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Principal Architect - Eden Prairie, MN or Raleigh, NC

Position Description

Serving millions of Medicare and Medicaid patients, Optum is the nation's largest health and wellness business and a vibrant, growing member of the UnitedHealth Group family. We're also the career home for technology professionals who bring compassion and passion, energy and focus to their work every day. Do you have compassion and a passion to help others? Transforming healthcare and millions of lives as a result starts with the values you embrace and the passion you bring to achieve your life's best work.(sm)

As a Principal Architect for Care Services, you will be responsible for leading a team of architects to drive best practices and technology roadmap alignment for the Care Services Housecalls technology assets.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage a small team of Solution and Application Architects focusing on the Optum Care Services Housecalls business
  • Creating business architecture models demonstrating how products, operations and systems interoperate within the organization
  • Conduct analysis to determine best path for solving business problems/opportunities that may include process improvement, systems enhancement, user training, and/or software procurement
  • Ensure solutions developed across organization are aligned to enterprise architecture standards and principles, leverage common solutions and services, and meet financial targets (cost and benefits)
  • Provides overall direction, guidance and definition of business architecture to effectively support business strategy
  • Acts as a subject matter expert in the development of architecture framework and artifact determination
  • Evaluate and present information that will facilitate effective and timely decision-making through written and oral communication materials that effectively summarize findings with recommendations
  • Functions as a liaison to Business and IT partners in order to gain a broad understanding of industry trends and innovations, and their impact on technology
  • Leads the effort to identify and document capability and initiative needs and strategic prioritization into business architecture deliverables (roadmaps etc)
  • Collaborate to ensure that requirements are in alignment with business strategies and business architecture roadmap/framework
  • Present and evaluate design solutions objectively and facilitate conflict resolution



You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience at the intersection of Business and IT Strategy
  • 5+ years end to end implementation experience with the Salesforce platform
  • 3+ years Healthcare knowledge
  • Demonstrated ability to build client relationships and collaborate with internal and external clients
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems with innovative ideas to affect change in IT strategy, business strategy and operations as a result
  • Broad, enterprise-wide view of the business and appreciation for strategy, processes and capabilities, enabling technologies, and governance
  • Proven ability to recognize issues and opportunities within the business domains, functional interdependencies and cross-silo opportunities
  • Demonstrated ability to apply architectural principles, methods, and tools to business challenges
  • Broad understanding of technology and how it's used to drive business growth and/or efficiencies
  • Business modeling and analysis experience in developing business architecture deliverables
  • Ability to quickly understand and assess a client's current IT capabilities/business architecture / operating model



Preferred Qualifications:

  • Salesforce.com Certifications
  • Working experience in an Agile environment involving sprint planning, daily scrums, sprint demos and retrospectives
  • Salesforce Lightning security and performance features
  • Event messaging, Streaming API and Platform Events
  • Salesforce Shield technologies including Event Monitoring, Field Audit Trail, Transaction Security and Platform Encryption



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.

Job Keywords: Principal Architect, Raleigh, NC, North Carolina, Eden Prairie, MN, Minnesota

Principal Architect - Eden Prairie, MN or Raleigh, NC

Raleigh, NC
Full Time

Published on 10/13/2019