Healthcare Solution Architect-AWS

communication, analytical, team management, agile-scrum, cloud based data solutions, data curation, data modeling, Big Data
Full Time
Depends on Experience
Work from home not available Travel required to 10%.

Job Description

At Perficient you’ll deliver mission-critical technology and business solutions to Fortune 500 companies and some of the most recognized brands on the planet. And you’ll do it with cutting-edge technologies, thanks to our close partnerships with the world’s biggest vendors. Our network of offices across North America, as well as locations in India and China, will give you the opportunity to spread your wings, too.


We’re proud to be publicly recognized as a “Top Workplace” year after year. This is due, in no small part, to our entrepreneurial attitude and collaborative spirit that sets us apart and keeps our colleagues impassioned, driven, and fulfilled.


Perficient is on a mission to help the Healthcare industry take advantage of modern data and analytics architectures, tools, and patterns to improve the quality and affordability of care. This is an excellent opportunity for the right individual to assist Perficient and its customers to grow the capabilities necessary to improve care through better use of data and information, and in the process take their career to the next level.


We are looking for an experienced Senior Solution Architect with deep experience in AWS Cloud based, modern data architecture to join our Healthcare Data & Analytics Practice. This role will require travel on a regular basis.


Job Overview

We are looking for a Senior Technical Solution Architect with deep experience visualizing, architecting, designing, and implementing Cloud based modern data solutions in a Healthcare environment to lead Healthcare architecture assessments, strategies, and implementation projects throughout the United States. This consultant will work with PRFT and other industry leaders to envision and define solutions and projects, manage, mentor, and lead the teams and activities to implement solutions for our customers. This position will involve working as a senior member of strategy and implementation teams on large, complex, industry leading data and analytics projects.  Perficient is looking for enthusiastic leaders who enjoy solving tough industry and technical problems to elevate the US Healthcare system.


In this role, you will visualize the solution that provides the best-fit architecturally, assist in defining scope and sizing systems and projects, roll up your sleeves and help build Proof of Concepts, and lead Perficient and customer teams to implement the solution to meet the vision and solve the business need. You will collaborate with some of the best talent in the industry to create and implement innovative high quality solutions, participate in Sales and various pursuits focused on our clients' business needs.


You will also contribute in a variety of roles in thought leadership, mentorship, systems analysis, architecture, design, configuration, testing, debugging, and documentation. You will challenge your leading edge solutions, consultative and business skills through the diversity of work in multiple industry domains. This role is considered part of the Healthcare Business Unit Senior Leadership team and may mentor junior architects and other delivery team members.







  • Play a key leadership role on architectural assessments, strategies, and roadmap engagements, as well as within the sales cycle to enable new project acquisition; work with our clients to form the right solution and technical vision to meet our customer’s needs.
  • Own and aggressively drive forward specific areas of technology architecture. Provide architectural solutions and designs to project execution teams for implementation.
  • Lead projects from a solution and technical perspective. Work with Product Owner/Business Analysts to understand functional requirements and interact with other cross-functional teams to architect, design, develop, test, and release features.
  • Drive project and solution estimation and team structure definition.
  • Develop Proof-of-Concept projects to validate new architectures and solutions.
  • Support multiple Agile Scrum teams with planning, scoping and creation of technical solutions for the new product capabilities, through to continuous delivery to production.
  • Mentor and provide architectural guidance to multiple teams building innovative applications.
  • Drive common vision, practices and capabilities across teams.
  • Engage with business stakeholders to understand required capabilities, integrating business knowledge with technical solutions.
  • Engage with technical architects and staff to determine the most appropriate technical strategy and designs to meet business needs
  • Demonstrate broad technical solution leadership, impacting significant technical direction, exerting influence outside of the immediate team and driving change.



