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Humana Lead Application Architect in Indianapolis, Indiana



The Lead Application Architect performs technical planning, architecture development and modification of specifications. Develops specifications for new products/services, applications and service offerings. Assesses the compatibility and integration of products/services proposed as standards in order to ensure an integrated architecture across interdependent applications. Advises executives to develop functional strategies (often segment specific) on matters of significance. Exercises independent judgment and decision making on complex issues regarding job duties and related tasks, and works under minimal supervision. Uses independent judgment requiring analysis of variable factors and determining the best course of action.


Planning and Modification of Specifications

  • Perform regular reviews of existing application architecture

  • Understand business purpose of software solution requests

  • Research new products/services to determine usefulness and compatibility with an integrated architecture across interdependent technologies that meet business goals

  • Design applications architecture solution specifications to meet business needs in alignment with enterprise architecture direction and standards

  • Recommend when portions of current architecture should be replaced with new components/technologies

  • Modify specifications of implemented/planned architecture as needed

Develop IT Application Architecture Solutions

  • Develop specifications for new recommended/accepted IT products/services, applications and service offerings

  • Make decisions regarding new IT products/services, applications and service offerings that are diverse in scope and complex in nature

  • Perform, collaborate and coordinate work across teams to insure additions and changes to application architecture are implemented successfully

  • Ensure that application architecture documentation is kept up to date with any new technology or configuration changes and that full documentation is shared with the Enterprise Architecture and Software Engineering teams

  • Contribute to system disaster recovery planning, documentation and execution

  • Provide after-hours support related to updating application architecture as needed

Lead Team

  • Provide leadership and direction for a team responsible for planning, analysis and design of software solutions

  • Partner with business owners to propose and analyze potential technology solutions to business opportunities

  • Understand and map current business process

  • Work with business owners to modify current business processes to improve their efficiency and accuracy

  • Suggest systems solutions that utilize existing technology in new and innovative ways to leverage existing IT resources effectively, while improving business efficiency

  • Propose the utilization of new technology to solve business problems in a highly efficient, accurate and cost effective manner

Design, Develop and Implement Shared Application Solutions for the Enterprise

  • Develop specifications for shared services and modules that will be incorporated into solutions and applications by various teams, in order to achieve productivity gains, security objectives etc.

  • Design, develop and implement shared services and modules that will be incorporated into solutions and applications by various teams, to achieve productivity gains, security objectives etc.

  • Document, educate and support various teams to use shared services and modules.

Required Qualifications

  • Our Department of Defense contract requires U.S. Citizenship

  • Successfully receive interim approval for government security clearance (eQIP - Electronic Questionnaire for Investigation Processing)

  • Bachelor's degree, technical area preferred or technical training equivalent

  • Eight years of relevant information technology experience

  • Two or more years project management experience

  • Ability to work well in a team development setting

  • Experience with a modern Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and other software development tools

  • Experience with Microsoft Office or similar tools

  • Good oral and written communication skills

  • Extensive knowledge of design patterns

  • Experience with UML diagrams - class and sequence diagrams

  • Experience with process and data flow diagrams

  • Experience working in Agile Environment converting user stories to architectural design

  • Experience designing and implementing relational databases

  • Ability to work on multiple project simultaneously

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree

  • Healthcare experience

  • Microsoft Development environments

  • SQL Server Experience

  • Azure Cloud Experience

  • Working knowledge of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

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