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Information Technology Architect I


CHRISTUS System Office


Information Technology


CHRISTUS Irving Corporate Office


5101 North O Connor Boulevard
Irving, TX  75039
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The IT Architect I is responsible for design of IT systems including system infrastructure, system security, application architecture, software and data life cycle management. Provides enterprise architectural framework for the design, development, and deployment of information/business systems. Proactively drives the prioritization of key technology enablers for achieving enterprise level system objectives while ensuring scalability, reliability, and availability of implemented systems. Provides leadership and expertise to evaluate planned platform growth, increasingly demanding enterprise service level requirements in order to identify, design, and implement technology solutions that exceed expectations.

Major Job Responsibilities:

· Assists in the development of the information system vision and strategy of the organization; assists in the development, implementation, communication, and promotion of strategic and tactical plans.

· Evaluates proposed system acquisitions and provides critical input to the decision-making process relative to compatibility, cost, resource requirements, operations, and maintenance; develops plans and recommendations to improve the performance and efficiency of assigned systems; addresses all aspects of assigned systems, including hardware, software, outside services, etc.; considers cost-effectiveness, budget, and other resource issues in addition to technical issues; develops and implements standards and procedures for multiple areas of technology.

· Participates in development of standards, design, and implementation of proactive processes to collect and report data and statistics on assigned systems; performs research and testing to verify impact and advisability of system installations; assists in development vendor support relationships.

· Responsible for infrastructure design, performance modeling and capacity planning.

· Ensures architectures are flexible and support the business needs by maintaining an understanding of business strategies and infrastructure capabilities.

· Works with various technical resources across the team to facilitate the development of technical standards.

· Evaluates proposed new systems, system changes and additions, provides oversight into the decision process.

· Quickly and decisively acts in fast changing, unpredictable situations, shows tremendous amount of initiative in tough situations, is exceptional at spotting and seizing opportunities, proactively plans projects and tasks within application.

· Applies advanced level understanding of assigned clinical/business operations, processes, and workflows. Discusses, and identifies dependencies with project team members and stakeholders. Maintains collaborative customer relationships; Ensures the needs of the customer are fully represented in all updates.

· Reviews and provides feedback on documentation written by others. Articulates issues and complex concepts in an appropriate manner based on the audience.


Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Security, or related field.

Applicants must have a minimum of two (2) years of experience:

-Large corporate systems environments working with complex IT systems.

-Hands-on infrastructure engineering, software development, system administration, system architecture, application architecture or data system architecture.

-Hands-on with system or application performance modeling and tuning.

Related Job Occupation: Senior Consultant or Information Technology Architect I

Work Type:

Full Time


5101 N. O’Connor Blvd, Irving, TX 75039

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Information Technology Architect I