Architect, Prinicipal in Collegeville, PA at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 12/28/2021

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    1201 South Collegeville Road
    Collegeville, PA
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Job Description

Recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the “World’s Most Admired Companies,” Quest Diagnostics is the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services that doctors and patients need to make better healthcare decisions. They are pioneers in developing innovative diagnostic tests and advanced healthcare information technology solutions that help improve patient care.

With corporate headquarters in Secaucus, NJ, Quest Diagnostics is a Fortune 500 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: DGX) and included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index.  With 2019 revenues of around $7.7 Billion and approximately 46,000 employees and 6,600 patient locations across the US, Quest Diagnostics serves half of the physicians and hospitals in the US with their large variety of products and services. 

The company offers the broadest access to diagnostic testing services through its network of laboratories and patient service centers and provides interpretive consultation through its extensive medical and scientific staff. Quest Diagnostics also provides services to employers, life insurance companies, other commercial labs, clinics, health plans, government agencies, and organizations involved in clinical trials research.

Approximately 150 million times each year, patients and their physicians rely upon Quest Diagnostics results to make important healthcare decisions and approximately one third of U.S. physicians – and many of the country’s leading hospitals and health systems – relies on Quest Diagnostics healthcare information solutions to foster better patient care and outcomes.



•       FORTUNE magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" list for 6 consecutive years; one of only five companies to attain Most Admired status in the "Health Care, Pharmacy and Other Services" industry category. 

•       Fortune magazine’s Fortune 500 list

•       Forbes® Global 2000

•       Forbes®' America's Best Employers List for third consecutive year

•       Forbes® 2020 America’s Best Employers for Women for second consecutive year

•       S&P 500

•       Barron’s 500

•       Member of the Dow Jones® Sustainability World Index

•       Included in the FTSE4Good, Calvert, and Ocean Tomo sustainability indices

•       Listed in the most recent Newsweek Green Rankings

•       Consistently named one of the best places to work in U.S. business journal rankings

•       Named a DiversityInc Noteworthy Company for third consecutive year

•       Listed on the Disability Equality Index® (DEI), a joint initiative of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN), recognizing companies for prioritizing the inclusion of people with disabilities

•       Named Top 23 ‘Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality’ in New Jersey

•       Achieved Cancer Gold Standard accreditation from the CEO Roundtable on Cancer, recognizing our actions to reduce the cancer risk of employees and their families

•       Received C. Everett Koop National Health Award for Efforts to Promote Employee Health in 2020

Diagnostic Testing Services


Quest Diagnostics is the world’s leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services that patients and doctors need to make better healthcare decisions. Their services range from routine blood tests — such as total cholesterol, Pap testing and white blood cell count — to complex, gene-based and molecular testing. They perform medical tests that aid in the diagnosis or detection of diseases, measure the progress or recovery from a disease or confirm that an individual is free from disease. In addition, they have specialized expertise in cancer, cardiovascular diseases, infectious diseases, and neurology.



In the $60 Billion and growing US Diagnostic Testing Market, Quest Diagnostics is the leader. Quest Diagnostics’ reputation as a leading innovator, provider of high value, low cost solutions and its financial strength and flexibility make it well positioned to capitalize on the evolving healthcare landscape.

Quest Diagnostics’ long-term strategy is to become the undisputed world leader in diagnostic testing, information, and services. To drive this profitable growth, Quest Diagnostics plans to leverage capabilities to create differentiation:

•       Deliver Innovative Solutions

•       Leverage their Unparalleled Access and Distribution Network

•       Expand their relationships with large payors and health systems

•       Deliver Superior Patient Experiences


Position Description

The Principal Architect - Cloud is responsible for leading the creation of a technology framework and providing technical leadership in support of Healthcare Technology & Analytics Solutions (HTAS)  initiatives in cloud computing and automation, with a focus on modernizing healthcare applications by designing systems and services that run on cloud platforms. The Principal Architect - Cloud reports into the Sr. Director of Infrastructure Architecture and is embedded into the Cloud-DevOps effort to provide architectural leadership and best practices. Additionally, the Principal Architect - Cloud will be responsible for ensuring that critical applications are designed and optimized for high availability and security. 

