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We enable health services providers to become leaders in providing patient-centered health care, using enterprise standards and frameworks to deliver useful information and clinical tools reliably and consistently, anytime, anywhere. IMITS manages over 300 applications across business, clinical and research environments, serving over 50,000 front line, administrative and research staff to enable over 4.8 million patient encounters a year. As a successful candidate, you will deliver support to enable PHSA, Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) and Providence Health Care (PHC) to become leaders in providing patient-centered health care. You have initiative, vision, independent thinking and creative problem solving abilities, as well as excellent communication skills.

  • Job Type: Full-Time, Part-Time, Temporary, Casual, Contractor
  • Job Level: Entry, Mid, Senior
  • Travel: Minimal

Success Profile

What does it take to be a successful Laboratory team member at PHSA? Check out the top traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Analytical
  • Communicator
  • Creative
  • Focused
  • Problem Solver
  • Technologically Savvy


Information Management/Information Technology Services (IMITS) is a service of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages, and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. IMITS boasts a complement of 800 full-time staff who provide tech support and services to 50,000+ staff across PHSA, Vancouver Coastal Health and Providence Health Care. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Respect people, Be compassionate, Dare to innovate, Cultivate partnerships, Serve with purpose.

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“No two days are the same. It's a lot of analysis, a lot of thinking. If you like to pull things apart and bring them back together and make it something better.”

Shukri Ahmed

Clinical Lead

“I haven't been in any other workplace where the managers or teams have been so supportive of my development or pushing me to try new things.”

John Panzo

Business Analyst, Project Services

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“We are fortunate to have an amazing team of intelligent, reliable and dedicated professionals. Our health care system depends on a number of systems and technologies to function correctly and efficiently, and your commitment to this organization does not go unnoticed. Thank you for the incredible contributions that you make - not only enable the health system today but to help transform the system for the future to improve patient and provider experiences.”

Shannon Malovec

Executive Vice President, Digital Health & Information Services


Benefits vary by job type and are confirmed in the interview and hiring process.

  • Healthcare

    Extended Health and Dental Benefits

  • Health and Wellness Programs

    Discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs

  • Retirement Plans

    Enrollment in defined benefit municipal pension plan

  • Professional Development

    The opportunity to grow and advance your skill set in a large scale environment

  • Work/Life Balance

    We encourage "YOU" time for activities that inspire and motivate

  • Collaboration

    Work with individuals bringing expertise from a variety of backgrounds

Job Details

Emerging Technologies Architect Burnaby, Canada
Job ID 2412646_pl355 Date posted 05/17/2024

Emerging Technologies Architect

CBS (Core)

Burnaby, BC

The Emerging Technologies Architect is a key member of the BCCSS Architecture team that is responsible for the analysis of emerging trends in technology and business, delivering innovative projects from ideation through implementation, identifying new service offerings, and writing influential articles for internal and external audiences. Focusing on key segments of the technology sector, the Architect applies deep knowledge of business and technology-sector dynamics and outstanding analytical skills to distill insight from data and diverse, unstructured information. Representative areas of focus include public & private cloud, automation and the industry changes to IT delivery. The Architect works with colleagues in multiple sectors and guides and mentors staff. This is a key position in a team of highly skilled, tech-trend savvy individuals who reveal emerging trends, and develop service offerings based on these trends for our clients which directly affects the work of other experts. The position is part of the BCCSS Emerging Technologies Group, whose charter is helping to drive innovation in all of Health Care. Sensing, understanding, and acting on emerging trends is a key path to innovation.

What you’ll do

  • Devises compelling hypotheses and conceives, designs, and executes research projects to test those hypotheses. Identifies and explains trends that are not widely understood but are likely (in the next 12-24 months) to have significant impact on BCCSS and technology within Health Care. While collaborating with colleagues, this role involves hands-on responsibility for every phase of the work, including hypothesis generation, research, analysis and presentation.
  • Provides practical innovation, including transformation of research into innovative service offerings for our clients. Reads and reflects intensively on a wide range of business and technology news sources, collect “signals” of emerging trends, and “connects the dots” to suggest potentially important trends that merit further study. Writes high-quality research reports/articles targeted at an executive audience based on insights and findings from research and analysis.
  • Drives the adoption of emerging technologies and business opportunities across BCCSS and Health Care. Promotes technical innovation and service opportunities to business partners and clients.
  • Facilitates to drive cross-functional / virtual teams to consensus based on strong communication and influencing skills. Delivers small to medium scale projects and services into production using an iterative/pilot based approach. Provides leadership to cross-functional and virtual teams.
  • Maintains a watch-list of emerging technologies and business opportunities. Drives feasibility studies based on maturity of technology, strategic alignment and delivery capabilities.
  • Prepares funding requests and manage expectations of the sponsors and stakeholders.

What you bring


  • A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering or a related. A minimum of seven to ten (7-10) years’ of recent related experience in a large, complex organization including experience with at least three IT disciplines from a client/server environment, including but not limited to: Project Management, Technical Architecture, Systems Analysis, Network Management, Application Development, Middleware, Database Management, and Operations.
  • Coordinating People: acting with integrity and trust; building a team environment; communicating clearly; fostering potential. Leading Change: striving for personal mastery; leading with vision; inspiring and engaging; promoting innovation. Partnering: focusing on customers; engaging stakeholders. Achieving Results: conceptualizing, demonstrating accountability. Business Acumen: managing resources; possessing health environment and political awareness.
  • Open to new ideas; eager to learn. Excellent understanding of key trends and issues in information technology and consumer technology markets. Demonstrated passion and enthusiasm for innovative work. Excellent analytical and technical skills. Knowledge of all components of a technical architecture. Very strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to structure an extended written argument. Excellent planning and organization skills. Challenges conventional thinking with fresh and creative insights. Understanding of the political climate of the enterprise and how to navigate. Ability to understand the long-term (big-picture) and short-term perspectives of situations. Ability to estimate financial impact of technical architecture alternatives. Strong analytical, problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies. Knowledge of emerging and transformational technologies (cloud, managed services). Understanding of how software is built; programming background.
  • Knowledge with IT service Management (ITIL). Knowledge of Architecture Frameworks (TOGAF). Knowledge of Governance Frameworks (COBIT, IT4IT, SOA). One or more certifications in a solution product areas.

Skills & Knowledge

  • Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).

What we bring

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.

Job Type: Temporary, Full-Time

Salary Range: $86,398 - $124,197 /year. The starting salary for this position would be determined with consideration of the successful candidate’s relevant education and experience, and would be in alignment with the provincial compensation reference plan. Salary will be prorated accordingly for part time roles.
1795 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby, BC V5C 6E3
Closing date:
Applications accepted until position is filled
Hours of Work:
0900-1700 (Monday to Friday)
Requisition #

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

What we do

The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.

Learn more about PHSA and our programs:

PHSA is committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments’ unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey—one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.

ATTN: PHSA Employees:

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Please note the internal job posting will no longer be accessible after the expiry date of February 15, 2024. If the internal job posting has expired, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk and advise that you would like to be considered as a late internal applicant for this position. Please do not apply for the external job posting.

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