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Principal Enterprise Architect



Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2024

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The Principal Enterprise Architect leads the planning, design, and engineering of enterprise-level application and solution architectures to leverage infrastructure and platforms related to cloud computing. The Principal Enterprise Architect provides strategic advice and guidance to application team across the various business segments within the standards of Humana's Enterprise Architecture Framework and must be highly-skilled with broad, advanced technical experience.
  • Work with various stakeholders to build an enterprise alignment around technology strategy, standards, roadmaps, and terminology
  • Facilitate the creation of clear, concise and easy to access technology standards to provide engineering teams with tactical direction for achieving the enterprise tech strategy.
  • Clearly communicate and evangelize the value associated with adhering to the tech strategy and corresponding standards.
  • Create visibility and build awareness of the gap between current state architecture versus future state architecture and advocate for gaps to be filled.
  • Consults and guides application development teams throughout the entire project lifecycle from conceptual solution design through implementation.
  • Performs technical planning, architecture development and modification of specifications for cloud computing environments.
  • Develops specifications for new IT cloud computing products and service offerings.
  • Assesses the compatibility and integration of products/services proposed as standards in order to ensure an integrated architecture across interdependent technologies.
  • Works with senior executives to develop and drive segment or enterprise-wide functional strategies.
  • Advises one or more areas, programs or functions and provides recommendations to senior executives on matters of significance, and as an advanced subject matter expert competent to work at very high levels in multiple knowledge and functional areas across the enterprise.
  • Champion architectural governance processes & Enterprise Architecture intake.
  • Lead efforts to identify and evaluate emerging and disruptive technologies that will evolve the enterprise's technology landscape.
  • Provide thought leadership identifying industry technology trends and drive towards integrating those trends to execute the business strategies effectively and efficiently.
  • Align IT architecture technology strategy and frameworks to enable the company's business strategy and goals, by providing guidance and building consensus across stakeholders.
  • Provide leadership in developing the enterprise's technical and architectural staff.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • 15+ years total of progressive IT systems delivery experience
  • 4+ years of application development experience
  • 4+ years of application architecture / leadership experience
  • 8+ years of large program delivery experience
  • Proven track record with a minimum of 4 large scale application modernization / technology transformation program deliveries inclusive of on-prem, public cloud, private cloud and/or Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions
  • Technical experience must include use of NoSQL databases, microservices, service mesh, data modeling, data architecture (document, relational and graph), API Management Platforms, high-availability/resilience design

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Required Qualifications

Typically requires a Bachelor's degree, in some instances a Master's or Doctorate's degree, and 10+ years of technical experience, or equivalent, and 2-5 years of project/people leadership

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Information

Scheduled Weekly Hours


Pay Range

The compensation range below reflects a good faith estimate of starting base pay for full time (40 hours per week) employment at the time of posting. The pay range may be higher or lower based on geographic location and individual pay will vary based on demonstrated job related skills, knowledge, experience, education, certifications, etc.

$153,500 - $211,300 per year

This job is eligible for a bonus incentive plan. This incentive opportunity is based upon company and/or individual performance.

Description of Benefits

Humana, Inc. and its affiliated subsidiaries (collectively, “Humana”) offers competitive benefits that support whole-person well-being. Associate benefits are designed to encourage personal wellness and smart healthcare decisions for you and your family while also knowing your life extends outside of work. Among our benefits, Humana provides medical, dental and vision benefits, 401(k) retirement savings plan, time off (including paid time off, company and personal holidays, volunteer time off, paid parental and caregiver leave), short-term and long-term disability, life insurance and many other opportunities.

About us

Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) is committed to putting health first – for our teammates, our customers and our company. Through our Humana insurance services and CenterWell healthcare services, we make it easier for the millions of people we serve to achieve their best health – delivering the care and service they need, when they need it. These efforts are leading to a better quality of life for people with Medicare, Medicaid, families, individuals, military service personnel, and communities at large.

Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of Humana not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or because he or she is a protected veteran. It is also the policy of Humana to take affirmative action to employ and to advance in employment, all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status, and to base all employment decisions only on valid job requirements. This policy shall apply to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation and selection for training, including apprenticeship, at all levels of employment.