Duties and Responsibilities

The ideal candidate will have a master’s degree in computer science, business, or a closely related field; an advanced degree is preferred. In addition, 10 or more years’ experience in designing large and complex IT operations in large organizations, healthcare experience is preferred. This position requires strong leadership and team building skills and must be able to collaborate effectively with a group of high performing individuals.

Cloud Architecture and Design and Development (50%)

•       Demonstrate knowledge of cloud architecture and implementation features (OS, multi-tenancy,       virtualization, orchestration, elastic scalability in Azure AND AWS)

•       Demonstrate knowledge of DevOps tool chains and processes

•       Act as a Subject Matter Expert to the organization for HTAS cloud end-to-end architecture, including AWS/Azure and future providers, networking, provisioning, and management

•       Develop a library of deployable and documented cloud design patterns, based on the HTAS application portfolio, as a basis for deploying services to the cloud

•       Demonstrate leadership ability to back decisions with research and the “why,” and articulate several options, the pros and cons for each, and a recommendation

•       Maintain overall industry knowledge on latest trends, technology, etc.

•       Develop solutions architecture and evaluate architectural alternatives for private, public and hybrid cloud models, including IaaS, PaaS, and other cloud services

•       Contribute to DevOps development activities and complex development tasks

•       Define optimal design patterns and solutions for high availability and disaster recovery for applications

Consultation (20%)

•       Drive scope definition, requirements analysis, functional and technical design, application build, product configuration, unit testing, and production deployment

•       Ensure delivered solutions meet/perform to technical and functional/non-functional requirements

•       Provide technical expertise and ownership in the diagnosis and resolution of an issue, including the determination and provision of workaround solution or escalation to service owners

•       Ensure delivered solutions are realized in time frame committed; work in conjunction with project sponsors to size and manage scope and risk

•       Provide support and technical governance, expertise related to cloud architectures, deployment, and operations

Thought Leadership (15%)

•       Provide thought leadership in industry and to fellow team members across business and technical project dimensions solving complex business requirements

•       Demonstrate forward thinking around where the organization is going and how technology can support these efforts

•       Advocate and define cloud architecture vision from a strategic perspective, including internal and external platforms, tools, and systems

Mentoring (15%)

•       Act as the coach and mentor to team members and technical staff on their assigned project tasks

•       Develop a cohesive team and ensure their continued success

•       Lead the definition and development of cloud reference architecture and management systems

•       Conduct product work reviews with team members


•       Bachelors or Masters in Computer Science, Information Systems or other related field.

•       10 years of relevant architecture experience. Expert knowledge and understanding of architecture, application systems designs and integration

•       Perform job duties with frequent interruptions or distractions

•       Adjust priorities quickly as circumstances dictate

•       Ability to interact professionally with colleagues and/or customers for different purposes in different contexts

•       Maintain composure under pressure

•       Performs a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another

•       Ability to comprehend and follow verbal or written instructions

•       Using effective verbal communication

•       Using effective written communication

•       Concentrate on tasks

•       Ability to making decisions

•       Examine/observe details

•       Ability to multi-task, Analytical skills, Ability to follow verbal or written instructions, Thinking analytically, Communication, Using effective verbal communication, Using effective written communication, Handling stress & emotions, Concentrating on tasks, Making decisions, Adjusting to change, Examining/observing details, Sitting for long periods at a time


•       Business Acumen                                                     

•       Intellectual Horsepower

•       Learning on the Fly

•       Dealing with Ambiguity

•       Innovation Management

•       Strategic Agility

•       Developing Direct Reports & Others

•       Command Skills

•       Drive for Results

•       Political Savvy

•       Comfort around Higher Management

•       Customer Focus

•       Negotiating

•       Managing Vision and Purpose

•       Listening

All requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Quest Diagnostics is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Women / Minorities / Veterans / Disabled / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity.

To Apply


Please Log In or Register to Upload a Resume and complete the online Application by visiting, clicking “Job Search” and following the prompts. Because of the large number of applicants to job openings, Quest Diagnostics will only contact qualified candidates for interviews.

Quest Diagnostics is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.