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UnitedHealth Group Principal Architect, Clinical Performance -Telecommute in Denver, Colorado

This position's primary responsibility is to provide subject matter expertise on technology posture, capabilities, and roadmap as a trusted advisor to IT, Operational, and Clinical leadership. Working in close collaboration with the CIO/VP-Enterprise Architecture, the individual will drive organizational alignment to the multi-year technology roadmap, support strategic and tactical initiative planning, evaluate new technologies, and oversee implementation of platforms serving the Enterprise.

The ideal candidate is comfortable operating with limited day-to-day oversight to: (1) establish relationships with IT and non-IT leadership; (2) mature architecture processes and methods; (3) coach and develop IT Teammates; and (4) identify and align technology platforms to fulfill critical business requirements.

The individual should have a background and relevant experience to understand, guide, and challenge technical direction within a healthcare environment.

This role is part technologist, part influencer, part mentor.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with CIO/VP-Enterprise Architecture to set technology vision and standards for the Enterprise

  • Engages Operational and Clinical leadership to understand business needs and identify technology solutions to address them

  • Partner with IT PMO to prioritize IT programs and oversee execution

  • Ensures conformance and compliance of projects with established architecture guidelines

  • Identifies ways to improve business operations through processes and technology

  • Defines models and methods to standardize IT functions

  • Maintains understanding of industry and technology trends and how they may impact business operations

  • Influences internal and external partners to support technology vision of the Enterprise

  • Maintains Enterprise technology roadmap and application portfolio

  • Represents IT in Leadership forums

  • Direct management of Solution Architecture Team lead(s) and staff

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:

  • Strong background in Systems/Application Architecture, with proven abilities to analyze the current business, detect critical deficiencies, and recommend solutions for improvement

  • 8+ years of information technology experience

  • 4+ years of experience in an architecture role, designing end-to-end, enterprise solutions across the complete systems development lifecycle

  • 3+ years of technical experience with application integration, web services and SOA

  • Experience driving solutions that map to a global target architecture, standards, and roadmaps in a distributed hardware, operating systems, and cloud computing

  • Experience with Healthcare standards, business operations, and technology platforms

  • Experience with EHR, Practice Management in Healthcare Industry

  • If you need to enter a work site for any reason, you will be required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener. When in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are required to wear a mask in common areas. In addition, employees must comply with any state and local masking orders

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related discipline

  • 2+ years exposure to Medicare Advantage risk adjustment

  • 2+ years exposure to clinical quality/HEDIS/STARS

  • Familiarity with Master Data Management principles

  • Entrepreneurial

  • Executive presence - demonstrates humility and self-awareness in personal interactions

  • Impartial approach to reasoning (e.g. prioritization, trade-off analysis, organizational psychology)

  • Collaborative, diplomatic and articulate demeanor that encourages broad base acceptance and support of solutions which align with strategic technology direction of the company

  • Experience across multiple verticals, with an emphasis in healthcare

  • Operates independently but in alignment with Enterprise vision and objectives

  • Broad spectrum exposure to healthcare applications, infrastructure, and systems integration

  • Active listener with strong verbal (e.g. presentations, seminars, etc.) and written (e.g. reports, articles, etc.) communication

  • Group session facilitation with attendance from diverse backgrounds

  • Experience performing application rationalization, building financial models (TCO/KPI/ROI)

  • Modeling and graphical representations and abstractions. Actual experience developing and building models based on an Enterprise framework or methodology

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)

*All Telecommuters 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.