IT Architect Sr.

Information technology is the backbone of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network, supporting everything we do to improve the health of Michigan’s residents and communities.  We are invested in advancing technology to provide best-in-class customer support, protect member information with enhanced security, and develop sophisticated technologies. Join us and help shape the future of IT and health care in Michigan.

Southfield, MI

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

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Competitive Total Compensation Package

Overview: Provide support for architecture discipline as defined by departmental requirements. Provide overall direction, guidance, definition and facilitation for the development of architecture required to meet business strategies and goals. Identify, support, and analyze the enterprise&rsquo;s business drivers, IT strategies, and current IT environment and recommend solutions to improve, develop, and align IT to the business. Work as a team lead or internal consultant on multiple highly complex projects/programs/domains that require in-depth technical knowledge of two or more specific discipline areas such as security, information/data, or systems.<br /><br />Analyze information to evaluate the effectiveness of controls, determine the accuracy of reports, and monitor the efficiency and security of operations
Responsibilities: <ul><li>Develop, review and communicate policies, standards, guidelines and procedures. </li><li>Promote the IT Architecture process, outcomes and results.</li><li>Participate in the domain’s architecture governance process. </li><li>Review exceptions and make recommendations to architectural standards at a domain level. Analyze the current architecture to identify weaknesses and develop opportunities for improvements.</li><li>Consult with domain/project/program teams to ensure compatibility with existing solutions, infrastructure and services. </li><li>Provide direction for the design of systems.</li><li>Provide strategic consultation to clients and IT teams. </li><li>Work with business leaders to understand business requirements and help them understand how technology tradeoffs influence strategy. </li><li>Consult on business-facing projects and maintain knowledge of their progress.</li><li>Sell the architecture process. </li><li>Keep IT technology and delivery managers aware of key customer issues, identifying and resolving potential programs and conflicts.</li><li>Coordinate architecture implementation and modification activities. </li><li>Ensure the conceptual completeness of the technical solution.</li><li>Work closely with project management to ensure alignment of plans with what is being delivered. Provide recommendations based on business relevance, appropriate timing and deployment. Recommend expenditures based on the size, scope, and cost of hardware and software components.</li><li>Develop, motivate, and mentor IT members to create a team environment. </li><li>Provide leadership, coaching and mentoring to less-experienced team members.</li><li>O ther duties may be assigned. </li></ul>
Requirements: DEPARTMENTAL PREFERENCES<br /> <ul> <li>Strong knowledge of professional and facility claims for PPO and HMO.</li> <li>NASCO system knowledge.</li> <li>Minimum two years claims processing system experience.</li> <li>Working knowledge of claims processing for all lines of business.</li> <li>Ability to write clear and concise documentation that can be understood by others who may not have direct knowledge of the subject.</li> <li>Excellent verbal and written communication skills.</li> <li>Great interpersonal skills, collaboration skills, and a team spirit attitude</li> </ul> EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE<br /> <ul> <li>Bachelor's degree in related field preferred.</li> <li>Seven (7) years of experience in multiple IT areas with two (2) years of relevant domain experience (data, network, application, systems, etc.) required.</li> <li>Advanced to expert level knowledge and understanding of architecture, application design, systems engineering and integration required.</li> <li>Ability to accomplish goals through self-motivation, decision making, critical and strategic thinking to analyze situations fully and accurately, and reach productive decisions.</li> <li>Extensive experience with client relationship management to determine and satisfy client needs and maintain a partnering relationship through communicating, presenting, facilitating, managing others.</li> <li>Consulting knowledge to provide technical or business guidance both internally and externally.</li> <li>Ability to develop new ideas and initiatives that improve the performance of the organization.</li> <li>Extensive knowledge and experience with products and services to apply appropriately to diverse situations.</li> </ul>