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Data Architect - Telecommute

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Optum is a company that's on the rise. We're expanding in multiple directions, across borders and, most of all, in the way we think. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about transforming the health care industry. Ready to make a difference? Make yourself at home with us and start doing your life's best work.(sm) 

Optum State Government Solutions (SGS) provides a range of comprehensive solutions as a partner to state government Health and Human Services related agencies throughout the United States and its territories.  

We are looking for a Technical Data Architect. This individual will be involved across many aspects of architectural design, build, engineering and implementation of technical application solutions and capabilities, providing technical leadership for their assignments. This person will concentrate on understanding, designing, creating, consuming, deploying, and managing the conceptual, logical and physical data layers, interfaces and persistent data, ensuring that useful information is available and secure for the enterprise and its customers to complete their missions. They will work to establish data governance as a valuable resource of an organization. The individual is responsible for communicating and enforcing overall architecture vision, technical strategies, and trade-offs across their assignments. Assignments may be in both product development and on specific customer implementations. 

This position is for general capability assignments versus a specific dedicated account and therefore you'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges. Since architecture is a leadership position by its nature, travel can be required at times.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Understand the healthcare application space to be filled to determine the most advantageous approach for the application among tradeoffs for Optum and its customers
  • Understand the specific data realm of interest to the organization at the detail level required for the work being completed
  • Understand and document meta-data, data usage, interaction mapping, and data flow.
  • Ensure consistent, safe, and secure storage of information within the retention specifications of the organization
  • architect fast, robust, appropriate, easy to use, and secure methods of consuming data for both capture and consumption
  • architect consistent, effective and efficient integration schemas that are flexible, reusable, and lead industry alignment
  • architect and lead implementation of appropriate techniques and tooling to manage data holistically and consistently, across different types of data storage platforms
  • In concert with infrastructure, security and applications personnel, design secure data handling from initial contemplation through realization of implementations
  • Develop, adhere to, and evolve enterprise data standards and models
  • Develop vision and forward-looking strategy to enhance the value of data, information and its usage bringing market advantage to Optum and its customers
  • Implement at customer accounts where necessary and participate in data governance within Optum and on assigned customer accounts
  • Increase data quality from both a control and assurance standpoint while reducing costs of data handling  
  • Seek new ways to bring advantage to Optum and its customers in organizational knowledge and wisdom from data and information
  • Organize improvements in managing effective reference, master, meta-data, structured and unstructured data in products and delivery accounts
  • Implement and help evolve strategic architecture directions
  • Contribute to lowest TCO determination in the application solution approach
    • Design balanced with risk to the organization,
    • Design robust, reliable application data approaches
    • Increase the ability to deliver and maintain the result designs
    • Increase speed to market, speed of innovation
    • Guard the flexibility of the application to evolve cleanly and at low cost
    • Reuse existing corporate and business unit product capabilities where they fit
    • Determine where COTS products should be applied in an application data tier and the requirements the COTS product must meet, determine whether existing preferred and acceptable COTS products are available to meet the requirements and if not, collaborate with the architecture capability to vet out new options,
  • Identify and use applicable architecture patterns, structures, and standards,
  • Determine data features needed to meet current and expected requirements, especially those that bring competitive advantage
  • Work with applications architects to model major data interfaces of an application and how the result will interact with consumers,
  • Work with development and field teams to realize the design and help solve design and approach difficulties,
  • Champion assigned data architecture through any governance gates
  • Work ahead of the development teams to ensure development teams have a solid design in place and a good understanding of the technical data solution when it is time to build it

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.



Posted: 2020-11-03 Expires: 2020-12-03

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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