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Senior Business Innovation Architect - MN Based

UHG - Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Posted: 08/27/2018

Innovation. Adaptability. A passion for innovation and problem solving. If those traits brought you here, this opportunity can take you much further. Optum Payment Integrity is serving the health care market with the data and information technology solutions that will fuel change going forward. We are using great data to uncover new solutions and novel marketplace opportunities. If you thrive on making an impact in an evolving market, we should be talking. Join the expanding family of UnitedHealth Group companies and help shape history. You'll help us improve the lives of others while doing your life's best work.(sm)
The Senior Business Architect sits at the intersection of our business operations and technology and is expert at mapping out desired future states, target capabilities, operational readiness plans, and supporting policies. You will be comfortable translating strategic and tactical ideas into delivery-focused change initiatives which map current state assessments into desired future states. You will have the ability to think about business and operations in a way that is abstracted from how business functions are implemented by technology. This role provides thought leadership for the building and executing of Optum Payment Integrity’s (OPI) Innovation Lab – a team dedicated to transformational change.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Evaluate opportunities to integrate new technologies, data, and business models into existing organisational capabilities
  • Design new capability models and related architectural solutions including mapping capability functionality to internal and external resources
  • Evaluate new ideas and recommend strategic and tactical options. Consider similar capabilities across the enterprise, implementation challenges, and business priorities
  • Liaise among stakeholders to understand structures, policies, and operations primarily of the Payment Integrity organisation but also other divisions of UHG from time to time
  • Lead a variety of projects including proofs of concept, operational efficiency improvements, and process reengineering
  • Drive/participate in the capital request process, as appropriate (e.g., presentations, cost-benefit analysis, business case)
  • Translate highly complex concepts in ways that can be understood by a variety of audiences

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent industry experience
  • Considerable experience in business architecture / analysis
  • Background in technical or data focused environments
  • Core Project Management skills - ability to lay out tasks, assign owners and drive a goal to completion
  • Experience of multiple industries / sectors
  • Demonstrated experience evaluating / analyzing complex environments and creating recommended strategies
  • Demonstrated ability to message, position, and present complex technical information for maximum customer impact and influence
  • Ability to establish credibility and build relationships at all levels
  • Excellent time management, organizational, and prioritization skills and ability to balance multiple priorities
  • Highly collaborative style; experience developing, implementing and delivering on strategies in a matrix environment essential
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree
  • Experience in US health care / health insurance
  • Consulting or business analysis experience
  • Strong financial acumen and experience
  • Knowledge of Optum solutions
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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