IT Architect Sr.

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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Full-time

Competitive Compensation and Benefits Package

Overview: The Senior Informatics Architect is a high exposure role within BCBSM&rsquo;s Informatics Architecture group that will be responsible for the architecture and modeling of all data solutions, identifying gaps in the current data architecture, and defining the future state solutions and capabilities necessary to enable Informatics Strategy adoption. <br /><br />A successful candidate should have experience in the healthcare industry, 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/informatics strategy as well as getting deep into the details of designing data models from scratch. This candidate must have experience in analytics environments in Hadoop based environments in the cloud (preferably AWS platform).
Responsibilities: <ul> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Provides expertise and guidance in the areas of Informatics, Data Architecture, Big Data Architecture, Data Warehousing, Analytics, Visualizations, and reporting.<br /></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Working with business and technology stakeholders &ndash; senior leadership, middle management, and subject-matter experts &ndash;building holistic business processes and information assets; linking the business mission, strategy, and processes of the organization to its Enterprise Informatics Strategy.<br /></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Assists in the creation of the high-level architecture and data solutions, design solutions for data-centric projects (conceptual model, integration model, sourcing) in alignment with the enterprise informatics strategy and translates enterprise or business needs into long-term information architecture solutions.<br /></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Applies enterprise vision to all technical and application projects, understanding and communicating different architectural models/strategies that are consistent with business strategies.<br /></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Lead the design, development, and implementation of complex, multi-application transactional and analytical data models at the conceptual and logical levels using standard data modeling tools<br /></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Translate complex business requirements into tangible data requirements through collaborative work with both business and technical subject matter experts<br /></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Develops Logical models with an eye towards high performance, scalability, flexibility, and usability<br /></span><span style="font-size: small;">Publishes and conducts solution reviews and negotiate solutions with business and technical teams.<br /></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Analyzes and profiles large and complex data set to discover and/or validate data quality issues and business rules.<br /></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Facilitates the development of data-related policies, processes, procedures, and standards<br /></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Actively researches philosophical and technological changes in data management and pursues an understanding of the organization&rsquo;s business plans and strategies. </span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Evaluates the value of these trends to the organization and presents the information to management and other team members.</span></li> </ul> <p><strong><span style="font-size: small;">Standard Posting</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>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.</strong>&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></p> <ul type="disc"> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Analyze information to evaluate the effectiveness of controls, determine the accuracy of reports, and monitor the efficiency and security of operations.&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Develop, review, and communicate policies, standards, guidelines, and procedures. Promote the IT Architecture process, outcomes, and results.&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Participate in the domain&rsquo;s architecture governance process. Review exceptions and make recommendations to architectural standards at a domain level.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Analyze the current architecture to identify weaknesses and develop opportunities for improvements.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Consult with domain/project/program teams to ensure compatibility with existing solutions, infrastructure, and services. Provide direction for the design of systems.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">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.&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Sell the architecture process. Keep IT technology and delivery managers aware of key customer issues, identifying and resolving potential programs and conflicts.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">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.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Provide recommendations based on business relevance, appropriate timing, and deployment. Recommend expenditures based on the size, scope, and cost of hardware and software components.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Develop, motivate, and mentor IT members to create a team environment. Provide leadership, coaching, and mentoring to less-experienced team members.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Other duties may be assigned.&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Analyze information to evaluate the effectiveness of controls, determine the accuracy of reports, and monitor the efficiency and security of operations.&nbsp;</span></li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;<strong>Preferred Skills/Experience</strong></span></p> <ul> <li> <div><span style="font-size: small;">Experience in big data / Hadoop projects</span></div> </li> <li> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Knowledge of various BI and data discovery tools</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Experience in Hadoop integration with ERP systems and APIs.</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Experience in ETL tools both in RDBMS and Big Data environments</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span style="font-size: small;">TOGAF certification and OCP preferred.&nbsp;</span></p> </li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">This is a high exposure role within BCBSM&rsquo;s Informatics Architecture group that will be responsible for the architecture and modeling of all data solutions, identifying gaps in the current data architecture, and defining the future state solutions and capabilities necessary to enable Informatics Strategy adoption. A successful candidate should have experience in the healthcare industry, 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/informatics strategy as well as getting deep into the details of designing data models from scratch. This candidate must have experience in analytics environments in Hadoop based environments in the cloud (preferably AWS platform). Responsibilities include: - Provides expertise and guidance in the areas of Informatics, Data Architecture, Big Data Architecture, Data Warehousing, Analytics<br /><br /></span></p> <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> <p><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></p>