Availity delivers revenue cycle and related business solutions for health care professionals who want to build healthy, thriving organizations. Availity has the powerful tools, actionable insights and expansive network reach that medical businesses need to get an edge in an industry constantly redefined by change.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
The Technical Architect II is responsible for aiding in the design of architectural solutions for evolving business needs. This person will support experimenting with alternative architectural approaches, creating component and interface specification documents and validating the architecture against requirements and assumptions. This person should understand the current architectural vision as well as provide input for future architecture strategy. This position will involve developing information and technology architectures to support high volume operational and reporting systems.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Architecture Design:
Aids in development of information architectures to support high volume operational and reporting systems.
Collaborates with business analysts and other technologists to facilitate the design, and implementation of new systems.
Collaborates on architectural strategies and plans to meet business and technology needs.
Builds credibility with clients and technical staff through the delivery of sound business architecture solutions.
Consults with business and technology project staff to fit systems to architecture and identify when it is necessary to modify technical architecture to accommodate project needs.
Standards & Maintenance:
Responsible for adhering to governance processes, and guiding principles for the enterprise or functional area.
Follows  standardized procedures to  integrate  new tools, techniques and technologies to existing IT processes.
Communication:
Actively communicates designs and architecture frameworks across IT and business areas.
Accountable for increasing the company’s understanding of architecture, standards and associated procedures.
Research:
Works to understand technology, trends, and standards.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION (REQUIRED) 
High school diploma or equivalent 
College degree strongly preferred - more extensive work experience will be required for lack of a degree 
EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION (PREFERRED) 
Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent work experience. Advanced degree preferred.
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
WORK EXPERIENCE & SKILLS (REQUIRED) 
Five years of IT experience and two years’ experience designing complex, integrated application solutions. 
Some experience designing and implementing information and technology architectures to support high volume transaction systems. 
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, able to understand and explain the Enterprise Architecture to diverse audiences (technical, business, etc) and strong leadership skills to indirectly manage and influence across functional teams toward common solutions. 
Experience in developing and implementing IT architecture plans, Enterprise Architecture standard and guidelines, software development methodologies and strategic plans. 
Understanding of web development methodologies, application design, navigation, and enterprise architecture. 
Proven experience in architecting and managing environments that includes but is not limited to: 
High throughput transaction processing, operational datastore, data warehouse and OLAP environments. 
UML, RUP 
EJB, OOAD, JMS, MOM, SOA, BPEL, EBS, SAML 
J2EE, JSP, XML, WSDL, DHTML, Javascript, Wicket, UNIX Shell 
Solaris, Linux, Windows XP 
Oracle, JDBC, No SQL, Other enterprise RDBMS’s, Informatica, Cognos or similar 
WebSphere, JBoss, Spring, Hibernate, Tomcat, Ant, JUnit, Apache 
TOGAF, Zachman 
Ability to work independently under minimal guidance
Demonstrated ability to use discretion and make sound decisions 
Ability to work under pressure 
Maintains composure and professionalism in an interrupt-driven environment 
Must be able to multi-task 
WORK EXPERIENCE & SKILLS (PREFERRED) 
Extensive knowledge of the health care/payer/provider/insurance industry, specifically standard HIPAA transactions processing systems, provider office operations, and customer service processes in a health care company. 
High throughput transaction processing in Financial Services 
Experience working with Product Management teams

Availity is an equal opportunity employer and makes decisions in employment matters without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.

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