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University of Washington Applications Architect in Seattle, Washington

Req #: 186377


Appointing Department Web Address:

Job Location Detail: Primary work location is at the Ninth and Jefferson Building (NJB) on the corner of 9th and Jefferson in downtown Seattle

Posting Date: 01/13/2021

Closing Info:

Open Until Filled

Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Shift: First Shift


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UW Medicine’s IT Services department is looking for an outstanding APPLICATIONS ARCHITECT to join the team!

What are we looking for?

  • Patients Are First focus

  • Customer service mindset

  • Interpersonal skills and teamwork

  • Results-oriented attitude

  • Commitment

  • Adaptability and flexibility

What are the perks?

  • Medical insurance at reasonable rates with TEN plans to choose from!

  • Dental Insurance at no cost to you OR your dependents…AND we have three plans for you to choose from!

  • 10 paid holidays annually!

  • 1 personal holiday every year!

  • Generous amounts of vacation and sick leave that you can feel good about taking (more than 5 work weeks in your first year)!

  • TWO Retirement plans to choose from – one even matches 100% of your contributions with immediate vesting!

  • Voluntary Investment program to save more towards your retirement!

  • Deferred Compensation program to save even MORE towards your retirement!

  • Flexible Spending Account!

  • Dependent Care Assistance program!

  • On-site childcare centers and other caregiving resources!

  • Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance!

  • Long Term Disability insurance!

  • Transportation Services Program that includes U-PASS options and other parking services!

  • Tuition Exemption program at the UW and other higher education institutions across the state)!

  • Housing resources and home buying options!

  • Engagement and Wellness programs!

  • Auto, home, renter, and boat group insurance!

  • Valuable membership and merchandise discounts!

  • Federal student loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program!

For all of the specific details on these benefits, eligibility and more, please click here. (

UW Medicine’s Information Technology Services (ITS) department is a shared services organization that supports all of UW Medicine. UW Medicine is comprised of Harborview Medical Center (HMC), UW Medical Center-Montlake Campus (UWMC-Montlake), UW Medical Center-Northwest Campus (UWMC-NW), Valley Medical Center (VMC), UW Neighborhood Clinics (UWNC), UW Physicians (UWP), UW School of Medicine (SOM) and Airlift Northwest (ALNW). In addition, UW Medicine shares in the ownership and governance of Children’s University Medical Group and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (a partnership between UW Medicine, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research and Seattle Children’s). ITS is responsible for the ongoing support and maintenance of the infrastructure and applications which support all of these institutions, along with the implementation of new services and applications that are used to support and further the UW Medicine mission.

In collaboration with UW Medicine IT Services (‘ITS’), the primary focus of the Applications Architect is:

  • Technical leadership and consultation to the application leadership team and ITS broadly.

  • Design of major aspects of the architecture of key applications, including components such as human factors design, application configuration, integration, middleware, and infrastructure.

  • Architectural review of new applications and solutions that are proposed adds to the UW Medicine application portfolio.

  • In collaboration with other ITS architects, define, promote, and educate aspects of an enterprise architecture.

  • Collaborate with governance structures and stakeholders to solve business problems and to ensure that the overall architecture of the application portfolio is continually optimized to support the long-term needs of the organization.

Additional areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to:

  • Analyzing customer business and technical requirements and issues and recommending solutions.

  • Designing, building, testing, and implementing enhancements to meet functional requirements.

  • Providing production support and ongoing system troubleshooting, maintenance, monitoring, and training.

  • Managing projects, processes, and documentation to support customer needs.

  • Partnering with project leads and staff to coordinate project integration and implementation acorss all project segments.

  • Coordinating design of key UW Medicine applications at a functional and system level through the development of defined architectural standards.

  • Acting as a knowledgeable resource regarding the Epic EMR and other key applications, and ensures effective problem resolution at an application and technical level.

What you’ll bring to the table: (minimum requirements)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Administration, or related field. (Equivalent experience can substitute for degree requirement.)

  • 9+ years' experience must include:

  • Experience providing EHR systems application maintenance/support.

  • Demonstrated experience serving as a role model in providing an exceptional business partnership with customers, continuously adapting to their needs and feedback.

  • Experience with application/system configuration and implementation of healthcare information technology.

  • Demonstrated ability to translate business requirements into design specifications, follow technical change control processes, and maintain technical documentation.

  • Experience mentoring others to increase overall professional effectiveness.

  • Knowledge of all phases of software development or lifecycle for vendor supplied software.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage small to medium sized IT projects and/or process improvement initiatives.

  • Experience supporting large scale enterprise customers, both internal and external, preferably in a healthcare environment.

The successful candidate will also possess:

  • Values consistent with those of UW Medicine's mission to improve the health of the public by advancing medical knowledge, providing outstanding primary and specialty care to the people of the region, and preparing tomorrow's physicians, scientists, and other health professionals.

  • Proven outstanding customer service orientation with a history of delivering high quality products on time.

Ideally, you’ll also have: (desired skills and experience)

  • Advanced degree (e.g., Master’s, Doctorate, etc.)

  • Previous experience in and knowledge of academic healthcare systems and/or operational environments.

What are some of the other tidbits that you might want to know?

  • This is an Information Technology deadline-driven work environment.

  • The individual in this position is expected to work normal daytime hours. The majority of work is performed during normal business hours; however, significant off-hours and weekends may be needed to resolve problems and respond to emergencies. This individual is expected to be available for emergencies (business continuity/disaster recovery efforts) on a 24x7 basis as needed. This position includes on-call support during evenings and weekends, on a rotating schedule with team members.

  • Because of the physically separated sites for UW Medicine, this position requires the ability to travel to alternative work locations as needed.

  • Must coordinate projects without direct supervisory authority.

  • Must work within the constraints of multiple technical environments.

  • ITS provides services to all UW Medicine organizations – HMC, UWMC-Montlake, UWMC-NW, UWNC, UWP, SOM, and ALNW. The individual in this position must learn many organizational structures and cultures and continually foster collaboration.

  • Ability to communicate clearly in English, both verbally and in writing.

  • This advertised job posting may not include the complete official job description for the role.

  • Appointment of the successful candidate to this position will be made contingent upon a satisfactory outcome of criminal background checks.

  • The application process for UW Medicine positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process (i.e. Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others). Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin applying for a position, all assessments must be completed at that time. Please note that your application shows up in our system as ready to review regardless of whether or not all assessments have been completed. If the assigned Recruiter happens to review applications prior to all of your assessments being completed, there is a chance you could be 'Not Selected' due to an incomplete application. For this reason, we strongly encourage all applicants to ensure there is plenty of time to complete all of the assessments prior to clicking on “Apply to this position”.

Who are we and what do we do? UW Medicine’s mission is to improve the health of the public by advancing medical knowledge, to provide outstanding primary and specialty care to the people of the region, and to prepare tomorrow’s physicians, scientists and other health professionals. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, your experiences, perspectives and unique identities will be honored at the University of Washington. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or click here to send an email ( .

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University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.