The Applications Integration Architect is responsible for providing expertise regarding the integration of applications across the business. He/she determines specifications, then plans, designs, and develops the most complex and business critical data integration solutions, utilizing appropriate processes. The Applications Integration Architect is also responsible for creating programming and development standards and procedures as well as programming architectures for code reuse. He/she researches and maintains knowledge in emerging technologies for possible application to the business. Provides technical leadership for data modeling, data integration and data programming.
EDUCATION: Required: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems field or equivalent work experience.
LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: Valid New Jersey Driver's License required.
EXPERIENCE: Required: Minimum of five (5) or more years of healthcare application integration work experience including experience with Health Level 7 (HL7) interface programming, healthcare industry-specific interface standards and code sets (ANSI, HIPAA, SNOMED, etc.), and interface engines and tools (e.g. Cloverleaf) Minimum of two (2) years of relevant architecture experience, preferably within an acute hospital environment. Advanced level knowledge and understanding of architecture, application systems design and integration. Minimum one (1) year experience managing medium to large data integration projects. Experience with Microsoft office tools, including Word, Excel and Access. Preferred: Two (2) or more years experience with Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). Advanced experience with Microsoft office tools, including Word, Excel and Access.
Serves as the integration expert across solutions and interfaces, providing troubleshooting and process expertise.
Maintaining and enforcing the enterprise application integration architecture.
Assists with development of preliminary system architecture planning and implementation strategies and work plans.
Identifies and resolves global design issues.
Leads or participates in the vendor selection coordination, hardware/software sizing, integration and interface design and or coordination, vendor configuration management and deployment planning.
Drives testing and change control activities and processes throughout implementation and post go-live periods.
Function as testing and change control lead during implementation and post go-live.
Supports environment/domain planning and management including regression testing after domain copies.
Defines and maintains development standards and methodologies as well as integration data exchange standards.
Coordinates Unit, System, Integration and History Upload Testing Events with all project teams, tracks testing completion, and escalates issues to the Project Lead/Manager as needed.
Identifies and approves required development/design tools and utilities for use by the Application Integration Analysts.
Develops common data models required for data conversion activities.
Maintains the inventory of interfacing applications and integrations.
Provides consultation on process-design alternatives and decisions.
Assists in managing quality assurance and risk issues.
Understands and owns code strategy.
Assists teams in the planning and coordination of integration testing and conversion.
Position may require local travel between various Client Hospital (Client) locations and its affiliates.
Position may require participation in 24/7 department on-call program. On-call employees are required to carry a department issued phone or pager, respond to calls within 15 minutes, troubleshoot problem and provide services off-site as needed and be available to provide services on-site as needed within 1 hours of being called or paged to respond.
Position may require participating in meetings outside of normal business hours including occasional evenings and/or weekends.
There is a potential for exposure to the hazards and risk within a hospital environment. This includes exposure to infectious disease, hazardous substances, and potential injury. Repetitive motion of the hands due to heavy computer work. Occasional driving also required.
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