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Company: CVS Health
Location: Burlington, MA
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Retail, Wholesale, Apparel

Description

Job Description
Job Purpose and Summary:

This key role will report to the Executive Director, Architecture and will be responsible for developing, socializing, and managing fundamental architectural processes, developing and executing communication plans for architecture to enable alignment and feedback, working with the Agile Transformation Office on strategies for exposing architectural runway work for broad understanding, feedback and planning, and facilitating collaboration with engineering and product teams as well as across architecture teams.

Architectural processes such as technology standards, architecture decisions records, and documentation standards are important keys to a functional architecture team at the scale of Enterprise Digital. These processes are currently undefined or non-standard, and aligning our architecture teams across lines of business and portfolios is key to building a coherent community of architects, enabling reuse of design patterns, and reducing duplication across silos. The Architecture Operations manager will facilitate working groups put together to solve for these gaps. They will drive for MVP processes and for delivery over perfection.

Architecture is primarily about communicating complex ideas to stakeholders across the company. An effective architecture team has several channels by which to communicate to its stakeholders, such as product management, engineering, and key external groups such as security and enterprise architecture. These communication channels need a constant stream of valuable information, mined from work products such as roadmaps, and reference architectures. This role will be responsible for organizing the artifacts, funneling them through the appropriate channels, collecting feedback, and making the feedback available to the right people. The channels would include lunch and learn sessions, videos, blogs, position papers, and feedback sessions.

Transparency of architectural efforts is critical to aligning architecture with its customers. Product management and engineering need to know how to plan and manage dependencies on proofs of concept, architectural runway, and reference architectures. This role will be responsible for aligning how architecture represents and manages its work and how it is made visible to its stakeholders.

Responsibilities:

1. Architectural fundamentals - lead working groups to drive community-oriented development of basic architectural practices such as Tenets, Architecture Decision Records, Technology Standards, Documentation Standards, etc. Once developed, manage the execution of the processes and evolve them to ensure their effectiveness.

2. Communication – Identify, implement, drive a pipeline, and curate the necessary communication channels to enable architecture to engage with its customers and stakeholders. Drive ongoing engagement with stakeholders.

3. Transparency – develop and implement a strategy, with the Agile Transformation Office, to make architecture work visible to stakeholders in product and engineering. Develop a federated process to maintain the integrity of the work as represented.

Required Qualifications
Knowledge of:

• 5+ years working in Agile methodologies such as SAFe.
•5+ years working exerience with architecture processes such as decision records, technology standards, technical documentation.
• Experience structuring and delivering information in various ways, depending on the type of information, audience, etc.

Skill In:

• Experience and proficiency with common communication tools such as Confluence, SharePoint, video delivery technologies
• Outstanding “cat-herding” skills.
• Substantial experience facilitating meetings involving diverse participants.
• Substantial experience working wth Agile tools such as Rally.

Ability To:
• Strong personality and ability to manage and focus conversations involving senior architects.
• Proven ability to drive for delivery

Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge of:

• 5+ years working in Agile methodologies such as SAFe.
•5+ years working exerience with architecture processes such as decision records, technology standards, technical documentation.
• Experience structuring and delivering information in various ways, depending on the type of information, audience, etc.

Skill In:

• Experience recognizing the impact architectural decisions can have on strategic business decisions

Skill in:
• Excellent verbal and written communications
• Ability to manage multiple competing priorities with minimal supervision. Self-directed
• A great team player, with demonstrable experience delivering superior software products

Ability To:

• Excellent collaboration, influencing, evangelization, negotiation, and coalition-building skills. Ability to work with persons at all levels, from the most junior person to VP levels, in all job functions (e.g. product, UX, developers, QA, DevOps).

Education
Bachelor Degree

Business Overview
At CVS Health, 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 strive to promote and sustain a culture of diversity, inclusion and belonging every day. CVS Health is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate in recruiting, hiring or promotion based on race, ethnicity, sex/gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability or protected veteran status or on any other basis or characteristic prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law. 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.


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