Architect Senior Advisor - Evernorth at Cigna (St. Louis, MO)

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Solution Architecture

Must be a current contractor with Cigna, Express Scripts, or Evernorth. Evernorth is a new business within the Cigna Corporation. This role is WAH/Flex which allows most work to be performed at home. Employees must be fully vaccinated if they choose to come onsite.

The Solution Architecture Function is responsible for developing IT solutions in support of business capabilities across the entire Cigna IT landscape. The Solution Architects understand existing business processes, the IT systems, applications, and services that support them, and how they interact with each other. Solutions are the blueprints of how the IT systems will be modified to support new business requirements. Solution Architects provide architecture support direction to projects by providing direction, guidance and definition of solutions that are in alignment with enterprise architecture standards, principles, and strategic direction. Solution Architects work closely with cross-functional business teams in a consultative manner to drive new business and/or meet compliance requirements and work in close collaboration with multiple IT delivery team teams in a matrix environment to influence enhancements, design, and mutual understanding of business needs.

Solution Architect
Provide architecture support to projects by defining solutions for IT projects that are in alignment with enterprise architecture standards, principles, and strategic direction. Work collaboratively with Senior Architects to create solutions that meet business needs and project time and cost parameters.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Participate on creation of end-to-end solutions that maximize alignment with target states and reuse of IT assets.

    Participate in building delivery team consensus, and monitoring and facilitating execution of such solutions.
  • Mitigate or resolve architecture risks and issues related to projects.
  • Work with application and integration IT staff within application delivery teams and technology groups as necessary to

    ensure that solution design and deployment stay consistent with logical architectures.
  • Participate in technical research and analysis and make recommendations on potential solutions to meet business

    need while working within the constraints and budgets.
  • Participate in vendor and tool selection in alignment with solution architecture
  • Adhere to architecture and design standards, guidelines, and processes. Provide input to refine processes as needed.
  • Create solutions that are appropriately sized to fit project time, budget, resource constraints.
  • Create solutions that adhere to the security standards of the company.
  • Communicate the "big picture" to delivery teams.

    Qualifications Required
  • BA/BS degree in MIS/Computer Science or related degree required.
  • 6+ years' experience in a variety of IT roles including: Delivery and Program Management
    • 2+ years' experience in IT architecture
  • Critical thinker - able to integrate company goals and objectives into an executable roadmap
  • Excellent collaboration and teamwork skills
  • Excellent written/verbal communications
  • Strong IT Technology Skills

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in Healthcare IT
  • Agile development and architecture/delivery experience
  • Knowledge of modeling and diagramming in Visio, Sparx Enterprise Architect or other modeling products

    Key Competencies
  • Strong Customer Focus - Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external

    customers; Gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; Acts with

    customers in mind; Establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect
  • Ability to Dealing with Ambiguity - Can effectively cope with change, Can shift gears comfortably, Can decide and act

    without having the total picture, Doesn't have to finish things before moving on, Can comfortably handle risk and

    uncertainty, Isn't upset when things are up in the air
  • Strong Vision and Purpose -Communicates a compelling and inspired vision or sense of core purpose; Talks beyond

    today; Talks about possibilities; Is optimistic; If appropriate, creates mileposts and symbols to rally support behind the

    vision; Makes the vision sharable by everyone; Can inspire and motivate entire units or organizations
  • Ability to Motivate Others - Can assess each person's hot button and use it to get the best out of him/her; Empowers others; Invites input from each person and shares ownership and visibility; Makes each individual feel his/her work is

important; Is someone people like working for and with; Creates a climate in which people want to do their best

