IT Business Solution Architect

United Health Group
Oct 17, 2016
Oct 19, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
The IT Business Solution Architect plays a key role in structuring the enterprise in terms of its processes, capabilities and information. In this newly created role, you will be accountable for aligning strategic goals and objectives with decisions regarding products and services; partners and suppliers; organization; capabilities and key business and IT initiatives. The primary responsibility is translating business goals and objectives into detailed business capabilities through the use of process flow diagrams, future-state operational changes and technical solutions. We are looking for individuals who can demonstrate leadership through this entire journey/process.

Specific responsibilities will include:

* Quickly and effectively understanding business issues and challenges
* Eliciting business needs and assisting in the refinement of business requirements
* Helping to define the set of concepts, processes, and services that comprise the enterprise's value chain and operations
* Working with business and technology leaders to understand current and future-state process flows
* Translating complex topics, concepts and business opportunities into possible solutions that will help the company take advantage of market opportunities or overcome business challenges
* Proactively identifying opportunities to leverage previous investments (business operations and technology enhancements) to accomplish future business needs
* Engaging with business and IT groups to align solution architecture with strategic business direction
* Translating requirements into solution diagrams and other artifacts
* Presenting artifacts to IT delivery teams to assist with the estimation and systems design process
* Working with product managers and/or project sponsors to document the business vision and the project scope
* Providing coaching and guidance on solution options (based on understanding of industry trends and customer expectations)
* Building a trusted advisor relationship with business leaders
* Contributing to a consolidated business and technology roadmap (ensuring that resources, interdependencies and business priorities are effectively aligned)
* Facilitating or influencing changes to product portfolio to improve competitive position and/or optimal product performance
* Actively participating as part of Agile teams
* Fully understanding how Solution Architecture fits within the Agile methodology
* Staying engaged throughout the entire project lifecycle to ensure ongoing alignment to solution architecture
* Providing informal mentoring to other members of the solution architecture team
* 5 + years of Solutions Architecture experience
* Proven ability to align capabilities to solutions
* Demonstrated success quickly understanding business capabilities and aligning capabilities to solutions
* Proven track record of designing scalable solutions at the enterprise level
* Experience using multiple SDLC methodologies
* End-to-end critical thinking skills and proven analytical capabilities
* Strong communications skills (e.g. active listening, requirements elicitation, oral, written, presentation, group facilitation, consensus building)
* Experience facilitating cross-functional teams to consensus on common solutions
* Strong documentation skills (especially in support of enterprise standards and processes)
* Experience facilitating cross-functional teams to consensus on common solutions
* Proficiency with Visio, Word and Excel
* Relevant undergraduate degree or equivalent experiences

Preferred Qualifications/Experiences:

* Experience delivering solutions using an Agile / Scrum methodology
* Previous experience enhancing a company's efficiency and effectiveness through the use of business process re-engineering
* Healthcare Insurance and / or Wellness domain knowledge
* Experience working with Alphabet or other modeling tools
* Knowledge of UML, SOA and / or APIs
* TOGAF experience / certification
* Advanced degree

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

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.

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