Solution Architect (Advance/Meditech Expanse Program)

City Surrey
Job ID 2023-41442
Corporate Professionals - Non-Clinical - IT / Information Management
Posting Date
3 months ago(3/2/2023 12:32 PM)
Employment Type
Full Time
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
Days Off
Saturday, Statutory, Sunday
Advance Program
Salary at Time of Posting
$41.35 - $59.43 / hour

Why Fraser Health?

Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.9 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations. Our team of 43,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care.


Effective October 26, 2021, all new hires to Fraser Health will need to have full COVID 19 vaccination (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines).  Please note this applies to all postings, and individual medical exemptions must be approved by the Provincial Health Officer.


Advance is Fraser Health’s largest multi-year program which seeks to improve the way Fraser Health delivers care and the way patients experience care for better outcomes. The project focuses on re-imagining the clinical workflows, enabled by the new Meditech Expanse platform and will impact over 30,000 staff and clinicians.


Supporting the Vision, Values, Purpose and Commitments of Fraser Health including service delivery that is centered on patients/clients/residents and families:


The Infrastructure Capacity and Planning Architect works with our shared services and vendor partners to plan capacity of our data centre infrastructure and develop & mature services with those partners to meet Fraser Health needs in operating a new primary datacentre that hosts our new health information system Meditech Expanse.    


This role will create processes and implement data gathering to inform the operators of our data centres of our growth and sustainment needs by collecting and analyzing growth and the technology projects from our health informatics and information technology teams as well as our client partners across the organization. This will supply information throughout the year to improve our forecasting and budgeting processes. 


This architect will collaborate with our service providers in annual planning processes and support Frasers technology needs as we consolidate our datacentres, migrate some applications to cloud and play an important role in application modernization.  


As Fraser Health matures and changes its data centre landscape it is searching for an individual who understands data centre operations and planning. This person must be a team player and be able to work in a multi vendor environment and champion Fraser Health in these relationships. This role is the start of a larger IT management capability that will grow as Fraser assumes more oversight of IT operations and management.  


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Build on your education and career experience as you:
  • Create a data centre growth forecasting methodology.
  • Provide oversight and expertise on data centre services, planning and growth aligned with our DC services providers.  
  • Work with Fraser technology management to create an IT management team that can oversee the capacity planning and assume some responsibility for future IT operations both on premise and in cloud.
  • Work with Fraser Health teams and departments to assess their needs for on premise technology to support growth of current systems and future needs.

Qualifications / Skills & Abilities

  • To join our team, we will look for you to have:
    Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or a related study or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • At least seven (5) years of related experience in a large complex organization including at least three (3) years' experience in a leadership position.
  • Hands on experience in operating and planning data centre growth and sustainment.
  • Experience with working in a multi-disciplinary environment involving multiple stakeholders and competing   priorities.
  • Certifications in related disciplines such as leadership, project management and data centre technologies.
  • Proven leader who can work with stakeholders, be independent and fill a gap with their expertise.   

This is a full time Permanent position, and based in Surrey, BC.


If this sounds like the ideal role for you, here are more reasons why you should apply:


  • A career with FH will offer you a chance to be a member of a dedicated team in a dynamic and exciting health care environment.
  • We offer a competitive compensation and benefit package, including comprehensive health benefits coverage.
  • Take ownership for your own performance and seek to model integrity, resilience and confidence!
  • If you are passionate about building an engaging environment that supports and challenges others to achieve their goals then this is an outstanding opportunity for you!


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Detailed Overview

Supporting the Vision, Values, Purpose and Commitments of Fraser Health:

The Solution Architect provides business architecture design expertise and leadership to the Information Management (IM) service within Fraser Health including identifying, designing, and evaluating alternative IM solutions that will enable effective health care delivery, optimize the realization of business benefits, and mitigate IM risks.  The IM Solution Architect develops IM solution models from the conceptual level through logical to high level physical.  To ensure effective outcomes, the IM Solution Architect demonstrates strong links among the desired benefit/outcome, the capabilities of the solution, and the overall investment of funds.

