Ascension Health Business Architect in St Louis, Missouri

Job ID: 260251

Business Architect

St Louis, Missouri


Additional Job Information

Title: Business Architect

City, State: St Louis, MO

Location: MOSTL 4600 Headquarters

Department: Experience Admin

Additional Job Details: FT, Days

About Us

Ascension Information Services is one of the nation’s largest healthcare information technology services organizations.

We provide Ascension and its subsidiaries low-cost, high-value IT infrastructure and software application services that:

• Support rapid and effective clinical decision making

• Improve efficiency and care transitions

• Foster information sharing across the continuum of care

• Make knowledge and data actionable, leading to improved patient outcomes

Job Description

Job Summary:

Business Architects are specialists with in-depth knowledge within the particular product line(s) of their expertise. The business architect is a first touch point on a project after initial prioritization. For projects involving multiple teams they create the initial high level requirements and help to identify the impacted teams. The Business Architect provides consulting support to ensure the solutions being designed and developed by the project team meet the business need and the desired value is achieved.


  • Responsible architecting solutions for each of the functional areas within their product line.

  • Responsible for understanding dependencies between products required to deliver the business solution.

  • Works closely with partners inside and outside IT and across business communities in assessing technology requirements and identifying potential technology solutions

  • Participates in cross-functional teams for developing and implementing new processes, standards and high level requirements. Works in conjunction with security, legal, compliance, operations and engineering.

  • Works within the product line to decompose requirements and identify impacted teams in alignment with agile processes.

  • Designs, develops, modifies and adapts short- and long-term solutions to information technology (IT) assessing new and existing applications and systems architecture.

  • Applies business expertise to business problems to create high level application and end user system requirements.

  • Works with solution architecture to make recommendations as needed.

  • Contributes to the creation of business driven technology roadmaps.

  • Takes direction from Product Line Leads and the Sr. Business Architect

Fundamental Skills & Abilities:

  • Understand a business unit’s desired end state business model including business strategy, offerings, operations and structure.

  • Identify core business capabilities and processes, the entities that interact with those capabilities, and the interactions between these core business capabilities

  • Gather, analyze and articulate high-level business capabilities & requirements

  • Decompose a business request into meaningful capabilities and processes

  • Identify the logical technology components that support the Business Architecture

  • Understanding of Software development life cycle

  • Ability to derive business value from project requests

  • Interpersonal, negotiation, prioritization and relationship management skills

  • Critical thinking, problem solving, judgment and decision making skills

  • Excellent communication skills: oral, written, presentation and facilitation skills

  • Ability to produce high quality work products under pressure and within deadlines.

  • Ability to construct an approach/plan for the execution of priorities with guidance from product line leads and/or the sr. business architect



  • Bachelor's degree in engineering/computer science or related field preferred or equivalent experience

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 - 5 years of experience devising and deploying solution designs and/or software development; experience working in a large global IT environment strongly preferred.

  • Seven years of experience preferred.

  • 3 years or more experience in an information technology discipline with increasing responsibility.

  • Healthcare IT experience preferred

  • Agile experience preferred (at scale)

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