Cloud Application Architect

Location: Eden Prairie, MN (55344)
Company: UnitedHealth Group
Industry: IT
Job Type: Full Time
Posted: 5 days ago

Information is the lifeblood of the healthcare industry-everything depends on it. At Optum Insight Technology, you'll help us work on streamlining the flow of information between payers, healthcare providers and various other stakeholders to deliver the right insights to the right places at the right times, driving better outcomes for patients, reducing friction in the health system and lowering costs. Every day our work directly impacts the world for the better, in meaningful and profound ways.

We live in a time of unprecedented technical capability and possibility. Health care is at a pivotal point in this journey where even small gains can lead to major transformation. You could be a part of that - you have tremendous skill and the potential to make a lasting impact. Optum Insight Technology is uniquely positioned to bring your skills to bear on these pressing and life-changing technical challenges. The health care industry has an immediate need for your drive, innovation, passion and technical insight. Help us help the millions of people we serve each day.

Optum Connect IT Performance Services team provides engineering and IT consulting and services to both payer and provider health care markets with over 120+ IT Services. We are engaging with clients in a range of Partnership Options across Infrastructure, Security, Business Management, Application and Data Services. The delivery and engineering team includes global service teams. Emphasis is on developing people and products through modern IT and engineering processes.

Our team directly interfaces with delivery teams supporting day-to-day IT Operations at each client. Driving the definition and implementation of a Transformation Roadmap to support our client's most critical business objectives, focusing on continuous improvement and innovation. Implementing the Optum capability strategy, defining best practices and shared service models driving improved, cost-effective performance is at the core of our team.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide guidance on Azure cloud methodologies, standards, and best practices
  • Implement solutions on Azure cloud framework to address application migration
  • Analyze application based on determined capabilities, business value, technical fit, total cost of ownership, resiliency, ALM position, and then confirms plausible outcomes for that application (consolidate, modernize, retirement).
  • Compare various architectural options and propose a solution that meets functional and non-functional requirements
  • Document implementation approach and demo solutions
  • Identify and communicate risks, assumptions, issues and decisions throughout entire project
  • Proactively design shared assets to promote re-use

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:

  • 8+ years of experience implementing cloud solutions for mid/large Enterprises
  • 6+ years of hands-on experience in Migration of infrastructure, data and applications out of legacy data centers into Azure cloud and hybrid environments (public and private)
  • Hands-on experience using any Cloud Assessment and Migration tools to evaluate client workloads, qualify applications suitable for migration from a business and financial perspective
  • Experience in implementing IT Application Portfolio rationalization for mid and large size Enterprise
  • Experience implementing application architecture adaptation and reengineering to take full advantage of the benefits of the cloud
  • Experience with CI/CD and configuration management tools and technologies, including Chef, Ansible, Jenkins etc.
  • Experience analyzing systems and identify problems, evaluate, design solutions, and document
  • Knowledge of development methodologies of one or more of the following languages: Java, .Net
  • Knowledge of Infrastructure as Code tools and methodologies, CloudFormation, CDK or Terraform
  • Adept at working in Agile methodologies
  • Ability to provide guidance on Azure cloud methodologies, standards, and best practices
  • Ability to quickly adapt to several functional environments and meet deadlines
  • Ability to conduct demos for leadership and stake holders

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Azure Certified Solutions Architect or Equivalent
  • Good analytical and self-learning skills and the desire to learn new technologies
  • Ability to prioritize and manage work to critical project timelines in a fast-paced environment
  • Solid ability to work collaboratively across diverse groups of business and technical stakeholders
  • Work both independently and as a team member
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement 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

What are the reasons to consider working for UnitedHealth Group? Put it all together - competitive base pay, a full and comprehensive benefit program, performance rewards, and a management team who demonstrates their commitment to your success. Some of our offerings include:

  • Paid Time Off which you start to accrue with your first pay period
  • 8 Paid Holidays
  • Medical Plan options along with participation in a Health Spending Account or a Health Saving account
  • Dental, Vision, Life& AD&D Insurance along with Short-term disability and Long-Term Disability coverage
  • 401(k) Savings Plan with a company match
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Education Reimbursement
  • Employee Discounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Voluntary Benefits (pet insurance, legal insurance, LTC Insurance, etc.)

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 or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $97,300 to $176,900. The salary range for Connecticut/Nevada residents is $97,300 to $176,900. 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 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 bylower 48 law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.



Web Reference : AJF/416853836-202
Posted Date : Fri, 23 Sep 2022

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