Architect - UHC M&R IS - Horsham, PA (Philadelphia, PA)

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UnitedHealthcare is a company that's on the rise. We're expanding in multiple directions, across borders and, most of all, in the way we think. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about transforming the health care industry. Ready to make a difference? Make yourself at home with us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Ensure all solutions adhere to enterprise IT principles, standards, and healthcare industry standards and regulations
  • Responsible for intake scoping, solution concepts and initial cost estimation; system architecture definition at the logical level
  • Define architecture blueprint for end-to-end systems to including integration of applications, systems, platforms and technical infrastructure
  • Work closely with solution engineering, development teams and vendors to ensure that a coherent and consistent approach to design, implementation and integration is achieved
  • Provide hands-on technical guidance to delivery teammates including reference implementation, design patterns and best practice guidelines
  • Teach and mentor solution engineering and technical teams on solution building blocks
  • Analyzing the technology environment and various components involved, including Database, Network, and other Infrastructure components
  • Work with Business/Systems Analysts to understand the Business requirements, and create the corresponding blueprint for implementing various technology components of a new system
  • Develop product/solution roadmaps and strategies
  • Work with development teams to resolve technical queries, and helping teams implement the defined solution
  • Develop solution strategy including identification of core components necessary to meet functional requirements and facilitate solution validation review
  • Manage the development and documentation of integrated technical, operational, and systems solutions within standards defined with EA
  • Tie architectural vision together across all IT and business initiatives, projects
  • Support Operations/IT Solution Managers/EAs/Developers/QA/Managers/Executives as application Architecture Subject Matter Expert
  • Build relationship with Optum IT, EA, vendors and other application counterparts to align the technical solutions strategically with the enterprise as well as the industry
  • Provide technical and business leadership, and be the point of contact for all architectural questions
  • Analyze potential solution components offered by third parties. Work with technical, operational, sales and management teams to determine what third-party products and services should be included in the solution
  • Capitalizes on CI, CD, DevOps tools and best practices to implement agility and quality
  • Infuses a mindset of agility, quality and performance with a focus on value driven deliverables

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
  • 8+ years or more of strong hands-on experience with Java Enterprise Edition (Java/J2EE) and web technologies
  • 8+ years of technical experience with application integration: SOA, Web Services, RESTful, Message Queue solutions using SOAP, JSON, XML, Java/ J2ee
  • 3+ years of experience in an architecture role, designing end-to-end, enterprise solutions across the complete systems development lifecycle
  • 3+ years of experience with the Spring frameworks
  • 3+ years of experience with automated unit testing technologies (Such as JUnit, Spock, or similar), SCA and mock data frameworks
  • 2+ years of solid Agile experience (Scrum, Kanban and XP preferred)
  • 2+ years of DevOps experience (Strong experience needed in Devops to support Application).CI/CD
  • Knowledge of web security, application security, web services security, common vulnerability remediation, certificate management
  • Solid knowledge in OO Design Principles, core OOPS, JEE Design patterns as well as their implementation in real world applications
  • Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA), RESTful Web Services, microservices experience
  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Advanced Degree
  • Possesses capability to work on full business and/or technology stack
  • Provides guidance, assistance and consultation to others (i.e., SME, mentor)
  • Serves as an escalation point for complex issues, problems and solutions
  • Leads collaborative efforts to advance customer and business interest
  • Has extensive familiarity with many technologies and applies knowledge to drive enterprise direction
  • Recommends innovation in digital and channel strategies and engages appropriate parties to influence change
  • Researches security trends and emerging threats and incorporates design and build solutions, policies, and procedures
  • Has the ability to look for what others can't see and drive a quality culture by example and encourage quality practices in others
  • Translates the mission, vision, values, and strategy into a team plan of goals and means, and then execute the plan at or above standard
  • Builds, maintains, and strengthens teams, leading to reliable and consistent high performance
  • Works productively and effectively in all directions --up, down, sideways, inside and outside -- to get great things done
  • Sources, acquires, onboards, deploys, releases, and develops talent
  • Communicates critical information up the chain; speak up effectively on critical issues

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
Careers at UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement. The Boomer generation is the fastest growing market segment in health care. And we are the largest business in the nation dedicated to serving their unique health and well-being needs. Up for the challenge of a lifetime? Join a team of the best and the brightest to find bold new ways to proactively improve the health and quality of life of these 9 million customers. You'll find a wealth of dynamic opportunities to grow and develop as we work together to heal and strengthen our health care system. Ready? It's time to do your life's best work.(sm)
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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