Enterprise Architect
at Adventist Health System

Date Posted: 4/26/2017

Job Description

Job:  Information Technology

Organization:  Adventist IT

Shift:  Day

Job Posting:  Apr 25, 2017, 8:23:37 AM

The Enterprise Architect is accountable for the completeness and integrity of the enterprise architecture and alignment between the business and IT strategy.  The Enterprise Architect establishes and maintains a high level of business engagement in order to instill confidence in delivery and co-operation between IT, end users and business management.


•         Demonstrates, through behavior, Adventist Health System’s core values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship, and Teamwork

•         Supports strategy, governance and planning.

•         Leads the development and communication of an IT strategy and technology plan for the next 3 years that is bought into by the business and is coordinated with other Architects.

•         Establishes a comprehensive IT governance structure and processes, including the chartering of governance bodies (including Design Authority), meeting schedules and agendas, and preparation and collation of material for review and decision at the Investment Board. Support the definition of the critical IT governance rules i.e. technology principles/standards, investment prioritization, funding.

•         Develops Adventist Health System enterprise architecture.

•         Develops and maintains the baseline current and target state enterprise architecture (made up of application, technology infrastructure, integration, data and security architectures). 

•         Ensures the completeness and integrity of the enterprise architecture by making sure all of the various components are integrated and reconciling any conflicting concerns of different stakeholders.

•         Sets standards.

•         Leads the development of policies, standards and guidelines that direct the selection, development, implementation and use of technology across the organization.

•         Defines the tool set to be used by the Architecture team.

•         Provides insight and manages risk.

•         Identifies the IT and Business risks in architectural decisions and roadmaps.

•         Keeps abreast with developments in the IT industry and healthcare market space to ensure that the architectures are kept in line with industry standard.

•         Ensures that investments are made which best support the requirements of Florida Hospital.

•         Works with external suppliers to ensure that the appropriate technology direction is set with respect to applications, infrastructure, data, security and integration.

•         Keeps current on industry trends.

•         Performs other duties as assigned or directed to ensure smooth and efficient operation of the MIS department and in order to comply with Florida Hospital policy and procedures.

Job Requirements


•         Ability to demonstrate systems thinking.

•         Knowledge of Healthcare operations, Finance and Budget, Information Technology, and Process Improvement and Change Management Techniques, Healthcare Organizational best practice, ITIL or other IT best practice.

•         Demonstrable experience in IT industry standards, services, design, architecture principles design, architecture views and viewpoint design, building block design, solutions modelling and systems behavior.

•         Good experience of IT Architecture (and underlying frameworks such as TOGAF and SOA) including the development (and ensuring adherence to) architecture principles and standards.

•         Knowledge of relevant technologies including web applications, portals, messaging and integration, desktop/server/storage/application platforms, network infrastructure, security technologies, etc.

•         Proficient in methods and techniques for structured reviews, including reviews of non-functional requirements, technical documents, test plans, business cases and other key deliverables


•         Knowledge of Enterprise Architecture frameworks (TOGAF, etc)

•         Knowledge about healthcare specific technologies such as biomedical devices, Electronic Medical Records, HL7, etc


•         Four year degree or greater or a minimum of five years’ experience as an Enterprise Architect.

•         Experience assessing and identifying departmental opportunities associated with the use of technology/automation.

•         Experience influencing IS and Operational leadership with respect to process improvement and change management.

•         Experience writing technical specifications and technical documentation associated with technology infrastructure and application deployments.


•         Master’s degree in related field.

•         Healthcare experience



•         None


•         Technology infrastructure certifications (CCNP, CCIE, MCSE, MCSA, or similar)

•         Architecture framework certifications

•         Lean Six Sigma

•         PMP




i.e., vision, values, etc.



•         Ability to work well with others

•         Strong communications skills

•         Strong meeting facilitation skills

•         Strong project and time management skills

•         Respected leader and team player

•         More interested in results than personal preferences

•         Motivated by a long-term perspective

•         Intellectually inquisitive

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Orlando, FL
  • Job Type: Design
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 4/26/2017

About Us

About Adventist Health System

Who We Are

We are one of the largest faith-based health care providers in the United States. For 150 years, we have carried on a tradition of providing whole-person care that not only addresses patients' physical ailments, but also supports their emotional and spiritual well-being. We demonstrate the same level of compassion and care for our employees as well, doing all that we can to help them realize their full potential – both personally and professionally.

Who You Are

You are a compassionate, talented professional who wants to work in an environment where you can live out your faith and your values. You are excited about being part of a team that uses the latest technology and medical research to ensure patients receive quality care, but who also recognize that great care is always personal. You enjoy going out of your way to make each patient and their family feel special, and are passionate about guiding them toward optimal health.

Our Community

Our community is global and so is our reach. From coordinating medical mission trips in Ethiopia to planting school gardens in Florida, we are constantly seeking ways to go beyond hospital walls in improving the health of our communities. As a member of our team, you will be encouraged to use your talents in fun, meaningful ways that bring joy and healing to people around the world.

Our Mission

Part of this worldwide network, Adventist Health System was founded in 1973 to support and strengthen the Seventh-day Adventist health care organizations in the Southern and Southwestern regions of the United States. Today it is a national leader in quality, safety and patient satisfaction, comprised of 46 hospital campuses and nearly 77,000 employees.

Although separated by geography, each of our facilities is united by the mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. Today we continue the tradition of whole-person care by practicing and sharing CREATION Health, a blueprint for living a healthy, happy life based on the principles given in the Bible’s creation story: Choice, Rest, Environment, Activity, Trust, Interpersonal relationships, Outlook and Nutrition.

We provide comprehensive benefits, training and advancement opportunities. We care for our employees as well as we care for our patients.