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Application Architect
Ref No.: 18-00288
Location: Bloomington, Minnesota
Position Type:Right to Hire
Start Date / End Date: 04/09/2018 to 10/09/2018
Contract to Hire
6 Month +


This position is responsible for developing, enhancing, and communicating the technical architecture for changes to an internal company application that serves multiple business areas including case management and utilization management. Specific functions include: planning, coordinating, designing, reviewing and communicating technology solutions. The person in this position will focus on creating a technical infrastructure that is cost effective, reliable, available, and scalable.

Accountabilities:
  • Consults with IT Leadership and business partners; identifying uses of information technology for strategic business advantage; develops designs and implementation strategies and communicates them to the development team for implementation.
  • Develops technical assessments of systems and networks for product standard assessments.
  • Follows the company’s standard and guidelines that direct the design and utilization of technical solutions and that provide for maximum productivity and efficiency from the company’s systems.
  • Assists in the development and deployment of new products and systems to adhere to technical standards and architecture.
  • Promotes integration of IT present technologies throughout IT for efficient and reliable systems operations.
  • Coordinates technical decisions to ensure overall compatibility between various standards within the approved technological framework.
  • Reviews and assesses proposed vendor products for future consideration within the company’s system architecture.
  • Conducts and coordinates research of leading edge and emerging technologies.
Skills/Experience:
  • Expertise in architectural framework development, direction, and deployment across multiple platforms and environments
  • Broad technical knowledge and experience across IT functions and technologies
  • Proficient at system documentation and diagrams
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience within the health plan management industry and/or health care provisioning
  • Server hardware experience/knowledge
  • Operating system software experience/knowledge (Unix, Linux, Windows, NT, etc.)
  • Relational database knowledge (Oracle, Cache, etc.)
  • Experience with a variety of operating systems and platforms including: mainframe, client server, midrange systems, PC systems, middleware, networks, database systems, etc.
  • Proven project management skills, preparing multi-year plans for complex implementation
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent education/experience
  • 10+ years' experience in IT infrastructure and architecture
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Technical training/certifications