Chief Architect - UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement

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UnitedHealth Group
Agile, API, Architecture, Change Management, Development, Genetic, Management
Full Time, Full-time
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description

The Chief Architect is responsible for providing overall leadership, establishing and maintaining technical roadmaps and representing all architecture disciplines for the UnitedHealthcare (UHC) Medicare & Retirement business. He/she is responsible for leading Enterprise and Solution Architecture, as well as engagement with other Chief Architects across UHC domains and Lines of Business (LOB) and partnering with Optum Tech.

Core responsibilities will include:

Provide architecture thought leadership (e.g., tool selection, standards, strategic direction, etc.)

Drive disruption to business models using new/emerging technologies

Define and lead an application modernization and rationalization agenda

Work across Operations, Medicare & Retirement (M&R) business areas and Optum Technology

Maintain a rolling 3-year UHC M&R strategic architecture roadmap (and socialize, evolve and obtain buy-in for the roadmap)

Participate in ongoing architecture governance activities

Participate in leadership discussions regarding new technology introduction and/or enterprise system planning activities

Translate technology concepts into business terminology

Create deliverables that provide exceptional clarity and connections to business objectives

Package presentations concisely for UHC senior leadership and other executives

Provide direct leadership to a team of 15 people accountable for Enterprise and Solution architecture

Set / mature the vision and strategy for the team

Create and foster an environment of innovation - including: remove roadblocks and enable strategic risk taking; advocates and drives change management, enable and model adoption of innovative behaviors and practices

Commit time, focus and energy on the development, coaching and performance feedback for each employee on the team

Advocate for the team by moving decisions forward and eliminating barriers

Identify and select the right talent in support of our mission

Required experiences:

15 + years of progressive technology leadership experiences

Demonstrated expertise in Enterprise and Solution Architecture

Track record of success with application modernization and rationalization

History of introducing new/emerging technology to disrupt business models

Experience migrating from on-premise to cloud-based platforms

Proven success creating business-enabling 3 year technology roadmaps

Experience architecting scalable technology solutions that adjust to cyclical business patterns

Proven track record of effective working relationships with executives and key business partners to drive change agendas

Demonstrated strategic thinking abilities and an enterprise-wide perspective

History of executing with excellence: setting purposeful goals and achieving them through intelligent actions, which balancing competing priorities without losing momentum behind execution

Experience leading through influence in a complex, large, matrixed, global environment

Prior people management responsibilities with senior level team members as direct reports

Leadership style which fosters accountability, transparent communication and innovation

High level of emotional intelligence and confidence

Outstanding collaboration, strong influencing, problem solving and negotiation skills

Proven ability to sell ideas to others outside of your direct team members

Desired experiences:

History of working within an Agile delivery model

Data streaming / API knowledge

Experience with open source technologies

Direct to consumer background

Healthcare knowledge

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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.

Job Title: Chief Architect - UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Business: Optum Tech Sftw Dev & Sup Srvc
Family: Technology
Telecommuter Position: No
Job Level: Executive
Overtime Status: Exempt
Posted Date: 1/10/2019
City: Minnetonka
State: MN
Country: United States
Department: UHC Technology

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