Director of Architecture


Remote position available

Job Description

This position provides technology leadership by first understanding our business and IT strategy and ensuring that we have the skills and capabilities required to deliver on our business and technical commitments. Deliver continuous improvement within a solution/service area and lead IT Architecture initiatives and special projects within their portfolio of applications. This role requires a seasoned leader with the ability to shape and drive strategic vision who is highly analytical and strategic and able to drive towards realization of business goals and inspire the team to create world-class solutions. Is passionate about supporting the business and company vision.
  • Influence changes/enhancements to business processes, policies, and system infrastructure.
  • Manage the selection, evaluation, contracting, and integration of externally available hardware, software, and data to deliver business solutions.
  • Direct and manage though analysis, planning, design, development, testing, installation, and maintenance of support systems for business areas.
  • Select and build strong teams through formal training, diverse assignments, and coaching, mentoring, and other development techniques.
  • Manage and develop project cost estimates, benefits and assessment of potential project risks.
  • Manage projects, people, customer expectations, and business priorities to achieve customer satisfaction.
  • Manage budgets, plans and expenses; may have cost center responsibilities.
  • Oversee throughput for encounter processing acting as liaison between the customer and Magellan IT teams.
  • Oversee and act in review board fashion for reports delivered from Magellan to the customer.
  • Manage vendors.
  • Share best practices throughout IT.

General Job Information


Director of Architecture



Job Family

Info Technology Group


United States of America

FLSA Status

United States of America (Exempt)

Recruiting Start Date


Date Requisition Created


Work Experience

IT, Management/Leadership


Bachelors: Computer and Information Science

License and Certifications - Required

License and Certifications - Preferred

AWS - Amazon Web Services Certified Developer - Associate - Enterprise, AWS - Amazon Web Services Certified Solutions Architect - Associate - Enterprise, AWS - Amazon Web Services Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate - Enterprise, TOGAF - The Open Group Architecture Framework - Enterprise

Other Job Requirements


  • Experience in health care or insurance industries.
  • AWS Certification or Exposure (Architect, Sysops, Developer)
  • Service Now Certification.                        
  • Associated Business Certifications/Knowledge.
  • 10+ years of related experience and leading teams through the development and support of applications.  2+ years of experience leading project/teams.
  • Ability to coach and build skills within the team.
  • Broader experience across IT or across different industries (for external hires) is a must.
  • Critical Thinker.
  • Demonstrated ability to coach and build skills within the team.
  • Demonstrated problem solving techniques.
  • Experience managing and leading cross functional teams, workgroups, including HR processes and budget management.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Magellan Health Services is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Tobacco-free workplace. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled. Every employee must understand, comply and attest to the security responsibilities and security controls unique to their position.

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