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Application Architect - Horsham, PA

UnitedHealth Group

Horsham, PA
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752230 Application Architect Minnetonka MN

Application Architect - Horsham, PA (752230)

Position Description

Ready to raise your game by a quantum leap? At the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, we're focused on doing things that have not been done yet; helping improve lives in ways that were unthinkable until we thought of them. We've spent decades investing in the technology and information capabilities that help us bring new ideas to market faster. We've developed solutions that are practical today and scalable for tomorrow. And we've created collaborative teams dedicated to innovation across each of our businesses. Now, we invite you to bring your knowledge of enterprise architecture and standards to assist in the development, communication and implementation of our evolving technology architecture.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop the overall vision for the FOX Claims application architecture and end-state architecture in collaboration with the solution architecture and enterprise architecture teams
  • Tie architectural vision together across all streams of work that impact FOX Claims
  • Support Operations/IT Solution Managers/EAs/Developers/QA/Managers/Executives as FOX Claims Architecture Subject Matter Expert
  • Define standards for FOX Claims application architecture
  • Define purpose for application, and functionalities within application
  • Assist in evaluation, recommendation and integration of tools with application
  • Assist in building relationship with Optum IT around support
  • Build relationship with Optum IT, Enterprise and solution architects, vendors and other application counterparts to align the technical solutions of the application strategically with the enterprise as well as the industry
  • Provide Subject Matter Expertise in Product Lifecycle Management activities
  • Maintain architectural documentation working within standards defined
  • Mentor & provide Subject Matter Expertise to the development teams as needed

For all architecturally significant/technically risky requirements or technical projects and SCRs, participate in the following activities:

  • Providing Architectural guidance and clarifying scope/objectives for projects
  • Production and maintenance of architecture documents with SA/EA
  • Identification of functional and cross system impacts
  • Identification of key testing needs
  • Working with Delivery Managers and scrum masters to help determine work estimate
  • Recommendation of design improvements to critical functions
  • Ensure adherence to, and suggest improvements to align with architectural vision
  • Use a consultative approach to solving problems
  • Collaborate with the business to understand / influence requirements to use technology as a way to improve member experience
  • Demonstrate understanding of cross - functional / cross - domain requirements and impact
  • Stay abreast of current and emerging technologies / products / trends related to architectural solutions.
  • Ensure alignment with enterprise technology standards (e.g. solution patterns, application frameworks, etc.)

Area of responsibility:

  • Architectural Principles
  • Architectural Patterns
  • Architectural Standards
  • Preferred Toolset/Technology stack, (Java Technology Stack, Spring Boot, Spring Batch)
  • Alignment of FOX Claims Architecture with Enterprise/Solution Architecture,
  • SME for FOX Claims Architecture


  • Supporting Designers/Project Solution Leads/Developers/folks on SCRUM and non SCRM teams for FOX
  • Includes all executing work streams for FOX Claims including EDI, FOX Core and FOX Data,

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or similar field
  • 8+ years of experience in IT Application Architecture role
  • 2+ years of Scaled Agile and/or enterprise wide architecture experience
  • 2+ years of demonstrating an understanding of security, network, and cloud infrastructure techniques and how they to delivery
  • 6+ years of hands-on experience in delivering multi-tier web based applications
  • 5+ years in a role that made decisions across an enterprise, and not just one or two business units

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Healthcare Industry experience
  • Team leadership or team management experience
  • Experience prototyping and performance tuning applications deployed across multiple operating systems, languages and computing platforms
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience creating and presenting appropriate models to communicate with stakeholders
  • Experience in knowledge of large scale direct to consumer web techniques
  • Deep understanding of industry patterns for application architecture and integration
  • Proven experience initiating, facilitating, and embracing change and transformation
  • Experience operationalizing web based systems that meet service levels, protect and secure our members data and privacy, and are easy to use
  • Experience presenting solution vision/direction in front of a large audience, and motivate that audience to deliver on a shared vision

Careers at UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement. The Boomer generation is the fastest growing market segment in health care. And we are the largest business in the nation dedicated to serving their unique health and well-being needs. Up for the challenge of a lifetime? Join a team of the best and the brightest to find bold new ways to proactively improve the health and quality of life of these 9 million customers. You'll find a wealth of dynamic opportunities to grow and develop as we work together to heal and strengthen our health care system. Ready? It's time 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: Communication Skills, Presentation Skills,Microservices,CI, CD, DevOps,Cloud, Leadership,Design patterns,compliance,security,agile,safe,presentation,relational database,Solution Architecture,Performance, Minnetonka, MN

Job Details

  • Contest Number752230
  • Job TitleApplication Architect - Horsham, PA
  • Job FamilyInformation Technology
  • Business SegmentMedicare and Retirement

Job Location Information

  • Horsham, PA
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelDirector
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelNo
  • Telecommuter PositionNo
  • Overtime StatusExempt

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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