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CommonSpirit Health System VP Software Architecture in ENGLEWOOD, Colorado


CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S., from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


Role Summary

CommonSpirit Health (CSH) is looking for an experienced VP of Software Architecture, reporting to the Chief Technology and Product Officer (CTPO), who can help CSH to achieve its ultimate objective of creating “healthcare of the future” in an increasingly digital world. One which leverages best in class technology to improve the service it provides to its business partners, customers and patients. Partnering closely with the CPTO, VP of Cloud, Infrastructure, and Cybersecurity Strategy, and the rest of the CTPO team, the VP of Software Architecture will be responsible for leading a team of Software Architects, team of health platforms architects, and a team of data and analytics architects to set the combined software architecture visionand strategy that will enable CSH to achieve its strategic goals.

This role will report to the Chief Technology and Product Officer, Shaung Liu -

Direct Reports:

  • Software Architecture Team Lead

  • Health Platforms Architecture Team Lead

  • Data and Analytics Architecture Team Lead


  • VP, Cloud, Infrastructure, and Cybersecurity Strategy

  • Tech Lab Director


  • SVP, Infrastructure

  • SVP, Data and Analytics

  • CISO

  • SVP Software and Applications Engineering

  • SVP Digital

  • SVP Division Health Technologies

  • SVP, ITD Performance & Effectiveness

  • SVP, Merger Integration

Specific responsibilities of the role include:

  • Technical vision and strategy: Develop a technical vision and strategy that addresses CSH’s mid to long term approach to enterprise software architecture, including data and analytics, AI, and health system platforms. Collaborates closely with the CTPO and other IT&D leaders to create a multi-year roadmap, communicates and delivers on the strategy.

  • People/Talent leadership attracts, hires and builds high-performing teams in enterprise software architecture and empowers people and rewarding results; achieved through clearly articulated goals, discernment, priorities and a belief in the positive intentions of our employees. Takes an active role in developing talent. Builds and enables a high engaged high performing team. Strong communicator.

  • Technical leadership demonstrates breadth and depth of professional/technical skills and capabilities in enterprise software architecture, data and analytics, and health platforms such as EHRs; shares knowledge; sets or contributes to the organization's direction. Influences with fluency on technology related change.

  • Operational leadership is responsible for agility and high performance of team which models the willingness, leadership, and courage to challenge the status quo; fosters creativity; and problem solves/acts quickly to activate change, innovation and resilience. Delivers a highly stable, robust environment for CSH and enables our business. Thinks “human first” in operational experiences delivered. Shows discipline of execution and delivery.

  • Financial leadership understands the organizations financial processes. Prepares, justifies and administers his/her budget. Oversees procurement and contracting to achieve desired results. Monitors expenditures and uses cost benefit thinking to (re)set priorities. Focuses on value creation for CommonSpirit Health – this includes IT centric cost management and business results for CSH. Drives a fiscal disciplined behavior in her/his team. Thinks long term and short term while managing finance and value creation.

  • Mission centric value creation: Be a thought leader obsessed with creating value for CSH, our communities, our consumers/patients, physicians, employees. Be willing and committed to changing the game of technology, for CSH, disrupt the industry while being obsessed about value created for our mission and ministry.

  • Innovation: help to create an environment that fosters innovation and risk taking and rewards execution and results. The ideal candidate will have a natural curiosity for staying abreast of global technology trends and their applicability to CSH’s capabilities. Exemplifies out of the box thinking while adhering to the team’s mission and objectives.

  • Evangelist: The VP of Software Architecture will be responsible for evangelizing an enterprise software architecture culture; one that embraces the latest design patterns such as RESTful APIs, Cloud Platform As a Service, reusable containers and micro services and data and AI concepts; articulating the team’s strategy to all key stakeholders;


  • A minimum of 15+ years of progressive experience operating in enterprise software architecture and management roles;

  • A minimum of 7+ years of progressive experience operating in software architecture using cloud platform as a service roles;

  • Experience in mobile app architecture with direct development or management experience;

  • Experience in data modeling, business intelligence, and AI (or good understanding of AI concepts);

  • Proven track record as a VP of software architecture at a large complex company. Therefore, understands how to create software architecture strategies needed to drive a major transformation.

  • Natural communicator: comfortable in conveying, inspiring and eventually convincing, key stakeholders of a strategy that will support the CTPO team in driving transformation;

  • A natural leader who can lead and motivate a team of architects to achieve key strategic goals;

  • Domain: currently operating in a consumer company which is leveraging the latest technologies / platforms and methodologies to deliver world class products; has recently worked in healthcare or has worked in healthcare somewhere along the career path.

  • Early career gained in a globally recognized software company. During your career you will have successfully managed software development teams to deliver world renowned consumer, as well as enterprise, applications or services.

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Equal Opportunity

CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

External hires must pass a post offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances .

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415) 438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request . We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

CommonSpirit Health participates in E-verify.

Requisition ID 2020-123582

Employment Type Full Time

Department Information Technology

Hours Per Pay Period 80

Facility CHI National Offices

Shift Day

Standard Hours Monday - Friday (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Work Schedule 8 Hour