Application Architect

First Databank, Inc.

Indianapolis, IN, USA

Full time

$111-130k (annually)



May 7

In Some Jobs You Take Orders. In This One, You Write History.

Join the healthcare information technology team that’s turning drug and medical device data into knowledge used by thousands of hospitals; the majority of U.S. health plans, retail pharmacies, and pharmacy benefit managers; and millions of healthcare decision makers throughout the world. Partnering with our information system developer and healthcare institution customers, you’ll help evolve leading-edge thinking into reality and make a measurable difference in improving human health.

We’re looking for people who are: Intelligent. Productive. Committed. Willing and able to go above and beyond. Passionate about making a difference. Innovative. Energized. And want to play an essential role in a successful company’s continued growth.

Are you ready for this exciting challenge?


First Databank (FDB) is currently seeking an Application Architect in the Software Development department. The Application Architect plays a critical role in the delivery of high-quality products to the healthcare industry. A successful incumbent will be able to demonstrate all essential functions to effectively design and construct Software Systems utilizing diverse technology sets while working within and across multi-functional, multi-location teams.


  • Provides insight into and knowledge of the latest application architectures, technology, solutions and industry trends
  • Works closely with team members to understand IT business requirements that drive the analysis and design of technical solutions in compliance with architectural blueprints and business strategies
  • Development, maintenance and integration of highly complex application software.
  • Understands and utilizes the methodologies, policies and procedures regarding data flow and in support the use of inheriting objects and modifying base components to maximize development time and consistency
  • Creates, uses, and promotes the use of development frameworks, tools, methodologies and procedures to reduce future coding efforts and increase functional consistency
  • Knowledgeable of design patterns and practices; implements highly complex logical database designs, logical data models and relational data definitions in support of corporate and customer information systems requirements
  • Documents and communicates application vision and creates application architecture proposals based on identified solution gaps
  • Provides application architecture advice, planning guidance, quality assurance guidance and guidance to development teams
  • Provides insight into and knowledge of the latest application architectures, technology, solutions and industry trends
  • Experience with and knowledge of software development life cycles and the activities that occur within lifecycles

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree, Computer Science or Engineering preferred
  • Five years + Software Development experience
  • Three years + Application Architecture experience
  • Five years + Logical Data Model experience

Required Skills:

  • Very strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Great troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Desire and able to quickly learn new skills
  • Strong leadership, mentoring, and negotiating skills
  • Highly competent in many of the following: Microsoft Visual Studio, .NET Core, ASP.NET Core, Microsoft WebAPI, C#, Java, XML, JavaScript, JSON, HTML, Web Services (REST), MySQL, Postgresql, NoSQL Databases, UML, Windows, Mac, Linux, Serverless, Docker Containers
  • Azure (preferred) or AWS Cloud
  • CI/CD


About FDB:

[ FDB is the leading provider of drug and medical device knowledge that helps healthcare professionals make precise decisions. With thousands of customers worldwide, FDB enables our information system developer partners to deliver valuable, useful, and differentiated solutions. We offer more than three decades of experience in transforming medical knowledge into actionable, targeted, and effective solutions that help improve patient safety, operational efficiency, and healthcare outcomes. For a complete look at our solutions and services, please visit or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn .

We value Integrity, Respect, Responsibility, Teamwork, and Creativity. In 2013, our offices in South San Francisco and Indianapolis were named Top Workplaces by The Bay Area News Group and the IndyStar. FDB offers competitive salary and extensive benefits – including medical, dental, vision, long term disability, life insurance, and matching 401k.

We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

For more information about our commitment to equal employment opportunity, please visit EEO is the Law , EEO is the Law Supplement , Pay Transparency , and FDB EEO/AA Statement .

Consistent with Executive Order 14042 and current Company policy, FDB requires that all employees who receive a written offer of employment be fully vaccinated (as currently defined by the CDC ) against the coronavirus by Dec. 8, 2021, as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. FDB will consider requests for reasonable accommodations due to medical and/or religious reasons on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

In accordance with applicable law, Hearst is required to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation for this role if hired in Indianapolis, IN. The reasonable estimate, if hired in Indianapolis is $111,000 - $130,000. Please note this information is specific to those hired in location. If this role is open to candidates outside of location, the salary range would be aligned to that specific location. A final decision on the successful candidate’s starting salary will be based on a number of permissible, non-discriminatory factors, including but not limited to skills and experience, training, certifications, and education.

This role is also eligible for a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance; 401(k) retirement plan; flexible spending savings account; paid holidays; paid time off; employee assistance program; and other company benefits. Learn more about our benefits here.

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