IT Architecture Stability Engineer - Eden Prairie, MN or Telecommute

UnitedHealth Group

Ready to raise your game by a quantum leap? At Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, we're focused on doing things that have not been done yet; helping improve lives in ways that were unthinkable until we thought of them. We've spent decades investing in the technology and information capabilities that help us bring new ideas to market faster. We've developed solutions that are practical today and scalable for tomorrow. And we've created collaborative teams dedicated to innovation across each of our businesses. Now, we invite you to bring your knowledge of enterprise architecture and standards to assist in the development, communication and implementation of our evolving technology architecture.

Primary Responsibilities:

Provide technical expertise and leadership in resolving high priority incidents (war rooms) in an on-call basis

Facilitate Root-Cause Analysis (RCA) related to production incidents/defects and drive corrective action plans

Perform stability/resiliency assessments for critical business applications and build/drive improvement plans

Act as a thought leader/SME in full suite of available Optum monitoring tools and build monitoring plans

Perform proactive monitoring and performance analysis in Application Performance Monitoring (APM) tools

Perform capacity management activities and coordinate with infrastructure partners

Collaborate with the business and IT to understand/influence business system reliability requirements

Maintain knowledge of current and emerging technologies/products/trends related to architectural solutions

Communicate solution options to business owners/stakeholders (e.g. architecture reviews)

Incorporate software and system architecture into conceptual designs while ensuring alignment with enterprise technology standards (e.g. solution patterns, application frameworks, technology roadmaps, capital plans)

Provide status reports related to application performance and initiatives on daily, weekly and monthly basis

Serve as a leader and mentor to junior team resources.

Required Qualifications:

6 or more years of experience in IT Solution Delivery (architecture, development or support)

6 or more years of full-lifecycle application development or support experience

Deep understanding of industry patterns for application architecture and integration

4 or years of experience in building or supporting multi-tier applications such as Java or .NET

2 or more years of experience using APM tools (Dynatrace, New Relic, Splunk, etc)

Experience driving system restoration for high priority applications

Preferred Qualifications:

Undergraduate degree or equivalent work experience

Experience architecting or supporting complex distributed systems at Optum


Team leadership or team management experience with onshore and offshore teams

Experience prototyping and performance tuning applications deployed across multiple operating systems, languages and computing platforms

Agile development experience

Health care industry experience

Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Visio
Optum is a diversified health services and innovation company where data, technology, people and action combine to make great things happen every day. Join us. Learn more about how you can start doing your life's best work.(sm)

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.

Job Keywords: IT Architecture Analyst, Eden Prairie, MN, Minnesota, APM tools (Dynatrace, New Relic, Splunk, Java, .NET

Job Title: IT Architecture Stability Engineer - Eden Prairie, MN or Telecommute
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Business: Optum Tech Sftw Dev & Sup Srvc
Family: Information Technology
Telecommuter Position: Yes
Job Level: Director
Overtime Status: Exempt
City: Eden Prairie
State: MN
Country: United States
Department: Specialty Benefits and Claim - provided by Dice Agile, Analysis, Analyst, Architecture, Development, Director, Excel, Genetic, Java, Lifecycle, Management, Outlook, PowerPoint, System Architecture

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