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CVS Health Sr Solution Architect (Cloud/APIs) in Hartford, Connecticut

Job Description

The Senior Architect will be leading technology architecture for highly visible initiatives in the Aetna Commercial Health Care Business supporting National, Middle market and Small group segments. The individual will be influencing management and peers in OCTO to implement technology strategies. The work location is based out of Hartford/CT, Irving/TX, Downers Grove/IL, Blue Bell/PA or other CVS Health (Aetna) offices. Qualified candidates will be considered for working remotely from other locations in the US.Fundamental Components:- Leads technology strategy, architecture system of record and support business systems delivery.- Collects requirements for approved projects and aggregates resource demand by the supplier and by role.- Communicates the architectural strategy throughout all levels of the Health Care Business organization. Produces quality output for highly visible IT products, services, and future business development.- Acts as the primary technical resource across several areas of expertise, to senior client and information technology management and staff. - Provides expert technical consultation to senior IT management strategic planning groups. - Leads development of solutions with high complexity and risk with business area implications. - Fosters and engages in teamwork at all technical levels and across the business lines. - Be viewed as a subject matter and technology delivery expert for the business organization by a wide range of management. - Anticipates and proactively responds to future customer, industry and IT trends. - Advances capabilities for the enterprise to enable automation/integration across hybrid processing environments (AI, Cloud, API, Web, Micro Services).- Develops business models to guide the development of the architecture and manage standard technical product life cycle.

Required Qualifications

8+ years of recent and relevant experience in IT development, delivery, and architecture methodologies, with significant experience leading/managing the application delivery process including the following:- 8+ years of experience in Enterprise, and/or Solution Architecture.- 5+ years of experience in project management and/or leading architecture in big programs. - Experience with the development of enterprise architectures in large corporate environments

COVID Requirements

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

CVS Health requires its Colleagues in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including any booster shots if required), where allowable under the law, unless they are approved for a reasonable accommodation based on disability, medical condition, pregnancy, or religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated.

  • If you are vaccinated, you are required to have received at least one COVID-19 shot prior to your first day of employment and to provide proof of your vaccination status within the first 10 days of your employment. For the two COVID-19 shot regimen, you will be required to provide proof of your second COVID-19 shot within the first 45 days of your employment. Failure to provide timely proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status will result in the termination of your employment with CVS Health.

  • If you are unable to be fully vaccinated due to disability, medical condition, pregnancy, or religious belief, you will be required to apply for a reasonable accommodation within the first 10 days of your employment in order to remain employed with CVS Health. As a part of this process, you will be required to provide information or documentation about the reason you cannot be vaccinated. If your request for an accommodation is not approved, then your employment may be terminated.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Must demonstrate technical leadership, be able to turn vision into action, drive outcomes, and promote common goals and actions.- Strong understanding of Application Integration using IBM Technologies and RestFul APIs- Familiarity with designing and developing distributed mobile and web applications, AuthN, and AuthZ using Oauth and OIDC protocols- Must demonstrate an understanding of enterprise integration across hybrid processing environments (AI, Cloud, API, Web, Micro Services, Data Model patterns).- Position requires expert knowledge across multiple platforms, integration patterns, processes, data/domain models, and architectures.- Candidates must demonstrate an understanding of the following disciplines: enterprise architecture, business architecture, information architecture, application architecture, and integration architecture.- Ability to focus on business solutions and understand how to achieve them according to the given timeframes and resources.- Experience managing matrixed staff with the ability to leverage non-directs to complete tasks.- Demonstrated ability to negotiate complex and often contentious issues and reach consensus and work through people to achieve key goals.- Outstanding oral and written communication skills including formal presentations for all levels of management combined with strong collaboration/influencing.- Experience with architecture modeling tools and maintaining architectural artifacts - Strong UML experience along with skill in MEGA, RSA archer or similar tools.- Recognized as an expert/thought leader. Anticipates and solves highly complex problems with broad impact on a business area.- Experience with Agile Methodology including Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe).- Demonstrates longevity in previous roles with the ability to lead and sustain long-term architecture evolution in an enterprise.- Healthcare or Insurance/Financial services experience and industry knowledge is highly desired.


Bachelor’s degree in computer science or technical equivalent. Will accept a verifiable H.S. diploma / GED with one year of relevant work experience for every year of college not attained in addition to required years of experience.

Business Overview

At Aetna, a CVS Health company, we are joined in a common purpose: helping people on their path to better health. We are working to transform health care through innovations that make quality care more accessible, easier to use, less expensive and patient-focused. Working together and organizing around the individual, we are pioneering a new approach to total health that puts people at the heart.

We are committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive workplace. CVS Health is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate in recruiting, hiring or promotion based on race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, age, disability or protected veteran status. 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.