Senior IT Systems Advisor

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Job Description
As a Sr. Advisor, IT Systems for Enterprise Product Acceleration with CVS Health, you will participate on an eXtreme Programming (XP) Programming Product Team to build high quality, usable products for customers and stakeholders for the IT Acceleration Centers. You will help educate both business and technology personnel on the XP process as well as lead products from discovery and framework-through iterative development and delivery while maintaining a user-centered approach in design perspective and practice.

A firm understanding of Java development principles and agile methodologies is crucial for success in the role. The position is located in the Buffalo Grove Acceleration Center. Candidates must be able to work a hybrid model at one of our three locations: Buffalo Grove, IL., Scottsdale, AZ., or Irving, TX.

As a Sr Advisor, you will:

• Lead the development of strategical and tactical visions for XP Lab products technologies and systems architecture, including plans for merging each distinct product area into the greater product line/platform.
• Unify system architecture and design around the road map and strategic vision of each product as well as the organization as a whole.
• Facilitate the design, development, and implementation of technical solutions to address sustainability, availability, quality, performance, data integrity, and stability.
• Evaluate and recommend tools, technologies, and processes by conducting POCs and vendor evaluations to ensure the highest quality XP Lab products which follow industry standards and open architectures wherever practical.
• Collaborate and coordinate across the XP Lab products, external IT architecture, application development teams, and centralized infrastructure teams to enable XP Lab product teams to integrate with enterprise systems and infrastructure to meet the business/product goals
• Understand requirements and constraints for key architectural drivers.
• Drive toward shared architectures that promote re-use and facilitate integration with cross lab products and CVS Health enterprise systems using industry standards such as JSON, OpenID Connect, OAuth2, etc.
• Mature the Processes and Engineering Practices of the XP Lab products in coordination with Lab Leads and anchors
• Provide architectural blueprints, reference architectures, and technical guidance to the Product Development team.
• Nurture Cloud-Native expertise internally to drive the adoption of Cloud Native principles and techniques.
• Facilitate, influence, and persuade architectural and design decisions that impact XP Lab products
• Dive into the code to suggest ways to improve the code quality or help with troubleshooting production issues
• Recommend tools and processes that will increase efficiency, quality, and morale within the product development organization.
• Participate and assist in providing inputs to scoping deliverables.
• Participate and assist in Discovery and Framing sessions to produce conceptual architecture and high-level data models
• Participate in product ceremonies such as IPM on need basis to assist in flawless execution assigned products
• Maintain effective working relationships across various roles such as lab leads, anchors, engineers, business and XP Product Managers to act as one team

Required Qualifications
8 + years of development experience with:
• 5+ years of experience working with enterprise solution delivery in a large scale distributed software design environment, in a J2EE development environment
• 2+ years of experience working in an XP, using Agile concepts such as Continuous Integration, TDD
• 2 years of experience with front end development including AngularJS, Angular2, or Angular4 preferred
• 2+ year with emerging cloud platform technologies such as: CloudFoundry, Openshift , AWS Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google App Engine, Heroku , or other PaaS technologies

COVID Requirements
CVS Health requires its Colleagues to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including any booster shots if required), where allowable under the law, unless they are approved for a reasonable accommodation based on disability, medical condition, or religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated.

If you are vaccinated, you are required to have received at least one COVID-19 shot prior to your first day of employment and to provide proof of your vaccination status within the first 10 days of your employment. For the two COVID-19 shot regimen, you will be required to provide proof of your second COVID-19 shot within the first 45 days of your employment. In some states and roles, you may be required to provide proof of full vaccination before you can begin to actively work. Failure to provide timely proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status will result in the termination of your employment with CVS Health.

If you are unable to be fully vaccinated due to disability, medical condition, or religious belief, you will be required to apply for a reasonable accommodation within the first 10 days of your employment in order to remain employed with CVS Health. As a part of this process, you will be required to provide information or documentation about the reason you cannot be vaccinated. In some states and roles, you may be required to have an approved reasonable accommodation before you can begin to actively work. If your request for an accommodation is not approved, then your employment may be terminated.

Preferred Qualifications
-Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
-Excellent written and verbal communication skill
-Strong leadership experience

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information systems or equivalent.

Business Overview
At CVS Health, we are joined in a common purpose: helping people on their path to better health. We are working to transform health care through innovations that make quality care more accessible, easier to use, less expensive and patient-focused. Working together and organizing around the individual, we are pioneering a new approach to total health that puts people at the heart.

We strive to promote and sustain a culture of diversity, inclusion and belonging every day. CVS Health is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate in recruiting, hiring or promotion based on race, ethnicity, sex/gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability or protected veteran status or on any other basis or characteristic prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law. We proudly support and encourage people with military experience (active, veterans, reservists and National Guard) as well as military spouses to apply for CVS Health job opportunities.