Architect - Telecommute in Eden Prairie, MN at Optum (Minneapolis, MN or Remote)

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Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)
The Software Solution Architect is a business-oriented technical role that acts as a primary liaison between the business and development teams. The Software Architect creates a blueprint of the software that the business wants to realize, and the resulting plan includes provisions for business and technical requirements (including standards). In this role, the Software Architect leverages deep technical knowledge and creativity to advise the business team on the feasibility of new ideas and propose new technology-based solutions that improve and optimize Department workflows while also providing technical leadership to the development team. It is critical that this role can effectively translate the long-term business strategies into actionable plans for business and technology stakeholders.
This role will help design, develop, and maintain the United Strategic Platform (formerly known as Polaris) for UnitedHealthcare. In particular, the medical, pharmacy and specialty benefit plan management capabilities that aim to provide consistent and accurate plan data throughout the plan ideation, filing, configuration, and implementation cycles.
If you are located in Eden Prairie, MN, you will have the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges. This is a Hybrid position.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Technical Solution Architecture/Design of the system
  • Provides scaling and performance solutions as the United Strategic Platform grows
  • Manages software engineer workload and output
  • Providing senior technical oversight by aligning business needs with the most appropriate solutions and services
  • Coordinates with internal teams to understand user requirements and provides design of technical solutions
  • Technical lead on all strategy, development, optimization, and integration of the Pilot platform
  • Defines and implements technical direction and architecture of projects
  • Explores, leads, and executes automation opportunities
  • Writing, and deploying effective, scalable code
  • Leading estimation of effort and resources required to execute roadmaps and projects for input into the planning of timelines and scope
  • Consults with business unit owners and the development team on business needs, projects, project statuses and proposals
  • Oversees the full product lifecycle from gathering requirements from operation leads, system design, implementation, quality assurance testing, deployment, and support of platform
  • Providing technical supervision of software developers and troubleshooting issues associated with all phases of software and database development
  • Enforcing standards and practices with the software development team
  • Serves as the gatekeeper of all technical changes in United Strategic Platform ensuring the system is maintainable, performant, scalable, consistent, can be integrated with, etc.
  • Identifying, designing/developing, and supporting integration and APIs with other business systems and applications
  • Providing recommendations to ensure all technologies are safe, secure, and compliant with federal and customer requirements
  • Overseeing and performing necessary platform, database, and system upgrades
  • Serving as Database Administrator including database strategy, operations, and development to meet technology objectives
  • Serving as System Administrator for United Strategic Platform and managing technical services
  • Overseeing all IT Operations for the United Strategic Platform system including server management, scripts, event logs management and performance, deployment, network, security, and accounts/services
  • Overseeing management of Azure and all associated services
  • Evaluating, negotiating, recommending, and managing contracts with technical partners, suppliers, and contractors
  • Building and maintaining technical documentation of business systems including architecture, account services and licensure

You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.
Required Qualifications:
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of experience in leading a team of software engineers, data scientists or other similar technical fields
  • Experience in domain-specific architecture concepts and emerging technologies
  • Experience working with matrix teams including teams in different time zones
  • Experience creating and promoting guiding development principles and influencing development teams, business users and management in adoption of technical solutions
  • Experience working hands on in a data science and/or software engineering role, coding and building solutions that run at scale
  • Experience working with one of more of the major cloud environments
  • Experience working with a variety of technologies, software stacks and languages such as: Java, Windows Server, JavaScript, HTML, Azure, MongoDB
  • Leadership experience in server-side and client-side technologies

Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation
To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.
Technology Careers with Optum. Information and technology have amazing power to transform the health care industry and improve people's lives. This is where it's happening. This is where you'll help solve the problems that have never been solved. We're freeing information so it can be used safely and securely wherever it's needed. We're creating the very best ideas that can most easily be put into action to help our clients improve the quality of care and lower costs for millions. This is where the best and the brightest work together to make positive change a reality. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm)
*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy
Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.
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