Mar 26, 2020

Architect Advisor - Delivery

  • Professional Diversity Network
  • Hartford, CT, USA
Full-Time Other

Job Description


Description: Work location is based out of Hartford,CT, Irving,TX, Buffalo Grove,IL, Blue Bell,PA or other CVS Health (Aetna) offices. Qualified candidates will be considered for working remotely from other locations in the US.

CVS Health continues to be a leader in building a stronger, more effective health care system. The Architecture Delivery team within the Office of the CTO plays a significant role in this transformation by creating solutions to meet the desired business capabilities and leading program delivery. Our architects will work with business, information and technology teams to recommend technology solutions needed to enable leading-edge capabilities and develop comprehensive patterns that outline how those capabilities get realized in response to evolving business needs.

The Architect Advisor will be leading technology architecture for highly visible initiatives in the Aetna Commercial Health Care Business supporting National, Middle market and Small group segments. The Architect Advisor is the highest level (individual contributor) leading architecture for a line of business inside the OCTO Architecture Delivery organization. The individual will be influencing senior management and executives to implement technology strategies in the business area.


Fundamental Components:
  • Manages technology strategy, architecture system of record and support business systems delivery.
  • Collects requirements for approved projects and aggregates resource demand by the supplier and by role.
  • Communicates the architectural strategy throughout all levels of the Health Care Business organization.
  • Produces quality output for highly visible IT products, services, and future business development.
  • Acts as the primary technical resource across several areas of expertise, to senior client and information technology management and staff.
  • Provides expert technical consultation to senior IT management strategic planning groups.
  • Leads development of solutions with high complexity and risk with business area implications.
  • Fosters and engages in teamwork at the highest management and technical levels across business lines.
  • Be viewed as a subject matter and technology delivery expert for the business organization by a wide range of management.
  • Anticipates and proactively responds to future customer, industry and IT trends.
  • Advances capabilities for the enterprise to enable automation/integration across hybrid processing environments (AI, Cloud, API, Web, Micro Services).
  • Develops budget with senior management consistent with the demand for services, monitors actual expenditures, deviations and takes corrective action as needed.
  • Develops business models to guide the development of the architecture and manage standard technical product life cycle.
Background Experience:
  • 15+ years' experience in enterprise, application, and information architecture design with significant experience managing the application delivery process.
  • 10+ years of recent and relevant experience in information systems architecture and methodologies.
  • 7+ years of experience in people, project management and leading architecture in major programs.
  • Experience with the development of enterprise architectures in large corporate environments and strong verbal, presentation and written communication skills are a must.
  • Must demonstrate technical leadership, be able to turn vision into action, drive outcomes, and promote common goals and actions.
  • Must demonstrate an understanding of enterprise integration across hybrid processing environments (AI, Cloud, API, Web, Micro Services, Data Model patterns).
  • Position requires expert knowledge across multiple platforms, integration patterns, processes, data/domain models, and architectures.
  • Candidates must demonstrate an understanding of the following disciplines: enterprise architecture, business architecture, information architecture, application architecture, and integration architecture.
  • Ability to focus on business solutions and understand how to achieve them according to the given timeframes and resources.
  • Experience managing matrixed staff with the ability to leverage non-directs to complete tasks.
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate complex and often contentious issues and reach consensus and work through people to achieve key goals.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills including formal presentations for all levels of management and executives combined with strong collaboration/influencing.
  • Experience with architecture modeling tools and maintaining architectural artifacts - Strong UML experience along with skill in MEGA, RSA archer or similar tools.
  • Recognized as an expert/thought leader. Anticipates and solves highly complex problems with broad impact on a business area.
  • Experience with Agile Methodology including Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe).
  • Demonstrates longevity in previous roles with the ability to lead and sustain long-term architecture evolution in an enterprise.
  • Healthcare or Insurance/Financial services experience and industry knowledge is highly desired.
Required Skills: Leadership - Anticipating and Innovating, Leadership - Collaborating for Results, Technology - Developing Competitive Technology and Architecture Desired Skills: General Business - Demonstrating Business and Industry Acumen, Leadership - Developing and Executing Strategy, Technology - Selecting and Applying Technology Solutions Potential Telework Position: No Percent of Travel Required: 0 - 10% EEO Statement: Aetna is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer Benefit Eligibility: Benefit eligibility may vary by position. Candidate Privacy Information: Aetna takes our candidate's data privacy seriously. At no time will any Aetna recruiter or employee request any financial or personal information (Social Security Number, Credit card information for direct deposit, etc.) from you via e-mail. Any requests for information will be discussed prior and will be conducted through a secure website provided by the recruiter. Should you be asked for such information, please notify us immediately.





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