  • Must have superb verbal and written communication skills with experience presenting ideas, concepts and architectures in various contexts/audiences, including within the solution sales cycle.
  • Experience working with senior business, clinical, and technical executives, stakeholders and architects to analyze high level business, organizational and technical needs, visualize and elaborate solutions, assess current state capabilities and future needs, create project roadmaps and implementation plans, and drive project execution from a technical solution perspective.
  • Leadership and team management experience with ability to provide strategic planning and oversight.
  • Data & Analytics project implementation experiences that exploits the full capabilities (discover, design, implement and optimization); with an emphasis on experience delivering within a strong Agile-Scrum framework.
  • Significant experience implementing Cloud based data solutions and visualizing, defining, and implementing modern, forward looking solutions and architectures.
  • Must have strong experience defining and driving the data ingestion, integration, curation, modeling, and publishing activities, as well as experience implementing data warehouse/lake architectural frameworks and program components to enable a comprehensive data layer which can handle the entire data and operational lifecycle.
  • Experience in a professional services / consulting firm.      
  • Possess a solid understanding of delivery methodology and lead teams in the implementation of the solution according to the design/architecture.
  • Experience in project and solution estimation and team structure definition for Big Data and traditional data warehousing projects.
  • Fluent and current on architecture trends with an eye on market/technical conditions and future direction.
  • Experience leading customer workshop sessions to educate customers on the latest technology trends and best practices.
  • Proficient in authoring, editing and presenting technical documents.
  • Ability to elicit requirements and communicate clearly with non-technical individuals, development teams, and other ancillary project members.
  • Experience working with a globally distributed team and managing off-shore teams.
  • Desire to mentor younger team members and develop their skills.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Be independent and self-driven.
  • Master’s degree in Computer Science or related field.
  • Must have experience working in Healthcare Payer and or Healthcare Provider industry
  • Must be open to travel.

This role requires a senior solution architect with deep experience in cloud based data and analytics implementations leveraging the AWS cloud

  • Experience working within the healthcare provider or payer domain is required
  • 8+ years experience designing and implementing data lakes and warehouses, including the architectural framework components which ensure operation viability.
  • 4+ years experience implementing Cloud based data warehouse / data lake solutions using AWS, Azure and/or Google Cloud Platform.
  • 3+ years experience implementing Big Data technologies.
  • 3+ years experience working as a solution architect in the data management space.
  • 3+ years experience working as a technical architect in the data management space.


Significant experience working with the following technologies is required:

  • AWS S3, Redshift, Glue, Athena
  • Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services
  • Spark, Python, Kafka, NoSQL, and Kafka
  • One or more market leading Business Intelligence / Visualization tool
  • Experience having worked with multiple cloud based technologies is needed.

The following experience is a nice to have

  • Azure, Azure Data Factory, Azure Warehouse
  • Google Cloud Platform and Big Query
  • Snowflake Cloud Data Warehouse
  • Yellowbrick Cloud Data Warehouse


More About Perficient


Perficient full-time employees receive complete and competitive benefits. We offer a collaborative work environment, competitive compensation, generous work/life opportunities and an outstanding benefits package that includes paid time off plus holidays. In addition, all colleagues are eligible for a number of rewards and recognition programs including billable bonus opportunities. Encouraging a healthy work/life balance and providing our colleagues great benefits are just part of what makes Perficient a great place to work. 


Perficient is the leading digital transformation consulting firm serving Global 2000 and enterprise customers throughout North America. With unparalleled information technology, management consulting and creative capabilities, Perficient and its Perficient Digital agency deliver vision, execution and value with outstanding digital experience, business optimization and industry solutions.


Our work enables clients to improve productivity and competitiveness; grow and strengthen relationships with customers, suppliers and partners; and reduce costs.  Perficient's professionals serve clients from a network of offices across North America and offshore locations in India and China. Traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market, Perficient is a member of the Russell 2000 index and the S&P SmallCap 600 index.


Perficient is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national, origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Disclaimer:  The above statements are not intended to be a complete statement of job content, rather to act as a guide to the essential functions performed by the employee assigned to this classification.  Management retains the discretion to add or change the duties of the position at any time.

Dice Id : 10180786
Position Id : 2019-8056A
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