Architect - Telecommute at Optum

| Minneapolis–Saint Paul, MN + 25 more | 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)
You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • As a Solutions Architect, you will ensure that we are building enterprise information systems that are truly aligned with the business by engaging in the following activities
  • For any given project, quickly absorb the business drivers, and assess the IT assets needed to create the capabilities required to fulfill the business vision and requirements
  • Understand the Enterprise Architecture roadmap, influence to Modernize architectures
  • Research, identify, and recommend Modern Architecture patterns for solving business problems
  • Rapidly navigate between high-level business vision, through Product/Capability/System level requirements, identify architecturally significant changes to provide Solution specification
  • Identify candidate solution approaches, and model cost-benefit tradeoffs of each
  • Rapidly develop a Conceptual model of the chosen solution, and document using a combination of text, diagrams and human interactions
  • Collaborate to enable team - business, development, operations - to align to conceptual models
  • Create the solution documentation (Agile Solution Intent and Software Models) that will provide both a basis for project sign-off by all stakeholders, and the foundation Product Teams
  • Cultivate role as trusted advisor of all parties (business, RTE and Delivery)
  • Gracefully transition solution leadership to the Product/Delivery team, once the solution is clearly understood, documented and under development
  • Leverage your experience, versatility and quick-learning to jump in when and where needed to help the project through sticking points
  • Provider Governance and Oversight to guide implementation with enterprise architecture direction
  • Guide and mentor the work of other architects assigned to the project
  • Seek opportunities to create efficiencies or advance architectural agenda, by identifying reusable assets
  • Take leadership role in delivering and driving solution strategy at scale
  • technologies across the organization. In senior level roles, leads business solutions, capabilities, and is a solid influencer that engages with client executives and stakeholders

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
  • Experience architecting products against and using Kafka is a must specifically eventing patterns, event driven development, etc.
  • Experience with relational and non-relational databases (e.g. MongoDB, SQL Server, MySQL, Cassandra)
  • Experience architecting/designing scalable systems
  • Experience in collaborating with Business/Product Managers to understand business needs to aligning architecture/solution options with business needs
  • Experience with applying and harvesting software patterns
  • Experience with delivering Agile Software Architectures & software models
  • Experience in navigating in a complex enterprise, be able to take initiative and influence Enterprise Architecture direction (Business and IT capabilities)
  • Experience working with diverse Global Team
  • Technical background i.e. software development, systems development, etc.
  • Expert in Modern Eventing Architecture, Microservices, DevOps & Cloud native Architecture patterns
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills to influence architecture strategies
  • Intellectual curiosity - a desire to always learn more than seems necessary to accomplish the task at hand

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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