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Change Healthcare Principal Enterprise Architect in Olympia, Washington

Change Healthcare is a leading healthcare technology company with a mission to inspire a better healthcare system. We deliver innovative solutions to patients, hospitals, and insurance companies to improve clinical decision making, simplify financial processes, and enable better patient experiences to improve lives and support healthier communities.

Principal Enterprise Architect

The Enterprise Architect works with business and technology leadership to understand the holistic business strategy and then works with product managers, domain architects, senior technologists, and business analysts to identify, define and develop solution specific, cloud-native, IT architectures and product deliverables to support the strategy.

The Enterprise Architect also leads, and actively participates in, the design and hands-on development of incubation and innovation projects including prototyping, proof-of-concepts, new enterprise technology components, and the delivery of products to market

Job Responsibilities

  • Work with product managers, domain architects and engineers to develop modern, high-performing, cloud-native software architectures. The nature of these project will vary from enterprise platform component development to new product development and existing product re-platforming initiatives to cloud-native architectures.

  • Drive incubation and innovation projects including the prototyping and development of proof-of-concepts and delivery of new technology components and products to market

  • Provide hands-on engineering support including software development/coding, 3rd party tool analysis, provisioning and configuration.

  • Development of enterprise architectural patterns that define best practices for software design and development as well as recommended use of enterprise technologies and services.

  • Lead technical aspects of sensitive business advancement initiatives such as M&A, partner evaluations, 3rd party technology assessments and alignment with technology trends

  • Lead tactical technology initiatives and architecture development for special or highly complex engineering projects and new engineering projects requiring senior leadership

  • Provide architectural “governance” across the organization ensuring technology teams are adhering to best practices and established engineering disciplines

  • Lead complex, cross-cutting, cross-functional IT projects

  • Analyze trends within IT and providing recommendations to the enterprise

  • Drive technology alignment, leverage, and synergy across the organization ensuring that engineering teams are aware of and aligned with each other’s activities in order to maximize efficiency and reduce expense

  • Establish and maintain relationships and a broad knowledge of the businesses, products and technologies across the organization

  • Establish technical standards and ensure adherence through governance

  • Collaborate with the executive team and all facets of the business in order to assess and recommend technical direction and/or technologies in support of company needs

  • Develop and communicate business/technology alignment plans to executive team, staff, partners, customers, and stakeholders

  • Develop business case justifications and cost/benefit analyses for technology spending and initiatives

  • Periodic industry contributor through active engagement in communities, white paper development, industry conferences and symposia while promoting the organization’s objectives, services and relevant projects

  • Coordinator of engagement with technology partners, vendors and 3rd parties

  • Senior educator on industry trends and their business impact; new technologies and their application and applicability to the company; strategic design concepts

  • Individual contributor or small team leader

Minimum Skills:

  • At least 8 years of experience working as an enterprise architect

  • At least 8 years of recent experience working as a Software Engineer (able to write code today)

  • At least 5 years analyzing business and technical requirements and data and working with project leadership to formulate cloud-native application architectures and plans for execution

  • Proven planning skills and the ability to work with limited supervision and as part of an executive team

  • Very articulate and polished communicator both through oral and in written form

  • Experience coordinating and managing distributed teams of varying size and skill set and working with or as part of an executive team/matrixed organization

Critical Skills:

  • Proven ability to develop modern, cloud-native architectures for e-commerce scale, SaaS-based products

  • Demonstrable ability to develop software, write and test code via modern programming languages and deploy cloud-native solutions. This assumes principal software engineer/developer or sr. software engineer/developer competency

  • Proven ability to analyze and compose business and technical requirements and work with project leadership to formulate architectures and plans for execution

  • Ability to research, compose, deliver and defend technical presentations to audiences of varying size

  • Ability to participate in multiple, simultaneous projects and move with agility to new projects as required.

  • Ability to rapidly ramp-up on new technology and become oriented to new projects in order to be effective in leading and participating as a senior architect and technologist

  • Must possess excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to process complex information and deliver results and recommendations at levels consumable by both technical and non-technical stakeholders. This includes the ability to communicate, strategize and lead other (domain) architects

  • Ability to present and defend technical proposals in front of audiences of varying size

  • Superior analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities

  • Strong leader skills – works well with people; able to determine roles needed to complete a project; ability to manage project and self effectively; comfortable communicating up & down the org chart

  • Must demonstrate technology leadership skills, demonstrating the importance of good decision making and strategic discipline through example and mentorship

  • Technical and IT expertise with the ability to communicate, strategize and lead other (domain) architects

  • Expert in architecture design principles and system integration methodologies for geographically dispersed systems operating at e-commerce scale


  • A degree in information technology or engineering is preferred.

Working Conditions

  • Ability to effectively work as a remote employee (work-from-home)

  • General office environment – as applicable

  • Online Meetings via tools such as Microsoft Teams

  • Member of a distributed, geographically dispersed team

  • Travel 10% (TBD)


New York and New Jersey Residents Only: The salary range for New York City, NY and Westchester County, NY is $163,875 - $317,520. The salary range for Ithaca, NY is $142,500– $264,600. The salary range for Jersey City, NJ is $171,000 – $317,520. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, Change Healthcare offers benefits such as a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with Change Healthcare, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion :

•At Change Healthcare, we include all. We celebrate diversity and inclusivity, respect each other and value our unique experiences. By being our authentic selves, we bring different perspectives into our work and relationships.•Business Resource Groups (BRGs) play a central role in advancing diversity and inclusion at Change Healthcare. They deepen our understanding of different cultures, people, and experiences, and help foster an inclusive workplace. Change offers eight (8) BRGs. Learn more at Feeling Inspired? Ready to #MakeAChange? Apply today!

COVID Vaccination Requirements

We remain committed to doing our part to ensure the health, safety and well-being of our team members and our communities. As such, some individuals may be required to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to or during employment. Certain roles may require COVID-19 vaccination and/or testing as a condition of employment. Change Healthcare adheres to COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement

Change Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, or veteran status. To read more about employment discrimination protections under federal law, read EEO is the Law at and the supplemental information at

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Change Healthcare maintains a drug free workplace and conducts pre-employment drug-testing, where applicable, in accordance with federal, state and local laws.

Change Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicant will reveive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, or veteran status.