Architect - Telecommute at Optum

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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)
As an Architect at UnitedHealth Group, you will partner with business senior leadership and software delivery leadership to establish 3-year technology roadmaps that act as guides for achieving the long-term strategic plans of the enterprise. In this role, you will be charged with championing the Government Programs strategy while partnering with external and internal product development efforts. You will operate across multiple teams, business units, and major blue-chip programs in a matrixed environment.
Government Programs serves to support United Healthcare Medicare and Medicaid lines of business. Our goal is to drive transformational change for the business by partnering with vendors and other parts of the enterprise. Enterprise Architect professionals at this position will have an opportunity to dive deep into existing technology driven systems, partner with various types of stakeholders and drive innovative solutions to positively impact the quality of life for Medicaid and Medicare supported populations.
To know more about Optum Technology, click here.
You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Ensuring capital programs stay aligned to Enterprise strategy while leveraging existing components and capabilities across the business segment landscape
  • Modeling the technical landscape to analyze the alignment of business capabilities with delivered technology and IT solutions
  • Analyzing the current technology environment to detect critical deficiencies and collaborating with Enterprise Architecture from other lines of business and development team architects to recommend solutions for improvement
  • Communicating the value delivered by the Enterprise Architecture process by communicating outcomes and ongoing results
  • Defining the principles that guide technology decisions for the segment
  • Designing and leading the implementations of a Line of Business Technology Architecture (reference architecture) based on business requirements and IT strategies, as well as being a champion to rectify gaps and pain points within the current state. Influencing the development, communication and implementation of the enterprise technology architecture
  • Building end-to-end solution plans in the form of roadmaps that define the ideal and future state systems solution, scope of solution initiatives, solution delivery sequencing through architecture transition states, and assumptions and risks
  • Assisting with the governance activities associated with ensuring Enterprise Technology Architecture compliance
  • Consulting on solution architecture implementations and modification activities (projects), particularly for new and / or shared solutions
  • Actively participate in technical fit review activities for capital programs
  • Facilitating change and process improvement within the architecture community
  • Collaborating with quality teams to drive continuous improvement for technology solutions
  • Identifying and communicating the segment organizational impact (for example, on skills, processes, org structures and culture) and financial impact of the Enterprise Technical Architecture

Ideal candidate will posses the following:
  • Ability to create a Startup mentality to accelerate the introduction of new capabilities and transform teams
  • Excellent time management, communication, decision making, and presentation skills
  • Solid mental agility and critical thinking/analytical skills, and be adaptable to an ever-changing environment
  • Solid presentation skills with ability to create both high level diagrams for executives, as well as solution documentation for analysts, developers, and QA
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, is organized, has good time management skills, is focused, and has solid attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, is a team player, be proactive, a self-starter and is highly motivated

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:
  • 5+ years of experience in SDLC
  • 3+ years of software development/architecture experience working on open source, commercially available software and / or Healthcare platforms
  • Experience in a large enterprise in an architectural role
  • Experience with architecture using modern software engineering and product development tools including Agile, Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, DevOps etc.
  • Experience with NoSQL, APIs, Big Data Technologies, NLP, ML, or Open Source Commercial grade highly scalable solutions
  • Experience with Public and Private cloud paradigm
  • Exposure to multiple, diverse technical configurations, technologies and processing environments

Preferred Qualifications:
  • TOGAF, Archimate or other architecture certifications
  • SAFe Agilist and/or LeSS certification
  • Global team experience

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies now require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles require full COVID-19 vaccination 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)
Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $97,300 to $176,900. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $97,300 to $176,900. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you'll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.
*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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What are Optum Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
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Team workouts
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Employee Stock Purchase Plan
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