Chief Architect - Cerner - Remote

Clearance Level
Software Development
Remote, Based in the USA

REQ#: RQ118403

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Requisition Type: Regular

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As the Chief Architect - Cerner, you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on Cerner Architect joining our team to use your Cerner EHR expertise to support the Indian Health Service (IHS) and improve the health outcomes of the Native American and Alaska Native populations across the country.

Transform technology into opportunity as the Chief Architect - Cerner with GDIT. A career in enterprise IT means connecting and enhancing the systems that matter most. At GDIT you’ll be at the forefront of innovation and play a meaningful part in improving how IHS operates.


  • Manages software development or engineering directly or through subordinate managers and offers leadership, coaching, and training.
  • Acts as advisor to subordinates to meet schedules and/or resolve technical problems.
  • Develops and administers schedules and performance requirements; may have budget responsibilities.
  • Schedules staff to obtain proper response in a timely manner.
  • Reviews and prioritizes needs and analyzes project costs and feasibility.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Sciences, Computer Information Systems, or Healthcare related field, Master’s Degree in healthcare preferred
  • Experience with electronic health record systems; Cerner
  • Experience building healthcare interfaces (HIE’s, EMR’s, ancillary systems)
  • 3+ years of experience supporting large Federal Healthcare systems
  • 3-5 years of supervisory experience in a healthcare environment
  • 5+ years of progressive experience in managing application systems support teams in a distributed computing environment with an emphasis on project management
  • Experience managing multiple concurrent projects with success in meeting budget, timeline, and quality expectations

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills.
  • Very organized and methodical.
  • Ability to prepare budgets and provide productivity assessments.
  • Ability to operate calmly under stressful conditions.
  • Ability to relate cooperatively and constructively with customers, partners and peers.
  • Effectively develop and monitor high performing teams.
  • Ability to use logical and analytical thinking to interpret technical data and solve a broad range of problems.
  • Able to collect and interpret data related to program operating and financial performance.


  • Full-flex work week to own your priorities at work and at home
  • 401K with company match
  • Comprehensive health and wellness packages
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
  • Professional growth opportunities including paid education and certifications
  • Cutting-edge technology you can learn from
  • Rest and recharge with paid vacation and holidays

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EEO/Affirmative Action:  Due to a requirement associated with work on this contract, GDIT will give a preference in employment opportunities and reasonable opportunities for training to applicants who are Indian (a member of an Indian tribe) and will be performing work and live on or near (within reasonable commuting distance) an Indian reservation.  Applicants requesting Indian Preference must send an email to immediately after submitting their online application in order to be considered for the preference.  The e-mail must include name, the position applying to, and the email address associated with the application.

The likely salary range for this position is $128,000 - $192,000, this is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary; rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.

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About Our Work

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.