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Enterprise Architect Optum Rx - Schaumburg, IL and Santa Ana, CA

UHG - Santa Ana, California

Posted: 09/2/2018

The enterprise architect role will apply architectural processes and techniques across the enterprise as they relate to the Optum RxServices model.  The role will facilitate the development of a single holistic architecture model for the Optum Rx Services Line of Business (LOB) as well as orchestrate cross functional solution attributes from the following solution domains – Business, Data, Information Systems (Applications) and Technology.  The role will ensure that the IT Strategy is aligned with the Business Strategy and Operation Models.  This role will work with the LOB domain architects and roll up the domain models into the Optum Rx Enterprise Architecture as a key participant in the Optum Rx Enterprise Architecture Group.


The Optum Rx Services Enterprise Architect will operate in a complex and diverse Architectural landscape within the pharmacy benefits and services space. The individual will be accountable for providing Enterprise Architecture support including defining and documenting architectural details, business drivers, technology drivers, technology constraints, facilitation and articulation of solution options (with TCO, ROI, benefit alignment and roadmap alignment) and gaining alignment across a wide variety of stakeholders on the target solutions. Works with Line of Business (LOB), Optum Rx Enterprise Architecture group architects and delivery leaders to identify, propose and influence business solutions. The successful candidate will have demonstrated success in developing architecture strategies for Optum Rx Services platforms.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead Optum Rx Services Enterprise Architecture activities for OptumRx programs and participate in cross segment projects and programs

  • Represent Optum Rx Services within the Optum Rx Enterprise Architecture Group and facilitate solution analysis efforts, affecting multiple business lines and technologies at the Optum Rx enterprise level

  • Act as a liaison between LOB segment architects, developers & various SME

  • Technologist within the Optum Rx business solutions space

  • Perform impact analysis for change against multiple applications, systems or functional domains and develops cost/benefit analysis for each identified solution

  • Owns core architects elements for the entire solution across critical architecture domains - Business/Process, Application/Services, Data/Information, Technology/Infrastructure/Operations, Security etc.

  • Work across business areas, applications, data domains and technologies

  • Work across multiple organizations, functions and suppliers

  • Ensure solutions meet business needs along with architecturally significant functional and nonfunctional requirements

  • Decompose business programs into an actionable set of activities, to include business process modeling, simulation, and validating the business premise

  • Ensures solution architectures in the Optum Rx Services domain adhere to enterprise architecture technical and functional strategies, policies, standards and practices while contributing to broader EA activities

  • Support the Application Subject Matter Experts in development of estimates/validation of estimates

  • Support application testing, implementation, and training activities

  • Perform architectural quality review checks on as built deliveries into production

  • Lead proof of concept/prototypes/pilot projects as a subject matter expert and have the ability to gain buy-in on the proposed solutions

  • Serve as technical owner and point of contact for Product Architecture solution definition

  • Proactively seek opportunities to optimize and enhance current technology portfolio, capabilities and processes

  • Stay up to date on current technology trends, solutions and vendors


Required Qualifications: 

  • 12+ years of progressive architecture growth experience, across Optum Rx Benefit and Member web service or business and data architecture domains

  • 5+ years as an Enterprise Architect

  • 6+ years of experience leading transformative initiatives in large enterprise organizations working across multiple lines of businesses

  • Experience with product life-cycle process from conception through development into production

  • Demonstrated experience in the development and maturation of Optum Rx Services Systems Architecture

  • Familiarity with multiple technology platforms, patterns, methodologies and frameworks (in any of the following: Portals/Mobile, SOA, BPM, ECM, MDM, TOGAF, Zachman)

  • Experience in the PBM/healthcare services or any one of the following:

    • Prescription Fulfillment Services

    • Prior Authorization Management

    • Pharmacy Dispensing Systems

    • Clinical/Patient Management Systems/Portals

    • Claims Management

    • Outbound Client/Member Communication Print - Mailings

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters or BS in Computer Science

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)



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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