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Change Healthcare Senior Application / Solutions Architect in Helena, Montana

TitleSenior Application / Solutions ArchitectOverview of PositionThe Senior Application Architect works with business and technology leaders to understand the holistic business strategy and then works with product managers, domain architects, senior technologists, and business analysts to identify, define and develop solution-specific, cloud-native, IT architectures and product deliverables to support the strategy.

The Senior Application Architect also leads, and actively participates in, the design and hands-on development of incubation and innovation projects including prototyping, proofs-of-concept, new enterprise technology components, and the delivery of products to market.

What will be my duties and responsibilities in this job?

  • Leads solution design for multiple teams and development and performance evaluation providing comprehensive design guidance.

  • Create own design proposals and review, improve and approve design proposals of others; ensure alignment to BU and Enterprise Architecture Design Principles

  • Proposes and develops solution area architecture designs and blueprints while ensuring alignment to the broader sub-business unit architecture design principles and technology strategies.

  • Leads sub-business unit engineers to ensure designs are being implemented properlyDrives solution-specific technology assessments & decisions

  • Coordinator of engagement with technology partners, vendors and 3rd parties

  • Leads solution architecture development across the enterprise, providing strategic technology guidance to all functional areas

  • Identifies and proactively designs technical debt out of the solution area environment; produces comprehensive technical views of the solution area's components at the software, data, communication and compute layers; able to design end-to-end solutions that meet performance, scalability, security, regulatory compliance and resiliency requirements across the Solution Area product suite; understands, articulates and contributes to the Business Unit's and Company's business and technology strategy.

  • Work with product managers, domain architects and engineers to develop modern, high-performing, cloud-native software architectures. The nature of these projects will vary from enterprise platform component development to new product development and existing product re-platforming initiatives to cloud-native architectures.

  • Drive incubation and innovation projects including the prototyping and development of proofs-of-concept and delivery of new technology components and products to market.

  • Provide hands-on engineering support including software development/coding, 3rd party tool analysis, provisioning and configuration.

  • Development of enterprise architectural patterns that define best practices for software design and development as well as recommended use of enterprise technologies and services.

What are the requirements needed for this position?

  • 8 + years of experience working as an Architect

  • 8 + years of recent experience with hands-on coding (modern programming)

  • 5 + years analyzing business, technical requirements and data and working with project leadership to formulate application architectures and plans for execution

  • Expert solution design skills and understands enterprise scalable architecture design principles

  • Has advanced in-depth proficiency in multiple relevant software engineering design processes

  • Experience in full lifecycle system development: architecture, design, building, testing, deployment, upgrade, and support

  • A degree in Computer Science, information technology or engineering is preferred

What other skills/experience would be helpful to have?

  • Strong understanding and experience in delivery software using the agile SAFe framework

  • Proven planning skills and the ability to work with limited supervision

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills including presentation skills

  • Strong conflict resolution and negotiation skills

  • Works well in a matrixed cross-functional environment and a builder of professional relationships

  • Experience coordinating and managing distributed teams of varying size and skill set and working with or as part of a matrixed organization

  • Proven ability to develop modern, cloud-native architectures for e-commerce scale, SaaS-based products

What are the working conditions and physical requirements of this job?

General office demands


Join our team today where we are creating a better coordinated, increasingly collaborative, and more efficient healthcare system!

Colorado Residents Only:

The base pay range for Colorado residents is $80,560.00 - $165,270.00 plus any relevant incentive pay programs that may be aligned to the role. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your base pay, Change Healthcare offers the following benefits for this position, subject to applicable eligibility requirements: Health, dental and vision plans; wellness program; health savings account; flexible spending accounts; 401(k) retirement plan; life insurance; short-term and long-term disability insurance; Employee Assistance Program; PTO; tuition reimbursement; and employee-paid critical illness and accident insurance.

Some of our positions require employees to be onsite at a Change Healthcare facility or a Client site, including Medical Facilities. Depending on the site’s health and safety guidelines, you may be required to have medical screenings or vaccinations to meet site requirements, which may include Covid-19 vaccination and/or testing. Further details and requirements will be confirmed during the interview process.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement

Change Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, or veteran status. To read more about employment discrimination protections under federal law, read EEO is the Law at and the supplemental information at

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Change Healthcare maintains a drug free workplace and conducts pre-employment drug-testing, where applicable, in accordance with federal, state and local laws.

Change Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicant will reveive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, or veteran status.