Senior Enterprise Solutions Architect - MN, NJ, CT, or MA

Oct 17, 2016
Nov 14, 2016
Executive Search
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Job 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. The enterprise is undertaking a number of large, multi - year initiatives which will better position us for the transformations occurring in the health care delivery and health care financing industries. These programs are strategically aligned to advance our capabilities along several dimensions. They must also be aligned with the enterprise architecture goals of values - driven investment, more integrated, modern, and simple. This position will be the Enterprise Architect staff assigned to one or more strategic programs at any time, responsible for ensuring the programs are aligned to the Business and IT strategy, leverage enterprise components and capabilities, advance the state of our IT assets, and expand and improve upon our enterprise systems plans. The position could include broader Enterprise and or cross domain business need review and architecture solution approach planning, or Program / Project Solution Architecture activities which involve more detailed analysis and definition of complete and sound solutions. Actual activities and tasks for any one position will depend upon the needs of the organization at that time and the skills identified by the applicant. As an Enterprise Solutions Architect , you will ensure that we are building enterprise technology solutions that are truly aligned with the business. Primary Responsibilities: * Modeling the enterprise and business landscape to analyze the alignment of business capabilities with delivered technology and IT solutions * Collaborate with the business to evaluate business goals, identify business problems, and propose solutions * Provide baseline support for the centralized EA repository and strategic road mapping processes * Provide stewardship for the communities of practice surrounding all Enterprise Architecture disciplines (i.e. Application / Systems, Information, Infrastructure, etc.) * Drive strategic and transitional planning of applications, information and business functions across the enterprise * Participate in the design of information and application architectures on the basis of cost, functionality and practicality * Assist in setting standards and guidelines on how to unambiguously define and describe business and systemic requirements for information systems projects * Provide leadership, decomposing business objectives, goals and Technology into an actionable set of project activities, to include Solution Analysis options and recommendations * Provide clear direction on the projects execution assuring successful delivery of new or enhanced capabilities * Mentor and coach peers in the lines of business on best practices * Ensure business / quality objectives are obtained by providing Architecture oversight and management * Collaborate across other areas of the Enterprise Architecture team * Facilitate open communication and fact - based decision making * Facilitate change and process improvement within software development and business organizations * Collaborate with quality teams to drive continuous improvement * Research, identify, and recommend industry best practices for solving business problems * This position is not totally hands off, but may require some hands - on coding Required Qualifications: * 10+ years of progressive growth experience preferably across business and IT roles * 3+ years of experience as a Solutions Architect with the ability to see & present "the big picture" and offer solutions to make it better * 3+ years of experience Java development of production deployed solutions * Experience with Enterprise Architecture tools and methodologies (for example: EA Sparx, Alfabet, TOGAF, etc.) * Experience with program and large scale domain or enterprise solution analysis development, selection and implementation * Experience with the development of IT Architecture on multiple major solutions using modern technology platforms (Cloud, Big Data, Mobile, and / or APIs) Preferred Qualifications: * Bachelor's degree * Enterprise level I