UnitedHealth Group Inc.
Eden Prairie, MN (Remote)


Optum is a global organization that delivers care, aided by technology to help millions of people live healthier lives. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data and resources they need to feel their best. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as we help advance health equity on a global scale. Here, you will find talented peers, comprehensive benefits, a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, career growth opportunities and your life’s best work.(sm)

As an Architect at Optum, you will partner with business leaders, enterprise architects, and software delivery leadership to drive program architecture within our Clinical Domain. You will partner with product managers, business SMEs, and technology stakeholders to design architect technology solutions. You will drive efforts to coordinate and forge consensus across our business and technology stakeholder group while operating with a sense of urgency. The individual will focus on converting requirements into the architecture and design that ultimately constitutes the blueprint for the solution by working with cross functional technical and business teams. Defines modern architecture patterns and has experience in platform-based solutions, creates reference architecture, pattern guidelines, and product specifications.

Works with the lead enterprise architect to ensure proposed solutions are in alignment with the enterprise strategic roadmaps and reference architecture established by enterprise architect and the solutions complies with established enterprise architecture principles.

Define technical product strategy, blueprints, and evangelize strategy across business, product, delivery, and cross functional line of business enterprise architects.

Get involved across many aspects of architecture, design, build, engineering and implementation of technical solutions and capabilities providing technical leadership. Responsible for communicating overall architecture vision, technical strategies, and trade-offs across various levels in the organization to gain buy-in. Will provide recommendations and technical guidance to improve performance, reliability, and reusability within the constraints of budget, resource, and business dependencies.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

тАв Define product technical strategy and reference architecture by working with Technical Product Managers, Product Owners, Business Leaders, and Delivery Leaders
тАв Work with clinical product leaders to build best-in-class product and technology solutions in the marketplace by leading and participating in technology planning, design, development, and implementation of the population health and care management components of the technology solution
тАв Contribute to the product roadmap for the product; leads architectural viewpoint in the Product Governance platform to synchronize product solutions with Product, Engineering, and Architecture teams
тАв Bring people together to meet common goals using facilitation, negotiation, and influencing skills
тАв Develops and documents technical workflow in collaboration with Tech Product Owners, identify systems requirements, system impact analysis, systems design, process analysis to provide efficient, cost-effective solutions
тАв Assess current state process, identify business paint points, and document the current state technical landscape for clinical systems
тАв Define and document current, transition, and target state product architecture
тАв Collaborate with cross functional enterprise architects from different line of business, platform, delivery leaders to
тАв Conduct high level data analysis to identify data pain points for source to target solutions
тАв Define architecture models to outline how products, operations and systems interoperate within the clinical organization
тАв Create product technical specifications for solutions
тАв Functions as a liaison to Business and IT partners to gain a broad understanding of industry trends and innovations, and their impact on technology
тАв Conduct proof of concept (POC) and develop prototype for products to gain alignment on solutions across all stakeholders
тАв Ownership of E2E solution: Problem identification, Solution Approach, Detailed solution architecture (including integration architecture, non-functional aspects of solution design e.g., scalability, performance, maintainability, security etc., data architecture e.g., conceptual ERDs, Data Flows.
тАв Ability to engage and influence both business and technology teams to drive capability blueprinting, feature mapping, planning and task estimation to support top priorities.
тАв Help the technical teams to make them understand the business significance and the functionality and interact with cross teams to sync up the requirement
тАв Conducts root cause analyses, gathering data to pinpoint problem areas on which to focus, validating that the analysis is data driven, recommending, and implementing solutions and evaluating those results, and implementing controls to monitor consistent use of the solution
тАв Must effectively partner with internal UHC, ECS, Optum Health and Optum Technology stakeholders
тАв Uses innovative approach to solving problems and champions innovation in product solutions and design

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

тАв Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Systems Management, or equivalent experience
тАв 5+ years of experience in a variety of IT positions
тАв 5+ years of IT Solution Architecture, Systems Integration or Enterprise Architecture experience
тАв 5+ years of experience with systems analysis, design, coding, and testing at all levels
тАв 5+ years of experience creating UML diagrams and working knowledge of modeling tools such as draw.io and Visio
тАв 3+ years of experience designing or developing solutions in platform for federated inner source code model
тАв 3+ years of experience leading JAD/discovery sessions with a variety of business and technology stakeholders
тАв Experience with software development frameworks as Less, Scale, Agile methodologies
тАв Technical knowledge of Camunda, Angular/ React, REST, GRAPHQL, Kafka, Event driven architecture, PostgreSQL, AI/ML concepts
тАв Experience facilitating and leading solution design and architecture, aligning and influencing stakeholders on the solutions at all levels

Preferred Qualifications:

тАв 3+ years of experience creating solution for cloud and hybrid platform
тАв Hands on experience in Microservices architecture, Cloud Native development, Spring Boot, Camunda, Git, Angular/ React, REST, GRAPHQL, JSON, Azure
тАв Understanding of clinical products and services
тАв Understanding of Clinical Management domains (Utilization Management and Care Management)
тАв Product Design & Modeling
тАв Knowledge of EDI, HL7, FHIR, Clinical Taxonomies
тАв Clinical Background, including analyzing clinical workflow processes utilizing continuous process improvement methodologies to ensure the delivery of excellence in patient care
тАв Possess solid mental agility and critical thinking/analytical skills, and be adaptable to an ever-changing environment
тАв Able to self-manage and has the aptitude to be hands on deck for performing solution design, can be hands-on to conduct proof of concept and create product prototypes
тАв Must have excellent interpersonal skills, is a team player, collaborator, be proactive, a self-starter and is highly motivated

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment

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)

Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, or New York City Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $82,100 to $146,900. The salary range for Connecticut/Nevada/New York City residents is $90,500 to $161,600. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

тАв All employees working remotely 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.

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