Fairview Health Services  Network Architect in Twin Cities, Minnesota

JobTitle Network Architect

Specialty IT Professionals

Location Fairview offices at 323 Stinson

Department Admin IS

Hours per 2 weeks 80

Shift Day

Date Posted 05/25/2018

Job Number 18-73144

Job Description:

The Network Architect is responsible for supporting the development of the infrastructure architecture enabling the organization to meet business objectives. The position supports designing technology solutions which will support the enterprise network of the organization. Analyzes system requirements and ensures that systems will be secure and effectively integrated with current network. Ensures that all systems are working at optimal levels and offers support to Network Engineering department regarding new technologies and system requirements. Has thorough knowledge of network, infrastructure architecture, and Application Delivery. ..

The primary duties are: Architect and create roadmaps for all Network related technology, participates in conversations with vendors and internal business customers on long-term business goals and objectives, support fiscally reasonable designs and architecture, manages Life Cycle Management (LCM) for Network technologies, participates in project management efforts including Intake, Preliminary Design, Gather Requirements, Security/Architecture Review Board (SARB) and project oversight. Secondarily this position will support interactions for all IS initiatives.

Job Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications to Fulfill Job Responsibilities:



Bachelor's degree in business administration, technology field or equivalent work experience


8+ years' IT experience (or a combination of healthcare and IT experience)

Skills in general architecture, operations, or deployment methodologies and techniques

5+ years software development, maintenance and/or technical support experience

Effective communication skills to interact with all levels of technology and business partners

Excellent facilitation skills

Experience delivering concurrent, large information management projects at all phases-from project definition through design and delivery.

Solid understanding and applied expertise in solutions architecture designs and concepts, which include but are not limited to: SDLC Process, Security, high availability, recovery, performance, monitoring and operations design

Public speaking experience in front of large groups and executives

Experience working with vague requirements and/or within organizations that are non-structured



Bachelor's degree in IT or health informatics


Healthcare Industry specific knowledge that includes a working knowledge of industry standards and architectures




About Fairview Health Services

Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Joined by HealthEast in June 2017, Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 11 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area and north-central Minnesota.

Its broad continuum also includes 56 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.

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