Software Architect

Georgetown , Texas - USD

  • Department: Ascension Studio
  • Schedule: Full time - 8-hour day shift, Monday-Friday
  • Location: Remote
As a military friendly organization, Ascension promotes career flexibility and offers many benefits to help support the well-being of our military families, spouses, veterans and reservists. Our associates are empowered to apply their military experience and unique perspective to their civilian career with Ascension.


Paid time off (PTO)Various health insurance options & wellness plansRetirement benefits including employer match plansLong-term & short-term disabilityEmployee assistance programs (EAP)Parental leave & adoption assistanceTuition reimbursementWays to give back to your community

As a military friendly organization, Ascension promotes career flexibility and offers many benefits to help support the well-being of our military families, spouses, veterans and reservists. Our associates are empowered to apply their military experience and unique perspective to their civilian career with Ascension.

Please note, benefits and benefits eligibility can vary by position, exclusions may apply for some roles (for example: PRN, Short-Term Option, etc.). Connect with your Talent Advisor today for additional specifics.


Ascension is looking for an experienced Software Architect to join the .

Accelerate Ascension's journey to transform healthcare, for those we seek to serve and those who serve, by delivering brand-wide experiences, powered by people, design, data and technology.

You will be the change agent in the software engineering organization. Your role is hands-on, developing proof of concepts, contributing to coding solutions (as required), an authority on software solutions, defines/reviews software product architecture specifications providing feedback to assigned software engineering teams. Success in your role will ensure successful, high-quality technical delivery and implementation of assigned software projects according to project timelines. Equally important will be your continual growth and development as a Software Architect professional and keeping current on latest technology trends in software engineering.

  • Product/Project focus: Closely collaborates with the assigned engineering teams to architect and design solutions which deliver resilient; reliable; scalable; secure; compliant; and highly available products on defined project timelines with plans to mitigate system risk. Offers architecture-level feedback on projects outside of their core area.
  • Standards/Best Practices: Identifies, documents, communicates, champions; and drives adoption for: software architecture/design standards; policies; processes; best practices; and aligned software architecture/software engineering points of view.
  • Leadership: Provides software architecture and engineering leadership by keeping current with technical and industry trends. Then, applying the knowledge to lead solutioning or problem solving discussions and knowledge sharing with compelling presentations, demos, or solution samples to promote architectural and technical ideation.
  • Architecture Roadmap: Participates in grooming the architecture roadmap to evolve and mature Ascension Studios systems and horizontals in accordance with architecture vision, strategy, and goals. Influence leadership, and project teams to prioritize architecture projects when required.
  • Industry Knowledge: Keeps current on industry-standards related to non-functional system requirements (performability, scalability, availability, security, etc) with extensive software engineering and solution patterns expertise. Expert in at least 1 technical area, will use all acquired knowledge to ensure successful and appropriate implementation and mentor software engineers.
Characteristics We Seek:
  • Be curious about technology. The software engineering industry is constantly changing and evolving. At Ascension, we embrace change and are curious to learn how the latest technology can be used to improve the lives of patients and our clinicians.
  • Learn and grow professionally. We strive for continuous improvement of our Ascension Studio organization and our team members do the same. This comes from the path of constant learning, in addition to reflecting on past experiences for improvement opportunities.
  • Always ready for change. A rolling stone gathers no moss, and neither do we. We accept that change is always around us, and our work is no exception. We navigate change through early and often communication; engage the ambiguous; promote diversity; accept new ideas; and lean on learning agility.
  • Seek feedback. Feedback is important to us. We use it as a guide for our own development, and we build our software with feedback built into the process. It is incorporated into our software development lifecycle with design, code reviews, unit tests, and continuous integration. Feedback is also integrated into our shipped solutions with application performance monitoring (APM) and usage analytics to help us learn methods to improve.
  • Sound awareness of self and situations. We understand the importance of knowing our best selves, and the value gained from our teams to compensate for our shortcomings. Equally important is our ability to assess situations with a calm and clear mind, and develop next steps to proceed in the best manner possible.
  • Demonstrate positivity. Our organization's focus is all about solving problems, and most of these problems are challenging. We try not to let that get in our way of thinking positively instead it's what motivates us to reach higher.
  • Work with your team. We understand that our best work comes from working together. Our teams enjoy working together, sharing knowledge, helping, mentoring, and delivering our best for the communities we serve.
  • Live Ascension's core values. The Ascension core values are the standard that we hold ourselves to and a source of pride for us. We live by them. Our core values include: service of the poor; reverence; integrity; wisdom; creativity; and dedication.

  • High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Bachelor's degree required.
  • Master's degree preferred.
Work Experience:
  • 5 years of experience required.
  • 10 years of experience preferred.
  • 2 years of leadership or management experience required.
  • 5 years of leadership or management experience preferred.
Additional Preferences
  • Experience in architecting, designing and developing complex, cloud-native, scalable, performant and highly available distributed systems, with experience in at least one cloud native platform (Docker/K8S/CF)
  • Expertise in microservice architectural patterns and design
  • Expertise in Java8+/Spring Boot
  • Expert-level understanding of relational and NoSQL databases (MySql, Postgres, Mongo etc), SQL, and database/schema design
  • Experience implementing APIs on gateway products (eg Apigee)
  • Experience with message broker/event queue technologies (eg Rabbit, Kafka)
  • Strong Computer Science fundamentals in OOAD, SOLID, design patterns, data structures, and algorithms
  • Experience with TDD/BDD/DDD using JUnit, Cucumber etc.
  • Experience with PCF and GCP
  • Experience with healthcare data standards (HL7, FHIR)
  • 4+ years of experience and expertise in designing, developing, and consuming Restful API's.
  • 10+ years of overall hands-on software engineering experience.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Why Join Our Team

When you join Ascension, you join a team of over 150,000 individuals across the country committed to a Mission of serving others and providing compassionate, personalized care to all. Our inclusive culture, continuing education programs, career coaches and benefit offerings are just a few of the resources and tools that team members can use to create a rewarding career path. In fact, Ascension spent nearly $46 million in tuition assistance alone to support associate growth and development. If you are looking for a career where you can grow and make a difference in your community, we invite you to join our team today.

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Ascension will provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all associates and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, genetic information, carrier status or any other legally protected status or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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Location Georgetown , Texas
Rate USD
Job Type Full Time
Company Ascension
Posted by Ascension
Posted 11 days ago