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Architecture Senior Advisor - Evernorth

St Louis, MO 63103
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This is an Enterprise Architecture position focused on improving and modernizing the current business delivery of Evernorth Benefit Management+ Technology.

The Evernorth growth platform generates a significant portion of Cigna's revenue and earnings today and will serve as the birthplace of multiple capabilities within the Destination State (e.g. Virtual Care). Benefit Management+ is a key domain with in the Evernorth business. This role will be responsible for forming and driving the execution of strategy and roadmap delivery for Evernorth Benefit Management+ Technology capabilities, both current capabilities and future horizontal, innovative capabilities aligned with the Evernorth business.

As an Enterprise Architect focused on Evernorth Technology, you will be responsible for architecting business value outcomes through context and competency driven engagement within Evernorth Benefit Management+. This includes building, guiding , and overseeing architecture , processes, and deliverables at multiple levels and throughout the delivery life cycle to ensure alignment with strategies and roadmaps, accelerate delivery across the Evernorth Benefit Management+ portfolio, identify optimization opportunities, and manage trade-offs, impacts, risk, opportunities, and value creation.

The role requires high levels of influence within the Evernorth Benefit Management+ and Enterprise Architecture organizations, business knowledge and savvy, innovative problem solving skills, and in-depth Technological acumen. This role is expected to serve as a trusted partner and advisor at all levels within the Evernorth Benefit Management+.


  • Lead the Evernorth Benefit Management+ Technology architectural vision and strategy to deliver best in class software solutions that are in alignment with the Technology Strategy and Enterprise Architecture vision.
  • Develop and implement a robust and achievable roadmap for Evernorth Technology that facilitates the transition from the current state to the Destination State.
  • Determine most effective way to leverage existing and emerging technologies to attain competitive advantage in the marketplace.
  • Develop outstanding, strategic relationships within Evernorth and the Enterprise Architecture organization and with key vendors to architect best-in-class solutions that meet the needs of the business and our customers.
  • Collaborates with disparate technology vendors, partners & solution providers to deliver Evernorth Technology capabilities.
  • Architect for business value outcomes within Evernorth Benefit Management+ by developing architecture blueprints and patterns that align with best-in-class design and software engineering principles.
  • Develop and promote architecture best practices and guidelines for Evernorth Benefit Management+ Technology aligning
  • Ensure that target Evernorth Benefit Management+ architectures enable DevSecOps.
  • Work with Business Architects, Business Leaders, IT / Delivery leaders, Project Managers, and portfolio planners to define and develop a cohesive and efficient approach to support business functions
  • Work with business, solution, and integration architects across technology groups as necessary to ensure the architecture strategies advance enterprise business capabilities
  • Identify and Lead technical research and analysis and make recommendations on potential approaches to achieve business and IT capabilities
  • Lead vendor and tool selection in alignment with strategic architecture
  • Assign tasks to solution team partners and may direct their activities
  • Communicate "big picture" to Business and IT stakeholders at all levels of the organization to achieve alignment with target state architecture and roadmap
  • Direct multiple teams of architects involved in the analysis, design, development and implementation of large-scale IT architecture projects


  • BA/BS degree in Software engineering, Computer Science or related field preferred, advanced degree a plus
  • Several years' experience in software engineering or architecture environment
  • Critical thinker - able to integrate company goals and objectives into an executable roadmap
  • Strong leadership, collaboration, and negotiation skills with technical and non-technical groups with a demonstrated ability to build consensus among many stakeholders at any level within the organization
  • Deep practitioner of Agile and Lean Start-Up methodologies
  • Skilled at IT strategic planning and capability development with experience implementing technology strategy and roadmaps
  • Demonstrated capability as a lifecycle problem solver (idea -> implementation)
  • Skilled at aligning technology capabilities to business solutions
  • Must be solution-oriented and business minded with significant practical experience in building, delivering, and supporting IT systems in the evolution to becoming an architect


  • Agile development and architecture/delivery experience
  • Experience in Platform architecture and design
  • Experience in Software as a service, multi-tenancy architecture
  • Experience in automation, chat bot, machine learning
  • Experience with version control and defect management systems
  • Experience with developing teams in a fast-paced software delivery environment
  • Ability to guide, mentor, and grow technologists and managers
  • Ability to integrate people and teams
  • Demonstrated ability to delegate and empower others
  • Experience in Healthcare, Pharmacy, Pharmacy Benefit Management Business and IT a plus

If you will be working at home occasionally or permanently, the internet connection must be obtained through a cable broadband or fiber optic internet service provider with speeds of at least 10Mbps download/5Mbps upload.

For this position, we anticipate offering an annual salary of 125,500 - 209,100 USD / yearly, depending on relevant factors, including experience and geographic location.

This role is also anticipated to be eligible to participate in an annual bonus plan.

We want you to be healthy, balanced, and feel secure. That's why you'll enjoy a comprehensive range of benefits, with a focus on supporting your whole health. Starting on day one of your employment, you'll be offered several health-related benefits including medical, vision, dental, and well-being and behavioral health programs. We also offer 401(k) with company match, company paid life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a minimum of 18 days of paid time off per year and paid holidays. For more details on our employee benefits programs, visit Life at Cigna .

About Cigna

Cigna Corporation exists to improve lives. We are a global health service company dedicated to improving the health, well-being and peace of mind of those we serve. Together, with colleagues around the world, we aspire to transform health services, making them more affordable and accessible to millions. Through our unmatched expertise, bold action, fresh ideas and an unwavering commitment to patient-centered care, we are a force of health services innovation. When you work with us, or one of our subsidiaries, you'll enjoy meaningful career experiences that enrich people's lives. What difference will you make?

Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, age, disability, sex, childbirth (including pregnancy) or related medical conditions including but not limited to lactation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital or familial status, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, citizenship status or any other characteristic protected by applicable equal employment opportunity laws.

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing the online application process, please email: SeeYourself@cigna.com for support. Do not email SeeYourself@cigna.com for an update on your application or to provide your resume as you will not receive a response.

Cigna has a tobacco-free policy and reserves the right not to hire tobacco/nicotine users in states where that is legally permissible. Candidates in such states who use tobacco/nicotine will not be considered for employment unless they enter a qualifying smoking cessation program prior to the start of their employment. These states include: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Washington State.

Posted: 2023-01-21 Expires: 2023-02-19
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