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Job Category:

Information Technology



Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

Principal Architect - MN, CT or CA

UHG - Cypress, California

Posted: 11/15/2018

The Principal Architect is accountable for working with UHC organizations in facilitating new cross-product initiatives, applying new software methodologies and working with business partners. The individual will focus on converting requirements into the architecture and design that ultimately constitutes the blueprint for the solution. In that framework, the Solution Architect usually relies on solution and design patterns from previous engagements, published reference architectures, and guidance from enterprise architecture. In their efforts, the Solution Architect balances architectural concerns of the initiatives with the concerns of the enterprise.


If you are located near Minnetonka, MN, Hartford, CT or Cypress, CA, you will have the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that the solution architecture aligns with the roadmaps established by enterprise architecture, and that it adheres to enterprise architecture principles
  • Consumer and contributor to enterprise architecture collateral. Often, the patterns and guidance solution architects develop become reusable in a broader enterprise architecture context
  • Assist in defining the scope of an initiative, potential impact and determine an overall solution design
  • Assigned to initiatives to perform research, facilitate JAD/discovery sessions, creation of documentation and artifacts, and identify and resolve issues

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Systems Management, or related field
  • 10+ years of experience in a variety of IT positions
  • 5+ years of experience with IT Solution Architecture, Systems Integration or Business Analysis
  • 5+ years of experience with systems analysis, design, coding, and testing at all levels

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with large-scale IT system integration and architecture solutions
  • Demonstrated experience adapting to new processes and models
  • Experience working with productivity tools (e.g. MS Office suite), architecture modeling tools (e.g. Sparx EA, Alfabet) and related modeling languages (e.g. ArchiMate 2.0, UML)
  • Experience leading JAD sessions with a variety of business and technology stakeholders
  • Experience with multiple development frameworks and methodologies (e.g. TOGAF, Agile, SAFe)
  • Experience in architecture patterns of integration, information delivery, portals and workflow
  • Experience designing or developing new healthcare products

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*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.

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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