  • Business Acumen - Knows how businesses work; Knowledgeable in current and possible future policies, practices, trends, technology, and information affecting his/her business and organization; Knows the competition; Is aware of how strategies and tactics work in the marketplace
  • Strong Interpersonal Savvy - Relates well to all kinds of people-up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization Builds appropriate rapport, Builds constructive and effective relationships, Uses diplomacy and tact, Can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably
  • Strong Problem Solving - Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; Probes all fruitful sources for answers; Can see hidden problems; Looks beyond the obvious and doesn't stop at the first answers; Is excellent at honest analysis
  • Courage - Doesn't hold back anything that needs to be said; Provides current, direct, complete, and "actionable" positive and corrective feedback to others; Lets people know where they stand; Faces up to people problems re: any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; Is not afraid to take negative action when necessary
  • Keen Perspective - Looks toward the broadest possible view of an issue/challenge; Has broad-ranging personal and business interests and pursuits; Can easily pose future scenarios; Can think globally; Can discuss multiple aspects and impacts of issues and project them into the future
  • Ability to Learn and Apply Quickly - Learns quickly when facing new problems; A relentless and versatile learner; Open to change; Analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; Experiments and will try anything to find solutions; Enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; Quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything
  • Appropriate Perseverance - Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a need to finish; Seldom gives up before finishing, especially in the face of resistance or setbacks
  • Conflict Management - Steps up to conflicts, seeing them as opportunities; Reads situations quickly; Good at focused listening; Can hammer out tough agreements and settle disputes equitably; • Can find common ground and get cooperation with minimum noise
  • Organizational Agility - Knowledgeable about how the organization works; Knows how to get things done both through formal channels and the informal network; Understands the origin and reasoning behind key policies, practices, and procedures; Understands the culture of the organization
  • Priority Setting - Spends his/her time on what's important; Quickly zeros in on the critical few and puts the trivial many aside; Can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal; Eliminates roadblocks; Creates focus
  • Organizing - Can marshal resources, e.g., material, support, people, funding, to get things done; Can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; Uses resources effectively and efficiently; Arranges information, emails, and other files in a useful manner
  • Informing - Provides the knowledge people need to know to do their jobs; Lets people know the information they need to feel good about being a member of the team, unit, and/or the organization; Provides all related facts and opinions so people can make good decisions; Is timely with information
  • Composure - Is cool under pressure; Does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; Is considered mature; Can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; Can handle stress; Is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; Doesn't show frustration when resisted or blocked; Is a settling influence in a crisis
  • Presentation Skills - Is effective in a variety of formal presentation settings: one-on-one, small and large groups, with peers, direct reports, and bosses; Is effective both inside and outside the organization, on both cool data and hot and controversial topics; Commands attention and can manage group process during the presentation; Can change tactics midstream when something isn't working
  • Written Communication - Is able to write clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles; Can get messages across that have the desired effect

About Evernorth

Evernorth, Cigna Corporation's health services segment, exists to elevate health for all. We're building on our legacy and redefining health care as we know it. Unbiased in how we think, we create without limitation. We partner without constraints, deliver value differently and act in the interest of humanity. Solving across silos, closing gaps in care, and empowering clients, customers, and people everywhere to move onward and upward. When you work with us, you'll be empowered to solve the problems others don't, won't or can't. Join us. What difference will you make?

Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, age, disability, sex, childbirth (including pregnancy) or related medical conditions including but not limited to lactation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital or familial status, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, citizenship status or any other characteristic protected by applicable equal employment opportunity laws.

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing the online application process, please email: [email protected] for support. Do not email [email protected] for an update on your application or to provide your resume as you will not receive a response.

Cigna has a tobacco-free policy and reserves the right not to hire tobacco/nicotine users in states where that is legally permissible. Candidates in such states who use tobacco/nicotine will not be considered for employment unless they enter a qualifying smoking cessation program prior to the start of their employment. These states include: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Washington State.
More Information on Cigna
Cigna operates in the Healthtech industry. The company is located in Bloomfield, CT, Phoenix, AZ, Philadelphia, PA and Plano, TX. Cigna was founded in 2022. It has 74000 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 197 open jobs at Cigna, click here.
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