IT Solutions Architect

TriWest Healthcare Alliance

Date: 1 week ago
City: Phoenix, AZ
Contract type: Full time
TriWest Healthcare Alliance

**Prefer Veteran and Military Families**

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

Company Overview

Since our founding in 1996, TriWest Healthcare Alliance has been On a Mission to Serve America’s military families. All that we do, we do for our customers—those who wear America’s uniform, their family members and those who came before them. Every single day, we honor their service and their sacrifice by ensuring customer satisfaction.
TriWest Healthcare Alliance, headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, will administer the VA Patient-Centered Community Care (VAPCCC) program in a 28 state region.
TriWest has developed relationships with organizations such as the USO, Fisher House, the Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation and other military relief and support associations to strengthen America's military community locally and nationally.

TriWest provides state-of-the-art facilities, a smoke/tobacco-free, drug-free, business casual working environment, and offers a competitive compensation package including excellent benefits.

For more information about TriWest, please explore our website at



TriWest offers a comprehensive and progressive benefits package that includes:

o Medical, dental and vision coverage
o Generous paid time off
o 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan (with matching)
o Short-term and long-term disability, basic life, and accidental death and dismemberment insurance

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Employment Opportunity

TriWest Healthcare Alliance is an equal employment opportunity employer. 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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