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Architect I - BioInformatics - San Juan Capistrano, CA in San Juan Capistrano, CA at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 1/10/2019

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Job Description

Look for more than answers.

Patients and Physicians rely on our diagnostic testing, information and services to help them make better healthcare decisions. These are often serious decisions with far reaching consequences, and require sensitivity, tact and a clear dedication to service. It’s about providing clarity and hope.

As a Bioinformatics Architect I you will work for the world leader in the industry, with a career where you will have the opportunity to collaborate and affect change while expanding your leadership skills and technical knowledge. You can make a real impact in a market that is growing and developing.

This professional will work from our San Juan Capistrano, CA location.

Bioinformatics Architect I, the role:

The Bioinformatics Architect I will have overall responsibility for the architecture and design of solutions that encompass a single or multiple departments and enterprise applications with a focus on bioinformatics applications and systems. The professional is responsible for evaluating the requirements of a business or IT ask and architecting an IT solution by developing an architecture and a high-level design document.  The Bioinformatics Architect I may also be asked to develop a level of effort (LOE) to support that request. 

Solutions may cover a broad spectrum of the business (i.e. laboratory, billing, logistics, patient services, finance, legal, etc.) and applications/ technologies regardless of the architect’s primary area of expertise. The Bioinformatics Architect I is responsible for the creation and presentation of a number of artifacts including, but not limited to:

  • Architecture overview documents

  • Solution sketches

  • Data models

  • Integration patterns

  • LOE estimates

Each of the above supporting the development of Advanced Diagnostic tests and the underlying technology ecosystem. The Bioinformatics Architect I is further responsible for leading other technical & non-technical team members and provides design oversight and guidance at varying levels during project execution. Finally, the Bioinformatics Architect I is charged with ensuring solutions are in support of strategic goals for the company – both business and IT.

Job responsibilities:

  • Evaluates high level requirements from demand managers, analysts, other architects and business partners for completeness and accuracy

  • Engages with project teams across all spectrums of business to triage requests and determine solution options

  • Develops, documents and presents solutions to members of multiple architecture, development and infrastructure teams for purposes of solution development and or the gathering/refining of estimates

  • Leads and drives solution discussions both with business and other IT personnel

  • Organizes and leads cross-functional discussions within the IT and business organizations in support of solution development

  • Guides, directs and provides technical leadership to cross-functional project teams throughout project execution life-cycle

  • Ensures both requests and solutions are in alignment with strategic goals

  • Manages solutions across multiple initiatives and teams simultaneously

  • Provides input to RFPs and RFIs being presented to or developed by Quest Diagnostics on behalf of the IT organization

  • Evaluates technical capabilities of vendors on behalf of Quest Diagnostics

  • Creates and presents solutions with varying options covering both tactical and strategic needs as necessary

  • Rules on technical or architectural disputes

  • Ensures adherence to established standards and processes

  • Provides managers with technical performance assessments

  • Recognizes new/evolving trends and ensures personal growth and skill maintenance as a
    contributor. Analyzes new technologies to resolve business problems

  • Works with vendors to better understand how features and interfaces of outside
    applications can facilitate the fulfillment of customer requests

To qualify, the ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • 5+ years demonstrated experience in Laboratory IT environment working with enterprise level systems operating in a regulated environment (CLIA , HIPAA, 21CFR11, etc.)

  • Experience with genomic and/or other bioinformatics-related big-data and system design such as NGS genomic

  • sequence data management and processing using tools like GATK, Aspera, and HAIL, and clinical genetics review and release workflows

  • Experience with cloud-based and container architecture including Docker and the associated stack (Kubernetes, etc), Azure or AWS

  • Experience designing and/or building BioInformatics solutions in a laboratory setting

  • BS degree in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, or related technical field with 5+ years of demonstrated IT design and/or architecture experience, or MS degree with 3+ years of experience

In addition:

  • Has deep technical expertise in one or two technology domains

  • Demonstrated in depth understanding of one or more enterprise level applications supporting the Laboratory

  • Demonstrated ability to influence with credibility across business functions or technologies with analysis (based on prior experience).

  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, oral/presentation and written communication skills in both technical and non-technical language.         

  • Strong leadership, project and team building skills – ability to lead teams and drive projects and initiatives by working effectively with others with a demonstrated ability to work cross-departmentally.

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver under tight timelines with minimal oversight and input

  • Strong collaborator – willingness to share ideas, documentation and best practices.

  • Conceptual and analytical thinker – ability to extract, analyze and document complex business and technical requirements/strategies from customers and IT team members.

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Join us for competitive benefits and development opportunities in a progressive and supportive environment. Help us improve our service, and the experiences of our patients and colleagues. Work with us and together we can be better.

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All requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Quest Diagnostics is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Women / Minorities / Veterans / Disabled / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity. *cb*