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Cigna Architecture Senior Advisor in Denver, Colorado

Cigna Individual & Family Plans (IFP) IT Team is seeking a highly motivated experienced IT Solution Architect (Architecture Senior Advisor) who can deliver value for the business through their ability to influence others both within and across functions within the Cigna Government Business Segment, foster innovation, and propel our agile transformation.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Participate in planning, definition, and high-level design of the solution and exploration of solution alternatives

  • Ensure that IT solutions align to defined business strategies and use influence to ensure execution meets long term objectives, architecture runway, and market needs.

  • Manage the relationship with IT, Business and Operations partners at all levels all the organization.

  • Participate in Solution Demos, often demonstrating the capabilities that their Release Trains have contributed to the overall solution

  • Align technology approaches across Release Trains

  • Foster communication and collaboration between Agile teams within the Release Train and all appropriate stakeholders.

  • Operate within an economic framework when analyzing the impact of design decisions

  • Work with customers, stakeholders, and suppliers to establish high-level solution intent, and the solution intent information models and documentation requirements


  • Strong technical background with a core competency in software development and/or architecture is desired.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related degree required

  • 10+ years of experience related to IT delivery or software development.

  • 5+ years of experience in IT architecture

  • Broad knowledge of current technology trends and design patterns.

  • Proven experience in building strong partnerships with key stakeholders, including senior level executive sponsors

  • Experience in defining strategic roadmaps and establishing priorities, with experience in managing competing needs of multiple stakeholders

  • Executive presence, communication skills

  • Ability to influence leaders, drive change and transformation while working across all levels of the organization

  • Strong Knowledge of Agile methodology and frameworks like Scrum, Kanban, utilizing CA Agile Central/Rally or a similar tool

  • Hands on experience with Agile techniques: User Stories, Features, Capabilities and Epics development and refinement, Continuous Integration, Behavior Drive Development (BDD) test automation framework, Continuous Deployments, Regression Testing, Pair Programming, Burn Down Metrics, Velocity, etc.Executive presence, communication skills

  • Hands on experience with software development processes and procedures to understand team needs includes fundamentals of iterative and incremental development

  • Solid conceptual understanding of technology components, DevOps tools and practices


  • Key Leadership skills including: honesty, integrity, inspire others, commitment, passion, decision making, empathy, delegation and empowerment

  • Listen and influence teams in problem identification/decision making

  • Create an environment of mutual influence

  • Effective Communication Skills: Written, Verbal, Presentation

  • Coaching & Feedback

  • Facilitation

  • Ability to think critically to solve complex problems and guide the team to successful outcomes

  • Ability to drive change through influencing

  • Ability to collaborate to drive outcomes

  • Business Acumen

  • Ability to think beyond day to day activities

  • Process/Continuous Improvement

About Cigna

Cigna Corporation (NYSE: CI) is a global health service company dedicated to improving the health, well-being and peace of mind of those we serve. We offer an integrated suite of health services through Cigna, Express Scripts, and our affiliates including medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy, vision, supplemental benefits, and other related products. Together, with our 74,000 employees worldwide, we aspire to transform health services, making them more affordable and accessible to millions. Through our unmatched expertise, bold action, fresh ideas and an unwavering commitment to patient-centered care, we are a force of health services innovation.

When you work with Cigna, you’ll enjoy meaningful career experiences that enrich people’s lives while working together to make the world a healthier place. What difference will you make? To see our culture in action, search #TeamCigna on Instagram.

Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, age, disability, sex, childbirth (including pregnancy) or related medical conditions including but not limited to lactation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital or familial status, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, citizenship status or any other characteristic protected by applicable equal employment opportunity laws.

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