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Applied on September 25, 2022
Job Id #57441 Posted June 30, 2022

Projects the candidate will be working on:

  • This position is aligned with the Strategic Platform organization and will be responsible for defining architectures that are part of the North Star strategy.
  •  This position will coordinate with  enterprise architects to align on engineering practices, priorities and adoption of those standards and best practices within the  organization.
  • Iis in the middle of a technical business transformation and there is a need to continue to bring in external talent to help accelerate the delivery of strategic architectures that define the Pharmacy Services Platform.
  • These components include the Operational Data Platform, Capability Domains, Event Hub, Authorization Service, and Unified Graph, which are critical for the modernization of the  Pharmacy Services Platform.

Ideal Background:

  • Healthcare experience is a plus. Background in enterprise architecture is required..

Top Requirements:

  • Expertise in enterprise architecture on large, scalable, and flexible systems
  • Experience working with a variety of technologies and methods such as microservices, Agile, Azure, CICD, Cosmos, Camunda, graph, ML, data warehousing, security, CICD, DevOps, Testing, Automation (Items in red added since I posted the job req in Fieldglass)
  • Prefer expertise in data, BPM, and automation
    I’m flexible on time requirements. If we have a candidate with great skills we can be flexible on years of experience with each individual skill.

Team and Team size:

  • 5-7 enterprise architects.
  • Primarily architects with secondary skills in full-stack engineering, DevOps, cloud, and design systems.

Top Responsibilities:

  • This position will define the future state (strategic) architecture for various components of the Pharmacy Platform. Once a new platform component is accepted through our intake process one of our architects will take the lead to research and explore options, identify partners and stakeholders, develop an architecture, validate through PoCs, document a microsite, present the architecture at a architecture review board and help socialize to extended teams and guide other architects in it's implementation.
  • Design strategic platform architectures to meet business objectives, while also aligning with  Technology and the Health Care Platform
  • Collaborate with the business to understand/influence business requirements
  • Maintain knowledge of current and emerging technologies/products/trends related to architectural solutions
  • Collaborate with enterprise architects to gain buy-in and support for strategic platform components.
  • Ensure best practices are followed
  • Define architectures, guidelines, patterns, roadmaps, and other collateral to enable delivery teams to transition to future state architectures and implementations
  • Work with delivery team architects and relevant business stakeholders in understanding key business requirements and develop strategic architectures to meet that need.

Skills/attributes Required

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent experience
  • 6+ years of experience in a software engineering or architect role
  • Experience in domain-specific architecture concepts and emerging technologies
  • Experience leading through influence in a large, matrixed, global environment
  • Experience working with matrix teams including teams in different time zones
  • Experience in delivering enterprise architectures
  • Experience creating architectures and platforms and influencing development teams, business users, and management in the adoption of technical solutions

Skills/attributes Preferred

  • Experience working with a variety of technologies and methods such as microservices, Agile, Azure, CICD, Cosmos, graph, ML, data warehousing, security, CICD, DevOps
  • Experience with cloud services from Azure, GCP, or EC2
  • Expertise in engineering or enterprise architecture on critical, scalable, and flexible systems
  • Leadership experience in delivering enterprise architectures
  • Experience in leading a team of software engineers, architects, or other similar technical fields
  • Solid Collaboration skills and ability to communicate across multiple levels in the organization

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