Application Architect III

Application Architect III

locationLos Angeles, CA 90017, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Full Time

Salary Range:  $121,056.00 (Min.) - $160,400.00 (Mid.) - $180,020.00 (Max.)

Established in 1997, L.A. Care Health Plan is an independent public agency created by the state of California to provide health coverage to low-income Los Angeles County residents. We are the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan. Serving more than 2 million members in five health plans, we make sure our members get the right care at the right place at the right time.

Mission: L.A. Care’s mission is to provide access to quality health care for Los Angeles County's vulnerable and low-income communities and residents and to support the safety net required to achieve that purpose.

Job Summary

The Application Architect III collaborates and supports a team of developers and architects to design and build LA Care's QNXT Solutions. Working closely with the business, application and Information Technology (I.T.) infrastructure teams, the AA will assist in developing and formulating solutions that integrate with a new Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) bus framework to incorporate into QNXT event driven and batch processing entities. Support the development of the QNXT integration architecture solutions roadmaps. Connect systems architecture to the business needs of the company by working closely with key stakeholders and partners.  Plan and schedule all phases of system integration testing.  Collaborate and support the vendors and in-house development/configuration teams to implement roadmaps and QNXT solutions.  Provide technical guidance to all departments and work closely with development teams to ensure compliance.  Assist in creating roadmap documents, integration documents, process documents, standards documents and governance documents.  Collaborate with program-level architects across the organization on the details of the systems architecture for their particular domain. Assist with the overall system design and architecture.  Acts as a  Subject Matter Expert, serves as a resource and mentor for other staff


Function as the QNXT Subject Matter Expert for IT, with full knowledge of all QNXT environment(s); User Interface; and backend functionality and processes.

Responsible for providing QNXT Enterprise Architecture support to IT Solution Delivery development departments, Data Architecture, and the Enterprise Architecture team.

Work with other architects with regards to QNXT business processes, data and databases, systems, and security needs, and understand how QNXT best integrates into the overall enterprise architecture solution.

Ability to integrate QNXT into a common SOA bus framework. 

Establish standards around systems technology stacks and mechanisms for governing cloud-based infrastructure.

Work closely with I.T. functional areas to identify and resolve QNXT integration considerations and issues.

As a Subject Matter Expert, develop and conduct training on unit processes, for lower-tiered Application Architect positions. 

Perform other duties as assigned.

Duties Continued

Education Required

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Related FieldIn lieu of degree, equivalent education and/or experience may be considered.

Education Preferred



A minimum of 6-8 years of experience working in  IT.

Experience in Designing/Developing/Implementing Interfaces, custom Services and solutions for QNXT suite of products, Trizetto UNITS and BizTalk processing models, Trizetto Hosting Topology, Trizetto QXI and QNXT event modeling framework.

Experience in data modeling PLANDATA, CUSTOM & PLANINTEGRATION databases to define the relational tables, primary and foreign keys and stored procedures in order to meet the technical requirements of QNXT Custom solutions.

Experience in collaborating in cross-functional organization teams as well as Business SMEs to ensure that Architectural principles are successfully implemented into new QNXT Business Solutions.

Experience Healthcare business domain


Excellent communication skills with business teams/operational managers – listening and providing answers.

Strong problem solving skills.

Ability to form good relationships with clients/operational managers and colleagues.

Ability to keep up-to-date knowledge of technical applications.

Extensive knowledge of quality standards, legislation and best practices.

Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

Ability to think ahead and anticipate problems, issues and solutions.

Demonstrated problem solving skills.

Demonstrated ability to work under pressure.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Ability to quickly learn new tools and technologies.

Strong and advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Power Point, Excel, and Visio.

Licenses/Certifications Required

Licenses/Certifications Preferred

The Open Group Architecture Frame Work (TOGAF)

Required Training

Physical Requirements


Additional Information

Salary Range Disclaimer: The expected pay range is based on many factors such as geography, experience, education, and the market.  The range is subject to change.

L.A. Care offers a wide range of benefits including

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Retirement Plans
  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Wellness Program
  • Volunteer Time Off (VTO)