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Solutions Architect
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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Applied on October 1, 2020
Job Id #42791 Posted August 6, 2020

Projects the candidate will be working on:

  • Solutioning for all funded projects my team works on, including Cross Carrier, Health Care Platform APIs and other Data Externalization efforts

Ideal Background:

  • Good understanding of modern Technology stack, including Microservices, Spring Boot, Kafka, No SQL, Graph QL, Cloud (Azure), Healthcare experience is a plus


  • Experience on Cloud, Graph QL, data ingestion

Top Requirements:

  • Cloud, Microservices architecture, Data Ingestion (No SQL/Kafka)

Team and Team size:

  • 4 scrum teams, each consisting of 1 scrum master and about 4-9 engineers
  • Health Plan Services team, working with product and delivery team of about 25 resources

Top Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for communicating overall architecture vision, technical strategies, and trade-offs across various levels in the organization to gain buy-in.
  • Will provide recommendations and technical guidance to improve performance, reliability, and reusability within the constraints of budget, resource and business dependencies.
  • Engages across teams in a capacity that ranges from assisting on in-flight initiatives, up to technical briefings and demonstrations of new technologies across the organization.
  • Contributes to and advances architecture strategy, provides clarity on tools, patterns and directions to accelerate delivery
  • Documents and communicates architectural vision, technical strategies, enterprise solutions and trade-offs to gain buy in
  • Produces design models with high degree of complexity and connects multiple domains and technologies
  • Provides oversight of other's conceptual designs to ensure alignment with enterprise architecture direction and business goals
  • Serves as an escalation point for complex issues, problems and solutions
  • . Draws correlations from non-standard data sets and uses broader inferences to drive business value
  • Stays current with evolving technologies and recommends engineering best practices
  • Seeks out information to learn about systems that support or rely upon solution to better understand integrations and impacts
  • Demonstrates awareness of importance of security, scalability, reliability and feasibility in solution design
  • Identifies applicable security/data standards when reviewing requirements and recommends controls to ensure compliance
  • Communicates and negotiates direction with executive leadership and technical stakeholders
  • Ensure that features are sufficiently groomed including the creation of solution intent documentation in advance of agile planning sessions to ensure agile teams have a sufficient backlog to operate efficiently
  • Prepare materials for Architectural Review Boards that demonstrate the alignment of the software delivery to enterprise practices and roadmap
  • Evaluates service areas to identify opportunities for automation
  • Eliminates complexity/unneeded interdependencies and reduces waste through rationalization and standards
  • Possesses capability to work on full business and/or techonlogy stack
  • Lead or Drive complete architecture and design for the multiple projects
  • Leads quality improvement process and initiates/implements strategies to embed quality practices in culture


  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience
  • 6+ years of experience in a senior-level Applications Developer and/or architecture role, of which atleast 3 years are in a supervisory role
  • 4+ years of solution/application architecture & design experience involving heterogeneous enterprise scale systems & software
  • Experience with designing and implementing RESTful Web Services with Microservices design principle using Spring Boot or a similar framework
  • Experience with No SQL data stores (e.g. Elasticsearch, Cassandra, MongoDB etc.), table definitions/index, Avro, JSON, Kafka Streaming, event driven architecture, microservice architecture
  • Experience with RDBMS, entity modeling and SQL query (MySQL and/or MS Sql Server)
  • Experience with canonical data models designed to support reusable event-based processing
  • Experience in Solution Architecture, Technical Architecture, Design Patterns, Data Ingestion
  • Experience in Agile methodologies, grooming Features and Stories, able to work with Product Owners, Developers, and Enterprise architects and drive architecture solutions across the team
  • Experience with public cloud environments (AWS or Azure)
  • Knowledge of industry standard patterns, practices, best practices in using technologies including Microservices and containers, Cloud, message streaming, REST and web services APIs.

Nice to have:

  • Bachelors degree in Software Engineering or Computer Science
  • Expertise in developing solutions hosting within key major cloud providers such as AWS, Google Cloud and Azure
  • Experience with Graph QL, Java 11, Springboot
  • A focus on architecting near real-time business event-driven solutions using publish-subscribe patterns and data streaming technologies
  • Healthcare Industry experience
  • Healthcare EDI Experience
  • Excellent time management, communication, cross-team collaboration, decision making, and presentation skills
  • Display a strong desire to achieve and attain high levels of both internal and external customer satisfaction.

Interview Process:

  • a. How many rounds? 2-3
  • b. Video vs. phone? video

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