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Enterprise Architect - Multiple Locations

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Hartford
Posted on: April 21, 2017

Job Description:

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

The enterprise is undertaking a number of large, multi-year initiatives which will better position us for the transformations occurring in the health care delivery and health care financing industries. These programs are strategically aligned to advance our capabilities along several dimensions. They must also be aligned with the enterprise architecture goals of values-driven investment, more integrated, modern, and simple.

In this position, as Enterprise Architect, you will be assigned to one or more of the strategic programs and will be responsible for providing architectural leadership to these key initiatives across the organization, ensuring the programs are aligned to the IT strategy, leveraging enterprise components and capabilities, advancing the state of our IT assets, and expanding and improving upon our enterprise engineering strategy.

You will use your skills, experience and analysis to help UHG application teams to make business-critical decisions regarding their technology selection, strategies etc. The team's mission is to identify and bring in emerging technologies that would have significant business and company benefit in the next 12-24 months. You will work with different Optum team experts and / or vendors to execute research projects.

You will be given varied responsibilities and there will be ample opportunity to meet different teams, vendors / clients, executive management etc. In essence, there are lot of opportunities and interesting/challenging work!

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide architecture consulting support for strategic initiatives across the enterprise. The areas of focus include Cloud Computing, Infrastructure as a Service, Healthcare Business Services, and Big Data Platform as a Service
  • Research, analyze, design and provide oversight in implementing enterprise IT solutions addressing complex areas for specific business and technical domains
  • Work with business and IT owners, analysts, solution engineers, development teams and infrastructure services to define and communicate solution architectures
  • Evaluate tools and technologies in the context of the future state architecture and evolving business requirements
  • Contribute to technology roadmaps and shape the future of strategic technology platforms
  • Conduct vendor analysis and proof-of-concepts for new technologies / solutions
  • Facilitate open communication and fact-based decision making
  • Collaborate within and across teams to establish and document best practices in various technology areas
  • Articulate, present, and make recommendations to senior leadership
  • Be a thought leader: mentor, coach, and guide developers and other architects across the organization
  • Use your excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Be resourceful and work independently; seek guidance on only the most complex tasks

Required Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of experience as an IT Technical Lead
  • 6+ years of experience in building multi-tier enterprise applications
  • Recent, current, hands-on experience in prototyping, designing and building Applications
  • Web application development, full stack development, multi-threaded programming experience
  • Experience developing Java based API, Spring Boot, REST JSON/XML, Interfacing with APIs and creating APIs
  • Experience evaluating technologies and products, contrasting capabilities and making recommendations, and presenting results to leadership team
  • Experience rapidly delivering prototypes and proof-of-concept work to validate a proposed architectural approach
  • Experience in implementing new technologies in large enterprises

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience developing loosely coupled, choreographed service relationships via network encapsulated aggregate roots (micro-services)
  • Experience with service resiliency patterns, such as circuit breaker, fallbacks etc.
  • Continuous delivery and Dev Ops experience - has a passion for 1-click deployments, Blue / Green environment strategies, infrastructure automation, monitoring, logging, and auditing and security practices
  • Experience working in health care industry
  • Experience working in NoSQL databases,
  • Experience with working in HBase, MongoDB or MarkLogic
  • Experience working in Cloud-Native Application Architectures, Stateless, Scalable Micro-services
  • Experience working in Big Data - Hadoop, Streaming Analytics, IoT (Internet of Things)
  • UX/Mobile - Angular ,React , Ionic Framework
  • Knowledge of Enterprise Architecture framework such as TOGAF or Zachman

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: 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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Associated topics: back end, c, c#, design pattern, devops, java, lead, programming, senior software developer, software architect

Keywords: UnitedHealth Group, New England, Enterprise Architect - Multiple Locations, Construction, Hartford, Northeast

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