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Principal Architect - Eden Prairie, MN or Telecommute at UnitedHealth Group

Principal Architect - Eden Prairie, MN or Telecommute

UnitedHealth Group Work From Home, PA Full-Time

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

UHG is seeking an enterprise architect for our team who will be responsible for the technology strategy and senior level relationships with business and delivery counterparts.

The Enterprise Architect (technical leader) will be responsible for creating and driving the technical strategy with product managers/owners with a complex and multi-faceted interactions with many delivery teams. You will partner with many teams to craft highly scalable, flexible and resilient cloud (private and public) architectures that provide solutions to business problems and accelerate the adoption of modern technologies to reduce total cost of ownership. In collaboration with product managers and owners, you will drive benefit delivery across a defined set of products.

You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate definition of Business - Product - Technical Strategy in collaboration with product managers and other leaders
  • Research, identify, and define current state, gaps, and Solution for highly complex opportunities and problems through discovery and analysis
  • Develop conceptual models of Solution Candidates; document using a combination of text and diagrams
  • Drive architecture decisions that consider security, performance, scalability, reliability, and usability in solution design
  • Create and present decision matrix with recommendations on how to proceed to stakeholders and senior leadership, as appropriate
  • Architect and work with Product Engineering Teams to design and deliver solutions that align with enterprise architecture standards and advance the architecture toward Technical Strategy via interim states
  • Identify and leverage reusable patterns
  • Collaborate with the business and engineering stakeholders by clearly identifying scope, application impacts & sizing
  • Work with the delivery teams to identify and minimize technical debt – in the immediate term and as part of the Technical Strategy
  • Collaborate across other architects and team members across UHG, Optum, and UnitedHealthcare as appropriate


You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience in technology
  • 6+ years of implementing and integrating technology solutions. Arc of experience should cross disciplines of data engineering, cloud solutions, system integration, solution design, development/configuration, and deployment
  • 4+ years of experience in technical roles at an architect or senior engineer level
  • 4+ years of experience working with data consumption patterns
  • 4+ years of supporting enterprise services that support best-in-class experiences for consumers and other constituents - with a particular focus on non-functional requirements
  • Experience with business problems and solution options with high degree of complexity that connects multiple domains and technologies
  • Professional experience facilitating and leading solution design, architecture & delivery planning activities across multi-disciplinary teams
  • Experience successfully communicating solutions and patterns to geographically diverse teams including senior leaders, employees, offshore, internal-partner, and contractor resources
  • Working knowledge of industry standard patterns, practices and technologies including streaming and containerization

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree
  • Experience successfully driving alignment across organizational lines in large/complex matrixed companies
  • Professional experience architecting/operating solutions built on cloud platforms (private and public both)
  • Working knowledge of Security, Privacy, and PHI, PII, or comparable concerns
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance


To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.

Technology Careers with Optum. Information and technology have amazing power to transform the health care industry and improve people's lives. This is where it's happening. This is where you'll help solve the problems that have never been solved. We're freeing information so it can be used safely and securely wherever it's needed. We're creating the very best ideas that can most easily be put into action to help our clients improve the quality of care and lower costs for millions. This is where the best and the brightest work together to make positive change a reality. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm)

Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $113,500 to $218,100. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $113,500 to $218,100. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.


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.

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