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Principal Infrastructure Architect - Remote

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Eden Prairie
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

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)

Optum's SITE organization is seeking an Infrastructure Architect to join a highly visible and dynamic team with responsibilities to assess, plan, and deliver IT integration services to our customers.

As a key member of this team, you will help architect the IT infrastructure integration of newly acquired companies, minimizing business disruption and ensuring the company is maximizing the value of acquisition through integration.

In this role, you will partner with Engagement Managers/Integration Leads and be responsible for understanding the business and technical requirements of the engagement. You will translate the business and technical requirements into solutions and level-of-effort estimates for implementing those solutions. Architects will be in a consultative role with the Business and Application/DevOps teams, anticipating their needs and applying the benefit of previous experience and expertise to the engagement. The Architect will lead the overall technical solution from definition to start of implementation while collaborating with other team members and departments to support solutioning.

The Architect will communicate effectively and quickly gain the trust of the audience based on knowledge and expertise. Architects have solid business/technical acumen and consistently strive to exceed expectations. The Architect is described as forward thinking, strategic, collaborative, and determined. You are a self-starter, possess integrity and take ownership when things don't go as planned. Finally, you welcome challenges and make the most of opportunities.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead technologist for the integration, responsible for the technical success of each business partner integration program
  • Influence internal Optum Infrastructure Teams to adapt services and processes to better meet integration requirements
  • Present to Business/IT teams on Optum's infrastructure and hosting services and identify the benefits of hosting and/or integrating with Optum
  • Provide thoughtful and innovative solutions to complex technical problems
  • Consider options, design, estimate and communicate solutions and recommendations that meet customer needs and are in alignment with business and IT goals/objectives
  • Produce documentation such as high-level architecture diagrams to support recommended solutions
  • Provide reliable and trusted points of view of relatable customer integrations. For example, how other customers with similar needs have succeeded in their integrations
  • Maintain technical knowledge of current and emerging technologies/products/trends related to security and architectural solutions
  • Work effectively in a diverse organization spread across multiple locations

    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:
    • B.S. Computer Science, Software Engineering, Management Information Systems or equivalent
    • 5+ years of leadership and IT business integration architecture experience in a fast-paced and growth-oriented environment
    • Broad IT background with knowledge in various technologies, hosting platforms and concepts/methodologies (Not all are required)
      • Technologies
        • Compute, Storage, Networking, Load Balancing, Firewalls, Backups, Disaster Recovery, Monitoring, Edge Security, User Productivity Integration, Desktop technologies, Application Hosting, Call Centers and M365
        • Hosting Platforms
          • Cloud (Azure/AWS)
          • Hybrid Cloud
          • Private Cloud
          • Concepts/Methodologies
            • CI/CD, DevOps, Agile Methodologies, Multi-Tier Architecture
            • Familiar with various security/regulatory processes including standards & issues involved in multi-tier cloud or hybrid applications
            • Ability to discuss cloud architecture and principles of modern platforms including SaaS, PaaS, multi-tenancy, multi-tiered infrastructure, etc.
            • Potential of travel up to 25%
            • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation
              Preferred Qualifcations:
              • 3+ years in a customer-facing role engaging with large high-tech organizations
              • 3+ years of previous M&A integration experience
              • Experience in identifying and cultivating business strategies, drivers and value principles as they apply to enterprise business transformation objectives
              • Sound understanding of industry standards around data privacy, risk management, and compliance requirements
              • Proven ability of developing relationships across technical, management, and executive levels
              • Highly motivated with proven success meeting commitments in a deadline-driven environment with multiple competing priorities
              • Demonstrated ability to influence opinion without direct managerial control
              • Possess a strategic and critical thinking mindset while maintaining a Customer focused perspective
              • Crisp, articulate written and verbal communication skills

                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 $113,500 to $218,100. The salary range for Connecticut/Nevada/New York City residents is $113,500 to $218,100. 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.

                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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