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The KP Digital experience is a people experience. The products and solutions we create impact Kaiser Permanente’s more than 12 million members and their families, all working toward total health. Our goal is simple — center on the everyday moments that matter for our members, care teams, brokers, and employees, and make them better with innovative digital products. KP Digital team members are agile and with sharp attention to detail, who apply creative, out-of-the-box thinking and active listening skills in collaboration with teammates and stakeholders like physicians, hospital leaders, health plan market leaders, and more. Join us for the opportunity to define what good looks like in digital health and make an impact along the way.

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  • Adaptable
  • Collaborative
  • Open-minded
  • Positive
  • Problem-solver
  • Results-driven

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Architect Lead

Location Pleasanton, California Job Number 1006409 Date posted 10/04/2021
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Description:
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 technologies.

  • 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 practices.

  • 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:

  • One (1) year supervisory experience.

  • Two (2) years of work experience in a role requiring interaction with senior leadership (e.g., Director level and above)

  • Three (3) years experience in a leadership role of a large matrixed organization.

  • Three (3) years experience working with IT vendors.

  • Four (4) years experience architecting, designing, and implementing enterprise-scale, high volume, high availability systems.

  • Two (2) years of cross-domain IT architecture experience.

  • Four (4) years experience establishing and documenting standards, guidelines, and best practices.

  • Two (2) years experience working with Enterprise Architecture frameworks, such as TOGAF or Zachman.

  • Four (4) years experience working with an IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) framework.

  • Two (2) years experience with commercial off-the-shelf package integration.

  • Two (2) years data architecture experience.

  • Two (2) years application architecture experience.

  • Two (2) years infrastructure architecture experience.

  • Two (2) years information security experience.

  • Two (2) years experience working with health systems.

  • 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 Additional Locations:

    Corona Data Center Admin, 1830 California Ave., Corona,California, 92881
    Greenwood Plaza IT, 6560 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Greenwood Village,Colorado, 80111
    New Carrollton Administration, 4000 Garden City Dr., Hyattsville,Maryland, 20785
    Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 09:00 AM Working Hours End: 05:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-IT-01|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Individual Contributor Specialty: Architecture Department: KPIT ADMIN - KPD ARCH - 9601 Travel: No 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.

    Perks & Benefits

    Our compensation and benefits are designed to help you and your family stay healthy and thrive in and beyond work.

    • Medical, Vision, & Dental

    • Retirement Plans

    • Education & Tuition

    • Career Growth & Development

    • Vacation, Holiday, & Sick Leave

    Our Culture

    As a new organization, KP Digital will reinvent how we approach digital challenges — from the products we create to the way we work to the talent we hire. As part of this new team, you must be as knowledgeable as you are curious, willing to try new things, even if it means failing fast. We foster a culture of learning but leave your path up to you. In every opportunity we see growth, and in this growth you could see limitless opportunities.

    What Our People Say

    Faizan J

    Data Science & Analytics

    Every day, I leverage technology to power digital transformation in health care and deliver meaningful and impactful experiences for our members. More importantly, I enjoy working with team members and leaders who are vested in your success at KP Digital!

    Hyun K

    Experience Designer

    I work with a highly collaborative and inclusive team of designers, researchers, product owners, and engineers. We’re committed to a design centric decision-making process and providing the best digital experiences we can.

    Chethana N

    Consumer Experience Engineering

    KP Digital employees are assured of career growth through a wide spectrum of ongoing training opportunities that include essential soft skills as well as upcoming new technologies.

    Shyam M

    Consumer Experience Engineering

    Working for KP Digital helped me realize my dream of impacting the community by applying a digital first mindset to the solutions we create. I am very fortunate to work with a high performing and passionate team committed to making things happen!

    Digital Leadership

    Companies need to work to adapt to crises instead of fighting against them, and they must use their digital strategy to innovate.

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