Vice President Chief Enterprise Architect

Hackensack Meridian Health Edison, NJ

This position has been filled.

Hackensack Meridian Health has retained Kirby Partners to identify, qualify and present individuals for their Vice President Chief Enterprise Architect position.
The Vice President/Chief Enterprise Architect will lead the efforts for producing solutions for organizational initiatives requiring new technologies. The Chief Enterprise Architect is accountable for proactively and holistically leading the information technology architecture, solutions and IT innovation functions of Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) to the desired organization vision and targeted outcomes. The Chief Enterprise Architect is responsible for taking a practical approach to supporting HMH’s information technology needs. This starts and ends with a focus on delivering signature-ready, actionable recommendations to leaders, so they can achieve targeted outcomes. Hackensack Meridian Health, located in Edison, New Jersey is the state's largest, most comprehensive and most integrated network that includes 16 hospitals. Key Network Indicators:
  • 33,000 Team Members
  • 6,500 Physicians
  • 4,520 Beds
  • 2017 Most Wired: Advanced
  Vice President Chief Enterprise Architect
Vice President Chief Enterprise Architect Position Description:
The chief enterprise architect is responsible for helping leaders enable their future-state capabilities that, in turn, will drive the HMH's targeted outcomes through the choice of programs, projects and initiatives the organization chooses to invest in. The chief enterprise architect must be capable of practically applying existing, new and emerging technologies to new and evolving organizational models. Conversely, they must be able to understand, monetize and operationalize new technologies.
Leads and coordinates all aspects of the EA program including:
  • Guides people, process and organizational change related to the use of information technology.
  • Solutions Architecture – develops a direction for managing the portfolio of to-be solutions.
  • Technical Architecture – evolves the technical infrastructure.
  • Application Architecture (subset of solutions architecture) - guides application design and defines application architecture paradigms, such as service-oriented architecture (SOA), principles that influence design decisions and patterns that provide proven design solutions.
  • Leads, manages, and balances bimodal EA program – one EA team with two modes of operating. Mode 1 is foundational EA (tactical), which maintains and evolves future-state IT capabilities with a focus on efficiency and predictability of the existing IT estate. Mode 2 is vanguard EA (strategic), which designs and enables future-state IT capabilities with a focus on technology disruption, speed, agility, and flexibility, while meeting today's organizational needs with an optimized Mode 1 strategy.
  • Leads the efforts to develop, maintain and govern the enterprise architecture across the organization.
  • Responsible for defining the EA process and architecture review and advisory process, and for leading the integration of those processes with related organizational and IT processes.
  • Lead, prioritize, and develop the overall enterprise architecture approach for the organization, and communicate architectural direction.
  • Directly manages other architecture-related activities and the respective roles (IT solutions and IT innovation).
The Chief Enterprise Architect will demonstrate competencies across six key dimensions:
  • Lead and Influence
  • Identify Ecosystems and Develop IT Models
  • Focus on Strategy and Execution
  • Research and Understand Technology and Nontechnology Trends
  • Enable Enterprise Ideation and Innovation
  • Determine and Help Orchestrate the Delivery of HMH Outcomes
Candidates should be innovative, mission driven, trusted thought-leaders skilled at leading conversations to a decision. Though not a true idea person, this position will engage with organizational leaders to define solutions and then deliver results. The best candidates will understand “how stuff works” at the core level and be familiar with underlying healthcare technologies. Candidates should be highly collaborative and supportive of ideals and strategies, be unflappable in the face of opposition to architectural ideals, and be practical and principle-based in their decision making approach and problem solving abilities. Skills:
  • Familiarity with information management practices, system development life cycle management, IT services management, infrastructure and operations, and EA and COBIT frameworks.
  • Knowledge of business ecosystems, SaaS, infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), SOA, APIs, open data, microservices, event-driven IT and predictive analytics.
  • Exposure and understanding of existing, new and emerging technologies, and processing environments.
  • Exceptional soft and interpersonal skills, including teamwork, facilitation and negotiation.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Excellent analytical and technical skills.
  • Excellent written, verbal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of all components of holistic enterprise architecture.
  • Knowledge of of business engineering principles and processes.
  • Familiarity with basic graphical modeling approaches, tools and model repositories.
  • Organizational savvy.
  • Ability to balance the long-term ("big picture") and short-term implications of individual decisions.
  • Ability to translate HMH needs into EA requirements.
  • Ability to estimate the financial impact of EA alternatives.
  • Ability to apply multiple solutions to challenges.
  • Ability to rapidly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies.
  • Capable and comfortable with balancing time between foundational EA (Mode 1: ensures efficiency and predictability) and vanguard EA efforts (Mode 2: concerned with speed, agility and flexibility to achieve a unified and flexible EA that meets the organization's needs).
  • Understand and speak the language of healthcare.
  • Influential in the organization and a team player.
  • Effective at driving short-term actions that are consistent with long term goals.
  • Master's degree in business, computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, system analysis or a related field of study, or equivalent experience.
  • 10 or more years of experience in information technology in complex organizations.
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