Senior Data Solution 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: The Data Solution Design area within IT is looking for a Senior Data Solution Architect to join our team. Our department supports the business and IT through the development of our data strategy and moving towards our product-centric model. We support data strategy roadmap development, data analysis, data/solution architecture, and data solution design across the ecosystem. A successful candidate should have experience at multiple healthcare payers, navigating and negotiating data solutions in a complex and matrix organization, excellent communication and consulting skills, and the ability to operate both at a high level in defining data strategy as well as getting deep into the details of designing data models from scratch.<br /><br /> <p><strong>Departmental Preferences:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Experience working with business and technology stakeholders (SME to Sr. Leadership) to build holistic business processes and information assets, linking the business mission to the Enterprise Data Strategy.</li> <li>Experience implementing analytics and Business Intelligence solutions using architectural models in a sustainable and agile manner.</li> <li>Expertise in Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing.</li> <li>Experience creating high-level architecture and data solution design for data projects (conceptual model, logical data model, data flow diagrams, integration model, sourcing) aligned with Enterprise Data Strategy.</li> <li>Ability to apply enterprise vision to all data projects, communicating different architectural models/strategies that are consistent with business strategies.</li> <li>Ability to create logical and physical data models using the Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD) methodology.</li> <li>Experience&nbsp;<u>within health care</u>&nbsp;analyzing Health Plan data (Membership, Claims, Provider, Clinical, etc.), and knowledge of the business processes and supporting metrics/KPI</li> <li>Extensive experience architecting and modeling an enterprise use layer, semantic layer, distribution layer, dependent data marts and BI/reporting solutions against a very large Enterprise-wide Cloud Data Warehouse (200+ terabytes) aligned to industry standards.</li> <li>Experience with data architecture for various layers of analytic data stores including data hub, ODS, EDW, ERP, Data Marts and NOSQL databases: PostgreSQL, Redshift, Databricks, and MongoDB.</li> </ul>
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Participate in and may lead aspects of architectural vision and strategy development, including environmental analysis, opportunity identification, value cases and technology innovation portfolio development.</li> <li>Participate in creating the technology vision and guiding principles. Align architectural strategy with business goals.</li> <li>Review and/or analyze and develop architectural requirements at domain, project, or portfolio level. Work 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 detailed analysis of business and IT capabilities and work with business peers to develop and present business capability models and roadmaps to facilitate discussion and decision making with stakeholders across the enterprise. Consult with domain / project / program teams to ensure compatibility with existing solutions, infrastructure, and services.</li> <li>Create, modify, and may approve logical designs and architectures by reviewing end-user topology, security, performance, and interoperability requirements. Ensure the conceptual completeness of technical solutions.</li> <li>Work closely with project, product, and platform management to ensure alignment of plans with what is being delivered.</li> <li>Work with project, product, and service teams, and business leaders 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 and mentor team members.</li> <li>Evaluate and advise on options, risks, costs versus benefits, system impacts, and technology priorities in moderately complex situations. Advise and collaborate on delivery management reporting status, issues, risks, and benefits.</li> <li>Research and lead evaluation of emerging technology, competitive threats, deficiencies, and industry and market trends to assist in product development and/or operational support activities. Provide technology recommendations based on business relevance, appropriate timing, and deployment complexity.</li> <li>Ensure adherence to roadmaps, standards, and policies in situations of moderate levels of risk and complexity.</li> <li>Analyze the current architecture to identify weaknesses and develop opportunities for improvements. Identifies opportunities for reuse.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <ul> <li>Bachelor&rsquo;s degree in related field preferred.</li> <li>Seven (7) years of experience in IT and business/industry (architecture design and deployment, systems lifecycle management, infrastructure planning and operations, etc.) with two (2) years of relevant domain experience (data, network, application, systems, etc.) required.</li> <li>Exposure to multiple diverse technologies and processing environments 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 in client relationship management through knowledge and ability to determine and satisfy client needs and maintain a partnering relationship during engagements; includes influencing, communicating, presenting, facilitating, managing and developing others.</li> <li>Ability to think and act strategically to identify and maintain focus on key success factors for the organization.</li> <li>Ability to develop new ideas and initiatives that improve the performance of the organization.</li> <li>Ability to drive consensus on complex matters involving diverse stakeholders where there may be varying points of view.</li> <li>In-depth understanding of the business processes in area assigned.</li> </ul>