Applications Architect

Position: Applications Architect

Job ID: 401459

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Business Systems - HCM

Talent Area: Information Services

Full/Part Time: Full time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a-5p

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.

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We are searching for an Applications Architect -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will review application requirements, application and processing architectures and designs develop, amends optimizes and certifies the application and system design of Integrated Delivery Systems, responsible for the identification and resolution of the application information flow, the application integration, and the required infrastructure to support application requirements.


  • 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.
  • Required H.S. Diploma with a preferred GED master's degree in science
  • 10 years of major system design & implementation experience Management or project leadership
  • Bachelor’s degree will substitute four (4) years of work experience. A master's degree will substitute for two (2) years of work experience. Up to two (2), years of clinical patient care and/or clinical research experience may substitute for up to two (2) years of information systems experience on a month-to-month basis



  • Analyzes and coordinates the designing of new & existing applications and architectures of Integrated Delivery System systems. Coordinate new development and make sure it is consistent and well-integrated with existing information data structure
  • Coordinates/implements and controls the configuration and development of systems. Controls system configuration and development process by establishing standards, measuring work in process, interpreting results, and taking corrective action
  • Administers program and system tests. Develops and administers data verification methods and plans as needed
  • Develops system documentation. Develops documentation standards
  • Maintains systems. Controls system operations by finding and correcting errors in the system
  • Coordinates activities and information dissemination with the manager, other Information Services personnel, users, and vendors. Leads development and maintenance programming activities with management, other Information Services personnel, users, or vendors during all phases of the system life cycle
  • Research technology trends/directions. Identifies and recommends tools and technologies using best practices/industry standards to support the strategic direction and to assist in deploying appropriately business initiatives


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