Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has been chosen by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to be the Data and Research Center for the Precision Medicine Initiative, "All of Us" Research Program, a landmark study of genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors affecting the health of a million or more people. This initiative requires the development and integration of applications and data sources to support participants, health provider staff, and researchers.
We are looking for an IT Architect with experience developing and hosting applications in Google Cloud & Azure. The IT architect will be responsible for creating an IT architecture service within the organization, embedding it into existing IT processes, and applying architectural principles to ensure the ecosystem is secure, can continue to provide current system capabilities and services, and develop a cohesive technical vision with IT standards across the All of Us program. You are expected to be hands-on, have a technical background that will enable you to advise on application and cloud architecture, drive technical unity among teams, as well as represent IT in meetings with stakeholders and product owners. Your goal is to continuously review, assess, adjust, and monitor technical capabilities, clearing blockers, planning for future program initiatives, and refining project needs into well-defined components for implementation. Success of All of Us requires you to be fully supportive of the program, its goals, and mission of improving human health by building solutions that enable researchers to make new discoveries.
Apply IT architectural principles describing the IT ecosystem - applications, integration platforms, web, portal, mobile, analytical solutions, data lakes, development tools and DevOps solutions, cloud security, and archiving
Author and maintain documentation of the IT components in a system, covering how custom-built solution(s) or vendors' product(s) are designed and built to integrate with existing systems and meet specific requirements in a consistent, coherent, and universal way to show and discuss the design and delivery of solution's IT capabilities
Leverages Best Practices to encourage the use of "open" technology standards, global technology interoperability and existing IT platforms
Ensure the IT ecosystem interactions are optimized for maintainability, scalability, and interoperability
Function as the gateway between IT and product management. Be a trusted advisor through outstanding knowledge, know-how,, and build trust with the customer
Ensure current state meets customer needs and develop roadmaps that anticipate future requirements, address technical debt, and incorporate new, advanced technologies and capabilities
Identify areas where organizational spend can be most useful to advance program objectives or improve performance
Evaluate existing and proposed systems and recommend upgrades and/or modifications
Design and implement monitoring, capacity planning and modeling of enterprise-wide, multi-platform or multi-disciplinary systems
Lead complex troubleshooting of urgent, enterprise-wide technical problems, policies, or procedures. Analyze problems related to area of assignment; identify and locate the source of the problem; diagnosis problem and develop logical, reliable solutions; and design and initiate corrective actions
Foster an environment that embraces diversity, integrity, trust, and respect.
Be an integral team player, which involves flexibility, cooperation, and communication
BS in Computer Science or Software Engineering. MS preferable.
Minimum of 5 yrs experience as a hands-on, practicing IT enterprise or technology architect
TOGAF certifications a plus
Understanding on how to manage cloud computing resources - IaaS and PaaS
Ability and know-how to review and recommend security safeguards in compliance with NIST 800-53 standards to protect the computing resources, data and users from threats and operational disruptions
Possesses strong critical thinking, problem solving, and effective decision-making abilities
Works independently on multiple issues or requests with conflicting priorities and timelines
Project planning, execution, and monitoring experience
Strong written and verbal communication skills, capable of communicating to a variety of audiences with varying technical knowledge
Ability to articulate objectives, problem statements and success criteria
Facilitates meetings and discussions
Experience on large, complex projects involving large number of internal teams, external partners, and vendors supporting informatics and extremely large volumes of data; preferably in a healthcare setting
Positive attitude, confidence, and emotional intelligence
Working knowledge of:
Middleware - Tomcat, Nginx
Databases - Big Query, Postgres, Oracle, MySQL
Conceptual understanding of web stack/ETL components:
Working experience in cloud technologies and platforms, GCP, Azure
Principles and practices of systems analysis, administration, application design and systems integration
Software application development tools and programming languages
Advanced principles and techniques of systems, application, and network security
Database design, structure development, features, operations, programming, and data access
Manage complex technical projects or functional areas
Conceptualize, design and document complex systems solutions
Relate effectively with people of varied academic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds using tact, diplomacy, and courtesy
Use sound judgment in recognizing scope of authority
About the Department:
The Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical & Translational Research (VICTR) is Vanderbilt's virtual home for clinical and translational research. Supported by Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Office of Research and the NIH-sponsored Clinical and Translational Service Award (CTSA), the mission of the institute is to transform the way ideas and research discoveries make their way from origin to patient care. VICTR functions to help researchers and clinicians do their jobs better by providing tools and support to improve the quality of research, publications, grant writing, and training for future doctors and researchers.
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Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center:
Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity -- of culture, thinking, learning and leading -- is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt's mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.
VUMC Recent Accomplishments
Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:
US News & World Report: #1 Adult Hospital in Tennessee and metropolitan Nashville, named to the Best Hospitals Honor Roll of the top 20 adult hospitals, 10 nationally ranked adult specialty programs, with 3 specialties rated in the top 10 nationally, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt named as one of the Best Children's Hospital in the nation, with 10 out of 10 pediatric specialties nationally ranked.
Healthcare's Most Wired: Among the nation's 100 "most-wired" hospitals and health systems for its efforts in innovative medical technology.
Becker's Hospital Review: named as one of the "100 Great Hospitals in America", in the roster of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs and to its list of the 100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs.
The Leapfrog Group: One of only 10 children's hospitals in the to be named at Leapfrog Top Hospital.
American Association for the Advancement of Science: The School of Medicine has 112 elected fellows
Magnet Recognition Program: Received our third consecutive Magnet designations.
National Academy of Medicine: 22 members, elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding achievement
Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index: 6th year in a row that Vanderbilt University Medical Center was a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period. Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disease.As t...he largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.Vanderbilt and its employees share a set of mutual expectations that have been created with productivity, legality, fairness and safety always in mind. We believe that our investment in training and compensating employees multiplies in value when we enable individuals to deliver their best performance for the benefit of us all.