CVS Health Java Architect in Buffalo Grove, Illinois

Job Description

As a Java Architect, you will be a technical leader for Mail Order Pharmacy technology at CVS Health. You will directly impact millions of people by ensuring that processes are efficient and help CVS Health to provide excellent customer service to internal and external clients alike. By mentoring other developers on the team, you will recommend development activities, disseminate knowledge, and lead technical forums.

You will establish coding standards, conduct code reviews, and code using Java, JavaScript, AngularJS, Redhat, and IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) Rules Engine. You will also analyze project and application requirements, designing systems solutions enterprise-wide. By acting as a project owner for large team initiatives, you are accountable for application design and coding stacks and functions. You will analyze application performance and make process efficiency recommendations.

This position will be located in Buffalo Grove, IL or Scottsdale, AZ.

Additional responsibilities of the Java Architect include:

Leveraging design patterns to solve recurring development functions and collaborating with other architects to develop integrated systems with common principles.

Developing enterprise-wide architectural standards and improving current System Architectural Design documents.

Developing, testing, and refining development framework while identifying and researching new technology products and trends.

Maintaining system designs and awareness of enterprise technology standards.

Cultivating new coding languages, frameworks, tools, and practices while leading training sessions and writing technical user documentation to support this.

Sponsoring new development tools and IDE enhancements from concept to rollout, leading planning activities, and participating in annual road map reviews.

Required Qualifications

8+ years’ experience in overall IT experience including the following:

4+ years’ experience leading large scale application development.

4+ years’ experience with Java (development, design, testing complex programs), Java Build (Dimensions, Maven, Hudson, Jenkins, Tomcat,) and Java Frameworks (Spring, Hibernate, Wicket, Struts).

4+ years’ experience with IDE (Eclipse, IBM RAD) and Control (Serena Dimensions, SubVersion, PVCS)

Preferred Qualifications

Mainframe experience.

Superb communication skills and ability interface effectively with all levels of management.


Master’s degree or equivalent in IT, Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, or closely related technical field and 5 years of experience.

Will accept a Bachelor’s degree and 8 years of experience in lieu of a Master’s degree and 5 years of experience.

Business Overview

CVS Health, through our unmatched breadth of service offerings, is transforming the delivery of health care services in the U.S. We are an innovative, fast-growing company guided by values that focus on teamwork, integrity and respect for our colleagues and customers. What are we looking for in our colleagues? We seek fresh ideas, new perspectives, a diversity of experiences, and a dedication to service that will help us better meet the needs of the many people and businesses that rely on us each day. As the nation’s largest pharmacy health care provider, we offer a wide range of exciting and fulfilling career opportunities across our three business units – MinuteClinic, pharmacy benefit management (PBM) and retail pharmacy. Our energetic and service-oriented colleagues work hard every day to make a positive difference in the lives of our customers.

CVS Health is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or employment against any individual on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex/gender (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, medical condition, age, veteran status, military status, marital status, genetic information, citizenship status, unemployment status, political affiliation, or on any other basis or characteristic prohibited by applicable federal, state or local law. CVS Health will consider qualified job candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with federal, state and local laws. CVS Health will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against any Colleague or applicant for employment because such Colleague or applicant has inquired about, discussed, or disclosed the compensation of the Colleague or applicant or another Colleague or applicant. Furthermore, we comply with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO is the Law Poster: EEO IS THE LAW at and EEO IS THE LAW SUPPLEMENT at

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