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Principal Architect

Company: Horizontal Talent
Location: Minnetonka
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Team Introduction

  • The -Digital Portal Monitoring team supports the health of critical member-facing websites by providing real-time insights into technology performance to ensure members are successful in the interactions with digital assets.
  • The team accomplishes this goal by architecting dashboards, creating alerting and developing synthetic monitoring scripts using Grafana, Datadog, Dynatrace and other tools to present complex data in intuitive ways for consumption by multiple stakeholders to influence the organization for better digital operations.

    Role Introduction

    • The principle architect (solutions architect) will support all aspects of this project program by helping to define desired outcomes, designing innovative solutions, helping to drive the team towards success, and influencing the organization to leverage the solutions to drive to a better member experience.


      • Uncovers opportunities for improved monitoring and alerting to drive a better user experience of -portals
      • Manage dashboard projects by partnering with team members, SMEs, and stakeholders
      • Understand stakeholder expectations, and ensure desired outcomes are delivered through the development outputs
      • Create relationships with business units to assist in the identification of opportunities to deliver additional value for the organization
      • Drive change to processes and procedures, and partner with project team to influence the organization to adopt standards
      • Create opportunities for knowledge sharing within the delivery team
      • Define timelines and product roadmaps
      • Align work to overall product strategy
      • Perform analysis and identify actions based on trends of website systems data
      • Understand technology performance monitoring and analytics goals, and help define and create opportunities for improvement
      • Develop working knowledge of United Health Group performance monitoring applications (Datadog, Splunk, Dynatrace, New Relic) and data visualization tool (Grafana)
      • Understand components to a database query to assist in troubleshooting and instrumentation efforts in collaboration with team members


        • Comfortable in dynamic and fast paced development environments with high levels of ambiguity
        • Understanding of website performance health indicators
        • Lead requirements gathering efforts instrumentation of larger projects
        • Analytical and problem solving skills
        • Ability to quickly acquire and apply knowledge
        • Comfortable driving deliverables forward when next steps are not easily clear and identified
        • Understands software development and software architectures
        • Background as a software developer
        • Background in database queries

          Ideal Background:

          • Background in digital organizations and digital operations (ideal would be Google, Amazon, Netflix, Facebook).


            • Expertise in developing solutions to measure portal performance and uptime utilizing monitoring tools to drive KPI's

              Top Requirements:

              • Software architecture
              • Solutions architecture
              • Data analytics

                Nice to have:

                • Data Visualization tools experience, primarily Grafana, or Tableau, PowerBI
                • Application Monitoring tools experience, primarily Datadog, or Splunk, Dynatrace, New Relic

Keywords: Horizontal Talent, Minnetonka , Principal Architect, Professions , Minnetonka, Minnesota

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