Skip to Main Content

Kaiser Permanente Careers

Information Technology

AI Architect Lead

Location: Pleasanton, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 805480 Date posted: 07/08/2019

The Architect Lead will:

  • background:white>Define enterprise AI and ML
    technology direction, including tech standards

  • background:white>Define reference architectures
    for AI solutions

  • background:white>Define AI and ML deployment
    strategy and architectures

  • background:white>Develop Proof of Concept or
    Proof of Technology applications using AI technologies

  • background:white>Lead technology evaluations and
    selections in the AI and ML domains 

This senior level
individual contributor is primarily responsible for managing the development of
the IT strategic technology direction, as well as for executing the
architecture process for technology solutions with guidance from senior
architects. This contributor should fully understand the EA mission.

Essential Responsibilities:


  Conducts or oversees
business-specific projects by applying deep expertise in subject area;
promoting adherence to all procedures and policies; developing work plans to
meet business priorities and deadlines; determining and carrying out processes
and methodologies; coordinating and delegating resources to accomplish
organizational goals; partnering internally and externally to make effective
business decisions; solving complex problems; escalating issues or risks, as
appropriate; monitoring progress and results; recognizing and capitalizing on
improvement opportunities; evaluating recommendations made; and influencing the
completion of project tasks by others.

  Practices self-leadership and
promotes learning in others by building relationships with cross-functional
stakeholders; communicating information and providing advice to drive projects
forward; influencing team members within assigned unit; listening and
responding to, seeking, and addressing performance feedback; adapting to
competing demands and new responsibilities; providing feedback to others,
including upward feedback to leadership and mentoring junior team members;
creating and executing plans to capitalize on strengths and improve opportunity
areas; and adapting to and learning from change, difficulties, and feedback.

  Defines and communicates the
architecture standards, guidelines, and statements of direction by facilitating
the design and establishment of architecture standards or controls.

  Reviews and contributes to
architecture standards or controls which allow business needs to be met.

  Creates architectures for large
scale, high-impact, or high-cost technology solutions by collaborating with
other architects to develop the target state.

  Leads the development of solution
architectures, roadmaps, and system transition plans to align business,
applications, data, integration, and/or infrastructure architecture.

  Collaborates with project teams and
business users to create architecture artifacts (for example, logical,
conceptual, physical) to guide detailed design.

  Participates in the adoption of new
high-impact technologies by researching technical trends and developments.

  Helps determine the selection of

  Collaborates with IT and business
leadership and participates in making decisions regarding new technology.

  Demonstrates a full understanding of
the architecture best practices for assigned domain(s) and educates others
throughout the organization on the function of architecture methodologies,
governance, and standards by serving as a subject matter expert across business
and/or IT teams, and presenting to internal and external audiences, including
senior leadership.

  Develops reports for executives,
business leaders, and IT management to communicate the impact of architecture

  Coordinates with architects and
other stakeholders to facilitate the continuous development and drive consensus
on changes to the company's architecture practices.

  Develops and establishes
architectural best practices that guide the design of technology solutions.

  Contributes to the development of
the architecture strategy and technology direction by providing domain
knowledge on solutions and technology.

  Provides expertise and shares an
understanding of current capability gaps, architectural gaps, and market and
industry trends that can be used to set future direction.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Minimum two (2) years experience with modeling techniques (e.g., BPMN, UML, ER).
  • Minimum three (3) years experience translating solution requirements into technical architecture requirements.
  • Minimum two (2) years in a technical leadership role with or without direct reports.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, CIS, Engineering, Business, or related technical field and Minimum eight (8) years IT experience delivering technical solutions, including at least Minimum four (4) years working on projects related to IT architecture. Additional equivalent work experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Two (2) years application architecture experience.
  • Two (2) years experience working with large corporate or enterprise business systems.
  • Two (2) years experience working with emerging technologies related to architecture.
  • Master's degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, CIS, or related field.
  • Primary Location: California,Pleasanton,Pleasanton Tech Cntr Building A 4460 Hacienda Dr. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Information Technology Specialty: Architecture Department: CDO EA Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
    Glassdoor Logo

    See What People are Saying About Working at KP

    Mar 9, 2019

    "Repeatedly voted Best Place to Work"

    Glassdoor Ratings

    Former Employee - IT Business Support Lead

    • Recommends
    • Neutral Outlook
    • Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente full-time for more than 8 years


    Great company paid benefits, learning opportunities, diverse company base, flexible telecommute policy Full Review

    More Kaiser Permanente Ratings & Reviews (5,932)

    to Our

    Kaiser Permanente has been named one of the 2019 Best Places to Work. Check out what our employees like best about working at KP!

    glassdoor 2019 Best Places to Work - Employees' Choice

    Our Events

    Come introduce yourself to a member of the Kaiser Permanente team at an upcoming career or professional event. We look forward to meeting you in person.

    Recently Viewed Jobs

    You do not have any recently viewed jobs.

    Join Kaiser Permanente's Talent Network

    Please fill out the fields below and click "Join Now" to receive information about opportunities that relate to your selections.

    Interested InSearch for a category and select one from the list of suggestions. Search for a location and select one from the list of suggestions. Finally, click “Add” to create your job alert.

    Interested in internships or early career opportunities? Click here to join our University Talent Network. Are you a Veteran? Click here to join our Military Talent Network.