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Humana Lead Azure Cloud Architect (remote virtual work from home eligible) in Aberdeen, South Dakota


The Lead Cloud Architect leads the planning, design, and engineering of enterprise-level infrastructure and platforms related to cloud computing. The Lead Cloud Architect works on problems of diverse scope and complexity ranging from moderate to substantial.


Humana is seeking an experienced Azure Cloud Lead Architect who can utilize solid business knowledge and expert technical Cloud experience to help develop strategy, roadmap and execution for our Cloud Modernization programs. As a Lead architect you will provide leadership and direction for our EDI and Imaging teams in the identification, analysis, evaluation, life-cycle management, and adoption of modern technologies in Cloud environments that support business requirements and align with architecture standards and platforms. You will support the secure and efficient migration of enterprise services to the Cloud, while ensuring optimal security posture of existing on premise services.

Works closely with all areas of Enterprise Information Protection (EIP)'s, business units, and strategic partners and vendors to ensure security initiatives are in line with all other key initiatives that may have interdependencies. Supports project teams to recommend technology and control alignments and reviewed by EIP and that applicable security controls are properly incorporated.

  • Perform risk assessments, follow and enhance the EDI and Imaging solutions lifecycle (evaluation, purchase, build, technical policy configuration, integration into Cloud environments, and run).

  • Contribute to Cloud solutions R&D to evaluate the latest cutting edge tools against unfilled strategic capabilities to drive business priorities

  • Act as a subject matter expert on the implementation and capabilities of existing Cloud technologies and controls.

  • Provides direction and thought leadership to enterprise-wide initiatives applying modern Cloud principles such as API Management, Web Services, and server less functions as well as state of the art and emerging technologies such as next generation architecture.

  • Identifies the need for new Cloud technology solutions; designs, reviews and collaborates on the deployment of new solutions.

  • Create both short and long-term enterprise Cloud technology roadmaps based on an understanding of the organizational strategic requirements, technology context and business needs

  • Design secure solutions and create implementation and support models for Cloud and Hybrid technologies

  • Define and review reports to ensure all services are completely, securely and successfully delivered; proactively intervene to correct problems when they are encountered; and use metrics to improve processes

  • Work effectively with other IT teams and outsourcing providers to ensure technology solutions are effectively designed, managed and performed

  • Examine organization's current and future technology needs and set direction and lead improvements of techniques, methodologies and deliverables

  • Exercises independent judgement and decision making on complex issues regarding job duties and related tasks, and works under minimal supervision

Role Essentials

  • Cloud Expertise in Azure, AWS or GCP

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or a related field, or 5 or more years equivalent experience

  • Minimum of 10 to 15 years' experience in Information Technology

  • Directly applicable IT experience

  • Knowledge and experience of software development lifecycle

  • Strong leadership and communication skills and ability to get results

  • Ability to partner and win the confidence of our business partners

  • Experience or knowledge of the Agile methodology

Role Desirables

  • Prior experience in the health solutions industry

  • Experience with complex technical environments

  • Experience working in partnership with multiple vendors

Scheduled Weekly Hours