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UnitedHealth Group Director of Strategic Data Solutions - Eden Prairie, MN in Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Some jobs push you to be your best by enabling you to use your technical savvy and systems expertise. This is that job. You will need to put all of your leadership vision forward as you lead teams of highly skilled, passionate people. At Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, we're helping to make the health care system work better for everyone. We're bringing more resources, more data and more challenges to our work as we continue to help shape the way health care systems perform. As a Director of IT Architecture, you’ll be designing the next generation Data Platform and guide the teams to drive and manage high-quality execution and operational excellence, as they deliver technology solutions that meet business needs and maximize customer experience, growth and retention. This is the place where you can do more with the support and resources of a Fortune 6 company.

Data Solutions helps businesses unlock the value of data through a broad range of products and services that support the health and well-being industry. Our mission is to serve as a trusted partner to our clients by responsibly providing services that will enable growth and deliver value. We use data to spark innovation that will drive healthcare insights and ensure greater patient outcomes. We are looking for a seasoned dynamic individual to join our team that has a proven background of positioning businesses in their market providing competitive advantage through strategies and hands on experience that leverage data technologies.

With big technical problems to solve - you'll have the chance to push boundaries and create something new.

If you’re ready to roll up your sleeves and take on unique problems that no one is solving in the tech space yet

Job Responsibilities:

  • Deliver business transformation through disruptivetechnology innovation

  • Demonstrates a comprehensive understanding ofmany technical areas in technology through experience and academic achievement

  • Understand client business model, goals and data architecturethat will provide informative inputs around strategic direction

  • Leverages subject matter expertise (SME), toconsult internally with leaders and individual contributors on forward-lookingproducts and services

  • Makesdesign choices for the software structure, frameworks, protocols, algorithmsand determines best practices, tool strategy.

  • Ability tocoach and collaborate - you enjoy working closely with others, pairing andlearning, and are comfortable showing off your work.

  • Driveinnovative solutions for Hybrid and Enterprise Cloud deployments

  • Createarchitecture artifacts like Solution Intent, SAD, SSD.

  • Works with internal teams to provide insight on complexinternal technology matters

  • Participates in organization wide projects andcontributes to enterprise wide initiatives

  • Lead change and innovation - pursue opportunities toadopt new technologies and drive adoption to enhance business outcomes - driveand mange high-quality execution across organizational lines

  • Put together prototypes/POC’s using the various tools andtechnologies to show case business benefits quickly

  • Communicate with impact - influence and negotiateeffectively with all internal and external stakeholders to achieve win-winsolutions that advance organizational goals

  • Grow and maintain knowledge of and leverageIT industry/marketplace technologies and trends

  • Providingindustry expertise that will support and guide business decisions aroundstrategic investments

  • Deliver business transformation through disruptivetechnology innovation

  • Support and enable CIO vision around critical businesscapabilities by partnering with respective Architecture teams to help formulatedata strategies that align to business technology roadmaps


  • Bachelor’sdegree or higher

  • 8 + years of professional IT experience

  • Experienceworking with Micro-service based architecture i.e. containers andcontainer-orchestration tools like Docker and Kubernetes

  • Experiencewith event sourcing, streaming data and complex event processing

  • Experiencein design, implementation and deployment of scalable API services

  • Experiencewith architecture and design of Data warehousing and BI applications.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Healthcare industry experience

  • Apassion for engineering and a consistent record of designing greatsoftware

  • Experiencewith Cloud Deployments

  • Handson Experience with NoSQL stores (like Cassandra, HBase), document stores (likeElastic, etc.) and streaming technologies (like Kakfa, etc.)

  • Abilityto design application to seamlessly integrate with industry leadingorchestration systems including Kubernetes, OpenStack

  • Experiencepresenting to an Executive audience

  • Knowledgeof big data technologies and capabilities and Data warehousing experience

  • Familiaritywith java development concepts and tools

  • Experiencewith Meta Data tools and techniques

  • Experienceleading Architecture teams

Technology Careers with Optum. Information and technology have amazing power to transform the health care industry and improve people's lives. This is where it's happening. This is where you'll help solve the problems that have never been solved. We're freeing information so it can be used safely and securely wherever it's needed. We're creating the very best ideas that can most easily be put into action to help our clients improve the quality of care and lower costs for millions. This is where the best and the brightest work together to make positive change a reality. This is the place to do 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.