Cloud Architect at WPS Health Solutions in MONONA, Wisconsin

Posted in Other 7 days ago.

Job Description:


Cloud Architect

U.S. citizenship is required for this position due to Department of Defense restrictions

Role Summary:

Our Cloud Architect will help define and coordinate architecture direction of large enterprise modernization efforts at WPS. Will be accountable for driving and producing architecture artifacts that include current/future state business and technology architectures. This Cloud Architect will also create and maintain reference architecture and patterns that will be used to guide projects. This Architect will also provide mentoring to other architects throughout the enterprise to apply new Cloud Architecture principles. To be successful, this Cloud Architect will be a thought leader and influencer, excited to provide the needed technology vision to enable business strategy success.

In this role you will:

  • Understand business application portfolios, processes, and priorities, and use this information to design cloud- and hybrid-based technology architectures and solutions.

  • Be an evangelist for cloud-related solution efforts.

  • Maintain architectural principles that are used to accomplish a business-aligned IT strategy.

  • Develop proposed business and technology change requests in alignment with IT strategy and business requirements.

  • Create designs and assets to support project execution that aligns with IT strategy and supports successful delivery.

  • Design solutions that exhibit high levels of performance, security, scalability, maintainability, reliability, and appropriate reusability upon deployment.

  • Coordinate Proof-of-Concept implementations to infuse key new technologies as appropriate.

  • Collaborate with business teams or technical teams such as infrastructure, security, web, and data to aid in use of architectural principles and decision-making.

  • Perform project team reviews against architectural principles.

  • Apply technical knowledge and business insights to create architecture roadmaps and assist in breaking down items for tactical execution.

  • Review cloud usage for opportunities to improve efficiencies and/or reduce costs.

  • Maintain technical trends, skills, and knowledge of cloud capabilities; share these with the internal technical community.

  • Support team members in architecture efforts that may not be cloud specific.

This role could be a good fit if you:

  • Have a passion for information management practices, system development life cycle management, infrastructure and operations, digital transformation, and architecture frameworks.

  • Have knowledge of cloud and data architectures for digital transformations.

  • Are experienced creating solutions with cloud computing platforms using PaaS and DevOps coding.

  • Are experienced implementing SaaS solutions.

  • Collaborate well with Solutions, Technology, Data and Applications Architects and App Dev teams.

  • Enjoy the responsibility of Influencing IT and business decision makers

  • Have proven experience with design and implementation of large, complex enterprise systems over an extended period.

  • Are adaptable and have a consultant mindset to ensure technology products and services are architected according to business needs.

  • Enjoy working with ambiguity in a fast-paced changing environment.

You'll benefit from this experience by:

  • Working in a change-oriented environment with very talented leaders from across the entire organization.

  • Working on new and exciting impactful initiatives.

  • Working in an environment that serves our Nation's military, Veterans, Guard and Reserves along with their families.

You need to have:

  • U.S. citizenship is required for this position due to Department of Defense restrictions

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field or equivalent post high school and/or related work experience.

  • 2 or more years of related work experience.

We highly prefer:

  • 5 or more years of related work experience within the technical architecture domains.

  • Deep experience in the design and build-out of cloud solutions.

  • Deep domain experience in one or more of these areas:

    • Container orchestration

    • Continuous integration

    • Cloud data or web platforms

    • Data Governance

    • Machine Learning, AI, or Data Science

We also prefer:

  • Master's degree in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, system analysis, business, or a related field of study.

  • 2 or more years' experience creating cloud solutions in Azure.

  • An individual who has an entrepreneurial spirit and is not afraid of trying new things.

  • A strong change mindset, flexibility, and openness to suggestions on how this role will evolve and grow in our environment.

  • Working knowledge of agile/scrum frameworks.

  • Familiarity with business architecture frameworks.

This role is open to 100% remote work in the following approved states:
Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin

Your team:

This person will work in the Architecture team and report to the Architecture Manager. The Architecture team is part of the Transformation Organization of WPS. The purpose of this organization is to drive innovation and new business capabilities. Other areas in this organization are Cloud Engineering, Data Platform Modernization, Data Governance, Business Process Optimization, and Cognitive Analysis & Insights. The 7 people on the architecture team are responsible for helping those who implement and upkeep systems, such as infrastructure and software development teams, be more successful and efficient in their jobs through the successful implementation of IT projects and practices.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Eligible for annual Performance Bonus Program

  • 401(k) with dollar-per-dollar match up to 6% of salary

  • Competitive paid time off

  • Health and dental insurance start DAY 1

  • Vision insurance

  • Flexible spending, dependent care, and health savings accounts

  • Short- and long-term disability, group life insurance

  • Innovative professional and cognitive development programs

Who We Are

WPS Health Solutions is an innovator in health insurance and a worldwide leader in claims administration, serving millions of beneficiaries in the United States and abroad.

Founded in 1946, WPS offers health insurance plans for individuals, families, and seniors, and group plans for small and large businesses. We are a world-class claims processor and program administrator for the government's Medicare program. And we manage benefits for millions of active-duty and retired military personnel and their families.

WPS has been named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute for 10 years in a row.

Learn more about WPS.

Our Purpose and Values

Our purpose is to make healthcare easier for those we serve. Click Here

Our values - Customer Focused, Individual Responsibility, Mutual Respect, and Driven & Passionate - are the core of who we are and how we conduct business every day.

Health Insurance

WPS Health Insurance offers high-quality health insurance plans for individuals and families, Medicare supplement plans for seniors, and group health plans for businesses of every size.

Military and Veterans Health

WPS Military and Veterans Health administers claims and provides customer service and related activities for the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and their beneficiaries.

Government Health Administrators

WPS Government Health Administrators manages Medicare Part A and Part B benefits for more than 7 million beneficiaries. As one of the largest contractors for the Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services, we've served Medicare beneficiaries and their health care providers since 1966.

WPS Health Plan

WPS Health Plan offers Health Maintenance Organization and Point-of-Service plans to the group and individual markets in eastern and north-central Wisconsin, plus third-party administrator services.

EPIC Specialty Benefits

EPIC Specialty Benefits provides businesses group insurance products that cover:

  • Life

  • Disability

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Voluntary benefits

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