Application Functional Lead

Position: Application Functional Lead

Job ID: 164194

Location: US-TX-Houston


Talent Area: Information Services

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at Texas Children’s Hospital, diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our values and mission for the women and children that we serve. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment for all faculty, staff and learners throughout our organization. We believe that each member of our one amazing team provides enrichment that allows us to create a lasting legacy for future employees of this great organization.    Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.


We are searching for an Application Functional Lead -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will provide lead technical services to analyze, design, and deliver clinical/business solutions while functioning as a subject matter expert to activities related to answering technical consulting questions. Serves as a subject matter expert associated with content, processes, and procedures of enterprise applications.   

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Responsibilities :

  • Translates business needs into detailed requirement specifications, coordinates new development, and makes sure it is consistent and well-integrated with existing information frameworks and data structures 
  • Facilitates and engages in business analysis, data analysis, and design analysis collaborating with business application analysts and application architects 
  • Analyzes current business practices, user needs, and workflow processes, contributes details to the plan and translates customer's business problem, need, or opportunity, and designs a virtualized solution that completely and correctly addresses the business problem, needs, or opportunity 
  • Facilitates enterprise systems design and architecture, manage requirement traceability information, and tracking of requirements through the stages of implementation 
  • Leads the architectural design, development, deployment, and technical quality of large enterprise solutions that span multiple technologies and discipline 
  • Facilitates complex technical data warehouse discussions on modeling, integration, and overall technology solutions and design 
  • Provides leadership with measures on the effectiveness of data governance and data quality 
  • Facilitates complex technical data architecture discussions on modeling, integration, and overall technology solutions and design. Prepares technical architectural and implementation design documents 
  • Maintains systems and releases, assists with controlling and reviewing third-party vendor application releases to production 
  • Updates and maintains support documentation and works closely with server and database system administrators in troubleshooting and coordinating system outages 
  • Identifies alternative ways to utilize the application and technologies for projects that are impacted by performance and/or business issues. 
  • Participates in departmental activities, facilitates activities with management, coaches on design principles across multiple problems/solutions under different scenarios, represents IS in discussions with other groups to develop application and data integration solutions 


Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.

  • H.S. Diploma or GED 
  • 8 years’ experience in application design and implementation 

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