CareFirst Careers

Solutions Architect III

Resp & Qualifications


PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:  Under the direction of Senior Director, and/or Chief Architect, the incumbent’s accountabilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  •  Leads the effort to produce the enterprise level solution architecture designs for large to complex integration initiatives. Responsible for defining the system, technical, and application architectures that provides the best solution for business needs.  Leads the peer reviews of the architecture design deliverables as a member of the Architecture Review Board. 
  • Provide cross-segment/cross domain BPM (Business Process Management) and BRE (Business Rules Engine) guidance, technological recommendations and transition strategies that support the design, development and implementation of initiatives based on common delivery and agility for complex and/or multiple projects.
  • Partners with the Program Directors/Managers and business leadership in the definition of the enterprise level architecture strategy, and the implementation of future state architecture roadmap. 
  • Maintain a high competency in healthcare industry and technology trends. Researches, evaluates and selects from existing and emerging technologies the options best fitting business and IT strategic needs. Lead and contribute to technology evaluations and selections. Conduct proofs of concept for emerging technologies and business concepts.


Required:  This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related IT field or equivalent work experience.   More than 12 + years of experience in enterprise projects and 5-8 years of relevant enterprise solution architecture experience, with 3-5 years of experience as PEGA lead system architect for architecting large complex PEGA/BPM solutions. Good understanding of PEGA 7 application design concepts, case design principles, and best practices. Excellent working experience of PEGA Platform (BPM, Business Rule Engines/workflow, Case Management), SOA (including EAI, process orchestration, and B2B), Security, data modeling, object modeling, and system performance optimization.  Working knowledge of the following PRPC design and implementation topics: (Work Object Relationships, Specialization techniques, Reporting, Routing (Skills based), Rule Resolution/Inheritance/Circumstancing, Class Design, Locking , Persistence, Authentication, Agents, Functions/Java API, Services, Connectors). Good understanding of PRPC architecture including the following: (J2EE architecture, PRPC Multi-node architecture, JVM, PRPC Caching, Session Management, Ajax in PRPC, Tracer, DB trace). A combination and good balance of architecture design and hands-on development skills. Proven strong technical leadership skills. PEGA system architecture level certification is required.

Abilities/Skills: The incumbent would have the ability to identify and resolve complex situations in a responsive manner, and take corrective action to eliminate re-occurrence.  Extensive understanding both long-term and short-term ‘big-picture’ perspectives.  Ability to understand the business architecture, processes and strategies.  Strategic thinking and leadership with excellent abilities in relationship management. Excellent analytical, planning, and communication skills.  Ability to work collaboratively with others and facilitate problem resolution. Ability to anticipate future IT direction to support Corporate Initiatives.  Excellent understanding of Enterprise Architectural process and practices.

Preferred:   Master’s degree in Computer Science or related field preferred.  Healthcare Industry or Payer system experience is a plus.


Department: Solutions Architecture Claims

Equal Employment Opportunity

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is an Equal Opportunity (EEO) employer.  It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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Actual salary will be based on relevant job experience and work history.

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Closing Date

Please apply by: 2/23/2019

Federal Disc/Physical Demand

Note:  The incumbent is required to immediately disclose any debarment, exclusion, or other event that makes him/her ineligible to perform work directly or indirectly on Federal health care programs.


The associate is primarily seated while performing the duties of the position.  Occasional walking or standing is required.  The hands are regularly used to write, type, key and handle or feel small controls and objects.  The associate must frequently talk and hear.  Weights up to 25 pounds are occasionally lifted.

Sponsorship in US

Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without Sponsorship

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