Lead Technical Architect - Telecommute

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The Lead Technical Architect is a technology specialist who will assist the architecture team by driving the IT design and vision for multiple platforms in support of various business programs and leadership initiatives. This will include assisting on the development and communication of technical design guidance and assistance to various IT technical teams and the associated business groups. The Lead Technical Architect will help evaluate the technical decisions and how they impact business goals and outcomes primarily for WellMed but may also include USMD and OptumCare entities.

You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within United States as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Oversee the project scoping process and also analyze business and functional requirements and ensure that solutions meet established data, application and infrastructure policies and controls
  • Collaborate with business owners, application teams, and the broader technology teams to define / enhance IT solutions in order to meet both business needs and performance, operational and security requirements
  • Drive technical requirements documents and detailed design documentation to ensure a design and solution in alignment with project scope and business and functional requirements, in addition to applicable policies and controls
  • Oversee review of existing architecture documentation to provide feedback to applicable technology teams on recommended process and system improvement and policy changes related to IT policies, technologies, roadmaps and guidelines
  • Direct design and documentation of IT strategies, roadmaps, and architecture incl. security for various technologies within the enterprise
  • Drive and leverage innovative solutions, wherever applicable
  • May contribute content to the project cost benefit analysis (CBA) process
  • May direct or lead the build / implementation of technical solutions
  • Ensure design / deployment reviews adhere to organizational policies
  • May direct or lead operational support and transition activities, post implementation of solutions
  • Direct or lead operational support with various technical teams to diagnose and troubleshoot Tier 3 (complex and/or critical) issues with various technologies, respond to tactical requests and changes
  • Proactively collaborates with the IT department and related business units to increase system efficiencies, document architecture, and define long-term design strategies
  • Assist with providing direction and guidance to WellMed, USMD and Optum IT teams with regard to best practices and enterprise guidelines, strategies, and initiatives with the goal of enhancing system performance and documentation while creating a cohesive environment
  • Serves as a resource and subject matter expert on OptumCare leading-edge projects that are particularly vulnerable to security risk, performance impacts and operational challenges during development and operations
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned

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:
  • Bachelor's degree (4+ additional years of comparable work experience beyond the required years of experience may be substituted in lieu of a bachelor's degree)
  • 5+ years of experience with systems development, systems engineering, system design and corresponding documentation
  • Experience designing and changing LAN / WAN connectivity (Cisco routers, switches, WiFi, proxies and firewall technology)
  • Experience with Metro E, SD WAN, and MPLS circuit technology
  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Microsoft Visio
  • Demonstrate knowledge of applicable IT industry standards, application principles, hardware and software controls, and emerging platform issues
  • Exceptional planning and project implementation skills to achieve high visibility solutions

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Microsoft Certification(s) or appropriate technology specialist certification
  • Experience with healthcare platforms and business operations
  • Experience across multiple IT technology areas
  • Experience with infrastructure technology (server / storage, database, network, telephony)
  • Experience with cloud technology (Amazon, Microsoft)
  • Experience with architecture tools (Erwin, Abacus, Enterprise Architect) and standards (TOGAF)
  • Experience mentoring or coaching others
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving abilities

Physical & Mental Requirements:
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to push or pull heavy objects using up to 50 pounds of force
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time
  • Ability to use fine motor skills to operate office equipment and/or machinery
  • Ability to receive and comprehend instructions verbally and/or in writing
  • Ability to use logical reasoning for simple and complex problem solving


Careers with WellMed. Our focus is simple. We're innovators in preventative health care, striving to change the face of health care for seniors. We're impacting 550,000+ lives, primarily Medicare eligible seniors in Texas and Florida, through primary and multi-specialty clinics, and contracted medical management services. We've joined Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, and our mission is to help the sick become well and to help patients understand and control their health in a lifelong effort at wellness. Our providers and staff are selected for their dedication and focus on preventative, proactive care. For you, that means one incredible team and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

WellMed was founded in 1990 with a vision of being a physician-led company that could change the face of healthcare delivery for seniors. Through the WellMed Care Model, we specialize in helping our patients stay healthy by providing the care they need from doctors who care about them. We partner with multiple Medicare Advantage health plans in Texas and Florida and look forward to continuing growth.

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

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: OptumCare is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers 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.

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

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