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Chief Architect - UnitedHealthcare Benefit Operations

Job Description

The Chief Architect is responsible for providing overall leadership, establishing and maintaining technical roadmaps and representing all architecture disciplines for the UnitedHealthcare (UHC)  Information Systems Benefit Operations domain.  They are responsible for leading business, portfolio and solutions architecture in this domain as well as engagement with other Chief Architects across UHC domains and Lines of Business. 

Core responsibilities will include:  

  • Create a consolidated 3 year strategic architecture roadmap for UHC Benefit Operations organization
  • Evolve and socialize the UHC Benefit Operations 3 year strategic roadmap
  • Approve and communicate all UHC Benefit Operations specific architecture standards
  • Partner with and represent the business viewpoint/interests for all the enterprise architecture disciplines (infrastructure, application, security, data, business architecture) in standards/governance maturity discussions
  • Participate in ongoing architecture governance activities
  • Provide architecture thought leadership when selecting tools and setting standards
  • Assist in maturing enterprise architecture management practices
  • Provide a UHC perspective in setting technology standards for UHG
  • Own the UHC Benefit Operations technology architecture review process related to capital programs to ensure roadmap alignment
  • Moves from tactical solutions management to think broadly and strategically about the business
  • Takes a cross-functional perspective of the architecture and how it fits the business
  • Ensure compliance with architecture standards
  • Participate in leadership discussions regarding new technology introduction and/or enterprise system planning activities
  • Evaluate and approve all 3rd party engagements (including approval of renewal contracts) and approves those contracts
  • Provide direct leadership to a team of 5 - 10 people accountable for business architecture, portfolio architecture and solution architecture

  • 15 + years of progressive technology leadership experiences

  • Experience architecting scalable technology solutions that adjust to cyclical business patterns

  • Broad technology experience, including complex systems integration and infrastructure expertise

  • Demonstrated success in leveraging technology to meet business objectives

  • History of engaging with CEO and COO customers and external clients

  • Proven track record of effective working relationships with executives and key business partners to drive change agendas

  • Demonstrated strategic thinking abilities and an enterprise-wide perspective

  • History of executing with excellence: setting purposeful goals and achieving them through intelligent actions, which balancing competing priorities without losing momentum behind execution

  • Experience leading through influence in a large, matrixed, global environment

  • Prior people management responsibilities with senior level team members as direct reports

  • High level of emotional intelligence

  • Outstanding collaboration, strong influencing, problem solving and negotiation skills

  • Innovative orientation

  • Experience working on Contact Center, Workforce Management and/or other Consumer facing architecture strongly preferred

  • Healthcare industry experiences desired  

  • Prior experiences developing market and vendor partnerships of value

Careers with UnitedHealthcare. Let's talk about opportunity. Start with a Fortune 6 organization that's serving more than 85 million people already and building the industry's singular reputation for bold ideas and impeccable execution. Now, add your energy, your passion for excellence, your near-obsession with driving change for the better. Get the picture? UnitedHealthcare is serving employers and individuals, states and communities, military families and veterans where ever they're found across the globe. We bring them the resources of an industry leader and a commitment to improve their lives that's second to none. This is no small opportunity. It's where you can do your life's best work.SM



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 by law.

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

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Information Technology
Education Not Specified
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 2551_727947
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Chief Architect - UnitedHealthcare Benefit Operations

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