Health IT Software Architect (1961.b)

EXECUTIVE PERSONNEL SERVICES INC Washington, DC $75.00 to $78.00 per hour

EPSI Worx is seeking an experienced Health IT Software Architect to join a client's team as an Interoperability Engineer

Location: Remonte

Job Type: Contract to Hire

Job Description:

Support the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Electronic Health Record Modernization Integration Office (EHRM-IO) as an Interoperability Engineer.

Serve as technical leader in support of ongoing operations and continued monitoring for joint EHR platforms, specifically HealtheIntent, Enterprise Data Warehouse and health registries, with integrated interfaces, hardware and infrastructures that span across multiple federal agency and private sector environments supporting OEHRM Interoperable data exchange implementations.

Acts as highest-level technical expert, addressing problems of systems integration, compatibility, healthcare semantics, informatics, and multiple platforms. 

Identify potential technical risks to large-scale system to system interface efforts.

Support any Major Incident, or other response efforts and support the identification of root causes, courses of actions and potential solutions.

Monitor scalability, availability, performance, and engineering best practices for a large-scale EHR system and data warehouse and make recommendations to support multiple concurrent deployments.

Assess, validate, and optimize infrastructure end-to-end systems and architecture.

Build and validate test environments, identify servers and interconnections.

Provide guidance to government executives and technical teams on issues, best practices, and optimal methods.

Support in-depth engineering analysis and providing testing expertise- with regards to understanding impacts to Cerner integration from patches.

Conduct analyses of existing and proposed data structures, syntax, and semantics to understand potential changes based on patch changes.

Support ad-hoc engineering analyses in response to incidents to analyze optimization opportunities.


Minimum qualifications:

  • 5+ years of professional work experience.
  • Experience independently designing and developing new software products or major enhancements to existing software for a healthcare/clinical environment
  • Ability to perform as highest-level technical expert, addressing problems of systems integration, compatibility, healthcare semantics, informatics and multiple platforms
  • Experience seeing projects to completion
  • Experience performing feasibility analysis on potential future projects to management
  • Experience and knowledge with HealtheIntent
  • Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare IT, computer science, electronics engineering, engineering or technical related field, or an additional 10 years of relevant experience may be substituted for degree requirements

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in the VA
  • Experience implementing Electronic Health Records
  • Significant experience in network engineering (10+ years), with 5+ years on large-scale systems
  • Experience with Network Engineering and Internetworking
  • Experience with enterprise network concepts (MPLS, prioritization, segmentation, load balancing, segmentation, continuity of operations)
  • Experience with scalability analysis and modeling
  • Experience with system (end-to-end) performance assessment and optimization
  • Experience with VA and DOD legacy data, private sector data (Health Information Exchange) and Interoperability EHR Viewers
  • Systems integration experience

Root cause problem analysis and determination

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