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Beth Israel Lahey Health’s roots in providing top-quality health care date back nearly a century. We're fully committed to ensuring our patients receive the care they deserve. As a leading healthcare provider throughout New England, we aim to change the current state of health care for the better and make lasting improvements that guarantee access to our services.

Senior Document Develop Architect

Woburn, Massachusetts

Organization Facility: Beth Israel Lahey Health - Non Executive Category: General Information Technology Job ID: JR43020 Date posted: 02/14/2024
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When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

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Under project-oriented supervision from the department manager, the colleague functions as an enterprise system architect for the implementation and operation of document management systems designed, deployed, and maintained by the department. Key activities include both the use of analytical skills for the development of technical specifications, implementation plans, and operational procedures and the use of organizational skills to structure and manage release plans, QA testing processes, and deployment procedures.

The colleague will also provide broad expertise for Java client and web application development, database schema design, and overall enterprise system implementations that operate on Windows Server, Windows IIS, Linux server, Apache Tomcat, and similar operating environments. Effective interaction with IT peers is a key responsibility for ensuring that infrastructure requirements and dependences are specified, communicated, and delivered.

The role primarily focuses on document management and archival systems in support of patient health, finance, and business policy documents based on several implementations of the EMC Captiva, Documentum, and InfoArchive products. Knowledge and experience with these systems or ones similar from other vendors is a key qualification.

Job Description:

Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:

1) Architect and lead the implementation of document management systems in support of new business requirements and the optimization of existing implementations;

2) Design and implement document models including object schemas, supporting relational data models, service interfaces, and user application integration;

3) Lead the review of functional specifications and the preparation of technical specifications to support project implementations. Would typically be responsible for implementing portions of the technical requirements.

4) Develop, implement, and maintain policy and procedure documentation in support of operational standards, business continuity procedures and service levels to ensure maximum system performance and reliability;

5) Applies technical skills and knowledge to proactively advocate, define, and implement performance and reliability improvements.

6) Troubleshoot operational and technical issues through an understanding of system architectures, interdependencies, integration points, and application interfaces.

7) Prepare change control documentation and participate in change control committee meetings.

8) Participate in operational review and project status meetings with occasional responsibility to schedule meetings, prepare agendas, conduct meetings, and ensure timely distribution of meeting minutes.

9) Maintain cooperative and respected relationships with supporting IT operational and applications groups to ensure optimum system, network, and storage infrastructure service levels. 

10) Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with multiple product vendors to facilitate,technical implementations, productsupport, and version upgrade coordination.

11) Participates in rotating on-call technical coverage.

12) Maintains strict adherence to the Lahey Clinic Confidentiality policy.

13) Incorporates Lahey Clinic Guiding Principles, Mission Statement and Goals into daily activities.

14) Complies with all Lahey Clinic Policies.

15) Complies with behavioral expectations of the department and Lahey Clinic.

16) Maintains courteous and effective interactions with colleagues and patients. 

17) Demonstrates an understanding of the job description, performance expectations, and competency assessment.

18) Demonstrates a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adheres to Customer Service standards.

19) Participates in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement activities.

20) Participates in and successfully completes Mandatory Education.

21) Performs all other duties as needed or directed to meet the needs of the department.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline. Eight years of related experience in addition to the required experience in the absence of a Bachelor’s degree

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities: Skilled in the principles and practices of enterprise application architecture and design including operating concepts associated with client/server, web-based and service-oriented application implementations. Knowledge and experience with object-oriented application developmentincluding the utilization ofJava, SQL, and other supporting technologies. Knowledge and experience with workflow-oriented application architectures and their associated operational implementation requirements. Must be detail-oriented, have proven analysis and problem-solving abilities, haveexcellent interpersonal and technical writing skills, and show a professional demeanor and ability to work with others having wide-rangingexpertise levels.

Experience: Five or more years proven experience in IT design, administration, and management of enterprise applications in two or more of the following operating environments: Windows Server; SQL Server; IIS; Apache; Tomcat; Oracle; Linux. Three or more years utilizing Java and supporting technologies for applications development. Direct experience with EMC Documentum, Captiva, Information Archive products is highly desirable.

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As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more about this requirement.

More than 35,000 people working together. Nurses, doctors, technicians, therapists, researchers, teachers and more, making a difference in patients' lives. Your skill and compassion can make us even stronger.

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Why join Beth Israel Lahey Health?

If you’re looking for a career where you can make a difference and explore your potential, Beth Israel Lahey Health is the place you belong. Our system includes a network of hospitals, physician practices, outpatient centers, and other healthcare facilities and we offer a broad range of careers in direct patient care, environmental services, registration, finance and many other fields. We are focused on providing compassionate and personalized healthcare with a strong reputation for clinical excellence and research and offer diverse opportunities for career growth and development. Conveniently, we have many locations in communities across Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire.

At Beth Israel Lahey Health, we see you for all that you are – your experience and your dreams. Explore our open opportunities and find out why so many have already chosen to join our team.

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