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Solution Architect

Company: MVP Health Care
Location: Rochester
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Solution Architect

Burlington Office, 62 Merchants Row, Williston, Vermont, United States of America

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  • Virtual Req

    Tuesday, April 18, 2023

    Over 35 years strong and fueled by 1,700 smart, passionate employees across New York state and Vermont, MVP is full of opportunities to grow. We are a nationally recognized, award-winning leader for a reason. The beating heart of our company is a wide range of employees from a diverse set of backgrounds-tech people, numbers people, even people people-working together to make health insurance better. If you are ready to join a thriving, mission-driven company where you can create your own opportunities and make a positive difference-it's time to make a healthy career move to MVP!

    Full-Time, Exempt

    Work Location: Remote

    Job Summary:

    We are continually evolving the way MVP uses technology to grow our business, digitally transform our organization, and create valuable business outcomes. We are looking for an experienced and dynamic solution architect to join our team.

    The solution architect proactively and holistically leads and supports activities that guide the development and management of a portfolio of solutions.

    The solution architect provides the necessary leadership, analysis and design tasks related to support the development of technology solutions to ensure that solutions meet business needs, create business value, and align with architectural governance and standards.

    Scope of Activities:
  • Translates business and technical requirements into an architectural blueprint to achieve business objectives and documents all solution architecture design and analysis work
  • Works closely with the product owners and product managers to ensure a robust architectural runway that can support future business requirements throughout the product lifecycle
  • Understands business drivers and business capabilities (future and current state) and determines corresponding enterprise solution designs and change requirements to drive the organization's targeted business outcomes
  • Understands emerging technology trends and disruptions and their practical application to enable new and evolving business and operating models
    • Facilitates the evaluation and selection of software products and services, as well as the design of standard and custom software configurations
    • Consults with application and infrastructure development projects and products to fit systems or infrastructure to architecture and identify when it is necessary to modify designs to accommodate the solutions architecture to ensure a composable architecture
    • Acts as a consultant on a broad range of technologies, platforms, and vendor offerings to drive targeted business outcomes and ensure alignment with the overall enterprise architecture
    • Creates architectural designs to guide and contextualize solution development across products, services, projects, and systems, including applications, technologies, processes, and information
    • Provides deliverables like standard definitions, reference models and architecture designs to support architectural governance to assess the impact of new and ongoing technology investment on the business and IT portfolios
    • Supports a community of practice (CoP), guiding and helping agile teams, product owners to align with the overall enterprise architecture governance and assurance
    • Defines the principles, guidelines, standards, and solution patterns to ensure solution decisions are aligned with the enterprise's future-state architecture vision


      Minimum Education:

      Bachelor or Associate's Degree, Computer Science or Engineering a plus, but not required. 5+ years of career progression with demonstrated success in the job responsibilities and requirements of this position.

      Minimum Experience:
    • Minimum of five years of experience in at least two IT solution development disciplines, including technical or infrastructure architecture, network management, application development, middleware, database management or cloud development
    • Minimum of two years of experience in Microsoft Azure Cloud solution architecture / development
    • Exposure to multiple, diverse technologies, platforms, and processing environments
    • Good understanding of strategic and new and emerging technology trends, and the practical application of existing, new, and emerging technologies to new and evolving business and operating models
    • Good understanding of product management, agile principles and development methodologies and capability of supporting agile teams by providing advice and guidance on opportunities, impact, and risks, taking account of technical and architectural debt
    • Experience developing architecture blueprints, strategies and roadmaps
    • Experience delivering presentations to senior-level executives and technical audiences

      Required Skills:
    • Knowledge of various backend development languages like C#, .Net, SQL, and Python
    • Knowledge of various database technologies like SAP ASE, SQL Server, and Oracle
    • Knowledge of various frontend web development languages like JavaScript, HTML and CSS.
    • Knowledge of various aspects of a technology architecture like integration, network, and security
    • Knowledge of information principles and processes
    • Understanding and knowledge of system development life cycle methodologies (such as waterfall, agile software development, rapid prototyping, and DevOps)
    • Understanding and knowledge of IT service management (ITSM) and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
    • Knowledge of different modeling languages (such as UML and ArchiMate)
    • Understanding of and ability to create IT principles, standards, processes, and controls
    • Excellent understanding of application development methodologies, frameworks, and infrastructure and network architecture
    • Excellent analytical, planning, organizational and technical skills
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to work with others in a hybrid work environment

      Preferred Skills:
    • Experience working in the health insurance industry is a plus.
    • Experience with Facets, Macess, Lawson, Hyperion, CareRadius, Box, and Workday is a plus
    • Experience with batch processing orchestration in a hybrid cloud environment
      • Experience with UI frameworks like Angular and React is a plus
      • Experience with NoSQL databases like Cosmos DB, MongoDB, etc. is a plus
      • Experience with Docker containers and Kubernetes is a plus.
        About MVP
        MVP Health Care is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit health insurer caring for more than 700,000 members in New York and Vermont. Committed to the complete well-being of our members and the communities we serve, MVP makes health insurance more convenient, more supportive, and more personal. We are powered by the ideas and energy of more than 1,700 diverse, employees from all backgrounds, committed to having a positive impact on the health and wellness of everyone we serve. MVP Health Care is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Employment Opportunity (PDF). We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis, e.g., Pay Transparency (PDF), and the Know your Rights protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Any person with a disability needing special accommodations to the application process, please contact Human Resources at

        Please apply and learn more - including how you may become a proud member of our team.

        Other details
        • Job Family Information Technology & Transformation Services
        • Pay Type Salary

Keywords: MVP Health Care, Rochester , Solution Architect, Other , Rochester, New York

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