Network Solutions Architect

 
Position: Network Solutions Architect

Job ID: 143929

Department: TCHP INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Talent Area: Information Services

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8 AM - 5 PM

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, a second community hospital opening in 2017. 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 13,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.     

Summary:

The Network Solutions Architect provides technical services to analyze, design, and deliver IS Networking solutions. Lends expertise
to answer technical consulting questions on the network infrastructure. Assists with network deployment and  incident resolution, individually or as part of a project team. Serves as a subject matter expert for Cisco network architecture and design processes.
 
Incumbent is part of an on-call rotation to provide incident response 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Responsibilities :

Responsibility A: Translates business needs into detail requirement specifications.
Analyzes current business practices, user needs and work flow processes.
Develops Network Architecture Specification deliverables that map the customer business requirements into complete information
systems (technologies, processes and people) or operational solutions.
Understands the customer's business problem, need, or opportunity and designs a virtualized solution that completely and
correctly addresses the business problem, need, or opportunity.
 
Responsibility B: Provides network solutions that meet enterprise architectural standards
Collaborates with the Information Security and IS  Infrastructure teams to propose IS solutions for new business/clinical application requirements.
Identifies and documents the data flows, network components and interfaces that need to be developed to support the proposed solution
Documents the design decisions in an accurate and testable method for use by IS project implementation team (including application testing).
Assists with the preparation of Operational Support Procedures.
Assists with the deployment of the network components, working with the Project Manager and other members of the team.
 
Responsibility C: Analyzes system problems and modifications.
Analyzes clinical & business use of existing systems to identify problem to be resolved and defines network optimization or
process improvements
Recommends modifications to network design or current procedures to optimize performance and monitoring.
Reports and tracks issues until resolution provided by vendor


Qualifications:

 
Knowledge of Cisco networking (Routing/Switches, LAN, WAN).
Proficiency in applying highly technical principles, Demonstrated analytical, problem solving and research ability as
evidenced by experience in the identification of networking architecture requirements and subsequent implementation of appropriate
network solutions to business/clinical applications.
• Experience in Health Care industry is preferred.
Process mapping, group presentation, written and verbal communication, analytical, and organizational skills.
Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously while adhering to a stringent timeline.
Ability to analyze the functionality of systems and their fit with specifications.


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