IT Portfolio Architect - Multiple Locations

United Health Group
Rocky Hill
Oct 17, 2016
Oct 19, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
As an IT Portfolio Architect with Optum Data Management (ODM), you will work with ODM pillar leads to understand pillar business strategy to develop technology strategy, current, transitional & reference (future state) architectures and roadmaps. You will track changing business trends and technology changes to refine artifacts. You will be actively involved in evaluating technology options to satisfy evolving and changing modern data management capability needs.

Primary Responsibilities:

* Participate in development of technology strategy
* Develop pillar portfolio blueprint (future state) and roadmap
* Identify and support opportunities to execute on roadmap
* Develop technology capability models, technology gaps and reuse opportunities in support of business needs and objectives
* Develop and foster relationships with the pillar subject matter experts (business & technical)
* Develop and own reference architectures and models collaboratively across pillars and technology office
* Develop and monitor architecture metrics to ensure value and efficiency of architecture processes for the business domain
* Provide oversight to ensure compliance with the blueprints and reference architecture
* Maintain end-to-end view of the ODM strategy, processes and the underlying technologies used to achieve the strategy while also seeking emerging technologies that positively impact the business domain strategies and processes
* Establish and communicate strategy, reference architecture, blueprint and roadmap to senior management while developing teams through presentations, training and other appropriate means and forums
* Actively participate in the evaluation of emerging technologies
* Keep abreast of leading changes in their field of expertise and evaluate for impact on strategic roadmaps and applicability for adoption/obsolescence
* Conduct technical research to identify and introduce new technical components into the environment that address the required technical capabilities
* Assist with the selection of vendor products and technologies
* Collaboratively ensure reuse of data and technical components within and across pillars

Required Qualifications:

* 2+ years of experience as a solution architect on enterprise level projects
* 2+ years .net or java development experience
* 8+ year of professional experience in information technology
* 2+ years of experience as a solution architect working with application or data integration
* Demonstrated ability to communicate ideas (both verbally and in writing) to executives and technologists
* Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

Preferred Qualifications:

* Twin Cities, MN preferred - consideration given for the following locations, but 25% travel is required: Chicago, IL; Boston, MA; Basking Ridge, NJ; Raleigh, NC; Rocky Hill, CT
* Knowledge of healthcare data
* Experience with SOA
* Experience with Hadoop architecture
* Experience with architectural diagramming including UML notation

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company 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.

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