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Pega Lead Systems Architect

UnitedHealth Group – Hartford, CT

Pega Lead Systems Architect plays a significant role in insuring that the application quality and design is of the highest quality standards and not only meets the needs of the business today but also supports future expansion for new features down the road. The LSA is responsible for the enterprise class structure and the basic design of the application. This role supersedes the traditional lead systems analyst and lead technical architect roles when developing a Pega application. This role becomes the key point of responsibility in developing the Pega Application and has accountability for the delivered product.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Provide cross-segment/cross domain BPM (Business Process Management) and BRE (Business Rules Engine) guidance, technological recommendations and transition strategies that support the design, development and implementation of initiatives based on common delivery and agility for complex and/or multiple projects
  • Provide strategic thinking, solutions and roadmaps while driving enterprise recommendations while ensuring adherence to standards and establish standards where they may not yet exist
  • Provide ownership for all design recommendations by keeping involved throughout the entire lifecycle
  • Serve as a BPM and Pega leader/mentor
  • Develops innovative approaches to challenging and complex assignments
  • Anticipate customer needs and proactively develop solutions to meet them
  • Forecast and plans resource requirements
  • Authorize deviations from standards
  • Ability to Assist With Troubleshooting and Debugging of Complex Systems: must be able to clearly identify root causes of production level architecture issues and make practical suggestions with proof-based technical reasoning
  • Insures compliance with coding standards, UI standards and Corporate standards
  • Performs code reviews to insure application quality
  • Reviews alert logs to insure quality standards
  • Runs pre-flight and PAL to insure performance and quality
  • Responsible for the deployment of the application
  • Have a working knowledge of the following PRPC design and implementation topics: (Work Object Relationships, Specialization techniques, Reporting, Routing (Skills based), Rule Resolution/Inheritance/Circumstancing, Class Design, Locking , Persistence, Authentication, Agents, Functions/Java API, Services, Connectors
  • Have a working knowledge of PRPC architecture including the following: (J2EE architecture, PRPC Multi-node architecture, JVM, PRPC Caching, Session Management, Ajax in PRPC, Tracer, DB trace)
  • Can build sub-components of application solutions.
  • Assists in the diagnosis and resolution of an issue, including the determination and provision of workaround solution or escalation to BAs, SSAs, LSAs, Pega Client Support
  • Identifies and proposes PRPC enhancements from trends in requirements.
  • Has an understanding of the supporting tools available to Architects such as the Pega PDN. Must have working knowledge of how to search for documentation on different topics and how to open a support ticket at Pega.
  • Has a clear understanding of Pegas Frameworks and their offerings.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of both the business process(es) and the technical application of the Framework(s) worked on.
  • Supports Performance Testing activities
  • Ensures that systems are built for change, are reusable, and maintainable.
  • Participates in pre-sales and backlog grooming activities
  • Has hands-on experience with Pega App Studio
  • Familiar with containerization technologies: OpenShift, Kubernetes
  • Familiar with DevOps tools: Pega Deployment Manager, Jenkins, Gherkin, Cucumber, GitHub
  • Configures the Pega solution during sprints
  • Technical Leadership role helps to coordinate and facilitate the technical aspects of the solution
  • Works with all groups to help insure best possible design for a solution
  • Leads the technical team in gathering and understanding features and user stories
  • Leads the design of the application including the framework/implementation layer design, class structure, and ruleset design, as well as application security layer.
  • LSAs architect the technical solution, and lead the technical team in sprint activities
  • Provides knowledge transfer to the system architects
  • Implements integrations between systems and develops automated activities
  • Insures adherence to the Pegasystems development guardrails as well as the original design principles.
  • Collaborates with BPM COE resources as necessary, enabling communication and information exchange between the project team and COE resources.
  • On a regular basis, keeps COE EL in the loop on critical project issues (process, people, technology)

Required Qualifications:
  • 8+ years of Pega Development experience or minimum CSSA with 6+ years of experience or LSA with 4+ years
  • 7+ years of experience working on software development projects
  • Ability to organize and facilitate discussions with 10+ people (all levels)
  • Familiarity with iterative and agile methodologies (i.e. RUP, SCRUM)
  • Strong oral and written communications
  • Experience with Pega Health Care Frameworks

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Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.
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