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Director of IT Architecture - Eden Prairie MN

UnitedHealth Group

Eden Prairie, MN
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750498 Director of IT Architecture Eden Prairie MN

Director of IT Architecture - Eden Prairie MN (750498)

Position Description

UnitedHealth Group is a company that is on the rise. We are expanding in multiple directions, across borders and, most of all, in the way we think. Here, innovation is not about another gadget, it's about transforming the health care industry. Ready to make a difference? Make yourself at home with us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)  
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Ensuring capital programs stay aligned to the Payment Integrity technology strategy while leveraging existing components and capabilities across the business segment landscape
  • Modeling the technical landscape to analyze the alignment of business capabilities with delivered technology and IT solutions.
  • Analyzing the current technology environment to detect critical deficiencies and collaborating with Enterprise Architecture and development team architects to recommend solutions for improvement
  • Selling the Enterprise Architecture process, its outcome and ongoing results
  • Defining the principles that guide technology decisions for the segment
  • Designing and leading the implementations of a segment Technology Architecture (reference architecture) based on business requirements and IT strategies, as well as being a champion to rectify gaps and pain points within the current state. Influencing the development, communication and implementation of the enterprise technology architecture
  • Building end-to-end solution plans that define the ideal and future state systems solution, scope of solution initiatives, solution delivery sequencing, assumptions and risks
  • Assisting with the governance activities associated with ensuring Enterprise Technology Architecture compliance
  • Consulting on solution architecture implementations and modification activities (projects), particularly for new and/or shared solutions
  • Actively participate in technical fit review activities for capital programs
  • Facilitating change and process improvement within the architecture community
  • Collaborating with quality teams to drive continuous improvement for technology solutions
  • Identifying and communicating the segment organizational impact (for example, on skills, processes, org structures and culture) and financial impact of the Enterprise Technical Architecture  
Required Qualifications
  • 10+ years of experience in IT
  • 5+ years of experience in a large enterprise in an architectural role
  • Exposure to multiple, diverse technical configurations, technologies and processing environments
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills in areas such as teamwork, facilitation and negotiation
  • Experience overseeing, monitoring the work of others
  • BS / BA in Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent education / experience
  • 10 + years of software product development experience working on Open source, commercially available software and / or Healthcare platforms
  • Experience leading architecture using modern software engineering and product development tools including Agile, Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, DevOps etc.
  • 5+ Years of experience with, NoSQL, APIs, Big Data Technologies, NLP, MLP and Open Source Commercial grade highly scalable solutions
  • Experience with multiple enterprise deployments in a Public and Private cloud paradigm
  • Ability to create a Startup mentality to accelerate the introduction of new capabilities and transform teams
  • Ability to establish repeatable processes, best practices and implement version control software in a team environment
  • Global team experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent collaboration skills and techniques to create innovative market leading solutions
  • Excellent time management, communication, decision making, and presentation skills
  • Experience working with vendors in system selection, cost negotiation, and the development of service level agreements
  • Knowledge of all components of technical architecture
  • Ability to understand how to navigate in a complex organization and understand the big picture
  • Ability to estimate the financial impact of technical architecture alternatives  
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: IT Architecture, Director, Eden Prairie, MN, Minnesota

Job Details

  • Contest Number750498
  • Job TitleDirector of IT Architecture - Eden Prairie MN
  • Job FamilyInformation Technology
  • Business SegmentOptum Technology

Job Location Information

  • Eden Prairie, MN
    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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