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Sr Applications Architect

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Job ID: 219645
Category: Information Services/Technology/Service Desk/Telecom
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Work Schedule: M-F, Daylight

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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

Entity: Corporate Services

Department: IS-EPIC

Location: Remote (3550 Market Street)

Hours: (must live reasonable distance from location) M-F, Daylight


Provides leadership in developing the product integration strategy, overall suite architecture and design, best in class user experience, availability and scalability. Provides a balanced perspective of technical, architectural and business considerations while being a catalyst for transformation and future-proofing the architecture. Drives recommendations for technology adoption from a total-enterprise perspective.



  • Manages the application development life cycle including definition and documentation of project scope and implementation plans.
  • Mentors product architects across the suite and implements a decision making and architecture governance process.
  • Ensures appropriate resources are identified for all project activities including design, development and testing.
  • Evaluates and identifies appropriate technology platforms for delivering the organization's services.
  • Drives adoption of integration patterns and technologies, considering application, data and business integration.
  • Identifies technology trends and evolving social behavior that may support or impede the success of the business.
  • Leads solution design, builds consensus and executes the recommended solutions.
  • Recommends appropriate and proactive courses of action to analysts and management on technical and infrastructure issues.


Minimum Requirements

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree is required (preferably in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or allied disciplines)
  • 7+ years working directly with the application suite on technical/workflow build, maintenance and project related tasks is required.
  • 5+ years of experience in software architecture is required.
  • 5+ years leading technical application projects ranging from simple to complex.
  • Core application proficiency across multiple areas is required.

Required Skills and Abilities

  • COMMUNICATION: Ability to communicate technical information and ideas
  • COMMUNICATION: Demonstrated interpersonal/verbal communication skills
  • COMMUNICATION: Able to translate complex information into simple explanations
  • PROJECT/CHANGE MANAGEMENT: Ability to manage concurrent projects while meeting project deadlines
  • Ability to manage projects from inception to successful implementation.
  • Fluent understanding of vendor application infrastructure and design, able to articulate how data flows through application to downstream systems.

Additional Information:

As part of our COVID-19 response, this position may currently be offering partial or full remote work. However, in the near future this position will require full or partial on-site work.

Because growth is essential to continuing to meet the current and future needs of patients, Penn Medicine continues to expand its capabilities.

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

Live Your Life's Work

We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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