VP Architecture - Telecommute in Seattle WA, Eden Prairie MN, or New York City, NY

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UnitedHealth Group 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)
OptumLabs serves as UnitedHealth Group's research and development hub. Our vision is to create the most effective, affordable, equitable, and engaging health care solutions that improve patient health outcomes and experience, enhance provider experience, bolster health equity, and make health care more affordable. Our teams leverage big data insights, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and disruptive product development while capitalizing on engineering, clinical, and scientific innovations to build innovative health solutions.
If you are located in Seattle WA, Eden Prairie MN, or New York City NY, you will have the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Lead, inspire and set the vision for the Optum Lab's architecture and technical roadmap
  • You will be responsible for transformative changes to our architecture and drive OptumLabs' technical strategy
  • You will evaluate and make decisions around the use of new or existing technologies and tools, influence other Principals, Directors and their technical teams to build the right systems that can scale to the needs of the business
  • Design, develop and deliver strategically significant or demanding software that changes how we engineer solutions
  • Build exemplary architecture solutions in terms of efficiency, stability, extensibility, and the ability to evolve over time
  • Their coding practices are exemplary in terms of code organization, clarity, simplicity, error handling, and documentation
  • Able to decompose significantly complex engineering problems into straightforward solutions
  • Can take the lead on projects that may require the work of several teams to implement
  • Able to take responsibility for the overall architecture of a major product or small organization, aligning the teams that own that software towards a coherent system strategy
  • Ability to decompose a software architecture into components that can be owned and developed by different engineering teams
  • Able to communicate component divisions in a way that allows individual teams to work mostly independently. Current on advanced technical issues, technologies, and trend s

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 or related field
  • 15+ years of software engineering experience, with a proven track record of leading large-scale projects
  • Proven track record of leading the delivery of large-scale, high-quality systems
  • 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:
  • Advanced degree in computer science, or related field
  • 3+ years of experience as leader or leaders for technical, customer facing roles with demonstrated experiences hiring and developing key talent
  • Demonstrated experience working cross-group with Director and VP-level technical leaders
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical audiences at the C-level
  • Highly skilled and experienced at creating internal alignment across roles (Engineering, Product, Marketing, Finance, etc.) for strategic projects
  • Highly organized individual
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal, relationship management skills
  • Solid problem-solving skills; the ability to analyze problems and develop actionable and appropriate tactical plans quickly

UnitedHealth Group requires all new hires and employees to report their COVID-19 vaccination status.
Careers at UnitedHealth Group. We have modest goals: Improve the lives of others. Change the landscape of health care forever. Leave the world a better place than we found it. Such aspirations tend to attract a certain type of person. Crazy talented. Compassionate. Driven. To these select few, we offer the global reach, resources and can-do culture of a Fortune 5 company. We provide an environment where you're empowered to be your best. We encourage you to take risks. And we offer a world of rewards and benefits for performance. We believe the most important is the opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)
*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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