Our products reach thousands of healthcare professionals and improve the quality of human health of millions of Canadians through technology, and together with our parent companies Shoppers Drug Mart and Loblaw Companies Limited, we want to make healthcare simpler, safer, more secure, reliable, and efficient. Our end users come from many different user bases, including Healthcare Providers, Allied Health Professionals, Pharmacies, Patients, and Retail Consumers. As a Solution Architect, you will be responsible for providing the path for the organization to navigate its journey to the cloud. You will work closely with various teams to marry abstract thoughts and ideal end results with solid design principles and solutions, while adhering to standards, policies, and industry best practices. Privacy and security are critical considerations as our products and services involve large volumes of Personal Health Information and Personal Information shared across a variety of products and services.
An expert visualizer, excellent at abstracting and modeling solutions.
See the “big picture” and view a system and its context as a set of interacting components.
Are an evangelist for new or different technologies, processes, or solutions – especially in the Microsoft Azure context.
Accept responsibility to help manage change, which may mean reining in enthusiasm where risks and costs would outweigh the benefits.
Communicate fluidly at all levels of an organization, adapting your delivery to your intended audience.
Problem solving complex issues and converting them into solutions.
Understanding the requirements - identifying the stakeholders, helping to analyze the requirements, and extracting those of architectural significance.
Formulate and model the design - creating a detailed solution which will address the functional and non-functional requirements.
Communicating the vision - making sure that everyone understands the architecture.
Assess current technologies within the organization and provide modern solutions where appropriate.
Supporting the application architects and developers – making sure that they can realize the architecture by a combination of mentoring and direct involvement.
Verifying the implementation – ensuring the delivered system is consistent with the agreed architecture and will meet the requirements.
Contribute and define best practices and design patterns for services and solutions.
Work independently and within teams as required.
Additional duties and expectations:
Promote QHR’s “Blue Culture” framework to foster a collaborative, positive and efficient Workplace.
Contribute to the organization’s positive image both internally and externally.
Perform other duties consistent with the position, as reasonably directed by your manager.
7+ years of technology architecture experience.
3+ years working with cloud solutions – preferably Azure.
Azure Certification (e.g., Azure Solutions Architect Expert) highly desired.
Experience architecting solutions in the cloud for Mobile, Web and Desktop applications.
Project leadership experience is advantageous.
Experience with designing integrated solutions across an enterprise.
Experience with implementing scalable solutions.
Experience working with enterprise architecture or information architecture frameworks, methodologies, templates, and tools.
Technical degree in computer science or engineering highly desired or equivalent work experience.
Excel at technical writing, design specification documentation, solution blueprint creation.
Experience with Healthcare information standards like HL7, including FHIR.
Experience with data aggregation and anonymization / de-identification.
Strong organizational and leadership skills.
Privacy and/or Security Certifications.
Knowledge of healthcare from a practitioner and patient perspective.