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IT Solutions Architect - MN

UnitedHealth Group

Eden Prairie, MN
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IT Solutions Architect - MN(Job Number:728360)

We are developing an exciting new technology platform that will enable health plans and clinical practices to better leverage the value of patient health data.  This platform will have a transformative impact on UnitedHealthcare, Optum, and the whole healthcare industry driving better treatment decision support, higher clinical quality, a reduction in treatment variation, fewer gaps in care, and improved affordability.

Optum is seeking a Solution Architect to define solutions between User Enablement, Data Integration, and Extracts and Reporting teams on this new platform.  Work with Product Managers, the platform Strategic Architect, and other technologists in the development, communication and implementation of the technology architecture and applications plan - including defining the components required to support it and the integration of corporate and business architectures and applications.  Be the key voice to balance business and technology needs in Feature definition and prioritization and support detailed solution definition and problem-solving in the Agile teams as they work through sprints to implement those features.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work with other architects and Agile delivery teams to build solutions via the Optum big data platform, enterprise service layer, custom solutions, and COTS software
  • Develop, manage and communicate current state and future state architectural models, keeping them aligned to changing business needs and relevant for active technology portfolio management
  • Integrate functional and non-functional requirements in High-Level Designs, including balancing technical trade-offs and risk mitigation at the program level
  • Contribute to the product roadmap for the product; own the technical roadmap / solution-side roadmaps
  • Provide expertise in applications / COTS software evaluation, selection and implementation
  • Assist in writing, refining, and prioritizing user stories
  • Hands-on solution development and validation as needed
  • Bring people together to meet common goals using facilitation, negotiation and influencing skills.  Build and advance collaborative relationships with business partners, product managers and IT partners
  • Support and steer employees and project teams through efficient design, development, testing, and deploy phases
  • Understand and ensure adherence to enterprise technology standards (e.g. solution patterns, application frameworks, technology roadmaps, capital plans) or follow exception/waiver processes as needed
  • Ensure solutions are of high quality, are high performance and are scalable
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including facilitation, influencing and negotiation
  • Strive to be a thought leader and advanced practitioner in creative tools and tactics; forward-thinking in understanding the emerging tools, technologies, and business practices and progressive in learning the application of these tools and practices


Job IT Architecture
Primary Location US-MN-Eden Prairie
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Organization Optum Tech Innovation and R&D
Schedule Full-time
Number of Openings 1
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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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