Job Description :
Java Architect
Duration: 6 month
interview: Phone then Skype
Hartford, CT!

Here is the full job description

In-person interview preferred, but virtual interviews are possible

2-3 rounds likely
When you join us as a Senior Software Architect, you''ll have the opportunity to showcase your technical expertise, making historic transformation in health care and changing the way our businesses and consumers engage with technology. You will be challenged with delivering high quality software products to impact the health care industry for the better. Here, you''ll work at a pace you didn''t know you had in you, your performance will be rewarded and, at the end of the day, you''ll know you''re doing your life''s best work.

Primary Responsibilities:
Create solutions for business problems and process improvements
Collaborate with the business to evaluate business goals, identify business problems, and design and propose innovative solutions to meet the needs of the business
Identify areas of process improvements and build automated solutions to increase efficiency & productivity.
Drive some of the software engineering phases including requirements analysis, architecture & application design
Plan and strategize with other key leaders including resource, technology and product-services planning
Support Solution Architects by representing the capabilities and direction of their application and its ability to support the overall solution for a project/program.
Apply repeatable design patterns, best practices and development frameworks and techniques.
Ability to question and respectfully challenge the status quo to provide innovative approaches to business problems
Lead and provide technical support
Attend Agile/SCRUM meetings and follow SCRUM methodology to deliver high-quality software releases every 2 weeks through sprints
Lead and mentor software engineers within the team
Ensure solution and delivery teams follows best practices and improve application performance
Support the development team by validating that the design of their app is in line with requirements, solution design, guidelines and direction/roadmap.
Influence peers without authority by inspiring them to use cutting edge tools and build best of the breed solutions
Influence and increase the productivity of the team
Triage production support issues post-deployment and drive solutions as required
Ensure team is building reusable components, frameworks and libraries which can be leveraged across department
Ensure apps are delivered as designed

Collaborate with and promote best practices to Optum partners.
Work very closely with architecture groups and drive solutions
Collaborate with quality teams to drive continuous improvement
Provide learning sessions, brown bags, technical demos of solutions concepts to our Optum partners
Research and create Proof-of-Concepts
Research, identify, and recommend industry best practices for solving business problems
Design and develop innovative solutions using new technologies

Success Factors:
Knowledge of IT governance
Knowledge of software application portfolio and development methodology
Knowledge of the business and technology landscape

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
4+ years of prior hands-on experience in Java/J2EE programming developing enterprise class Application (including Web, Mobile)
8+ years in the software engineering profession across entire SDLC
Demonstrated success designing and building high-quality commercial software applications
Proven experience delivering software using an Agile/Scrum methodology
Service-Oriented Architecture experience
Prior experience with API or Web Services Architecture, Design and Development
Prior experience with XML, XML Schemas, XSLT, XPath, SOAP, REST, JSON, WADL and WSDL, JavaScript, JQuery, AJAX, HTML5, SQL
Prior experience with Open Source Frameworks and other tools including Spring, Struts, Hibernate, Log4J/Commons logging, Maven, Ant
Prior experience using Eclipse, JBOSS Studio, Rational Application Developer or other similar tools
Quick to learn new technologies and deliver Proof-of-Concept
Cloud architecture knowledge
Strong knowledge of web application architecture and network protocols
Good understanding of broad technologies and industry practices.
Experience creating Business Area Context Diagrams, Data Flow Diagrams, Roadmaps, Solution Overviews, and other such artifacts

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in the health care industry
Visio or similar design tool knowledge
Big Data, Block Chain, Machine Learning, AI knowledge