Director Analytics Enablement

Get in on the ground floor of helping Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, the state’s largest health insurer, build an advanced analytics-ready IT environment to unleash the power of big data!  As a not-for-profit mutual company, we are committed to continually building advanced analytics to support the health and wellbeing of Michigan residents.  Are you the technology expert to help us on this journey?

Detroit, MI

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

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Competitive Compensation and Benefits Package

Overview: <p style="font-weight: 400;">This role is all about leading and driving&nbsp;the advanced analytics environment build out to ensure optimal use and execution of cutting edge technologies, automating processes and outputs. This role will work closely with IT and the business to ensure alignment with enterprise informatics and data strategies.</p>
Responsibilities: <ul style="font-weight: 400;"> <li>Lead activities supporting informatics and IT environment build out for advanced analytics to include acquisition and organization of internal and external data, enhancements and modifications to raw data, and ensuring access to data to perform advanced analytics work.</li> <li>Evaluate platform requirements, business tools and solutions for data modeling, piloting and scaling.</li> <li>Ensure advanced analytics team is utilizing technologies that will allow for timely and accurate extraction of data to execute business use cases in areas such as distributed computing, visualization tools, and data organization.</li> <li>Lead the automation of models, processes or other analytics work efforts for use across the enterprise.&nbsp;</li> <li>Align with and influence IT resources to ensure organizational goals and objectives are met.</li> <li>Collaborate with analytics and data governance work streams to ensure alignment across the enterprise.</li> <li>Ensure key stakeholders are trained and educated on the use of analytics technologies.</li> <li>Direct, lead, coach and develop a team supporting advanced analytics to maximize resources, manage workloads and ensure on-time deliverables.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <ul> <li>Bachelor&rsquo;s degree in a related field is required. Master&rsquo;s degree in a related field is preferred.</li> <li>A minimum of ten (10) years of experience in a related field is required.</li> <li>A minimum of five (5) years of leadership experience is required.</li> <li>Enterprise Architecture experience in scalable, high quality infrastructure and multi-tier distributed application architecture</li> <li>Experience with Hadoop architecture and implementing solutions using HDFS, MapReduce, Sqoop and Hive as well as Cloud infrastructure with AWS implementing Big Data technologies like GreenPlum, Hortonworks, EMR, Talend, HVR and Tableau</li> <li>Expertise in data modelling and Data Architecture Oracle, Microsoft SQL, Teradata, Greenplum and MongoDB</li> <li>Hands-on experience with end-to-end ecosystem setup in AWS, including identifying the right EC2 instance and EBS volumes for Data Lake</li> <li>Big Data Tool evaluation and implementation within the corporate eco system</li> <li>Experience designing, developing and testing applications using proven or emerging technologies</li> <li>Previous experience in insurance or healthcare industry is preferred.</li> <li>Ability to mentor and train team members.</li> <li>Advanced knowledge of different IT systems and processes (i.e. relational databases, Hadoop technologies, NoSQL databases, process automation, etc.).</li> <li>Advanced organizational and problem-solving skills.</li> <li>Advanced written and verbal communication skills.</li> <li>Advanced knowledge of insurance operations.</li> <li>Ability to build relationships and work collaboratively with cross-functional teams.</li> <li>Ability to effectively interface and present to management at all levels of the organization.</li> </ul>