Virginia Premier Health Plan Enterprise Architect in Richmond, Virginia

Job Description


Reporting to the Director of Information Systems & IT Projects, the Enterprise Architect will be responsible for facilitating the process of developing the ISOM technical architecture to support the business strategy in collaboration with business and technology leadership. The Enterprise Architect will document this using multiple architectural models or views that represent how the current and future needs of an organization will be met. The Architect will ensure that the respective business, application, data and technology perspectives are in line with the organization’s technology and governance strategies, policies and standards. The Architect will define, develop, extend, alter and modify current architectures as new requirements arise.


  • Recommends and establishes the enterprise architecture strategies, processes, and methodologies.

  • Shares best practices, lessons learned and constantly updates the technical system architecture requirements based on changing technologies, and knowledge related to recent, current and upcoming vendor products and solutions.

  • Advise senior ISOM leadership on matters related to Enterprise IT Strategy, Architecture and Standards

  • Participate in architectural review functions and ensure adherence to technology standards and architecture.

  • Responsible for analyzing and translating business, information and technical requirements into an architectural blueprint that outlines solutions to achieve business objectives.

  • Analyzes enterprise business drivers to determine change requirements.

  • Analyzes current architecture to identify weaknesses and develop opportunities for improvement such as improving business processes, expanding capacity, reducing time and cost, and increasing effectiveness.

  • Assist in enterprise wide research, evaluation, design and testing of new technologies that improve and enhance Enterprise Systems reliability, availability and serviceability.

  • Develop, maintain, and improve architectural artifacts, including reference architectures, future state architecture, guiding principles, roadmaps, patterns, standards, etc.

  • Collaborate with the various ISOM teams to ensure that technology decisions align with the overall Enterprise Architecture Roadmaps.

  • Review and guide the alignment of project bases solution architectures to the target future state architecture.

  • Maintain an organization-wide view of current and future business and application needs in support of company goals and objectives.

  • Facilitate the development of standards, architectural governance, design patterns and IT best practices.

  • Keeps abreast of healthcare industry trends in addition to technology trends.



  • Possess a 4-year college degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, or related field…or equivalent experience


  • Enterprise Architecture framework (TOGAF, Zackman, FEAF), or comparable required

  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) preferred


  • Understands architecture constructs (architecture/design patterns, SOAP, REST etc.) and development methodologies (Agile, Iterative, Waterfall etc.)

  • Understanding of various EA frameworks (Zachman, TOGAF, FEAF, etc)

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills: articulate and effective communicator and presenter, able to describe complex problems and solutions in simple or understandable terms

  • Demonstrates both strong analytic and big picture capabilities in problem solving approaches

  • Able to teach others and explain complex concepts with clarity, educating through knowledge sharing presentations and written documents

  • Demonstrated understanding of modern enterprise architecture

  • Strong knowledge of IT systems, practices and functional units

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work with multiple priorities, sometimes under limited time constraints

  • Knowledge of HIPAA security and privacy standards preferred


  • 3 years of experience in an Architecture role

  • Healthcare experience preferred


  • Physical health sufficient to meet the ergonomic standards and demands of the position.

About Us

Virginia Premier Health Plan, Inc. is a managed care organization which began as a full-service Medicaid MCO in 1995. Partnered with VCU Medical Systems we strive to meet the needs of the underserved and vulnerable populations in Virginia by delivering quality driven, culturally sensitive and financially viable Medicare and Medicaid healthcare programs. Headquartered in Richmond, VA we also have offices in Roanoke, Tidewater and Bristol with additional satellite locations allowing us to serve over 200,000 members across eighty counties throughout Virginia.

We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package to include excellent Medical, Dental and Vision Plans, Tuition Assistance, Infant-At-Work Program, Remote Work options and generous vacation and sick leave policies. Our culture supports an environment where employees can continuously learn and gain professional growth through various development programs, education, exciting projects and career mobility.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. EOE

Our mission is to inspire healthy living within the communities we serve!

Job Locations US-VA-Richmond

Job ID 2017-4119

As an equal opportunity employer, Virginia Premier is committed to a diverse workforce. To ensure non-discrimination and affirmative action for individuals protected by Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, the Vietnam Veterans’ Readjustment Act of 1974, as amended, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, Virginia Premier will consider applicants for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact Recruitment at 804-819-5151 for assistance. It is the policy of Virginia Premier Health Plan, Inc., to comply with the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988. It is a violation of our drug-free workplace policy to use, possess, sell, trade, and/or offer for sale alcohol, illegal drugs or intoxicants in our workplace. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. Virginia Premier participates in E-verify.