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Job Category:

Information Technology



Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

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Chief Architect - UnitedHealthcare Community & State

UHG - Hartford, Connecticut

Posted: 11/28/2018








The Chief Architect is responsible for providing overall leadership, establishing and maintaining technical roadmaps and representing all architecture disciplines for the UnitedHealthcare (UHC) Community & State (C&S) business. They are responsible for leading Business and Solution Architecture, as well as engagement with other Chief Architects across UHC domains and Lines of Business (LOB). 





Core responsibilities will include:  





  • Provide architecture thought leadership (e.g., tool selection, standards, strategic direction, etc.)
  • Work across Operations, C&S business areas and Optum Technology
  • Lead new business development / RFP work, including presentations to external clients  
  • Maintain a rolling 3-year UHC C&S strategic architecture roadmap  (and socialize, evolve and obtain buy-in for the roadmap)
  • Participate in ongoing architecture governance activities
  • Participate in leadership discussions regarding new technology introduction and/or enterprise system planning activities
    • Translate technology concepts into business terminology
    • Create images, graphics and/or charts that provide exceptional clarity and connections to business objectives
    • Package presentations concisely for UHC leadership and other executives
  • Provide direct leadership to a team of 15 people accountable for Business and Solution architecture
  • Set / mature the vision and strategy for the team
    • Create and foster an environment of innovation - including: remove roadblocks and enable strategic risk taking; advocates and drives change management, enable and model adoption of innovative behaviors and practices
    • Commit time, focus and energy on the development, coaching and performance feedback for each employee on the team
    • Advocate for the team by moving decisions forward and eliminating barriers
    • Identify and select the right talent in support of our mission







Candidates will possess:





  • 15 + years of progressive technology leadership experiences
  • Demonstrated expertise in Business and Solution Architecture
  • Proven success creating business-enabling 3 year technology roadmaps
  • Experience architecting scalable technology solutions that adjust to cyclical business patterns
  • History of engaging with CEO and COO customers and external clients
  • Proven track record of effective working relationships with executives and key business partners to drive change agendas
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking abilities and an enterprise-wide perspective
  • History of executing with excellence: setting purposeful goals and achieving them through intelligent actions, which balancing competing priorities without losing momentum behind execution
  • Experience leading through influence in a large, matrixed, global environment
  • Prior people management responsibilities with senior level team members as direct reports
  • Leadership style which fosters accountability, transparent communication and innovation
  • High level of emotional intelligence and confidence
  • Outstanding collaboration, strong influencing, problem solving and negotiation skills
  • Proven ability to sell ideas to others outside of your direct team members
  • Experience with Digital, Data & Analytics and Open Source technologies strongly preferred
  • Healthcare (specifically Medicaid) experiences desired  
  • Prior RFP experiences (both writing them and delivering oral presentations to clients) would be of high value




Careers with UnitedHealthcare. Let's talk about opportunity. Start with a Fortune 6 organization that's serving more than 85 million people already and building the industry's singular reputation for bold ideas and impeccable execution. Now, add your energy, your passion for excellence, your near-obsession with driving change for the better. Get the picture? UnitedHealthcare is serving employers and individuals, states and communities, military families and veterans where ever they're found across the globe. We bring them the resources of an industry leader and a commitment to improve their lives that's second to none. This is no small opportunity. It's where you can 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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