Prinicipal Architect - Virtual/Remote in Collegeville, PA at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 10/12/2021

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    1201 South Collegeville Road
    Collegeville, PA
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Job Description

Principal Architect – Remote/Virtual

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 2020 revenues of $9.44 Billion and approximately 50,000 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 7 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

•         Named a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality by scoring a perfect 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for the fifth consecutive year

•         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 will provide input into the Practice strategy for the development of technology strategies and solutions that align with the business goals. The Principal Architect will be instrumental in driving the design of converging business platforms and systems applications that will support the organization's initiatives.

This individual is responsible for guiding, implementing, communicating and driving the delivery components of multiple and complex projects or programs across multiple business and functional units. This will include leading both development and technology resources to drive the strategy across the Quest Diagnostics lines of business. The different disciplines within the Architecture function are: Application, Data, Enterprise, Solutions, and Infrastructure.

The Principal Architect is the subject matter expert in all architecture common standards and best practices.  Mentors Architects and provides counsel to the Strategic Practice Leaders.

Duties and Responsibilities

1.       Works closely with the business, IT management and architecture leadership teams to implement the company technology vision.

2.       Provides input on roadmaps for business applications and technology to achieve business goals while assuring integration with long term business and IT strategic plans.

3.       Identifies and develops tools based solutions usable across the various lines of business.

4.   Understands, advocates and supports the company business strategies and leads the evolution of the technology architecture, analyzing and adopting technologies to provide a competitive advantage to the organization.

5.       Develops best practices for planning, development and integration.

6.       Champions designs that leverage company technology standards to simplify the IT environment.

7.       Anticipates and reacts to technology industry and market trends changes to determine potential impact and opportunities, leading to adoption of new and emerging technologies to maintain leadership in the competitive landscape.

8.      Builds a strong relationship with internal stakeholders and external prospects/clients to meet unique technological needs or ensure client/platform meets technical readiness requirements

9.       Collaborates with corporate IT in the design and implementation of appropriate technology platform to support IT services.

10.     Leads technology optimization and rationalization efforts and leverage existing investments by reuse or consolidation.

11.    Ensures the company's internal technological platforms, processes and customer facing services comply with regulatory expectations and regulations for privacy, security and social responsibility.

12.    Collaborates with the business and corporate compliance department with the assessment and development of business continuity plans.

Education Preferred

•         Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or other related field is required, with a Master’s Degree preferred.

Work Experience

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

•         Experience with Azure, AWS, GCP, Oracle HCM, and Peoplesoft preferred


•       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

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, and veteran or disability status.