Principal Architect - Telecommute at Optum (Indianapolis, IN 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 Enterprise Architectrole is accountable for providing architectural guidance and direction to strategic initiatives for the UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual business segment. As an Enterprise Architect, you will create solutions that address various business challenges, while at the same time, ensuring these technology solutions align with the overall E&I technology strategy. With a focus on proactive consultation, guidance and partnership, a principal architect must understand our business priorities and corresponding initiatives, so that they can provide insights back to our technology partners.
In this role, you will be partnering with senior business and technology leaders to determine the feasibility of new ideas, assessing emerging opportunities, identify Proof of Concept opportunities, translating strategy and business needs into technology approaches, coordinating the development of large solutions, and working with other technology delivery organizations to guide the evolution of these initiatives.
You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with Business partners to develop E2E technology strategy for an initiative or the organization, setting the architechture guidelines and blueprint
  • Provides guidance to Solution Enterprise Architects with Product Capability Solutions & Roadmap
  • Creates the conceptual architecture documents including technology blueprints, roadmap
  • Communicates architecture vision to variety of audiences including Executives
  • Identifies impacts to products across initiatives and/or product families
  • Drive asset re-use and rationalization of existing technology portfolios
  • Consult with senior leaders and/or external vendors on complex technology solution issues that may impact multiple integrated business organizations and/or applications
  • Ensure the alignment of technology solutions that enable, enhance, or create business capabilities with the overall E&I technology strategy
  • Collaborate with the E&I business organization to understand their business problems and propose technology solutions to address those challenges
  • Ensure strategic intent and impacts on supporting capabilities are mutually understood by the business and technology organizations
  • Lead and participate in the design of information and application architectures based on impact, cost, functionality, and practicability
  • Assist in setting standards and guidelines on how to unambiguously define and describe business and systemic requirements for technology initiatives
  • Provide stewardship and guidance to the various technology delivery organizations on behalf of the business stakeholders
  • Collaborate across other areas of the UnitedHealthcare architecture organization
  • Communicate effectively with externally facing senior stakeholders
  • Drive adaptive change and process improvement within the technology development and business organizations
  • Apply enterprise and data integration patterns using APIs, micro-services, event-driven and data-driven approaches
  • Deliver solutions using an Agile/Scrum methodology
  • Drive strategic and transitional planning of applications, information, and business functions
  • Creates Product Solution Intent documentation for consumption by Engineering Teams and Product Owner(s)
  • Partners with Engineering on alignment of Technical Architecture & Design to Product Solution Intent, applies patterns, and enterprise capabilities where possible

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:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Systems Management,or related field; or equivalent expereince in Enterprise Architechture
  • 10+ years of overall experience in IT
  • 5+ years of experience developing in modern full stack applications using open-source languages including SpringBoot, .NET Core, and data technologies including T-SQL, NoSQL, and GraphQL
  • 5+ years of overall IT architectural experience (e.g. enterprise, business, solution, information) OR 5+ years of solution architecture systems integration experience including experience working as a software and integration architect
  • Experience leading capability grooming sessions with a variety of business and technology stakeholders
  • Experience working with productivity tools (e.g. MS Office suite), architecture modeling tools (e.g. ARCHI, Alfabet) and related modeling languages (e.g. ArchiMate 3.0, UML)
  • Experience with multiple development frameworks and methodologies (e.g. TOGAF, Agile, SAFe, LeSS)
  • Experience with large-scale (multi-domain, multi-application) IT system integration and architecture solutions
  • High proficiency in developing visual representations of architectural solutions using a standard notation (solutions context, solutions architecture, applications architecture, sequence diagrams, experience orchestrations, etc.)
  • Ability to demonstrate the relationship of data architectures as they relate to integrated systems solutions
  • Ability to understand technological infrastructure and how it relates to solutions and integrations

Preferred Qualifications:
  • TOGAF, Archimate or other architecture certifications
  • SAFe Agilist and/or LeSS certification
  • Experience in ecommerce, retail, or digital sales in either Direct-to-Consumer or Broker / Producer channels
  • Experience working in the healthcare sector
  • Experience leading architect efforts across a matrixed array of architects
  • Experience managing relationships with senior level business leaders
  • Knowledge of the health care industry
  • Possess 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 strong attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, is a team player, be proactive, a self-starter and is highly motivated
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to understand the big picture before getting into details

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 with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)
Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary/hourly range for Colorado residents is $113,500 to $218,100. The salary/hourly range for Connecticut/Nevada residents is $113,500 to $218,100. 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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