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UnitedHealth Group Principal Architect - San Antonio, TX or Telecommute in San Antonio, Texas

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)

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Consult with senior leaders and/or external vendors on complex technology solution issues that may impact multiple integrated business organizations and/or applications

  • Focus on the overall information/data models to help set/establish the data strategy and ensure alignment across the technology landscape

  • Focus on application and data platform architecture creating a multi-year plan.

  • Ensure the alignment of technology solutions that enable, enhance, or create business capabilities with the overall WellMed technology strategy

  • Architect - and then work with Product Engineering Teams to design and deliver solutions that align with enterprise architecture standards and advance the architecture toward Technical Strategy via interim states

  • Identify and leverage reusable patterns

  • Collaborate with the business and engineering stakeholders by clearly identifying scope, application impacts & sizing

  • Work with the delivery teams to identify and minimize technical debt - in the immediate term and as part of the Technical Strategy

  • Provide stewardship and guidance to the various technology delivery organizations on behalf of the business stakeholders

  • Collaborate across other areas of the WellMed architecture organization

  • Drive adaptive change and process improvement within the technology development and business organizations

  • Apply enterprise and data integration patterns using APIs, micro-services, event-driven and data-driven approaches

  • Deliver documented diagram flows of current state and future state architectural data, for purposes of solutioning.

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:

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience

  • 12+ years of experience in implementing and integrating technology solutions. Arc of experience should cross disciplines of data engineering, cloud solutions, system integration, solution design, development/configuration, and deployment

  • 10+ years of experience in technical roles at an architect or senior engineer level

  • 5+ years of experience working with data consumption patterns

  • 5+ years of supporting services that support best-in-class experiences for consumers and other constituents - with a particular focus on non-functional requirements

  • Professional experience facilitating and leading solution design, architecture & delivery planning activities across multi-disciplinary teams

  • Experience with business problems and solution options with high degree of complexity that connects multiple domains and technologies

  • Experience with large-scale (multi-domain, multi-application) IT system integration and architecture solutions

  • Experience leading capability grooming sessions with a variety of business and technology stakeholders

  • Experience with multiple development frameworks and methodologies (e.g. TOGAF, Agile, SAFe, LeSS)

  • Working knowledge of industry standard patterns, practices and technologies including streaming and containerization

  • Working knowledge of Security, Privacy, and PHI, PII, or comparable concerns

  • High proficiency in developing visual representations of architectural solutions using a standard notation (solutions context, solutions architecture, applications architecture, sequence diagrams, experience orchestrations, etc.)

  • Proven ability to demonstrate the relationship of data architectures as they relate to integrated systems solutions

  • Proven ability to understand technological infrastructure and how it relates to solutions and integrations

  • Proven ability to understand the big picture before getting into details

Preferred Qualifications:

  • TOGAF, Archimate or other architecture certifications

  • SAFe Agilist and/or LeSS certification

  • Experience working in the healthcare sector

  • Experience with application integration: Java, SOA, HL7, Web Services, RESTful, Message Queue solutions using SOAP, JSON, XML, .NET stack (ASP.NET, MVC, REST, API, SQL, .NET CORE)

  • Experience leading architect efforts or managing a team of architects

  • Knowledge of the health care industry

  • Solid mental agility and critical thinking/analytical skills, and be adaptable to an ever-changing environment

  • Solid presentation skills with ability to create both high level diagrams for executives, as well as solution documentation for analysts, developers, and QA

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, is organized, has good time management skills, is focused, and has strong attention to detail

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, is a team player, be proactive, a self-starter and is highly motivated

  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment

Careers with WellMed. Our focus is simple. We're innovators in preventative health care, striving to change the face of health care for seniors. We're impacting 550,000+ lives, primarily Medicare eligible seniors in Texas and Florida, through primary and multi-specialty clinics, and contracted medical management services. We've joined Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, and our mission is to help the sick become well and to help patients understand and control their health in a lifelong effort at wellness. Our providers and staff are selected for their dedication and focus on preventative, proactive care. For you, that means one incredible team and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

WellMed was founded in 1990 with a vision of being a physician-led company that could change the face of healthcare delivery for seniors. Through the WellMed Care Model, we specialize in helping our patients stay healthy by providing the care they need from doctors who care about them. We partner with multiple Medicare Advantage health plans in Texas and Florida and look forward to continuing growth.

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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