Senior Manager Architecture

Job Description
CVS Health's mandate is to transform health and wellness via products that enable consumer engagement and best-in-class experience. This team is responsible for CVS Health's digital transformation and all digital products; as well as the development and execution of the digital roadmap. A key part of the responsibility is to build an integrated platform that enables the delivery of products to drive engagement and revolutionize health and wellness. We want you to be a part of the team that will build this next-generation platform.
Leveraging your expertise in key technologies & initiatives, you will join an architecture team that is building a cloud platform that will transform the healthcare industry and improve the lives of hundreds of millions of people. CVS Health Digital is a highly energetic, highly collaborative team that operates as a startup within the CVS Health Enterprise. We want you to bring your talent and expertise to drive the change that is desperately needed within the healthcare industry.
Come Join CVS Health Digital !
CVS Health is looking for a Sr. Manager of Architecture to lead a dynamic team of Solution Architects who will be responsible for driving broad solution initiatives across multiple Digital applications in pursuit of a unified customer-facing experience. In this role, you be a part of a large-scale architecture, product and engineering environment, leading technical architecture initiatives for one or more value streams, Agile Release Trains, or platforms. This role requires EXCELLENT coalition-building skills, broad technical knowledge, great communication skills, and strategic thinking.
Is this you?
• Proven leader with the demonstrated ability to create technical solutions in large organizations with complex business requirements and constraints.
• Strong ability to work with multiple stakeholders, including Business, Product, Engineering and UX team members to influence the application data-flow design and extensible product platform architecture.
• Takes a disciplined approach to software development and problem-solving; excels at breaking down large problems into multi-step plans in an Agile development environment.
• A systems problem solver, able to move fluidly between high-level abstract thinking and detailed implementation.
• Collaborates with multiple Agile value stream execution teams in driving large solutions across multiple planning/execution cycles.
• Experience with various types of software architectures including Micro Frontend/Microservice architecture and drive large solutions across multiple applications.
• Possesses broad technology knowledge (cloud, enterprise applications, microservices, data analytics, networking, data storage systems, APIs, large-scale systems).
• Good understanding of ADA and other regulatory compliances including PCI, PII, and PHI.
• Excellent collaboration, influencing, negotiation, coaching and coalition-building skills.
• Excels at building relationships and has top-notch communication and evangelism skills.
• Passionate about technology with a very high technical aptitude.
Responsibilities Include:
• Works closely with Product Managers/Owners, Application Architects and Engineering Leads to provide guidance on implementation of reference architecture solutions that demonstrate best in class user experiences.
• Investigate and come up w/ plans for technology integrations and lead the building of POCs to validate technical hypothesis and provide reference architectural solutions.
• Develops solutions that are well engineered, flexible, resilient, operable, maintainable, and can be delivered on schedule. Ensures a balance between tactical and strategic technology solutions.
• Writes white papers, guides, how-to's, and other technical documentation that clearly explains architectural guidelines, vision, promotes technical direction, and serves as a reference for the internal developer community.
• Excellent collaboration, influencing, evangelization, negotiation, coaching, mentoring, and coalition-building skills. Ability to work with persons at all levels, from the most junior person to VP levels, in all job functions (e.g. product, UX, developers, QA, DevOps).
• Influence the need to put the user at the center of everything we do, advocate for them, protect their data (a.k.a. security). Ensure that all PII & PHI data is handled in a secure manner and that Architectural solutions account for threat vectors.
• Provide Subject Matter Expert (SME) oversight and development support on future application updates and maintenance.
• Mentor and coach architects/engineers and seek opportunity to bring in continuous improvements.
• Ensure all Non-Functional Requirements (e.g., performance, availability and fail-over, scalability, security, etc.) are properly articulated, and work with all parties to guarantee that the software products that are delivered meet these objectives
• Analyze current architecture and develop opportunities for improvements in alignment with industry best practices
• Work with internal and external stake holders to arrive at optimal solutions.

This role can be located near one of our Corporate Hub Offices.

Required Qualifications
• 10+ years of software industry experience with 4+ years in management of technical, customer facing applications.
• Experience leading technical architecture initiatives that impact many value streams.
• Expert in the design and development of complex systems; employs a disciplined and rigorous approach.
• Substantial experience with requirements analysis, estimation, systems, and application design, and testing.
• Experience and proficiency with modern languages, frameworks, and technologies such as Java, Python, Node.js, Angular, ReactJS, RDBMS and/or NoSQL databases etc.
• Experience in architecting solutions for Cloud (GCP, Azure, or AWS) and Microservices.
• Experience with modern API patterns and how to build well-designed APIs.
• Experience with micro-services architecture and designing RESTful APIs that facilitate a superior UX or simplify systems integration.
• Experience with RDBMS and/or NoSQL databases. Understands the benefits and trade-offs of both. Familiar with normalization and denormalization, sharding, and other data-centric patterns.
• Excellent communications and presentation skills with the ability to communicate effectively in visual, verbal, and written form to teams, clients, and leadership.
• Ability to manage multiple competing priorities with minimal supervision. Self-directed.

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
• Experience with SAFE practices or able to work in SAFE practices and agile methodologies.
• Experience related to security oriented projects.
• Exposure to CI/CD and DevOps.
• Experience with the UX success factors accessibility, usability, and aesthetics.
• Health care and/or E-commerce industry experience.

• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a closely related discipline, or an equivalent combination of formal education and experience.

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.