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Enterprise Architect
Eden Prairie, Minnesota  |  Remote
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Applied on July 30, 2021
Job Id #47586 Posted May 12, 2021

Projects the candidate will be working on:

  • These 3 positions are for the CAA work but will also support other ongoing efforts including architectural work for multiple ongoing programs that are directly or indirectly impacted by the CAA requirements

Ideal Background:

  • We are looking for architects that would fit the JD provided and Healthcare background is always an advantage but not a necessity

Primary responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with product management, portfolio and technology architecture leads to plan out, document and execute strategic product family delivery roadmaps - including blueprints and reference architectures.
  • Identify and quantify impact of change on processes and systems based on the scope of business needs; inform capital investment planning
  • Facilitate/lead/participate in exploring and assessing solution options, estimates, architecture reviews and decisions; communicate outcomes and next steps
  • Use a consultative, agile approach to solving problems that support business, technology and financial strategies with defined architecture principles.
  • Create functional process blueprint and corresponding technology solution design; deliver all architecture artifacts within the promised time
  • Demonstrate understanding of cross - functional / cross - domain requirements, non-functional requirements and impacts.
  • Stay abreast of current and emerging technologies / products / trends related to architectural solutions. Utilize those findings to influence our architecture patterns, technology strategies and solution designs.
  • Understand and adhere to architecture governance framework and established standards; follow the exception/waiver process as needed
  • Collaborate with other architects and technology engineers to define architecture vision, create an end-to-end target state solution blueprint and implementation roadmap.
  • Partner with other architects to improve process, framework, knowledge exchange, artifacts and standards
  • Ensure alignment with enterprise technology standards (e.g. solution patterns, application frameworks, technology roadmaps, capital plans).

Required Qualifications

  • 3+ years of combined experience in one or more of the following architecture disciplines: application architecture, solution architecture, enterprise architecture (Exposure to business architecture is a plus)
  • 3+ years of experience in creating capability blueprints with implementation roadmaps (may be asked to provide examples / artifacts)
  • 2+ years of experience with designing and implementing solutions in cloud architectures - Public (Azure, AWS or GCP) / Private / Hybrid
  • 5+ years of full lifecycle application and software development experience
  • 5+ years working on large programs using mixed waterfall and agile frameworks
  • 2+ years of cross enterprise (and not just focused one or two business units specific) decision making role
  • Undergraduate degree
  • Solid communication skills, especially with IT and business leadership and influence through advisory (not authority)
  • Ability to define/clarify problems, analyze impact, explore options with industry perspective
  • Experience delivering enterprise-level architecture roadmaps
  • Experience directing or leading cross functional or cross-segment teams
  • Ability to work independently with solid analytical and problem solving skills
  • Highly proficient with MS Office tools including Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Visio, and Access

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree
  • Healthcare industry experience
  • Working knowledge of the following business and technology concepts: data management, data fabric, APIs, microservices, SOA, cloud, container, software/platform/infrastructure as a service, rules engines/BPMs, big data, predictive modeling, machine learning, artificial intelligence, mobile/digital applications, data architecture and governance
  • TOGAF certification or experience with PEAF, and/or other enterprise architecture frameworks
  • Experience in using architecture planning tool such as Alfabet, Troux, Casewise, Sparx or Mega

Team and Team size:

  • These positions will work under three different teams all comprising of a varied number of architects.

Interview Process:

  • a. How many rounds? At least 2 possibly 3 rounds
  • b. Video vs. phone? Video
  • c. How technical will the interviews be? Highly technical. A real life challenge will be presented that the candidates will be expected to bring a solution for to the first round of the screen interview

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