18 days old

Senior Software Architect

CVS Caremark
Florham Park, NJ 07932
**Job Description**

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

In accordance with Office of the CTO policies and processes, the Senior Software Architect will deliver architectural solutions for programs and projects across one or more strategically significant domains.

This position has no direct line management responsibilities but is an important contributor to the success of complex, typically large, and sometimes enterprise-wide projects. You will serve as an ambassador for the Office of the CTO with ownership of mid-level customer relationships.

In this role, you will guide and influence business, IT delivery and infrastructure leaders in achieving CVS Health business and IT goals. Position requires considerable knowledge of domain processes, and architectures. You may direct the design efforts of other architects. You will partner with other architects on one or more projects during all stages of the system lifecycle.

Lastly, you will provide consulting services, including practices, expertise, and resources to tackle business challenges and help identify and manage needed improvements (including identification of new or improved business capabilities).


- Provides program and project level architectures for systems, applications, integrations and technology.

- 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 complicated integrations with a focus on performance engineering and loose coupling utilizing APIs and Services.

- Creates work product deliverables in accordance with Office of the CTO products 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.

- Validates conceptual architectures.

- 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 Healths 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, helping determine what capabilities the enterprise must develop to satisfy its 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.

- Participates in opportunity and product positioning assessments.

**Required Qualifications**

8+ years experience in information systems architecture methodologies, architectural abstractions, and design patterns, including:

- Experience with IT delivery or development

- Experience with design considerations for high volume transaction systems

- 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**


- Healthcare experience a significant plus

- Demonstrates master of design or software engineering at the system level.

- Recognized as a subject matter expert and leader throughout the business and IT communities.

- Demonstrated understanding of industry and technology trends.

- Anticipates and proactively responds to future customer, industry and information technology needs.

- Demonstrates master knowledge and confidence in both business & technical discussions.

- Ability to multi-task and rapidly switch context between architecture initiatives.

- Ability to act as an unbiased, objective, and respected liaison conveying business information needs and opportunities to IT and technology constraints to the business.

- Effectively communicates the architecture to all levels of the organization.

-Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, with ability to communicate and influence appropriately at all levels of the organization including written, verbal and visual presentations.

- Effective collaborator and consensus-builder, who can apply outcome-based leadership across teams and organizations.

- Flexible and creative with the ability to propose innovative ideas and collaborate with diverse teams to achieve positive outcomes.

- Master-level situational analysis and decision-making abilities.

- Ability to think creatively and drive innovation.

- High EQ with excellent listening, fast learning, writing, documentation and problem-solving skills a must.

- Experience with any of the following approaches: Agile/Scrum Development & Management, Scaled Agile Framework, Iterative & Incremental Development, Continuous Integration and Delivery.

- Advanced-level knowledge of technologies such as: mobile/web frameworks, omni- channel experience design, hybrid cloud, security & privacy, action arbitration, IOT, event streaming, AI/machine learning, consents, preferences, microservices, containerization, APIs, SOA, messaging, etc.


Architecture certification strongly preferred.

Verifiable Bachelors degree or equivalent experience required. Degree in computer science or closely-related discipline strongly preferred. Will accept one year of relevant work experience for every year of college not attained in addition to required years of experience.

**Business Overview**

**Its 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 nations premier health innovation company. Through our health services, insurance plans and community pharmacists, were pioneering a bold new approach to total health. As a CVS Health colleague, youll be at the center of it all.

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 at https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf and EEO IS THE LAW SUPPLEMENT at https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm . We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance to apply for this job, please contact our Advice and Counsel Reasonable Accommodations team at mailto:AdviceCounsel@cvshealth.com . Please note that we only accept applications for employment via this site.

If technical issues are preventing you from applying to a position, contact Kenexa Helpdesk at 1-855-338-5609 or cvshealthsupport@us.ibm.com . For technical issues with the Virtual Job Tryout assessment, contact the Shaker Help Desk at 1-877-987-5352 .
Posted: 2019-10-31 Expires: 2019-11-30

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