Responsible for providing technical leadership, analysis and design facilitation across business, information, technical and solution viewpoints and enterprise architecture. In conjunction with the chief architect, responsible for leading the effective integration of the Enterprise Architecture process with other related processes (i.e., investment, enterprise program, IT portfolio and project management) in the organization.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Analyze objectives and goals to identify common patterns, leverage points and consistent business needs across multiple business units and initiatives. Develop reference architectures and models for the major architectural domains: business, information, technical, and system architectures. Define multi-year architectural evolution and roadmaps for major products that align with the reference architectures.
Analyze the business strategy of the Association and of the individual business units to define an IT strategy and enterprise architecture that enables the successful execution of the business strategies. Break down the business objectives and strategies into technical initiatives spanning multiple programs, projects, products, and releases.
Serve as expert level advisor to business and IT management on architectural and technology topics, best practices, risks and opportunities. Represent BCBSA's architectural vision and strategic technology positioning at Association, Plan, and Industry-wide forums and events. Write and publish whitepapers and positioning documents representing BCBSA's vision and opinion on architectural and technology topics with Blue system-wide and industry-wide significance.
Define architectural and technology standards. Establish Architecture Assurance processes and integrate them with the overall Association project management practices, E2E process, and software development lifecycle. Operate the BCBSA lArchitecture Review Board (ARB) as part of the Architecture Assurance process. Develop architectural templates and other standard artifacts to facilitate the Architecture Assurance process. Follow good documentation practices including producing and managing formal artifacts, as well as writing clean, readable, and standards-compliant architectural artifacts.
Provide clear direction, coaching and support to business and technical staff on project teams. Recommend, define, and stablish cross functional organizational structures that facilitate the successful achievement of architectural consistency and business alignment.
Required Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Engineering, Information Systems, Business Administration, Engineering or Science field, and a or equivalent work experience in similar work environment
Minimum 15 years of IT or software development work experience including enterprise architecture, software and system architecture, business analysis and business process architecture, application system design and implementation, technical team leadership
In-depth knowledge of state-of-the-art programming languages and object oriented approaches in designing, coding, testing and debugging programs
Extensive use of Project Management methodologies
Preferred Basic Qualifications:
Graduate degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, or Management
Expert level understanding of the health insurance industry
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Association is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected characteristics
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