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Software Solutions Architect

London – 1 London Bridge
Full time
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Location: this is a hybrid role based in central London (our offices are on the river!) and remote


Why join HCA’s ITG team:

HCA Healthcare UK’s Information Technology Group (ITG) is a Group IT function, developing and managing all aspects of healthcare IT across our portfolio of hospitals, clinics, outpatient centres, laboratories, and other associated businesses.

Our colleagues are dedicated to HCA Healthcare’s mission of continuously providing high quality and compassionate patient-centred healthcare. The ITG team are a vibrant, innovative, mission focused team who have a strong focus and commitment of maintaining the strong culture we have here. We aim to promote from within (and do so 40%+ of the time!) and therefore harness and invest in the talent we have.

Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life and how the work we do makes that possible. Come and join us!

About the Role

This dynamic role is within the Solutions Design team in the Technology Delivery Department. The design team’s solution architects are multi-disciplinary across networks, infrastructure, data, COTS, integrations and developed solutions supported by a separate Enterprise Architecture function.

HCA UK has an expansive and deep change agenda over the coming years including major transformations and a long tail of other key projects. Our solution architects are critical to this work both devising and providing oversight for high and low level designs and in alignment with the direction of our collaborative architectural community and governance processes. In many cases our solution architects will be guiding or quality assuring the low level designs of other IT professionals on projects and change.

You will be working alongside our consultants, nurses, and other practitioners to fashion the solutions which enable them to provide the best possible care and interventions for our patients.

About you:

  • Leads the development of solution architectures in specific business, infrastructure or functional areas.
  • Leads the preparation of technical plans and ensures that appropriate technical resources are made available. Ensures that appropriate tools and methods are available, understood and employed in architecture development.
  • Provides technical guidance and governance on solution development and integration. Evaluates requests for changes and deviations from specifications and recommends actions.
  • Ensures that relevant technical strategies, policies, standards and practices (including security) are applied correctly.
  • Designs system components using appropriate modelling techniques following agreed architectures, design standards, patterns and methodology.
  • Specifying and designing software to meet defined requirements by following agreed design standards and principles.

Why join HCA Healthcare UK:

HCA Healthcare is the country’s largest provider of privately funded care with 800,000 patient interactions every year.

From pioneering complex care, urgent care, to primary care, outpatient and day-case treatment, we provide exceptional care across our network of facilities and key NHS partnerships. HCA is the only private hospital group able to invest over £500 million in the latest treatments, technology, techniques and medication.

At HCA we put our patients first and affirm the unique worth of each individual. Exceptional healthcare is built on a foundation of inclusion, compassion and respect for our patients and for each other.


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