, Texas

Job Description
The Sr Solution Architect is accountable for the business solution designs for key strategic initiatives including (but not limited to) developing architectures that represent business, applications/integration, data, infrastructure, platform, and security architectures.

In this role you will act as the chief SME architect for a key strategic initiative (s) within PSS IT tower leveraging significant enterprise experience in architecture and hands-on delivery of solutions to achieve business outcomes. This includes having the strong ability to look around the corner at emerging technologies and advise senior leadership around the strategic technical vision for the tower. You will play a key role in furthering the modernization journey for PSS IT in alignment with the Enterprise IT strategy.

Accountabilities include:

• Cradle to Grave Solution Leadership: Ultimate accountability and oversight for driving solutions from cradle to grave for a given domain by providing leadership and oversight to solution engineers and architects who are intimately familiar with the application architectures within their specific domain
• Buy vs Build Analysis: In depth experience in performing Buy vs Build analysis based on the qualitative and quantitative analysis across the available options to provide a final recommendation based on the rationale
• Architecture and design reviews: Play a key leadership role in architecture design reviews and identify gaps and recommend design changes. Actively lead and participate in the Architecture community to drive modernization opportunities for the advancement of PBM technology while keeping in mind the complexities of our IT landscape
• Develop Reference architecture and implementation: Providing leadership, coaching and guidance to App Dev, ETS and TAI develop/assemble PBM-applicable reference architectures for cloud-native applications to be applied to PBM apps targeted for refactor and optimization.
• Application profile identification: Leverage significant technical expertise and domain knowledge to identify PBM apps targeted for refactor and optimization for cloud
• Proof of concept technology support: Lead and drive proofs-of-concept and technology deep-dives specific to partner technologies
• “Roll up your sleeves and help clear technical roadblocks”: Advise and assist App development teams with technical roadblocks such as performance challenges within a solution
• Cost optimization identification: Engage with appropriate stakeholders to recommend or assess opportunities to drive cost efficiencies aimed at simplicity, configurability and eventual elimination of technical debt associated with PSS applications.

Pay Range
The typical pay range for this role is:
Minimum: 140,000
Maximum: 280,000

Please keep in mind that this range represents the pay range for all positions in the job grade within which this position falls. The actual salary offer will take into account a wide range of factors, including location.

Required Qualifications
What are we looking for in a successful candidate?
• Best in class technical subject matter expertise and domain knowledge
• SME level understanding of cloud design and architecture for one or more public cloud provider (Azure, AWS, GCP) to deliver large-scale distributed solutions across the full enterprise stack
• SME level technical skills in the following areas: application and integration architecture, security and automation along with a working knowledge of IT operations
• SME level understanding of APIs and microservices-based architecture is a must
• Domain Driven Design:
• Map the domain scope to Bounded Contexts /Microservices
• Conduct Event Storming to define Strategic Design
• Define road map based on the value realization

Analyzing the domain using Event Storming:
Perform Event Storming is done to identify domain events, commands, persona or entities to facilitate a structured conversation about the domain by Business and IT.

Leverage Event Storming helps to define the following design patterns:
Strategic Design:

• Bounded Context
• Ubiquitous Language
• Context Mapping

Tactical Design:
• Aggregates
• Entities and Value Objects
• Aggregates
• Domain Events and Services
• Application Services

• Experience working with technologies that work as glue between modern apps and legacy infrastructure leveraging streaming platforms like Apache Kafka
• Ability to collaborate with Digital, IT, EA, Ops and Security to deliver solutions
• Experience in enterprise development tools and methodologies (XP, Agile) including DevSecOps and DataOps
• Hands-on technologists with coding skills and proficient in modern technology stacks (Cloud, DevOps, Kafka etc.)
• Understanding of both SQL and NoSQL database technologies
• Demonstrable hands-on experience is a must
• Facilitates adoption of cloud-native/cloud-first architectures.
• Experience integrating with legacy mainframe/mid-range AS400 applications including developing roadmaps for modernization of the applications

Soft Skills:
• Ability to teach and upskill talent within the organization.
• Thought leadership and mentoring
• Excellent communication
• Deep collaboration skills. Ability to work as a team player seeking alignment and able to influence outcomes through hands-on demonstration of cloud capabilities.

Preferred Qualifications
Cloud Architect certification from any of the leading public cloud providers such as Microsoft (Azure), Google (GCP), and Amazon(AWS).

Bachelors degree in engineering or any computer science related field .

Business Overview
Bring your heart to CVS Health Every one of us at CVS Health shares a single, clear purpose: Bringing our heart to every moment of your health. This purpose guides our commitment to deliver enhanced human-centric health care for a rapidly changing world. Anchored in our brand — with heart at its center — our purpose sends a personal message that how we deliver our services is just as important as what we deliver. Our Heart At Work Behaviors™ support this purpose. We want everyone who works at CVS Health to feel empowered by the role they play in transforming our culture and accelerating our ability to innovate and deliver solutions to make health care more personal, convenient and affordable. We strive to promote and sustain a culture of diversity, inclusion and belonging every day. CVS Health is an affirmative action employer, and is an equal opportunity employer, as are the physician-owned businesses for which CVS Health provides management services. We do not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, promotion, or any other personnel action based on race, ethnicity, color, national origin, sex/gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. 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. See Job Description

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