Job Description :
JAVA IT Software Architect Job – Remote – Work From Home

GENERAL INFORMATION:
1. Title: Sr. IT Software Architect
2. Job type: 6 months contract to hire
3. Client Locations: Eden Prairie, MN
4. Job location: Remote, work from home till COVID situation settles
5. Job options: Candidate can continue to work on-site after remote duration or end the contract depending on the comfort level
6. Interviews: Telephonic
7. Priority: Very high
8. Visa: Open
9. Looking for visa independent consultants as per the client request as this is a contract to fulltime permanent hire job.
10. Openings #2
11. Clients: OPTUM/United Health Group (UHG)
12. Rate: $60/hr on C2C/1099
13. Rates quoted are fixed and non-negotiable as this is a remote job and the clients are not offering standard market rates due to the covid situation

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)
2+ years of prior hands-on client-side development technologies such as JavaScript, JQuery, AspectJ, Angular
5+ 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
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, AJAX, HTML5, SQL
Knowledge of various 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 IDEs
Quick to learn new technologies and deliver Proof-of-Concept
Cloud architecture knowledge
Strong knowledge of web application architecture and network protocols
Understanding of Micro-services Architecture.
Good understanding of broad technologies and industry trends.
Strong knowledge of security protocols and best practices.
Experience creating Business Area Context Diagrams, Data Flow Diagrams, Roadmaps, Solution Overviews, and other such artifacts

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Experience in the health care and health insurance industry
Visio or similar design tool knowledge
Experience with OpenShift, Docker, Kubernetes
Ruby on Rails

Where is the work to be performed? MN051 in Eden Prairie, MN We are currently all working from home but it is expected to come into the office when it is safe to return.

JOB SCOPE:
Senior IT Software Architect; You take pride in designing and developing solutions that are scalable and can be used in the marketplace to make an impact on the lives of millions. You can bring your passion for innovation to an agile environment where some of the smartest people you''ll ever work with are working together to help make the health care system work better for everyone.

When you join us as a Senior IT 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 in a fast-paced environment, your performance will be rewarded and, at the end of the day, you''ll know you''re doing your life''s best work.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Summary of the project/initiative which describes what’s being done- They would be supporting two programs. Complex Health Solutions and Advocacy. Complex Health Solutions supports initiatives geared toward our high insurance utilization members. Advocacy supports a very broad range of initiatives and applications to support our call center advocates or to drive member self-service.

WHAT DOES THE IDEAL CANDIDATE BACKGROUND LOOK LIKE (ex: healthcare specific background, etc? Experience as an architect working closely with various IT and Business partners to develop solutions using modern technology. Experience working on distributed teams and able to be a leader and drive discussions and outcomes in such an environment. Experience with opens-source and cloud technologies preferred.

WHAT DOES THE TEAM MAKE-UP LOOK LIKE (ex: 1 PM, 4 Developers, etc? Roughly 10 individuals - Scrum Master/Systems Analyst, Delivery Lead, 4 Dev, 2 SDETs , Product Owner, Architect

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 on Java and client-side development tech such as JavaScript, JQuery, AspectJ, and Angular
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 PARTNERS.
Work very closely with architecture groups and drive solutions
Collaborate with quality teams to drive continuous improvement
Provide learning sessions, brown bags and technical demos to our 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

WHAT ARE THE WORK HOURS? Flexible 9am-5pm

WHAT TYPE OF INTERVIEW PROCESS IS PREFERRED? Initial 30 minute phone screen, then Face to Face via webex, possible a 3 interview if needed.