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Business Architect

Job Description

Job ID: 1222285
Employment Status: Full-Time
More Information:

BJC HealthCare is one of the largest nonprofit health care organizations in the United States, delivering services to residents primarily in the greater St. Louis, southern Illinois and mid-Missouri regions. BJC serves patients and their families in urban, suburban and rural communities through its 15 hospitals and multiple community health locations. Services include inpatient and outpatient care, primary care, community health and wellness, workplace health, home health, community mental health, rehabilitation, long-term care and hospice.


Role Purpose

The Solution Architect SR strategically designs and implements information systems and networked software architectures that support BJC functions, and ensures their high availability. He/she is committed to the development of all technology solution plans, assuring that technology solutions meet business requirements while aligning with long-term architectural goals. In addition, solution architects are responsible for evaluating and selecting the technologies required to complete those technology solution plans. The Solution Architect provides technical leadership across BJC IT domains, from strategic decision making down to the project planning level.


  • Understand the high-level system architecture/portfolio, ensure technology decisions relative to specific projects are in line with long term architecture roadmaps, and validate that solutions align with corporate standards and compliance requirements.
  • Oversee work of suppliers and internal development teams to articulate the proposed solution architecture and impacts to the current state, and work collaboratively with the Business Engagement team and service delivery personnel to ensure that technical solution proposals are cohesive and support the business needs while integrating all necessary solution components to effect the desired change; oversee design document development and ensure the detailed solutions are consistent with the solution architecture and underlying intent.
  • Understand and facilitate the architectural review process and engagement (e.g., ARB) to drive discussions regarding necessary modifications to project solution architecture to overcome design challenges or deviations observed in project design.
  • Develop end-to-end solution processes by providing technical documents and estimates, cost estimations, implementation requirements, and alternative solutions to support the business case, as well as provide any necessary adjustments if re-architecture of solutions does not meet requirements.
  • Oversee and validate the integration of supplier testing plans, and broker effective communication between suppliers, architects, or other stakeholders to resolve test issues or provide technical support for transitioning projects/changes into production.

  • Minimum Requirements



  • Bach Deg and/or Equivalent Exp


  • 5-10 years


    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information



  • 10+ years

    Supervisor Experience

  • < 2 years
  • No Experience

  • Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center

    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


    Equal Opportunity Employer