to have an inclusive work environment and know that a diverse team is a strength that will drive our success. To that end, TriWest strives to create an inclusive environment that cultivates and supports diversity at every organizational level, including hiring and retaining a diverse workforce, and we highly encourages candidates from all backgrounds to apply. Applicants are considered for positions without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

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