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Lead IT Systems Architect - WellMed - San Antonio, TX

UnitedHealth Group

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756738 Lead IT Systems Architect WellMed San Antonio TX

Lead IT Systems Architect - WellMed - San Antonio, TX (756738)

Position Description

The Lead IT Systems Architect will provide strategy, development, communication, guidance and assistance with regards to the organization’s technology architecture and application plan, including the components required to support it. This will include the design and optimization of data centers, servers, networks, security and application development, such as access and design methodology, documentation and statistical analysis to improve overall performance and innovation. The Lead IT Systems Architect will be responsible for coordinating and leading strategic initiatives across the enterprise including server and storage, networking, performance monitoring, data center technologies, business continuity and disaster recovery. This position will be expected to deliver documents and troubleshoot complex issues as well as lead the teams in an effective and efficient-driven direction. This position is responsible for providing expertise and direction to Sr. Leadership when discussing strategic projects and IT initiatives from Optum and WellMed.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for enterprise-wide system performance with regards to multiple IT technologies and the underlying components

  • Proactively collaborates with the IT department and related business units to increase system efficiencies, document system architecture and define long-term design strategies

  • Collaboration with various teams from WellMed, Optum, OptumCare and IRM/EIS surrounding design, planning and implementations of data center, servers, storage, networking, performance monitoring, business continuity and disaster recovery

  • Provide direction and guidance to WellMed and Optum infrastructure teams with regards to data center, servers, storage, networking, performance monitoring, business continuity and disaster recovery best practices and enterprise guidelines, strategies, and initiatives with the goal of enhancing system performance and documentation while creating a cohesive environment

  • Analyze business requirements and ensure that solutions meet established IT policies and controls. Design and document conceptual, logical and physical architecture for the enterprise as well as Optum related teams. This may also encompass security with regards to networking and systems

  • Serves as key leader and subject matter expert on OptumCare leading-edge projects that are particularly vulnerable to security risk, performance impacts and operational challenges during development and operations

  • Facilitate the design/deployment reviews with department leads and executive leadership to ensure adherence to organizational policies

  • Partner with business owners, application teams, and the broader Optum Technology teams to define/enhance IT solutions in order to meet both business needs and performance, operational and security requirements

  • Review on an ongoing schedule existing architectural documents to provide feedback to applicable technology teams on recommended process and system improvement and policy changes related to IT system architecture

  • Serves as a key resource to work with various technical teams to diagnose troubleshoot Tier 3 (complex and/or critical) issues across multiple technology boundaries

  • Sits on the enterprise Technical Review Board to identify and assist to mitigate risks where appropriate

  • Performs all other related duties as assigned


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (4+ years of comparable work experience may be substituted in lieu of a bachelor’s degree)

  • 8+ years of experience with IT system architecture design and administration

  • 5+ years of experience with Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft Operating Systems and Microsoft Visio

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree

  • Data Center Certifications

  • Networking Certification

  • Microsoft Certifications

  • Experience with Optum Technology teams

  • Exceptional planning and project implementation skills to achieve high visibility solutions

  • Exceptional communication skills

  • Exceptional analytical and problem solving abilities

  • Ability to prioritize and balance workload in a high-demand environment

Physical & Mental Requirements: 

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

  • Ability to push or pull heavy objects using up to 50 pounds of force

  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time

  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time

  • Ability to use fine motor skills to operate office equipment and/or machinery

  • Ability to properly drive and operate a company vehicle

  • Ability to receive and comprehend instructions verbally and/or in writing

  • Ability to use logical reasoning for simple and complex problem solving

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 240,000+ 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)



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: Lead IT Systems Architect, WellMed, Microsoft Active Directory, IT, Microsoft Operating Systems, Microsoft Visio, San Antonio, TX, Texas



Job Details

  • Contest Number756738
  • Job TitleLead IT Systems Architect - WellMed - San Antonio, TX
  • Job FamilyInformation Technology
  • Business SegmentOptumCare

Job Location Information

  • San Antonio, TX
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelDirector
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelYes, 25 % of the Time
  • 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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