IT Architect Sr.

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Detroit, MI

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

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Competitive Compensation and Benefits 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.
Responsibilities: <ul> <li> <div>Analyze information to evaluate the effectiveness of controls, determine the accuracy of reports, and monitor the efficiency and security of operations.</div> </li> <li> <div>Develop, review and communicate policies, standards, guidelines, and procedures. Promote the IT Architecture process, outcomes, and results.</div> </li> <li> <div>Participate in the domain&rsquo;s architecture governance process. Review exceptions and make recommendations to architectural standards at a domain level.</div> </li> <li> <div>Analyze the current architecture to identify weaknesses and develop opportunities for improvements.</div> </li> <li> <div>Consult with domain/project/program teams to ensure compatibility with existing solutions, infrastructure, and services. Provide direction for the design of systems.</div> </li> <li> <div>Provide strategic consultation to clients and IT teams. Work with business leaders to understand business requirements and help them understand how technology tradeoffs influence strategy. Consult on business-facing projects and maintain knowledge of their progress.</div> </li> <li> <div>Sell the architecture process. Keep IT technology and delivery managers aware of key customer issues, identifying and resolving potential programs and conflicts.</div> </li> <li> <div>Coordinate architecture implementation and modification activities. Ensure the conceptual completeness of the technical solution. Work closely with project management to ensure alignment of plans with what is being delivered.&nbsp;</div> </li> <li> <div>Provide recommendations based on business relevance, appropriate timing, and deployment. Recommend expenditures based on the size, scope, and cost of hardware and software components.</div> </li> <li> <div>Develop, motivate, and mentor IT members to create a team environment. Provide leadership, coaching and mentoring to less-experienced team members.</div> </li> <li> <div>Other duties may be assigned.</div> </li> </ul>
Requirements: <div id="requisitionDescriptionInterface.ID1502.row1" class="contentlinepanel" title=""> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>SECURITY DEPARTMENTAL REQUIREMENTS</strong></span></p> <ul> <li> <div><span style="font-size: small;">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.</span></div> </li> <li> <div><span style="font-size: small;">Develop the business, information and technical artifacts that constitute the enterprise information security architecture and solutions.</span></div> </li> <li> <div><span style="font-size: small;">Support research and advocates new technologies, architectures and relevant systems.</span></div> </li> <li> <div><span style="font-size: small;">Analyze business and systems impacts and exposure, based on emerging security threats or vulnerabilities.&nbsp;</span></div> </li> <li> <div><span style="font-size: small;">Communicate security risks and solutions to business partners and IT staff.</span></div> </li> </ul> </div> <div id="requisitionDescriptionInterface.ID1558.row1" class="contentlinepanel" title=""> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE</strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Bachelor's degree in related field preferred.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Seven (7) years of experience in multiple IT areas with two (2) years of relevant domain experience (data, network, application, systems, etc.) required.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Advanced to expert level knowledge and understanding of architecture, application design, systems engineering and integration required.</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES</strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Ability to accomplish goals through self-motivation, decision making, critical and strategic thinking to analyze situations fully and accurately, and reach productive decisions.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Extensive experience with client relationship management to determine and satisfy client needs and maintain a partnering relationship through communicating, presenting, facilitating, managing others.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Consulting knowledge to provide technical or business guidance both internally and externally.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Ability to develop new ideas and initiatives that improve the performance of the organization.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Extensive knowledge and experience with products and services to apply appropriately to diverse situations.</span></li> </ul> </div>