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Lead Application Architect

Humana - Louisville, Kentucky

Posted: 08/9/2018


The Lead Application Architect designs and develops IT applications architecture solutions to business problems in alignment with the enterprise architecture direction and standards. The Lead Application Architect works on problems of diverse scope and complexity ranging from moderate to substantial.


Role:  Lead Application Architect

Assignment: IT

Location: Louisville, KY

In the fast-paced, ever-growing world of Healthcare, Humana relies on the latest technology and trends for sharing and storing information, communication and security. We need experts in technology to help us develop and maintain our networks, hardware, and software—to ensure our systems run smoothly and efficiently, keep us on the forefront of innovation in healthcare, and retain our competitive edge. At Humana, we want to help people everywhere, including our associates lead their best lives and achieve lifelong well-being. We look for talented individuals who share this passion for helping others, who have naturally curious and innovative minds, and who want a career where they can use their technical skills to make a positive impact on the lives of our members.

Assignment Capsule

Be a part of the Technology team -- be a strategic leader in cutting edge Healthcare technology.

Humana is seeking an Application Architect that will be responsible for the internal architectural design of a single or set of assigned applications or systems, and for the design of the interfaces through which that application interacts with the rest of the enterprise. This person is also responsible for the effective integration of their application into the broader business and IT ecosystem within which it will operate.

The Application Architect is not only called to understand and follow enterprise guidelines, as well as utilize common application design frameworks and design patterns in their work; they are also expected to share feedback and learning back out to the enterprise. Thus, the Application Architect also serves as the technical subject matter expert (SME) for their application to other architects, and as a feedback loop back into the enterprise architecture portfolio.

  • Define the current application architecture, and identify issues within it, including tracking technical debt
  • Refine and/or redesign application architecture to meet the organization’s changing business requirements.
  • Ensure the design meets the business service level agreements (SLAs) for availability and performance.
  • Refine and/or redesign application architecture to be more cost-effective, including the optimal selection of implementation technologies, practices, and skills for application delivery success.
  • Iteratively document and improve architectural approaches, service design, and development processes and approaches.
  • Integrate each application solution into the broader business and IT ecosystem within which it will operate.
  • Create and maintain application architecture deliverables and artifacts (e.g. S.A. D.).
  • Role Essentials:
  • 1)    Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field; 10+ years of equivalent experience in lieu of a degree.
  • 2)    8+ years design, development, and testing of software applications.
  • 3)    Healthcare domain knowledge
  • 4)    Expertise with REST and SOAP based services and versioning strategies
  • 5)    Knowledge of APIs
  • 6)    Expertise with Micro services architecture
  • 7)    Expertise with DevOps practices
  • 8)    Expertise with Integration technologies like IIB
  • 9)    Knowledge of SQL and No SQL data bases
  • 10) Knowledge of Master Data Management Tools
  • 11)  Familiarity with Agile methodology.
  • Role Desirables
  • 1)    Familiarity with MQ, ODM
  • 2)    Java and Web Technologies
  • 3)    Rules Engines
  • 4)    Knowledge of Cloud based technologies


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