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Principal Architect
Phoenix, Arizona  |  Remote, Onsite
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Applied on September 29, 2022
Job Id #59220 Posted September 15, 2022

Projects the candidate will be working on:

  • (various M&R projects related to modernization & growth)

Ideal Background:

  • We want to be as specific as possible with our firms so they can find the type of candidate you’re looking for. (Enterprise Architecture experience in Healthcare domain)


  • (Enterprise Architecture experience in Healthcare domain)

Top Requirements:

  • (Enterprise Architecture, Platform modernization, healthcare experience, Influencing skills, ability to excel in ambiguous situations, modern technologies and architectural patterns

Team and Team size:

  • centralized architecture team of 100, but divided into multiple groups

Primary responsibilities:

  • Lead and establish business-aligned architecture roadmaps and solution strategies to provide market distinction, differentiation, agility, scale, and cost optimization.
  • As Product Enterprise Architect,
  • Create the technology roadmap for assigned product capabilities and execute solutions within those capabilities to reach the end state.
  • Build and communicate architecture vision, blueprints and roadmaps that define the future state, and solution delivery sequencing through architecture transition states for assigned product families. As new initiatives are introduced, ensure ongoing roadmap alignment, by collaborating with the Solution Enterprise Architect.
  • Provide industry, technology and market expertise and thought leadership to support and guide business decisions around strategic investments for the assigned product family.
  • Create solution options that balance short term needs with long term architecture vision.
  • As Solution Enterprise Architect,
  • Execute and deliver the end-to-end solution architecture associated with a Strategy, in collaboration with Product Enterprise Architect from the impacted product capabilities.
  • Partner with business stakeholders for strategic planning, road-mapping, and prioritization. Lead, solution, deliver and drive capital investments in collaboration with business and enterprise partners.
  • Decompose complex business strategies into initiatives relatable to each product family and product capabilities, to enable efficient architecture road mapping and solutions.
  • Provide impact analysis, high level size of effort, support cost-benefit analysis and financial planning for complex business initiatives.
  • Prepare materials for Architectural Review Boards that demonstrate the alignment of the software delivery to enterprise practices and roadmap.
  • Develop executive-facing materials to promote architecture and technology strategies and roadmaps aligned with business direction.
  • Work effectively in a matrix organization with teams of architects, scrum teams, and business partners with minimal supervision.
  • Provide strategic and tactical architecture direction to delivery teams aligning to product and program roadmaps.
  • Express ideas verbally and in writing to effectively communicate with and influence teammates, technology partners, business leaders and executives.
  • Resolve and influence the positive outcome of conflicting objectives and priorities.
  • Influence without authority and negotiate effectively with all internal and external stakeholders to achieve win-win solutions that advance organizational goals.
  • Work across organizational silos to resolve dependencies and accelerate architecture and solution decisions.
  • Lead change and innovation. Be a catalyst for business transformation and modernization through disruptive technology innovations.
  • Create and maintain architecture patterns, reference implementations, and guidelines to enable efficient, consistent, and modern solution design and implementations.
  • Coach and train junior level architects in creation of architecture frameworks, patterns and artifacts that promote and support business strategy.
  • Our job descriptions evolve with our business need and priorities. Your role may have additional responsibilities to ensure we adapt to changing business demands

Required Qualifications:

  • 10 + years of professional experience in technology disciplines with primary focus on business strategy and architecture, product strategy and architecture, enterprise architecture, solution architecture, data architecture, integrations architecture and technology architecture.
  • 6+ years of architectural experience in healthcare, primarily in the Payer and Provider space, of creating capability, project and program level architecture solutions and implementation roadmaps including transition states
  • 6+ years of full lifecycle software engineering experience using waterfall or agile frameworks.
  • 3+ years of proven expertise of managing and leading cross-functional matrixed teams. Ability to coach resources to elevate performance and drive results.
  • Proven success driving business technology strategies that lead to product distinction.
  • Experience managing relationships, coalitions and communications with senior and executive level business and technology leaders to influence desired outcomes without direct authority.
  • Ability to understand how to navigate a complex organization, understand the big picture, and influence the enterprise to leverage technology in alignment with our strategies.
  • Ability to estimate the financial impact of technical architecture alternatives.
  • Working knowledge and experience in any or all the following business and technology areas: data management, data streaming technologies, event-based architecture, NoSQL and NewSQL technologies, APIs, microservices, SOA, cloud technologies, rules engines/BPMs, data architecture and governance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong Healthcare domain knowledge on End-to-End Claim life cycle including Adjudication
  • Experience in legacy modernization from Mainframe to modern technologies
  • Experience using HL7/FHIR, Healthcare EDI formats
  • Experience with Agile Product development process; SAFE Agile certified
  • TOGAF certification or experience with PEAF, and/or other enterprise architecture frameworks
  • Experience working with COTS vendors like Facets, Healthedge, PEGA, QNXT etc.
  • Domain Driven Design experience
  • Undergraduate degree in computer science, information systems or STEM related field
  • Ability to work on multiple large-scale technology initiatives concurrently
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills in areas such as teamwork, facilitation, and negotiation
  • Excellent analytical and collaboration skills to create innovative market leading solutions
  • Excellent time management, communication, decision making and presentation skills
  • Global team experience

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