Principal Enterprise Architect - (naviHealth) - Brentwood, TN 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)
The primary purpose of this role is to facilitate the development and communication of target-state architectures, roadmaps, and solutions for technologies. The individual in this role will support several technologies spanning multiple product portfolios and/or multiple architecture domains, business, application, data, infrastructure, and security. She or he will collaborate in building high-quality architecture solutions as well as providing expertise and guidance on the design and establishment of architecture standards that align with current and future business needs. This role develops and maintains the architecture frameworks and patterns that guide technology decisions. The Principal Enterprise Architect plays a critical role in the company's digital transformation initiatives by extending technology capabilities into non-technical business units. Leveraging technologies like low code to enable them technically. To be successful, the individual in this role must have deep solution architecture experience as well as an understanding of industry practice, technology trends, innovation, and communication. This individual must be a strategic thinker, have a strong business acumen, and the ability to influence or guide senior technical and non-technical leadership. The individual in this role works with little or no oversight and provides coaching and direction to more junior level architects on the team.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Provides oversight to ensure Enterprise Architecture practices are maintained and continuously improved
  • Enterprise-level architecture solutions are approached with a lean towards simplicity
  • Facilitates the process of architecture and technology evaluations as a member of the chair of the Architecture Team; maintains and promotes the value and functional application of architectural governance, standards, guidelines, and patterns
  • Defines and documents the organization's Enterprise Architecture standards, target state architectures, and best practices that guide and influence architecture decisions across the product teams and respective product portfolios
  • Works to modernize legacy technologies as appropriate, using an understanding of legacy systems to determine the correct migration path to modern states
  • Researches technology industry trends to establish best practices that guide the design of technology solutions
  • Educates and helps the business (including senior leadership) incorporate Enterprise Architecture standards, policies, and best practices to ensure consistency across the solution landscape
  • Oversees POC (proof of concepts) activities and drafts whitepapers to inform key technology decisions and strategy; provides input and assistance to architects serving on product teams where necessary
  • Leads the development of architecture transition plans for moving from current to future state business, data, application, and infrastructure models, within large cross-functional and complex business solutions
  • Leads the selection of new application, data, and infrastructure technologies and validates that selection aligns to target architecture and overall technology direction
  • Communicates technology decisions and standards to the organization, driving understanding and appreciation for the value of architecture governance and standards
  • Leads the development of architecture metrics and reporting to evaluate and communicate the achievement and impact of the Enterprise Architecture function; presents Enterprise Architecture content to internal and external audiences, including cross-functional executive leadership
  • Mentors others and helps drive the maturity of the Enterprise Architecture practice
  • Helps review and provides insight into technology implications of M&A decisions
  • Provides input for departmental budget and forecasting, and manages expenses associated with initiatives within scope of responsibility, productivity levels, and upgrade requirements
  • Provide leadership and direction with regards to technology, vendors, business partners, policy, and standards

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 Business Administration, Computer Science, CIS, Engineering, or related field or equivalent experience
  • 7+ years of experience in IT system design or architecture
  • 3+ years of architecture experience at an enterprise level
  • 4+ years of experience leading technical teams with or without direct reports
  • Experience defining target state architectures and roadmaps
  • Experience working in matrixed organization
  • Experience in an IT role requiring interaction with senior leadership
  • Experience delivering architecture solutions in an agile environment
  • Experience in cross-domain IT architecture
  • Travel requirements: Travel between campus locations in Boston, MA and Brentwood, TN as necessary
  • 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 COVID-19 Vaccine

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.
naviHealth, part of Optum and the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, combines the talents of our dedicated staff and leading-edge technology to deliver compassionate care to seniors nationwide. With millions of lives touched, we are innovating the way health care is delivered from hospital to home so seniors can lead more fulfilling lives. A career with us means making an impact in the lives of those we serve, including vulnerable populations who benefit from care that is more efficient, more effective and more human. Our environment empowers our team members to elevate our interactions with each other and the experiences we deliver to our patients, giving them more days at home. Join our team, it's your chance to improve the lives of millions while doing 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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