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Humana M&A Senior Solutions Architect in Helena, Montana

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The Senior Solutions Architect works with user groups to solve business problems with available technology including hardware, software, databases, and peripherals. The Senior Solutions Architect work assignments involve moderately complex to complex issues where the analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors.

The Senior Solutions Architect translates business needs into technical systems solutions. Integrates hardware, software and network interfaces to form a system. Begins to influence department's strategy. Makes decisions on moderately complex to complex issues regarding technical approach for project components, and work is performed without direction. Exercises considerable latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignments.

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Key Responsibilities

The M&A Senior Solutions Architect will provide technology guidance on aspects of IT Infrastructure, Cloud, Application, and Security with regards to Humana's integration efforts of acquired entities. This position will work closely with senior executives, corporate development teams, IMO, acquired company representatives, and internal cross-functional IT teams in evaluating potential target companies and in the development and implementation of technology integration plans.

This role is expected to assess and articulate the technology footprint of potential targets and to support Integration leaders in solution definition, planning, and implementation. She/He will work with Humana's IT organization to define the integration path as it relates to technology migration and implementation. They will participate in planning, definition, and high-level design of the solution and exploration of solution alternatives for Integration activity, enable the continuous delivery pipeline through appropriate design guidelines and investment advocacy and define subsystems and their interfaces, as well as allocate responsibilities to subsystems, understand solution deployment, and communicate requirements for interactions with solution context. The M&A Senior Solutions Architect will work with customers, stakeholders, and suppliers to establish high-level solution intent, and the solution intent information models and documentation requirements. She/he will establish critical NFRs for the solution and participate in the definition of others Operate within an economic framework when analyzing the impact of design decisions. Work with stakeholders, notably the Enterprise Architect, to develop, analyze, split, and realize the implementation of enabler epics. Define, explore, and support the implementation of enablers to evolve solution intent, working directly with Agile teams to implement them. Support technology/engineering aspects of program and solutions.

IT Due Diligence

  • Assist in performing IT due diligence on all Humana's growth opportunities and identify the potential technology risks and opportunity concerning the technical environment by analyzing and assessing target companies.

  • Assist in developing an IT integration model for the technology functions based on the proposed deal structure and IT integration hypothesis.

  • Develop a conceptual understanding of how the target company's technology assets would be integrated with Humana based on the proposed deal structure and integration hypothesis.

  • Develop a standard risk-based approach/methodology for the technology environment that can be employed to assess the target companies.

IT Integration Planning and Execution

  • Support and facilitate the IT infrastructure and IT security/cybersecurity assessment process.

  • Develop an initial understanding of potential IT integration gaps, barriers, risks, and challenges concerning IT infrastructure and IT security by collaborating with IT infrastructure and IT security teams.

  • Develop IT integration plans (short, mid, and long-term) to support M&A objectives by collaborating with IT infrastructure and IT security teams.

  • Drive day-to-day execution of the IT integration process, including mentoring cross-functional IT teams, managing weekly IT integration team meetings, and driving proactive issue resolution.

  • Proactively identify and mitigate in-project or downstream risks by actively working with IMO, business and IT teams to identify solutions to solve business or technical issues that arise during execution.

  • Manage effective communications to all stakeholders during the planning and execution phases.

  • Support in the remediation of risks (IOPs/P9s), gaps or issues identified during the vendor cybersecurity risk assessment that exceeds the risk tolerance of the company.

  • Identify and mitigate risks associated with cloud technology through partnerships, reinforced by Cyber Security and Disaster Recovery

IT Integration Process

  • Contribute (share learnings, process modifications, etc.) towards enhancing IT integration best practices and IT integration playbook designed to achieve the strategic and operational results of Humana's M&A efforts.

  • Be a change agent by communicating and motivating key constituents from Humana and the target company on the M&A intent and value.

  • Drive the IT integration steering committee and governance process, where senior executives and stakeholders from IT have an opportunity to review post-acquisition status, provide inputs on IT integration goals and objectives, approve the allocation of resources, etc.

Required Experience

  • Knowledge of rapidly scaling technology/software business (specific to Healthcare).

  • Knowledge of on-prem and Cloud (AWS, Azure, GCP), IT infrastructure (Networks - WAN, LAN, Circuit, Servers, etc.) and IT security (Physical, Cybersecurity, Security Frameworks etc.).

  • Knowledge of HIPAA Security and HIPAA Privacy regulations and requirements, HITRUST, Payment Card Industry (PCI) security standards, GLBA and NIST cybersecurity standards.

  • Knowledge of Data Center/Hosting/Distributed network environment.

  • Knowledge of network capacity planning, network security principles, and general network management best practices.

  • Experience in general management or functional leadership roles.

  • Experience with network integration for M&As

  • Results oriented and process centric mindset, looking for opportunities to improve IT M&A processes based on learning (research) and implementation experiences.

  • Deep expertise with project management and business analysis approaches, including discovery, scoping, planning, and leading project reviews, requirement analysis among business partners, and IT stakeholders.

  • Knowledge of end-to-end corporate development activities (M&A, Divestiture, JV, Minority Investments, etc.)

  • Demonstrated the ability to facilitate complex and time-sensitive decisions.

  • Have an empathetic approach to acquisitions, recognizing the impact on associates and placing a premium on the associate sentiments and experience.

  • Establishes trust and rapport by building effective, sustainable relationships while driving accountability for shared results.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree

  • 5 or more years of progressive information technology experience directly related to architecture/engineering, information security, or other specialized technology field.

  • Must be passionate about contributing to an organization focused on continuously improving consumer experiences.

Critical Skills

  • Strong inclination to business operations and strategy with an ability to envision how technology can further respective IT and business objectives.

  • Build trusted and effective relationships working with project managers to ensure they deliver on-time, on-budget, on benefit, and on-quality (and intervening to resolve issues as required).

  • Builds relationships among different groups within and outside the department while serving as a liaison.

  • Build collaborative relationships across delivery teams and technology partners.

  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of project delivery processes and guidelines.

General Skills

  • Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen, and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.

  • Creativity/Innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve operations of the organization and to create new opportunities.

  • Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve the problem, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.

  • Lead: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization.

  • Organize: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details/data/information/activities.

  • Plan: Determine strategies to move projects forward, set goals, create and implement action plans, and evaluate the process and results.

  • Solve Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.

Additional Information

To ensure Home or Hybrid Home/Office employees' ability to work effectively, the self-provided internet service of Home or Hybrid Home/Office employees must meet the following criteria:

At minimum, a download speed of 25 Mbps and an upload speed of 10 Mbps is recommended; wireless, wired cable or DSL connection is suggested

Satellite, cellular and microwave connection can be used only if approved by leadership

Employees who live and work from Home in the state of California, Illinois, Montana, or South Dakota will be provided a bi-weekly payment for their internet expense.

Humana will provide Home or Hybrid Home/Office employees with telephone equipment appropriate to meet the business requirements for their position/job.

Work from a dedicated space lacking ongoing interruptions to protect member PHI / HIPAA 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.$115,300 - $158,600 per yearThis 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.

Humana complies with all applicable federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion. We also provide free language interpreter services. See our