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Aspen Dental IT Architect, Applications in Chicago, Illinois

Things move fast at Aspen Dental, but you never do it alone. The idea behind the business model is simple – a support system with you at the center. We’re a community that thrives on collaboration and has fun while doing it. Whatever your role, there is always the next challenge to conquer. Aspen Dental breaks down barriers, provides opportunities, and makes it easier to fulfill your ever-evolving ambitions. Explore a culture of possibility. Because here is where you’ll find lives changing lives. As a reflection of our current needs and planned growth we are very pleased to offer an opportunity to join our team as an IT Architect, Applications.

The IT Application Architect's primary responsibility is to drive technical direction and architecture of hi-volume, complex Field & Clinical EMR, EHR, Revenue Cycle related applications hosted on the cloud and on-premise. This role will architect and troubleshoot highly available, scalable revenue-generating systems. Additionally, this role will work with a diverse group of stakeholders from Product Development, Product Management, Infrastructure, Security QA, Compliance, and vendor partner teams to define solutions and then drive end-to-end solutions. Architect is expected to help develop shared understanding and build consensus with both business and technical teams on technical vision and execution.

  • Meet/exceed the customer's (internal and external) expectations by understanding, anticipating, and meeting customer needs. Exhibit proactive communication; act and think with customers in mind.

  • Friendly, enthusiastic, and energetic with customers, co-workers, managers, and visitors. Promote and project a positive company image; treats others with courtesy and respect.

  • Be a leader in all phases of the Agile software development lifecycle while working with cross-functional team members –development leads, Build and release engineer, product owner(s), infrastructure teams, quality engineering, and business systems analysts - in a highly collaborative environment

  • Contribute as a hands-on architect to the Full Stack engineering, underlying infrastructure, and tools. Deliver high quality, robust, scalable, and resilient code on .Net platform. Execution capability across the stack integrating with multiple applications

  • Evangelize best practices, software development techniques, and frameworks with other teams within the organization

  • Ability to collaborate effectively across application, infrastructure, database groups

  • Improve Performance - Application, Infrastructure, Database, SQL

  • Assess and communicate risks based on technical complexity, resources, and timeline constraints

  • Lead research, evaluation and adoption of emerging technologies and engineering practices

  • Develop Application Architecture artifacts including blueprints

  • Participate with a team of technical staff and managers or business unit to determine technical systems requirements and functionalities needed in development projects

  • Review applications and make recommendations


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or a related area is preferred.

  • TOGAF, Microsoft, Cloud certifications are a plus.

Experience, Skills & Abilities (i.e., technical, knowledge, etc.):

  • At least 10 years of hands-on experience as Architect on .Net platform

  • Expert-level knowledge of agile methodologies working side-by-side with Product Managers, Developers, QA, and infrastructure team members

  • Track record of collaboration with vendor partner(s), customer focus, continuous improvement, influence, and results

  • Proven success working in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities

  • At least five years of Full Stack experience using some of the following technologies: .NET Core, Angular 6 and above, Bootstrap, TFS, SQL, Cache, Jenkins etc.

  • Proven track record of “build versus buy” decisions

  • Proven track record of doing POCs to validate technical approach.

  • Knowledge of DevOps, continuous integration-continuous delivery and Cloud architecture

  • Strong knowledge of software development best practices, architecture/design patterns, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, automated testing and deployment processes

About Aspen Dental Management, Inc.

Aspen Dental-branded practices are supported by ADMI, a dental support organization that provides non-clinical business support to licensed, independent dentists.

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