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Job Category:

Information Technology



Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

Director/Principal Architect - Optum Technology

UHG - Raleigh, North Carolina

Posted: 12/12/2018

We are seeking an experienced Director level Principal Architect to work with our Optum Consumer Solutions groups. The ideal candidate will have significant solution and integration architecture experience, be data analytics driven with the abilities to work in multi-channel experiences and significantly impact the direction for application development.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead architecture and application development efforts for specific program domains

  • Collaborate with domain business and technology architecture leads and portfolio/program delivery team to plan out and execute a strategic domain delivery roadmap and pipeline of solution architecture projects or staffing needs

  • Use a consultative, agile approach to solving problems that support business, technology and financial strategies

  • Collaborate with our business partners/product managers to understand/influence business requirements, capability and feature definition

  • Demonstrate understanding of cross-functional/cross-domain requirements and impacts

  • Stay abreast of current and emerging technologies/products/trends related to architectural strategies. Utilize those findings to influence our technology solution design

  • Facilitate/lead/participate in solution option analysis and prepare related diagrams, impacts and estimates for business cases

  • Create architecture deliverables that describe the solution that other teams can learn from

  • Ensure alignment with enterprise technology standards (e.g. solution patterns, application frameworks, technology roadmaps, capital plans)

  • Present and justify solution architecture designs to technology leaders

  • Identify gaps between established standards and proposed solutions, and follow the exception/waiver process as needed as part of the architecture governance model

  • Understand, recommend and deliver solutions for the digital personalization capability


Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in applicable area of expertise

  • 8+ years of experience in IT Solution Delivery or Architecture

  • 6+ years of hands-on experience in delivering software solutions

  • 4+ years in a role that made decisions across an enterprise, and not just one or two business units

  • 3+ years working with off-shore models and blended development teams

  • 2+ years or more in Agile Delivery methods

  • Depth with multi-channel personalization and content management solution architecture experience

  • Deep understanding of industry patterns for application architecture and integration including cloud and digital

  • Experience with technology project estimation techniques and familiarity with financial terminology

  • Experience designing and delivering solutions that meet service levels, protect and secure our data and privacy commitments, and are easy to use

  • Experience presenting solution vision/direction in front of a large audience, and motivate that audience to deliver on a shared vision

  • Must be able to readily work in one of the following:MN, NJ, MA or NC Optum offices

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Technical experience with Netezza\Sailfish Data Modeling and Big data

  • Healthcare industry knowledge, population health or related experience

  • API and ETL preferably with Talend

  • Big Data

  • Hadoop

Technology Careers with Optum. Information and technology have amazing power to transform the health care industry and improve people's lives. This is where it's happening. This is where you'll help solve the problems that have never been solved. We're freeing information so it can be used safely and securely wherever it's needed. We're creating the very best ideas that can most easily be put into action to help our clients improve the quality of care and lower costs for millions. This is where the best and the brightest work together to make positive change a reality. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm)



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UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.



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