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Lead IT Systems Architect - WellMed - San Antonio, TX

UnitedHealth Group

San Antonio, TX
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Lead IT Systems Architect - WellMed - San Antonio, TX(Job Number:726503)

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.

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

Job IT Architecture
Primary Location US-TX-San Antonio
Other Location 
Organization WellMed Medical Mgmt, Inc
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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