IT Architect

With more than 7,000 employees, we are the largest health insurance company in Michigan. We offer an exciting work environment with a diverse group of employees. Our goal is to make health insurance easier for our members. We want to transform the industry and become a resource that people can trust.

Detroit, MI

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

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Mid-level Manager

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 an architecture and its use within the enterprise to deliver business value through technology. Support the planning and decision-making process to determine the fit of technology components into the enterprise architecture. Create technology strategy, vision, roadmaps, business and IT capability models, and conceptual and logical design. Work collaboratively with product, platform and service owners to evolve and align the technology vision including evaluation and selection. Work as a lead or internal consultant on moderately complex assignments and/or projects/programs that require intermediate technical knowledge of a particular field of specialization, such as security, information/data, integration, technical or business.
Responsibilities: <br /> <ul> <li>Participate in aspects of architectural vision and strategy development, including environmental analysis, opportunity identification, value cases and technology innovation portfolio development.</li> <li>Work with other IT staff in the implementation and use of roadmaps.</li> <li>Develop architectural requirements at domain, project or portfolio level. Assists other Architects in working with product, platform, and/or service owners and business leaders, when needed, to understand business requirements and help them understand how technology trade-offs influence strategy.</li> <li>Perform summary analysis of business and IT capabilities and may work with business peers to develop and present business capability models and roadmaps to facilitate discussion and decision making with stakeholders across the enterprise. Develops business capability models.</li> <li>Create and modify logical designs and architecture by reviewing end-user topology, security, performance, and interoperability requirements.</li> <li>Perform architecture implementation and modification activities. Participate in architectural reviews and evaluations.</li> <li>Work with project, product, and service teams to understand business requirements and help them understand how technology trade-offs influence strategy</li> <li>Develop, motivate, and mentor IT members to create a team environment. Coach team members.</li> <li>Evaluate options, risks, costs versus benefits, system impacts, and technology priorities in moderately complex situations. Collaborates on delivery management reporting status, issues, risks, and benefits.</li> <li>Research emerging technology, competitive threats, deficiencies, and industry and market trends to assist in product development and/or operational support activities. Assist in developing technology recommendations, based on business relevance, appropriate timing and deployment complexity.</li> <li>Participate in the architectural governance process. Work on exceptions to architectural standards at a specialized/portfolio level and escalates to the appropriate level for action.</li> <li>Assist with post-implementation continuous-improvement efforts and in analyzing the current architecture to identify weaknesses and develop opportunities for improvements.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p>QUALIFICATIONS</p> <ul> <li>Bachelor&rsquo;s degree in related field preferred.</li> <li>Five (5) years of experience in IT and business/industry (architecture design and deployment, systems lifecycle management, infrastructure planning and operations, etc.) required.</li> <li>Exposure to multiple diverse technologies and processing environments required.</li> <li>Ability to self-motivate, take initiative and endure leadership skills to seek out work and accomplish goals.</li> <li>Decision making and critical thinking abilities to relate to and understand issues to reach productive decisions.</li> <li>Extensive experience in client relationship management through knowledge and ability to determine and satisfy client needs and maintain a partnering relationship during engagements.</li> <li>Knowledge of techniques, roles, and responsibilities to provide consultative knowledge internally and externally.</li> <li>Ability to drive consensus on complex matters involving diverse stakeholders where there may be varying points of view.</li> <li>Understanding of the business processes in area assigned.</li> </ul> <p>Additional Departmental Preferences:</p> <ul> <li>5&nbsp;years of experience in information technologies and 8+ years of experience in architecture/design in .NET, Java, Spring, JavaScript, JSON and RESTful services disciplines.</li> <li>5 years of experience in software architecture and/or product development, Healthcare industry preferred</li> <li>5 years experience with Cloud Technologies &amp; API Platforms, SOA standards - involving AWS, GCP, MuleSoft, BigData / Informatics Cloud Platforms, OKTA, SOAP, REST, WSDL, JSON, XSLT etc.</li> <li>Hands-on Knowledge or Experience with Front-end frameworks like Angular JavaScript, HTML5, CSS, JQuery, AJAX, GraphQL.</li> <li>Experience designing and implementing Healthcare applications that are Member &amp; Customer Service Agents facing .</li> <li>Experience with Application Build &amp; Integration involving Security and Privacy standards; e.g. HIPAA, HITRUST, ISO27001 etc.</li> <li>APPENDIX:</li> </ul> <div class="job-details__section"> <div class="basic-formatter" data-bind="html: job().description"> <p>Solution-Security</p> <p>1. Work closely with other functional area architects and security specialists to ensure appropriate security solutions are in place throughout all IT systems and platforms to mitigate identified risks sufficiently, and to meet business objectives, regulatory requirements, and industry and domain best practices. 2. Assist in managing relationships with business teams using cloud to plan for upcoming requirements, and work to communicate with and involves key staff in the maintenance and growth of the security architecture. 3. Recommend cloud security tools and controls including existing enterprise tools that can be extended to the cloud, cloud-native security controls, and third-party offerings. 4. Work to understand and leverages Cloud Security Access Brokers (CASBs), Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM), and Cloud Workload Protection (CWPP) tools. 5. Work to become proficient in applicable cloud native security tooling. 6. Participate in securing application platforms, which includes creating and implementing secure coding and configuration standards.</p> <p>Solution-Technical</p> <p>1. Participate in building and supporting the technical architecture needed to generate sustained, differentiating value for the business. 2. Contribute to developing the technology architecture that enables and drives new business capabilities and operating models. 3. Participate in defining requirements, principles, and models that guide technology decisions for the enterprise. 4. Assist in establishing the long-term journey and incremental path with enterprise roadmaps. 5. Support digital innovation by leveraging new technologies and approaches to renovate, extend, and transform the existing core technology base and IT estate. 6. Facilitate the research, evaluation, and selection of hardware and software technology and product standards.</p> <p>Solution-Information</p> <p>1. Assist in the creation of the information architecture and information management strategy for the organization. 2. Collaborate with business, solution, and enterprise architects to understand the implications of respective architectures on information architecture and maximize the value of information across the organization. 3. Visualize what information matters most to the organization based on defined business strategy. 4. Create and manage business information models in all their forms, including conceptual models, relational database designs, message models, and others. 5. Aid efforts to improve business performance through enterprise information solutions and capabilities, such as master data management (MDM), metadata management, analytics, content management, data integration, and related information management or information infrastructure components. 6. Ensure existing data/information assets are identified, stewarded, and leveraged across the enterprise.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div>