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IT Architecture Consultant - Telecommute

UnitedHealth Group

Eden Prairie, MN
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730905 IT Architecture Consultant Telecommute

IT Architecture Consultant - Telecommute (730905)

Position Description

At Optum, we are focused on doing things that have not been done yet; helping improve lives in ways that were unthinkable until we thought of them. Do you enjoy working with an elite team, empowered to do your best? If so, please consider this your opportunity to see your ideas come to life. Optum is known for its innovative approach to health care.


Widely regarded as innovators and thought leaders, our executive team has served in key administration roles, on the boards of national and community-based organizations, and in a number of advocacy roles for health care and community-based organizations. We have spent decades investing in the technology and information capabilities that help us bring new ideas to market faster; we have developed solutions that are practical today and scalable for tomorrow; and we have created collaborative teams dedicated to innovation across each of our businesses to share our best thinking. The world will never be the same. And neither should you.


In this IT Architect role, you will be responsible for the development, communication and implementation of the organization's technology architecture and applications plan, including the components required to support it and in the integration of corporate and business architecture and applications.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • You will collaborate with the business to understand/influence business requirements
  • You will demonstrate understanding of cross-functional/cross-domain requirements and impact
  • You will maintain knowledge of current and emerging technologies/products/trends related to architectural solutions
  • You will ensure alignment of solutions with business and IT goals/objectives
  • You will identify and quantify scope and impact of business changes on systems
  • You will facilitate/lead/participate in identification of solution options and features
  • You will communicate solution options to business owners/stakeholders (e.g. architecture reviews)
  • You will analyze business requirements to develop technical network solutions and their framework
  • You will develop test plans, implementation plans, and project timelines for various projects
  • You will incorporate software and system architecture (e.g. infrastructure, network) into conceptual designs
  • You will identify gaps between established standards and proposed solutions, and follow the exception/waiver process as needed
  • You will maintain awareness of current technology assets and the capability of each
  • You will understand and adhere to architecture Governance framework
  • You will deliver all project deliverables on scope, on time and on budget
  • Position will have Networking SME responsibility for large client facing ITaaS Program Implementation initiatives
  • Position will have responsibility for LAN/WAN Architecture Solution Design validation and responsibility to adapt and adjust design to ensure successful implementation
  • Position will partner with Program Delivery Leadership, Product Management, Optum Internal teams, as well as 3rd Party Solution and Service Providers
  • Integrate information technologies into the company for optimal effectiveness
  • Understand current and future business goals and ongoing IT issues to ensure business success
  • Provide lead SME role Participate in recruitment, orientation and ongoing training of new IT staff
  • Supervise and direct IT personnel
  • Chair and attend Product, Project, and Operational meetings
  • Position requires up to 50% travel, with significant travel on the on-set of Programs signing, tailoring off over time based on Program Length and complexity
  • Positions in this function are involved in the development, communication and implementation of the organization's technology architecture and applications plan, including the components required to support it and in the integration of corporate and business architectures and applications
  • Responsible for coordinating, administering and supporting activities related to WAN/LAN planning and development and related projects. Includes all types of IT business architects as well as IT technical architects

Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience
  • 8+ years of experience in WAN/LAN Solution Delivery and architecture
  • 8+ years designing, testing, and inspecting data communications systems
  • 8+ years performing network modeling, analysis, and planning
  • Deep understanding of industry patterns for WAN/LAN architecture and integration
  • Requires up to 50% travel, with significant travel on the on-set of Programs signing, tailoring off over time based on Program Length and complexity

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Health care industry experience
  • Team leadership or team management experience
  • Experience prototyping and performance tuning networks deployed across multiple locations including 3rd party vendor sites and Public Cloud providers

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity 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, consultant, WAN/LAN, solution delivery, telecommute, remote, work from home

Job Details

  • Contest Number730905
  • Job TitleIT Architecture Consultant - Telecommute
  • Job FamilyInformation Technology
  • Business SegmentOptumInsight

Job Location Information

  • Eden Prairie, MN
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelDirector
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelYes, 50 % of the Time
  • Telecommuter PositionYes
  • 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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