Principal Enterprise Architect, Business Architecture - Dover - job 1197405

Humana Inc.

Date: 09/12/2021

City: Dover, Delaware

Employment type: Full-time


Humana is an $80 billion (Fortune 41) market leader in integrated healthcare with a clearly defined purpose to help people achieve lifelong well-being. As a company focused on the health and well-being of the people we serve, Humana is committed to advancing the employment experience and vitality of the associate community. Through offerings anchored in a whole-person view of human well-being, Humana embraces a focus on stimulating positive individual and population changes while nurturing a sense of security, enabling people to live life fully and be their most productive.

Against that backdrop, we are seeking a talented professional to join our team as a Principal Enterprise Architect – Business Architecture. In this role, you will translate business needs into technical strategies, systems solutions, and architectural roadmaps, and will provide strategic advice and guidance to functional teams. You will also play a key role in understanding Humana's business strategy and mapping that strategy to business capabilities and the underlying technology to identify where business and technical investments should be made.

To support this activity, the Principal Enterprise Architect will work with stakeholders and industry experts to implement a Business Architecture practice within Humana. The Business Architecture practice will provide a common language (around Domains and Business Capabilities) that stakeholders can use to enhance the IT investment planning process. This role serves as a thought leader to challenge/influence all levels across the organization to rethink routine, and drive adoption of the Business Architecture practice. To ensure firsthand knowledge of solution architecture activities, this role will also be responsible for applying enterprise architecture governance over a subset of solutions. This firsthand knowledge will be used to enhance the Business Architecture practice and ensure its practicality.

You will directly lead a small team and will report directly to the Director of Enterprise Platform Architecture. Although Louisville, KY would be an ideal location for this position, for exceptional candidates we are happy to consider any location in the lower 48 states.


Key Responsibilities

Build a Business Architecture Practice/Framework within Humana that includes

  • Working with various stakeholders to create and build enterprise alignment for a Humana-specific domain model

  • Identifying, documenting and scoring the maturity of the business capabilities within each domain

  • Mapping business capabilities to the underlying technology that supports that capability

  • Ensuring traceability from business and technology strategy through capabilities to IT investments.

Facilitate the creation of clear, concise and easy to access business architecture data and standards to provide engineering teams with tactical direction for documenting their business architecture. Clearly communicate the value associated with adhering to the business architecture framework.

Create visibility and build awareness of the gaps between current state business architecture versus future state business architecture to ensure gaps are prioritized for resolution.

To ensure ground truth knowledge, for a subset of solutions, ensure seamless governance is applied to engineering teams who are building those solutions

Key Candidate Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have broad, advanced expertise related to the practice of Business Architecture, with extensive experience (typically 5+ years) architecting business solutions. He/she will demonstrate strategic thinking abilities, an enterprise-wide perspective, and the ability to recognize structural issues within the organization, including cross-functional interdependencies and redundancies. This person will also have proven experience providing guidance and defining strategy for how companies should deal with business architecture.

In addition to the above, the following professional qualifications and personal attributes are also sought:

  • Ability to drive tasks to completion

  • Current or recent experience in a large, highly matrixed company (i.e., Fortune 250), with proven ability to influence leaders and key stakeholders in such an environment

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills, including the polish, poise, and executive presence that will ensure effective interaction with senior and executive level audiences

  • Highly collaborative mindset and excellent relationship-building skills, including the ability to engage many diverse stakeholders and SMEs and win their co-ownership in the outcome

  • Strong negotiation and mediation skills

  • Experience in the healthcare industry will be helpful

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related relevant experience is a plus

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