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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 individuals, 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 in return, offer a world of rewards and benefits for performance. Exceeding your limits is an exceptional start to your life's best work.SM


Just like you, we are driven by a set of fundamental principles that are guiding our way forward. Our values of integrity, compassion, relationships, innovation, and performance serve as a foundation to transform health care. Are you in? Learn more about your future at UnitedHealth Group at careers.unitedhealthgroup.com


Job Category:

Information Technology



Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

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Principal Architect

UHG - Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Posted: 10/31/2018

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)


We are seeking a Principal Architect to work within our Optum Connect Team.


Responsibilities include:

  • Ensure understanding of business capabilities/processes (current and future)
  • Ensure quality of requirements for solutions development (e.g., VFQs)
  • Identify/quantify scope and impact of business changes on systems
  • Incorporate software and system architecture (e.g., infrastructure, network) into conceptual designs (e.g., system flow diagrams)
  • Identify commercially-available products that can enable the development and/or delivery of the solution
  • Facilitate/lead/participate in identification of solution options and features (e.g., solutioning sessions)
  • Identify/select proper solutions based on defined criteria
  • Analyze/identify applicable solution requirements (e.g., infrastructure, software database)
  • Communicate solution options to business owners/stakeholders (e.g., architecture reviews)
  • Utilize applicable standards, and provide/document rationale for variances from standards


Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience
  • 10+ years of professional IT experience
  • 5+ years in HealthCare based technology Platform Architecture
  • 5+ years experience  with large, complex projects
  • 5+ years translating complex designs into MS Visio Diagrams

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree
  • Engineering/Architecture Level Experience with Healthsuite Platform
  • Engineering/Architecture Level Experience with QNXT Platform
  • Experience with Public Cloud Environments, Azure Preferred 

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world?s large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity 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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