While embracing whole business solutions, the Architecture encompasses automated processes (purchased or custom-built applications), electronic information collections, defined domains of automation, interfaces and integration points with other systems, interfaces to manual business procedures and information collections, and information technology (computers, networks, operating system software, database management systems, security software, middleware, etc.).  The Architecture directly integrates business information, functions and processes, must be implementable within the organization and other stakeholders impacted (change management), and must be deliverable given current technology standards and established solution and delivery constraints (project management).


  1. Provides business architecture design expertise by understanding and reviewing requirements and analyzing and translating business and clinical needs into an architectural plan that outlines whole solutions to meet those needs.  Identifies and considers alternative IM conceptual solutions and recommends an IM Solution Architecture.  Determines the viability of IM solutions and investments in them.  Provides related consultation and advice to Executive, Senior Management, Informatics Councils, Initiative Executive Sponsors, project teams and to the Initiative Delivery Steering Committee.
  2. Designs the IM Solution Architecture to enable the business solution at the conceptual and logical architecture level (and high-level physical as necessary), to integrate across applications, systems and platforms, and to support Fraser Health's business needs.  Reviews change requests that impact the architecture and scope of the solution, making recommendations as appropriate.
  3. Participates in risk assessments, risk management planning and audits related to Information Management processes, applications, technology and security.
  4. Participates in the business solution design of assigned initiatives and within the scope as defined in the business case by the health care program area; provides skills and expertise in the areas of modeling function and process, information and data.  Contributes to the development of a program tactical plan (initiatives roadmap) to achieve the health care program strategy.
  5. Ensures that all solution features are necessary and sufficient to support business needs and benefits as documented in the business case including enabling business/function/process, change requirements and project management requirements.
  6. Collaborates with IM staff to ensure that the Solution Architecture will function in the FH Technology environment; collaborates with delivery management to develop delivery plans that estimate effort and that assess the project's scope and quality.
  7. Provides expertise during the phases of the system implementation lifecycle to ensure that the solution adheres to the approved architecture; ensures that exceptions are documented and approved by relevant committees or management.  Participates in the procurement of IM solution components including the creation of requests for proposal and proposal evaluation.
  8. Provides education to the Executive, Informatics Council, and initiative Executive Sponsors on relevant topics.
  9. Leads the evaluation and refinement of tools and methods used to document Solution Architecture and mentors other IM staff in the benefits and use.
  10. In collaboration with the Director, develops annual goals and objectives for the assigned area of responsibility, ensuring consistency with department plans and Fraser Health objectives and strategies.
  11. Participates in maturing a Fraser Health Enterprise Architecture and supporting business function.
  12. Participates in assigned Fraser Health, Provincial, and Federal committees and projects; chairs and/or leads discussion as required.


Education and Experience

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Business, Health Information Science or related field supplemented with seven (7) to ten (10) years as a Senior Business Analyst, including two (2) to three (3) years as a Solution Architect (SA) with experience related to the design, development and implementation of information management solutions with a strong emphasis on meeting business objectives, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Current BC Drivers' License and access to a vehicle for business related purposes.


Demonstrates the leadership practices of the Fraser Health Leadership Framework of Clear, Caring and Courageous and creates the conditions for people to succeed.


Professional/Technical Capabilities

  • Expert knowledge and understanding of architecture, application design, systems engineering and integration.
  • Familiarization with concepts of complex systems and systems of systems of systems engineering (SOSE).
  • Strong ability to collaborate with a variety of stakeholders and on various working groups and to explain IM complexities to others.
  • Ability to translate business needs into solutions architecture requirements and knowledge of the concepts of benefits realization.
  • Ability to apply a range of solutions to business and clinical system problems.
  • Knowledge and understanding the British Columbia health care system.
  • Ability to perform business and system analysis.
  • Ability to contribute effectively to business case development and to major project plans and estimates and to map IM solution features to the business case benefits and to explain the contribution.
  • Practical knowledge of function and process modeling techniques such as Component Business Modeling, Line of Visibility Modeling, and Structured Analysis and Design.
  • Ability to use information and data modeling techniques such as object modeling, data model kiagrams and entity relationship diagrams.
  • Knowledge of techniques for development application architectures such as process and data affinity analysis (CRUD diagrams).
  • General knowledge of enterprise architecture concepts and current information technology.
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work and meet deadlines.


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