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Manager – Architect Lead – Optum State Government Solutions – Telecommute

UnitedHealth Group

Chicago, IL
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739373 Manager Architect Lead Optum State Government Solutions Telecommute

Manager – Architect Lead – Optum State Government Solutions – Telecommute (739373)

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 Technology Delivery Lead role, you will be responsible for the solution design and implementation of Optum’s existing technology capabilities in the Government space, including the components required to support custom client solutions and integration of diverse business architectures and applications.

You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.


Primary responsibilities:


  • Collaborate with Business Development stakeholders to understand/influence overall Client business requirements
  • Lead complex JAD sessions with developers and engineers, building consensus, and creating action plans, estimations, define timeline and work assignments for the team
  • Provide integrated systems analysis and recommend appropriate hardware, software, and data interfaces required to support technology implementation goals and strategy
  • Define detailed application designs in alignment with the Client Technical Solution and deliver required application architecture artifacts
  • Demonstrate understanding of cross-functional/cross-domain requirements and impact to each product/module comprising the overall solution
  • Demonstrate experience and understanding of Client technology ecosystems and various integration mechanisms
  • Ensure alignment of Optum Solutions to Clients’ Business and IT goals/objectives
  • Communicate solution options to Optum Business Account owners/stakeholders (e.g. architecture reviews) and document solutions in RFP responses
  • Incorporate software and system architecture (e.g. infrastructure, network) into conceptual designs
  • Maintain awareness of current technology assets and capabilities
  • Understand and adhere to Optum’s architecture Governance framework
  • Translate IT terminology into common business language to ensure understanding by all stakeholders
  • Translate and align identified Client business needs and priorities into appropriate IT solutions/strategies
  • Demonstrate understanding of IT methodologies and processes (e.g., SDLC, Agile)
  • Lead/participate in gap analyses aimed at meeting clients’ RFP/RFI requirements  





Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree, or equivalent experience
  • 7+ years of experience in IT Solution Delivery and architecture
  • 8+ years of full lifecycle application development experience
  • Deep understanding of industry patterns for application architecture and integration
  • Strong written and verbal presentation skills; ability to distill complex technology solutions into presentations to clients, stakeholders, leadership
  • Experience creating complex solutions in support of large Government / Enterprise systems using healthcare interoperability standards: HIPAA EDI X12 or related standards
  • Experience integrating healthcare eligibility, provider, member, claims and clinical systems
  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 25% 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Government contracting roles
  • Experience prototyping and performance tuning applications deployed across multiple operating systems, languages and computing platforms
  • Strong influencing and consultative skills
  • 3+ years of experience with Medicaid Management Information Systems (MMIS) and/or Integrated Eligibility (IE) technology implementations and/or M&O



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) 


*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.

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: Technology Architecture, application development, application architecture, HIPAA EDI X12, Government, MMIS, Medicaid Management Information Systems, Integrated Eligibility, IE, Chicago, IL, Denver, CO, Charlotte, NC, Atlanta, GA, telecommute, telecommuting, telecommuter, remote


Job Details

  • Contest Number739373
  • Job TitleManager – Architect Lead – Optum State Government Solutions – Telecommute
  • Job FamilyInformation Technology
  • Business SegmentOptumInsight

Job Location Information

  • Chicago, IL
    United States
    North America
  • Other LocationsDenver, CO
    Atlanta, GA
    Charlotte, NC

Additional Job Detail Information

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