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Solution Architect
Minnetonka, Minnesota  |  Remote, Hybrid
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Applied on August 14, 2022
Job Id #57914 Posted July 26, 2022

Job Description:

Solution Architects are accountable for solution designs that satisfy business and technical requirements for projects, programs, or domain level technical implementations.
The ideal solution architect will be a deep subject matter expert (in a given domain) but also a generalist with the ability to work across different Business (e.g. claims, provider, member) and IT domains (e.g. integration, data, infrastructure) as needed.
These architects are also accountable for working with delivery leads, technology teams, and business owners to explain designs and associated implications.
In partnership with stakeholders and within assigned domains, these architects also build long-term roadmaps and future state architectures that align with IT Strategy, Enterprise Architecture principles and technical standards.
Key Accountabilities:
Design solutions that satisfy business and technical requirements through the appropriate use of Data, Solutions/Applications, Security, Infrastructure and Business Capabilities.
Work with delivery teams to implement solutions and enable complete understanding. Govern appropriate use of technology and implementation through these engagements.
Exercise strategic vision through future state architectures and roadmaps that align domain technical and business capabilities with broader enterprise and technical strategies.
Communicate technology decisions and associated implications across both technical, business and project/program stakeholders.
Provide technical thought leadership to domain and program teams that enable innovation and continuous improvement of client's technology and business platforms.

Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in related field
7 years of related work experience beyond degree

Specific types of experience or skills required:
Demonstrated understanding or architectural patterns and designs
Demonstrated experience building artifacts that represent various technical designs and views
Broader understanding of multiple technical domains, with deep understanding within one or more
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated experience building roadmaps that represent strategic evolution of a technical or business domain
Background in application development, infrastructure, security of other technical disciplines.
Ability to work remotely during the COVID pandemic, and ability to work in an office setting upon full return to work.
Experience with Agile/Scrum methodology
Self-starter who can work independently
Specific types of experience or skills preferred:
Experience in Healthcare preferred, with previous Engineering, Product Owner, or Architecture role responsibilities
Experience working with health insurance applications/systems including claim adjudication platforms (e.g. Health Rules) and related systems such as enrollment, benefits, and medical records
Experience with multiple application integration patterns, including Service Mesh, API, Streaming, Event/Pub-Sub, and batch/ETL/ELT
Exposure and implementation on Cloud-based application and services environments (Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services)
Experience with CRM system implementations and integrations (Salesforce, MS Dynamics 360)
3rd party system and vendor integrations (clinical, telemedicine, health rewards, directories, etc) via SSO or API integration.
Experience with Document Management platforms (LaserFiche)
Experience with healthcare interoperability standards: HL7, FHIR
Experience with technical standards:
Identity & Authorization : OpenId, SSO/SAML;
Mobile/Web: CSS/JavaScript, HTML; Native and Responsive applications
Development and Data access skills with systems and information via : API’s, SQL, XML/JSON/CSV layouts, and Oracle and SQLServer
Experience with Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
Strong understanding of CI/CD & Automation techniques and practices.

Soft & Other Skills:
Positive attitude, collaborative, consultative, results driven, professional
Comfortable with ambiguity and change
Continuous learner
Teach, coach, educate, and evangelize
Experience with organizational mergers and acquisitions
Bias for action

Work Arrangement: 
The ideal candidate would live near Minnetonka, MN or Madison, WI – however candidates will also be considered from the following approved states:  AZ, AK, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, KS, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, NV, OK, SD, TN, TX, WI.
Occasional travel to the office may be required for candidates. 


Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

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