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Company Medtronic
Job Title Sr Prin IT Architect
JobId 28174
Location: Mounds View, MN, 55112, USA

Sr Prin IT Architect


Mounds View, Minnesota, United States

Requisition #:


Post Date:

May 11, 2017


The CVG-CRHF Patient Management and Diagnostics systems and technologies are the basis of Medtronic’s disease management platform. The evolving cloud based Patient Care Management systems and platforms are instrumental to providing remote monitoring of over 1M patients in 80 geographies!

As a member of the CVG-IT team, the Business Solution Architect role leads key activities in bridging business needs to technology solution definition for our CVG – CRHF Patient Monitoring and Diagnostics business. In executing this role, the Business Solution Architect is responsible for the following deliverables:

Business strategy model decomposition (e.g., strategic needs, defined objectives, key measures)

Business capability definition, modeling, assessment (e.g., value vs. maturity) business capability roadmap.

Business process definition, documentation alignment across the broader business process environment (e.g., links, handoffs)

Alignment of program project business value with Business Capability goals and strategies for all projects – People, Process, Technology, and Data. (e.g., current vs. future costs, business strategy realization, return on investment)

In addition, the Business solution architect will be responsible to contribute to the following deliverables:

Business solution portions of the project Architecture Definition Documents

Solution Selection analyses (where existing solutions are evaluated or new solutions may be required to adequately meet business capability needs)

Business capability and process needs aligned to technical roadmaps


Ownership of multiple solutions through full lifecycles (idea, execution, maintain), assessing the business value and performance of solutions against capability needs.

Deep understanding of business strategies and execution model within a Business Capability domain and across related domains, documenting key business directional strategies, objectives, and measurements (i.e., what does the business want to achieve, by when, and what measures are defined to assess success or opportunities).

Partners with the business to influence the definition business capabilities and is responsible for ongoing maintenance to the definition. Partners with business leadership, process, and project team members to define business capability needs, assessment (maturity and value) and align roadmap capability needs across business lines (with timelines to support anticipated business capability needs strategies).

Partner with business leadership to lead on program and project business value assessments as part of project ideation, initiation, and assessment (aligned to EPMO processes).

Influence the definition and design to the business in defining or designing business processes, functions and organizational structures, as well as in researching, identifying and internally marketing enabling solutions based on business capability needs.

Assess near-term needs, to establish business priorities; consult with Enterprise Architects Technical Architects to develop alternative solutions; advise on options, risks, costs vs. benefits, and impact on other business capabilities, processes and priorities.

Partner with Enterprise Architects and Technical Architects to contribute to the completion of project architecture documentation.

Partner with Enterprise Architects and Technical Architects to complete Solution Selection analyses to ensure business capability needs are appropriately met.

Act as a business capability, process and solution consultant to readily assess and recommend improvements to processes, organizational / role alignment (people), and technologies to improve business capability maturity, performance, and value.

Partner with Enterprise Architects and Technical Architects to ensure business capability and process strategies and goals are aligned to technical roadmaps (e.g., technical roadmaps are aligned to properly support business capability improvements as programs and projects are executed).

Participate in enterprise architecture development strategic alignment, including business architecture, technology architecture, information architecture, and feedback supporting technical architecture (platforms, applications); contributes to technical program / project roadmaps.

Develops and communicates overall vision for to Project delivery resources (BAs, PMs, Developers, Architects).

Continually defines methods processes to increase internal customer satisfaction and deepen customer relationships.

Develop trusted customer relationships through a focus on exceeding customer expectations, demonstrating credibility through applied subject matter expertise, and being responsive to customer needs; be the customer advocate to ensure solution value demonstration to the business.

Participate in business or customer workshops to define and document as-is processes and to-be business processes.

Benchmark business capability assessments with broader industry and business landscape to ensure continued alignment, planning maturity enhancements.

Facilitate the definition and development of cross-capability needs and solutions that combine knowledge of particular business processes and issues, general solution options, and process facilitation techniques.

Collaborate with other core process areas to remain apprised of capability definitions, needs, and value assessments; key project status and informing business of progress.

Inform Global IT's technology and business service managers of key business issues, helping to identify and resolve any potential problems and conflicts.

Other duties responsibilities aligning to Medtronic’s culture include:

Contribute to and cultivate a culture which promotes the development of business capabilities, process excellence, and shared best practice execution

Gather, review, assess and partner to drive new ideas, initiatives and projects through innovation, demand and global portfolio processes

Foster a positive, engaging and challenging team-focused ‘global’ work environment to ensure high productivity, employee engagement, and optimal performance

Proactively engage with Medtronic business and Global IT partners to identify and define opportunities where the application of information technology can advance the strategic goals and objectives of Medtronic

Act as role model by “living” and demonstrating the Medtronic Core competencies and values




Bachelor's Degree


10+ years of IT or related experience with B.A. or B.S.;

8+ years of IT experience with M.A. or M.S.


3+ years supporting complex client business capability needs, requirements assessment and solutions development

3+ years business capability definition business process modeling

2+ years leading strategic planning processes

2+ years of business and/or technical consulting experience or equivalent

2+ years of experience and strong knowledge of Enterprise-class architecture concepts, definition, and creation

5+ years of experience with SaaS and Paas architecture design and technical implementation of said architecture

5+ years of experience with information technology commercial product management, from market assessment through product implementation and support

3+ years of experience defining information architectures that align to business architectures and capabilities

3+ years of indirect/adjacent experience with SDLC methodologies used to design and develop software

High degree of ‘learning agility’ with the ability to readily consume and apply new information and concepts with developed analytical problem solving skills

3+ years of experience leading/managing direct (or indirect employees in a matrixed organization)

Strong knowledge of with 5+ years of experience in IT Process Management

Experience managing a global team or program

Experience in business capability modeling and process management and engineering

Excellent leadership and teamwork skills

Business focused leadership with ability to turn business vision, capability needs, and process requirements into IT deliverables

Strong communication skills, including with employees, clients, senior management and vendors

Strong results orientation (driving to deadlines, financial targets, project goals, etc.)

Global experience and orientation

Ability to work collaboratively and partner with business leadership, employees, and vendors

Demonstrated ability to work across many levels of an organization, from VP to non-exempt staff

Demonstrated ability to work in a virtual organization

Proven knowledge and discipline around departmental budget planning and execution

Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously

Strong decision making skills

Excellent presentation skills including the ability to translate technical information into business terms

Technology competence with reasonable credibility to technical staff

Methodology training and organizational capability process implementation successes

Experience mentoring, training and coaching less experienced staff

Establish professional development needs for practitioners in solution area

Work experience in the Medical Device Industry, or other regulated industry

Ability to mentor and develop technical resources in architecture development

Able to work independently as well as cooperatively


The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile.

The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers.


Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We can accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations – but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let’s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives. Help us shape the future.


It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

This employer participates in the federal E-Verify program to confirm the identity and employment authorization of all newly hired employees. For further information about the E-Verify program, please click here:


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.

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