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Company: CVS Health
Location: Plymouth, MN
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Retail, Wholesale, Apparel


Job Description
IT Infrastructure Architect partners with the CVS IT/Infrastructure team as well as Meritain development teams, product owners and internal clients to understand the technical requirements specific to the design, maintenance, and security of our IT infrastructure. This position is responsible to determine the design, configuration, operation and maintenance of network infrastructure and computer systems leveraging cloud as well as traditional technologies — including hardware, software, web portals, internet and intranet connections, firewalls, servers, and security — that allow the company infrastructures to function. They consider the size, resources, data needs, desired user experience and budget required to accomplish the different network and development projects that the technical infrastructure must support. Tasked with the overall design and maintenance of an IT system, IT Infrastructure Architect must be knowledgeable in this area of expertise.

The duties listed below are the essential functions of this position, and they may change as the needs of the company demand. All associates are expected to do what is necessary to get the work done and to cooperate fully with their supervisor's requests for additional or altered duties.
• This IT Infrastructure Architect will play a key role in designing Meritain's future cloud infrastructure and how it operates in tandem with the on-prem infrastructure.
• IT Infrastructure Architect is responsible for designing and implementing short and long-term strategic solutions for scaling and optimizing systems and software. In addition, they must make sure that all planned and in-place IT Infrastructure Architectures are aligned with Meritain IT goals.
• Provide expertise and architectural assistance to other IT personnel including software teams, network engineers, DevOps engineers and maintenance/support teams. They conduct research on new technologies in the field of network infrastructure/systems development and create and develop plans for investing in such systems that will ensure cost effectiveness, scalability, and extensibility.
• Responsible to design, create and monitor the implementation of end-to-end integrated systems with an emphasis on a balanced and focused development and maintenance of the system to ensure the system's performance or reliability. They review new and existing system designs and make recommendations for improving or altering the systems.
• Create project plans, diagrams and other architectural/design documentation needed to communicate, implement, and test/validate the desired systems design, changes, and modifications to the technical and management teams. This includes consulting with department heads and end-users to gather and document requirements and dependencies; develop and execute test plans to check technical performance and report findings; make recommendations for improvements; and develop policies for standardizing systems.
• The IT Infrastructure Architect must have leadership experience with excellent communication and interpersonal skills to be able to properly relay requirements to all levels of management and staff, keep engineering teams on task with project deadlines and provide guidance on industry best practices. The IT Infrastructure Architect will be part of the daily standup meetings with team members to ensure there are no blockers to implementing proposed design, conduct project status meetings with implementation teams, and provide weekly updates to management on progress.
• The IT Infrastructure Architect is required to collaborate and participate in activities to make certain there is knowledge improvement, and take part in evolving forums to innovate and introduce new ideas resulting in optimization of resources.

Pay Range
The typical pay range for this role is:
Minimum: 95,000
Maximum: 209,000

Please keep in mind that this range represents the pay range for all positions in the job grade within which this position falls. The actual salary offer will take into account a wide range of factors, including location.

Required Qualifications
• 10+years of related work experience in networking engineering and architecture including containerization and virtualization.
• 3+ years' experience in a solution or technical architect role using service and hosting solutions such as private/public cloud IaaS, PaaS and SaaS platforms
-2+ years of experience in Azure
-3+ years of experience in Linux, Microsoft technologies, and virtualization technologies
-3+ years of experience with configuration and troubleshooting of computer and network systems (DNS, DHCP, firewalls, network switches, LAN/WAN Analysis, load balancers, etc)

COVID Requirements

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
CVS Health requires certain colleagues to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including any booster shots if required), where allowable under the law, unless they are approved for a reasonable accommodation based on disability, medical condition, religious belief, or other legally recognized reasons that prevents them from being vaccinated.

You are required to have received at least one COVID-19 shot prior to your first day of employment and to provide proof of your vaccination status or apply for a reasonable accommodation within the first 10 days of your employment. Please note that in some states and roles, you may be required to provide proof of full vaccination or an approved reasonable accommodation before you can begin to actively work.

Preferred Qualifications
• Proven experience developing strategic IT Infrastructure Architecture plans/projects for highly scalable and secure platforms and taking those to successful completion.
• Extensive experience in system and network creation and development
• Experience with migration of legacy architecture stacks to more modern infrastructure and network practices (ex. migration from on-premises to cloud-based infrastructure, support CI/CD automation and release structures, containerization, and virtualization).
• Solid understanding of information processing fundamentals and best practices
• Above-average analytical, conceptual, and troubleshooting abilities
• Experience managing and guiding other engineers and developers as well as coordination of team with product owners and internal stakeholders.
• Experience working in SAFe Scaled Agile, Scrum, Kanban, and Waterfall
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Experience introducing technology trends, standards, and products research
• Solid track record in prioritizing and executing tasks when under extreme pressure
• Experience providing guidance and leadership to novice systems engineers
• Proven experience identifying, analyzing, and resolving system problems
• Familiarity and expertise in a variety of programs and platforms needed for network and systems engineering such as Ansible, Docker, Kubernetes, and Azure Dev Ops.

Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

Business Overview
Bring your heart to CVS Health
Every one of us at CVS Health shares a single, clear purpose: Bringing our heart to every moment of your health. This purpose guides our commitment to deliver enhanced human-centric health care for a rapidly changing world. Anchored in our brand — with heart at its center — our purpose sends a personal message that how we deliver our services is just as important as what we deliver.

Our Heart At Work Behaviors™ support this purpose. We want everyone who works at CVS Health to feel empowered by the role they play in transforming our culture and accelerating our ability to innovate and deliver solutions to make health care more personal, convenient and affordable.
We strive to promote and sustain a culture of diversity, inclusion and belonging every day.
CVS Health is an affirmative action employer, and is an equal opportunity employer, as are the physician-owned businesses for which CVS Health provides management services. We do not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, promotion, or any other personnel action based on race, ethnicity, color, national origin, sex/gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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