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Senior Advisor, Architecture

at CVS Health

Posted: 5/23/2020
Job Reference #: 1274314BR
Keywords: management

Job Description

Job Description
At CVS Health’s Office of the CTO, we offer world-class, innovative, integrated, scalable, and balanced system solutions aligned with business and IT strategies. With design and critical thinking, deep business knowledge, situational awareness, and multi-disciplinary experience, we deliver the trusted insight, advice, and technical leadership needed to make optimal use of technology and information assets.

As our newest Senior Software Architect, you will deliver architectural solutions for programs and projects across one or more strategically significant domains in accordance with Office of the CTO policies and processes. You will serve as an ambassador for the Office of the CTO with ownership of mid-level customer relationships.

In the Senior Software Architect position, you will have no direct management responsibilities but will be an important contributor to the success of complex, large, and sometimes enterprise-wide projects. You will partner with other architects on one or more projects during all stages of the system lifecycle and may direct their design efforts as needed.

Additional Responsibilities of the Senior Software Architect:
* Provides program and project-level architectures for systems, applications, integrations and technology, and validates conceptual architectures.
* Manages and interprets program and project requirements into specific system, application and integration designs.
* Identifies and solves complex design problems.
* Designs and modifies components of new and existing IT systems and vendor offerings.
* Designs integrations with a focus on performance engineering and loose coupling using APIs and services.
* Manages the architecture governance activities associated with ensuring solution compliance with standards and best practices.
* Identifies risks and proactively works to remediate technical debt.
* Devises strategies to integrate with other CVS Health enterprise systems and realize the benefits of an API and service architecture.
* Ensures proposals, projects, and solutions are well-formed and aligned with corporate and Office of the CTO strategies.
* Contributes to and maintains a curated representation of CVS Health’s software architecture.
* Contributes to, and occasionally leads, the development of architectural frameworks, standards, and reference material.
* Informs enterprise decisions, roadmaps, and investment planning for improved or new capabilities, determine capabilities the enterprise must develop to satisfy customers, compete in a market, manage its vendors, and improve operations.
* Participates in current IT environment health analysis, identifying risks to critical capabilities, and recommending solutions.
* Uses knowledge of internal and external trends to anticipate and proactively respond to future customer, industry and information technology needs.
* Uses expert business and technical knowledge to effectively communicate architecture to all levels of the organization.
* Participates in opportunity and product positioning assessments.
* Serves as an objective, respected liaison conveying business needs and opportunities to IT, and technical constraints to the business.

Required Qualifications
* 8+ years experience in information systems architecture methodologies, architectural abstractions, and design patterns, including:
o Experience with IT delivery or development
o Experience with design considerations for high volume transaction systems
o Experience with object-oriented modeling principles (inheritance, polymorphism) and methods (use cases, sequence diagrams, etc.).
* 4+ years enterprise architecture
* 1+ years executive-level presentations

Preferred Qualifications
* Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
* Prior experience in the health care industry
* Architecture certification strongly preferred.
* Experience with any of the following approaches: Agile/Scrum development and management, the Scaled Agile Framework, iterative and incremental development, and/or continuous integration and delivery
* Advanced-level knowledge of technologies such as: mobile/web frameworks, omnichannel experience design, hybrid cloud, security and privacy, action arbitration, IoT, event streaming, AI/machine learning, consents, preferences, microservices, containerization, APIs, SOA, and/or messaging

* Verifiable Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
* Will accept verifiable HS Diploma / GED with one year of relevant work experience for every year of college not attain in addition to required years of experience.

Business Overview
It’s a new day in health care.

Combining CVS Health and Aetna was a transformative moment for our company and our industry, establishing CVS Health as the nation’s premier health innovation company. Through our health services, insurance plans and community pharmacists, we’re pioneering a bold new approach to total health. As a CVS Health colleague, you’ll be at the center of it all.

At CVS Health, we work every day to help people on their path to better health. Never has it been more important for us to deliver on our purpose to our valued customers, patients, members, and employees. With a presence in communities across the country, CVS Health colleagues are and will continue to be a critical piece of the country’s health care solution. The health and safety of our employees, patients, customers, and members is our top priority as we face the impact of COVID-19 together. If you would like to learn about the actions we are taking as a company as we learn more about COVID-19 and its spread, we encourage you to visit our COVID-19 resource center at

We offer a diverse work experience that empowers colleagues for career success. In addition to skill and experience, we also seek to attract and retain colleagues whose beliefs and behaviors are in alignment with our core values of collaboration, innovation, caring, integrity and accountability.

CVS Health is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Gender/Ethnicity/Disability/Protected Veteran - we highly value and are committed to all forms of diversity in the workplace. We proudly support and encourage people with military experience (active, veterans, reservists and National Guard) as well as military spouses to apply for CVS Health job opportunities. We comply with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO is the Law Poster: EEO IS THE LAW and EEO IS THE LAW SUPPLEMENT. Please note that we only accept applications for employment via this site.

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